The Pain Antidote

You will find that healthy eating has a direct impact not just on your body, but on your mind, your emotions, and your ability to experience joy in everyday life. Being conscious of your food choices, learning which foods make you feel better, trying different and unusual foods, and gaining confidence in your ability to follow a truly healthy diet are just a few of the benefits you will gain as you read and absorb the information throughout The Pain Antidote.


 Oatmeal Pancake à la Markus 

This is Dr. Pohl’s favorite weekend breakfast. Top with no-sugar applesauce, pure maple syrup, or fruit.

1 cup organic steel-cut oats

6 large organic, pasture-raised egg whites (see note)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 to 2 tablespoons chia seeds

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon olive oil or olive oil cooking spray


1. Place all the ingredients, except the oil, in a medium-size bowl. Whisk for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth.

2. Heat the oil in a medium-size pan over medium-low heat.

3. Pour the mixture into the pan, cover, and cook until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Flip over to brown the other side, about 2 minutes.


Note: Check out YouTube videos for quick and easy ways to separate egg whites from yolks.


 Slow Cooker Ginger Tea

This tea keeps well in the refrigerator for two to three weeks (store in a sealed container), and it is just as good hot or cold—either way gives you the healing and anti-inflammatory benefits of this power root. Add fresh lemon or lime slices later, when you are ready to drink.

2 to 3 cinnamon sticks

8 to 10 thin slices peeled fresh ginger (more won’t hurt!)

Lemons or limes, sliced

Honey or raw organic agave nectar, to sweeten (optional)


1. Place 2 quarts of water and the cinnamon and ginger in a slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 2 to 3 hours.

2. Ladle into cups and add lemon slices.

3. Sweeten with honey, if desired.