From Bed-Ridden To Biking: Meet The Woman Who Tackled MS With Diet

In 2004, Dr Terry Wahls, a medical academic at the University of Iowa, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Terry was 45 at the time. Her left leg was weak, and she had abnormal spinal fluid, spinal cord lesions and vision issues.

Terry’s physical condition got worse, and she ended up in a wheelchair after three years. Terry tried every therapy possible, and at one point she was tied to her bed. She wasn’t able to sit for more than 10 minutes, and her body was too week. Terry was tired all the time, and she couldn’t do anything.

So, Terry did a research and decided to try alternative healing. She stumbled upon an alternative approach that confirms the importance of nutrition. Terry tried numerous natural MS management issues. Diet, exercise and environment have an important role in the progression of MS. Terry knew a lot about the microbes in our gut that affect our overall health and immunity.

She had to take care of the brain fog first. The treatment included vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins and antioxidants. Terry removed refined sugars, grains, processed, and packaged food from her diet.

Fresh foods became part of Terry’s diet, and she replaced processed foods with nine servings of nutrient-dense veggies.

The MS protocol did wonders for her brain, and she even did stress-management activities. Her brain needed a healthy environment.  Terry’s life improved and she was able to ride her bike. Her pain and weakness were gone.

MS Diet

Terry had 9 servings of veggies, animal-based omega-3 fats and seaweed.


• Dark leafy greens such as chard, collards, kale, spinach, beetroot leaves, and watercress.

• Sulphur-rich, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and radishes.

• Deep colored fruits and vegetables such as carrots, beets, and berries.

Animal and plant-based proteins:

• Modest amounts of grass-fed meats

• Omega-3 rich fish such as wild salmon, rainbow trout and sardines

Terry didn’t eat refined sugars, processed foods, grains and pasta. These changes had a positive impact on her life. MS is such a serious condition, but Terry was able to overcome it with the help of a medical practitioner.

Her life changes improved her condition, and Terry was able to live her life without any pain and difficulties.

Even the slightest change may save your life. It’s time to take things in your hands. Terry did that, and she even encourages others to follow her example. Her story is really inspiring, and hopefully, many people will find a relief.