A Reader’s Question: Do You Believe in Super Foods?


Leah Answers Questions super foods A Reader's Question: Do You Believe in Super Foods? Reader QuestionsHere is a question I received recently:
“Do you believe in “super foods” and if so, what do you consider a “super food”?”


Yes and no.  I do not believe there is a silver bullet of nutrition that meets all the needs of every human for long term. While it has been studied that blue green algae, such as chlorella or spirulina, might be used in space for long term travel, I believe we are meant to eat a wide variety of whole, unprocessed foods, like our healthy ancestors did.  

There are a lot of wonderful foods that are very nutrient-dense such as liver, eggs and raw butter, which are pretty super in their own rights. But do I believe there are some exotic foods from remote places that are super? Maybe. For example, medicinal mushrooms, such as Agarigus Blazei, are pretty amazing and I have had spectacular personal results with them.  

People’s food today is so lacking in nutrition that the addition of nutrient-dense super food really seems to make a big difference for them. In my book, Freedom from Fibromyalgia: 7 Steps to Complete Recovery, I list “The Freedom from Fibromyalgia Superfoods,” which are the 11 foods that are so powerful they are like supplements and should be eaten daily (see the list at the end of this article).  [Note:  this list does not contain supplements, such as cod liver oil, probiotics or other amazing food-based supplementation, just actual powerful whole foods.]

My suggestions is to try out various foods and see how they work for you.  However, in the end, a diet of traditionally-prepared whole foods is what has been healing and healthy for thousands of years.

If you would like more information on an Agarigus Blazeii mushroom extract  (buy before December 31, 2016 and save $5.00) and a fermented spirulina-based probiotic that I personally take to maintain my health, go to Ripples’ Health Shop.

If you would like to submit a Reader Question, just email Leah@TheFibroLady, subject, Reader Question.

List of Potential Super Foods

  1.  Bone broths
  2.  Liver/organ meats
  3.  Poultry eggs
  4.  Raw/fermented dairy
  5.  Sauerkraut/fermented vegetables
  6.  Beet kvass
  7.  Coconut oil
  8.  Lard
  9.  Apple cider vinegar
  10. Unrefined sea salt
  11. Mineral water