Terry Wahls

Terry Wahls, MD, is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, with secondary appointments in the departments of Neurology and Epidemiology.
She conducts clinical trials testing the effect of therapeutic diet and lifestyle to treat multiple sclerosis–related symptoms. (Learn more about her active clinical trials at

In 2018, Dr. Wahls was awarded the Linus Pauling Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine for her contributions to clinical research, patient care and patient advocacy

Dr. Wahls is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. She restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day

Dr. Wahls travels the world lecturing about the healing power of diet and lifestyle for those with chronic disease. You can learn more about her work from her website,


“The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine“
Paperback “The Wahls Protocol: “A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles”
Companion cookbook “The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions”


  • Grant Funding
  • National MS Society
  • Consultant MCG Health Inc.

Royalty payments


  • Wahls™ Diet Plans
  • The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life (Penguin Random House)


  • “The Wahls Protocol”
  • “The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life (Penguin Random House)”

Speakers bureau

  • Integrative Medicine for Mental Health
  • Institute for Health and Healing
  • BioCeuticals
  • Genova Diagnostics
  • Metagenics, Nutritional Therapy Association

Equity interest

  • Dr. Terry Wahls LLC
    The Wahls Institute PLC
    FBB Biomed Inc.
  • The website