Captivating journey into our ancestral past exploring what and how we eat
Mo Wilde made a radical pledge: to live only off free, foraged food for a year. The Wilderness Cure is the story of that experiment. It’s an erudite and captivating journey into our ancestral past, exploring what and how we eat. Wilde says that in a world disconnected from its roots, eating wild food is both culinary and healing, social and political—and an act of love and community. Using her expert knowledge of botany and mycology, she followed the seasons to find nutritious food, learning how to survive – and thrive. This timely and inspiring memoir explores a deeper relationship between humans and nature, reminding us of important lost lessons from our past.
Mo Wilde is a forager, research herbalist, author and ethnobotanist with a Masters degree in Herbal Medicine. She lives in West Lothian in a self-built eco-house on 4 organic acres, where she encourages medicinal and foraging species to thrive in a wild, teaching garden. She ran Napiers, Scotland’s oldest and most trusted herbal medicine company, is a Fellow of the Linnean Society, a founding Member of the Association of Foragers, a Member of the British Mycological Society and a Member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). She practices at Napiers Claid Clinic, specialising in integrative medicine in the treatment of Lyme disease, lectures in herbal medicine and teaches foraging courses.
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