One of my biggest coping strategies for my Fibromyalgia is diet. It took me many years to discover what worked and what didn’t. So, to help get you on track, each Monday I will be sharing my favourite recipes.
I spent many years battling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and eating foods which often caused a flare. It was crucial that I found what my body could tolerate but more importantly, what it could not.
With a lot of trial and error, I realised that processed food was out and fresh, healthy ingredients was the way to go. As with most things, I did my research as to who was going to steer me in the right direction. I cannot remember how I discovered this guy, but I am so glad that I did.
Introducing Dale Pinnock – The Medicinal Chef
Dale Pinnock is a leading nutritionist and general food lover who is a passionate advocate of discovering the beneficial effects that our food has on our general health. With his degrees in Human Nutrition and Herbal Medicine, Dale combines the scientific knowledge with his culinary expertise to demonstrate how food can be the most enjoyable medicine.
On his website, he determines his purpose to be:
“To look at the science regarding what foods can be useful during specific physiological events and diseases, what dietary changes we can make when faced with health challenges, and then combining all of this information with my culinary skills to actually create something practical that people can use in their day to day life. Still enjoying their food, knowing that what they are doing is relevant to their health concerns. It’s not about alternatives, it’s not about false promises or miracle cures, it’s about giving some simple and enjoyable tools to move towards better heath, with a full belly and a smile on our face”.
I am thrilled to say that Dale has given permission for me to share his recipes with you here at Fibro Fantastic.
All of the amazing recipes in his cook books are broken down by a coloured key code to indicate which of the body systems and specific conditions it is most beneficial for. He details 30 ailments and medical conditions along with the foods that have been identified as having a significant role in helping to manage the condition. Each condition is indexed to the most effective recipes and which ingredients to look out for.
What is there not to love?
Check out Dale at his website https://www.dalepinnock.com/
You can find his books on Amazon by clicking on these links.
The Medicinal Chef: Eat Your Way to Better Health
The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day
The Medicinal Chef: The Power of Three
The Medicinal Chef: How to Cook Healthily