Featured Diet/Nutrition Track Presentation: Dietary Approaches to Reducing Symptoms Related to Neuroinflammation, Neurodegeneration and Autoimmunity

This session will discuss the use of diet as part of a program to reduce neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration and autoimmune related symptoms.  Dr. Wahls has a personal connection to these interventions, having experienced 7 years of steady decline due to progressive multiple sclerosis, and even spent four years dependent upon a tilt recline wheelchair. She created a diet and lifestyle intervention designed specifically to optimize our mitochondria and brain cells which restored health and vitality, and now bikes 5 miles to work each day. This session will review her personal story and the dietary and lifestyle interventions she uses in her clinics and in the clinical trials she conducts in the setting of progressive and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.  Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu.

Terry Wahls, MD, MBA, IFMCP

 Dr. Terry Wahls is the Principle Investigator for the Dietary Approaches to Treating Multiple Sclerosis Related Fatigue which is funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is a clinical professor at the University of Iowa. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions. You can learn more about her work from her website, www.terrywahls.com. She hosts the Wahls Protocol Seminar every August where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success. Follow her on Facebook (Terry Wahls MD) and on Twitter at @TerryWahls and on Instagram at drterrywahls.   Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team via this email: MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu