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 a 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.
Wahls, who has multiple sclerosis, developed her own take on the popular paleo regimen when she could not wait for modern medicine to solve my health problems. Her clinical background lends some gravitas to her story: she s a physician and University of Iowa professor, and assistant chief of staff at a VA hospital. Within a year of initiating her diet, Wahls says she went from using a wheelchair to riding a bike. There are three levels of commitment: the Wahls Diet (high-vegetable, low-grain), Wahls Paleo (organ meat and sea vegetables), and finally Wahls Paleo Plus (hard-core high-fat ketogenic). Anecdotally, or at least without citation, Wahls recommends this last level for those with neurological ailments such as dementia and epilepsy, in addition to the most severe levels of chronic disease. Recipes cover paleo fixtures such as bone broth, nut milk, and cauliflower rice, as well as nearly 50 pages of fairly repetitive smoothies and juices. Recipes are uneven. A bacon salad, for instance, has one ingredient listed, kale; later it develops that Brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, and balsamic vinaigrette (and bacon) also figure. Wahls Protocol acolytes might find the book useful; others, not so much.