What Is The Wahls Protocol?
Dr. Ken Sharlin is the only M.D. in the world to be a Wahls Protocol Certified Health Professional
The Wahls Protocol, named for Dr. Terry Wahls, is a functional medicine-oriented approach to treating multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions. It emphasizes specific nutritional strategies, movement, and stress-reducing practices with targeted supplementation to reverse the course of these chronic diseases.
The inspiration for The Wahls Protocol came from her own life experience when, after several years of waxing and waning symptoms, Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Despite a career in academic medicine at the University of Iowa, and access to the best conventional medical doctors and treatments, by 2006 her condition declined the point that she was restricted to a wheelchair. She tried the Paleo Diet, and by chance, after she discovered the principles of Functional Medicine, through research and self-experimentation, she perfected what is known today as The Wahls Protocol. She is now ambulatory and able to ride her bicycle 20 miles. Dr. Wahls spreads her message of therapeutic lifestyle medicine through her book, speaking engagements, clinical research, and her practice at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Iowa City. Dr. Wahls also holds a faculty position with The Institute for Functional Medicine.
Sharlin Health and Neurology serves Ozark and Springfield with functional medicine treatments that help Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, and many more. Contact our clinic for more information on our Springfield Wahls Protocol programs and get a start on transforming your health today!