The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions by Terry Wahls, Eve Adamson
The cookbook companion to the groundbreaking The Wahls Protocol, featuring delicious, nutritionally dense recipes tailored to each level of the Wahls Paleo Diet.
The Wahls Protocol has become a sensation, transforming the lives of people who suffer from autoimmune disorders. Now, in her highly anticipated follow-up, Dr. Wahls is sharing the essential Paleo-inspired recipes her readers need to reduce and often eliminate their chronic pain, fatigue, brain fog, and other symptoms related to autoimmune problems, neurological diseases, and other chronic conditions, even when physicians have been unable to make a specific diagnosis. Packed with easy-to-prepare meals based on Dr. Wahls’s pioneering therapeutic lifestyle clinic and her clinical research, in simple format readers can customize to their own needs and preferences, this cookbook features breakfasts, smoothies, skillet meals, soups, wraps, salads, and snacks that are inexpensive to prepare, nourishing, and delicious. With strategies for cooking on a budget, reducing food waste, celebrating the holidays without compromising health, and helpful tips from fellow Wahls Warriors, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life will empower readers to make lasting changes and finally reclaim their health.
About the author:
Terry L. Wahls, M.D. is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. In addition, she is a clinical researcher, studying the use of diet and lifestyle interventions in autoimmune and other chronic disease states. Diagnosed in 2000 with Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Wahls became a proponent of integrative and functional medicine, which helped her create intensive nutrition, lifestyle, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation protocol that would treat the severe disability caused by her MS. She has made it her mission to spread the word about The Wahls Protocol and her own inspirational story of recovery through her TEDx talk, which has received more than two million hits.
She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and the paperback, 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: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.
Eve Adamson is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning freelance writer living in Iowa. She has co-authored with such celebrities and experts as TV star Bethenny Frankel; executive chef of Primo Restaurant Melissa Kelly; former New York Times restaurant critic Bryan Miller; registered dietitians Marissa Cloutier, Tricia Thompson, and Linda Horning; psychologists Dr. Gary McClain, Dr. Gail Carr Feldman, and Dr. Betsy Rippentrop; Chicago-based “Green Mom” Beth Aldrich; celebrity Organic Nanny Barbara Rodriguez; animal communicator Debbie McGillivray; and yoga teachers Jodi Komitor, Joan Budilovsky, Geo Takoma, and Betsy Rippentrop. She has also written hundreds of magazine articles, is a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine, writes a column for AKC Family Dog, and blogs about food, yoga, and travel.
Reviews about the ebook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life
Love the cooking ideas from The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life book! Saved my life, I recommend for everyone with an autoimmune disease.
I started to read Dr. Wahls’ diet book after hearing her several times on Iowa Public Radio. Although I’m not ready to commit to a strict diet, I do like to try new healthy recipes. The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life cookbook begins with a summary of Dr. Wahls’ story of disease and recovery as well as a brief review of the diet plan. That is followed by recipes that follow the protocol, sprinkled with success stories from patients.
I have lupus, along with several other chronic illnesses. I first started with Dr. Wahls’ book, The Wahls Protocol, and have been slowly changing my eating habits. When I first started following the first level, I got kind of bored with what I was eating and wanted to have more variety while still following the protocol.
I love The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life cookbook! The pictures are lovely, it’s packed with nutritional science facts, and I love how all the recipes show adjustments for each level together.
There is enough overview of the Wahls Protocol at the beginning of the cookbook to introduce the idea of eating for your cells and your mitochondria as well as avoiding allergens and food intolerances. And scattered through the book are other’s testimonials of how the Wahls Protocol has helped them. I also love that Dr. Wahls’ included a note about a new eating disorder called orthorexia, which is the obsession with eating “healthily”. When I had first learned about how processed food was so bad for those with chronic illness, I began to have a weird relationship with food, avoiding eating unless I had a healthy option.
I felt like I had an eating disorder, but my criteria didn’t match the typical since I did eat a decent amount when I did eat, so I didn’t feel like it was a thing. Seeing that note included in the review and her emphasis that meals aren’t supposed to be stressful was a very thoughtful and important insight for those of us who can be a bit obsessive and aim for perfection. A cheat won’t kill you! But you will be uncomfortable! Haha.
While I didn’t completely stick to eliminating sugar, gluten, or dairy. The increase in my veggie intake and the decrease of my carb and sugar intake really helped my energy levels. I usually go through energy and crash cycles throughout the day and those mostly subsided. I was pretty good about sticking to it for 3-4 months. Then I started falling off the diet when my cousin came into town a few months ago and convenience became more appealing. Good habits are so hard to build but so easy to break! I’ve learned how important my diet is in how active my disease is and I’m glad I have this cookbook to help get me back on track.
I recommend The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life ebook and Dr. Wahls’ other book to all of my friends with chronic illness. Feed your mitochondria!
I really have enjoyed The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life cookbook. I have both of Dr. Wahl’s books. If you have MS or not these books are a must-have. I was diagnosed about thirty years ago with MS. I only wished I was able to have this kind of support and the information. But that was thirty years ago. I
changed everything in my diet I am feeling better than I have in years. I am stronger and the fog is gone. I guess I am trying to
IT Is Never Too Late. 😁
- Jefferson Idealist:
Enjoying a green drink from The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life book! Finally, a paleo-related cookbook that has no ingredients I have to avoid! Eggs, eggs, eggs, in all the paleo recipe books and lists I find. Cutting out wheat, dairy and eggs healed my sinus problems. Not one headache since 1976. I was so lucky to find a doctor (California, no big surprise) back then who knew that what I eat or don’t eat could heal me. Forward a few years, I could eat a modified amount of the above foods, and avoid headaches.
When debilitating vertigo hit, it took me several years and almost becoming disabled, to discover that purely following the food avoidance diet again would also heal my inner ears. Lessons learned. My aha moment was recalling a pediatric ENT doc’s mention that kids “grow” into sinus infections instead of ear infections–they are related. Eureka! Try the same diet for the inner ear problem that solved the sinus headaches.
By then we lived in Ohio. I chuckled recently that the same Cleveland Clinic wherein the 1990s the ENT brushed off my success story of healing vertigo through diet–“I’ve never seen a peer-reviewed article about that”– now has a functional medicine center in connection with Mark Hyman, MD. Dr. Wahls is really breaking ground in the medical community, and wisely sharing what works before all the science is documented in a way that validates it beyond the individual patients’ actual results.
Now with The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life cookbook, I can fix food that isn’t boring, & doesn’t have to spend time and money to find egg replacements. I tried Xanthan gum recently and had another attack. Apparently, it’s often made from dairy or soy, another added food to avoid.
If there is another paleo cookbook out there that has no wheat, dairy, or eggs, I’d like to know, by the way.
Adding comment after cooking based on the book. I am not using the exact recipes today from The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life, but the inspiration is remarkable! Eating mushrooms sautéed in avocado oil, mashed cauliflower, waiting for some natural pork and cabbage to come out of the oven. Watching several of Terry Wahls talks helps reinforce the reasons to make the total switch to this kind of eating. I am so grateful!
- David Perlmutter:
Our food choices are nothing short of pivotal as it relates to our health, and Dr. Wahls has done a masterful job leveraging the very best of nutritional science to create a breathtaking array of recipes that cover all the bases in terms of personal preference. The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life deliciously helps you to re-write your health destiny, for the better! The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life.