Wahls Diet Compliant Home Cooked Meals

Elderberry Smoothie Recipe For Your Brain

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¼ cup elderberries
½ tsp cardamom or cinnamon
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup ice
1 tbsp honey

Elderberries are wild shrubs, growing eight to ten feet tall, and are found along streambeds and waste areas across most of North America. They are exceptionally high in aconthocyanins, a potent antioxidant that helps protect brain cells and mitochondria from damage.

Blend the aforementioned ingredients into a smoothie that’s absolutely delightful and nutritious.

By Dr. Terry Wahls

Take Charge of Your Health By Taking Charge of Your Food

Many people have asked about how I grow food. Here is a short video of me in my garden to help get you excited about growing more of your own food.

Multiple studies have shown the way to improve health and minimize chronic health problems, including mental problems, is by eating more vegetables. The studies that added vitamins or supplements and did not change the eating pattern have much less benefit than the studies that relied on food. For that reason, I advocate that everyone eat more greens, more sulfur and more color.

The Best Ways to Get More Vegetables and Fruits into Your Diet

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1. Eat food that is not covered with pesticides and herbicides. Talk to your farmers and grocers about how the food is grown. Is the food or farm certified organic? Some farmers have elected not to go through certification as an organic farm, but still are not using chemicals to grow their food.

2.Participate in community-sponsored agriculture. A local farmer sells a share in their farm. Your funds are used to help buy seeds, plants and get the production going. In return, you receive a share of the crop. Each week, you’ll get vegetables at the height of their freshness, and as the summer progresses, your bounty will increase. Be sure your farmer is growing organic foods, as not all are! To find farmers, I use Local Harvest. If you are in the U.S. here is a link to help you find local resources by region. Use an internet search engine and type in “community-sponsored agriculture” and your location by county and state. Likely you will find several options from which to choose.

3. Visit your local farmer’s market. Here is a link I use to help find farmer’s markets in Iowa.

4. Grow your own foods. Square Foot Gardening is an excellent resource, teaching you how to grow more food in less space with less work. You can use containers in your backyard or hanging from your deck.

5. Add berry bushes and fruit trees. You will get more food per square foot of space with less work. I’ve used RaintreeNursery.com to order bare rootstock for aronia, arctic kiwi vines and fruit trees. Check with your local nursery to find out what grows in your area.

By Dr. Terry Wahls

Intensive Nutrition to Overcome Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Terry Wahls is a professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and has been battling Multiple Sclerosis since the winter of 2000. After her symptoms progressed to near complete debilitation, Dr. Wahls began restudying the available medical literature on the disease with immense intensity. Her findings have led her to a miraculous recovery within less than a year. This is her remarkable story:

By Dr. Terry Wahls

Special Recipe for Braised Mustard Greens

This is a recipe for Braised Mustard Greens.
My daughter absolutely loves this!

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Onions, garlic scapes and/or chives
Mustard greens
Bacon fat or coconut oil
Grated fresh ginger
Black pepper
Sea salt

Sauté chopped onion, garlic scapes and chives in bacon fat or coconut oil on low heat. Chop the mustard greens. You may include flowers, but remove woody stems if present. Turn off heat. Stir in mustard greens and keep stirring until greens begin to wilt. Stir in fresh grated ginger, pepper and serve.

The mustard greens are packed with B vitamins, sulfur and other minerals. Cooking them slightly removes the bitterness. Adding the black pepper helps your body absorb the nutrients in the fresh ginger.

If you would like to learn more about how to eat for better health and how to grow food more easily, I encourage you to watch my DVD, Food As Medicine Part 5: Abundant Health. This is a video of a lecture series put on with Backyard Abundance. Fred Meyer, a master gardener from Backyard Abundance talks about growing food using the principles from Square Food Gardening and Permaculture. I talk about how what we eat can improve or worsen our health. It has two great lectures.

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By Dr. Terry Wahls

The Human Ecosystem

Dr. Terry Wahls speaks about the Human Ecosystem and the impact yeast, parasites, and bacteria have on our health. Emphasis is that we should not consume too many processed foods that our bodies are not historically capable of processing effectively.

By Dr. Terry Wahls

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