I know that I may be going on a bit about kale, but it is really a super vegetable. My friend Andy just sent me a link that reinforces this claim. There is a doctor in Iowa named Dr. Terry Wahls who has recently done a Tedx Talk. You will want to see this. She suffered from M.S. but decided to do something about it. What she did might astonish you.
It seems that Dr. Wahls reversed the effects of her very severe type of M.S. with diet. She presents very convincing science to back up her claims. She is now in the process of conducting clinical trials to prove her claims. Unfortunately, her clinical study is only partially complete but is showing early signs of success.
M.S. is often hard to predict. It can go into remission and not present itself again for years. I’m not saying that Dr. Wahls is making this stuff up, but I am saying that there needs to be a lot of clinical evidence before I am jumping on her bandwagon. There are many claims about many foods that turned out to be false or partially true. The good news about treating disease with food is that “it couldn’t hurt”. Unless you are ingesting massive amounts of anything, you are unlikely to do much damage by changing your eating habits. In the case of Dr. Wahls, she changed to a hunter/gatherer diet consisting of large amounts of vegetables, wild caught fish, grass fed beef (not a lot) and organ meat (not a lot). A cursory knowledge of nutrition will tell you that all of those foods are high in vitamins, minerals and proteins that are all very good for you. And her claim is just that. Reversing the effects of an autoimmune disease is a mighty task for a bunch of kale so lets hope her study and others prove this to be right. It would be a fantastic and delicious breakthrough.
- Large Bunch of Kale
- 2 Shallots, minced
- Olive Oil
- White Wine Vinegar (optional)
- Salt and Pepper
- Chef’s Knife
- Sauté Pan
- Wash the kale and remove any tough stems. Tear or cut into pieces.
- Heat a tablespoon or two of olive oil in the pan.
- Briefly saute the shallots. Garlic also works.
- Add the kale and salt. Sauté until soft.
- Add a dash of vinegar or a squeeze of lemon and adjust seasoning.