Terry Wahls: Applying Functional Medicine to Reverse Multiple Sclerosis

By Erik Goldman, Editor

When Dr. Terry Wahls first began speaking about how she had reversed her own case of multiple sclerosis using nutritional and lifestyle interventions, she was quite literally banned by the National MultipleWahls IFM presentation Sclerosis Society.

The organization would not let her present at its symposia.

“They told me I was creating false hope,” said Dr. Wahls, at the Institute for Functional Medicine’s 2018 annual international conference. “My colleagues were saying, ‘Be careful how you talk about this.’ Everyone was so afraid. So, I learned how to document everything very, very carefully.”

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Is Holistic Lifestyle Change a Key to World Peace?

Written by Madiha Saeed, MD, Contributing Writer

How can we turn the vision of world peace from a cherished ideal into an actual reality? Is it possible that the principles of holistic medicine could play a vital role in quelling the strife plaguing our planet? The visionaries at HeartMath are betting on it.

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Standard Process Fuels Athlete’s "Impossible" Antarctic Dream

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Joe Pizzorno - The Toxin Solution

Written by Meg Sinclair

For decades, Dr. Pizzorno has been at the forefront of a movement to build bridges between naturopathic, functional, and mainstream medicine. In recent years, his attention has been focused on the myriad ways that environmental toxins are damaging personal and public health, and on developing practical strategies to help people reduce their toxic loads.

His recent book, The Toxin Solution, presents a harrowing picture yet offers good clinical guidance on how to manage the onslaught. Consider the following:

•    94% of Americans are exposed to enough polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to double their lifetime risk of asthma.
•    60% of US women carry loads of PCB187 sufficient to double their risk of breast cancer.
•    33% of Americans have lead levels high enough to double the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
•    25% are exposed to enough aluminum to double Alzheimer’s risk.

Holistic Primary Care had the honor of hosting Dr. Pizzorno at our 2017 Practitioner Channel Forum. He shared his research on the role of common toxins in chronic disease and his field-tested therapeutic strategies. Watch the full-length session from HPC’s video archive:

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