Episode 13: Autoimmunity & Food with Dr. Terry Wahls
Needless to say, the food we eat can also have a profound effect on our health, both good and bad.
Food is the most important factor influencing our immune system.
When functioning properly, the immune system protects us from these foreign invaders.
However, sometimes the immune system can become dysregulated and overactive, leading to autoimmune disease.
There are many factors that can contribute to the development of an autoimmune disease, but one of the most important is diet.
For example, a diet high in sugar and refined carbs can promote inflammation throughout the body and lead to autoimmunity.
Understanding the relationship between food and the immune system is essential in order to maintain health and prevent disease. In fact, the best part is you can use food to improve your autoimmune condition.
In this episode, Dr. Terry Wahls, speaks about the connection between food and autoimmunity and how the right diet can help improve your condition.
So, if you are suffering from an autoimmune disease, or think you may be at risk, watch this video to learn more about how diet can impact your health.
About the Guest:
Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials in the setting of Multiple Sclerosis. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care, and patient advocacy. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life. Learn more about the current study Efficacy of Diet on Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis at https://wahls.lab.uiowa.edu/. Pick up a one-page handout for the Wahls™ Diet at https://terrywahls.com/diet/
About the Host:
Dr. Anshul Gupta is a best-selling author, speaker, researcher, and world expert in Hashimoto’s disease. He educates people worldwide on reversing Hashimoto’s disease.
He is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician, with advanced certification in Functional Medicine, Peptide therapy, and also Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine.
He has worked at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Department of Functional Medicine alongside Dr. Mark Hyman. He has helped thousands of patients to reverse their health issues by using the concepts of functional medicine.
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