• Thinking about going lectin free, but don't have the food budget? Discover the #1 strategy for saving the most amount of money on groceries, so you get healthy AND stay in budget.

    How to Go Lectin-Free on a Budget

    February 8, 2018lectinfreemama

    There’s a sad truth that comes with starting to turn your health around:  it is a lot more expensive to eat healthfully than it is to eat a standard American diet. When you decide to stop eating the 3 major subsidized crops–wheat, corn, soybeans–you essentially give up every packaged food item in the grocery store. And your budget could suffer because of it. Encouragement comes in the form of optimistic statements like these:   “It’s cheaper when you start eating less food.” “Think how much less you’re spending on medical bills.” “Your health is worth it.”   While these statements are true in the long run (the last one, especially), it doesn’t help when your first “on-diet” grocery trip blows your entire food budget for the month.…

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  • Thinking About Trying the Plant Paradox Diet?

    January 29, 2018lectinfreemama

    This post is for the commitment-phobes. You know who you are. I used to be you. Should I do the Plant Paradox or shouldn’t I? What if it backfires and make me feel worse? Do I really believe lectins are…

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  • A Complete Pantry Checklist for Going Lectin-Free

    December 31, 2017lectinfreemama

    One of the hardest parts of adopting a new lifestyle is finding the budget to restock your pantry. Getting rid of your old pantry items and buying all new ones means financial commitment and long term commitment. And that’s scary. I hung on…

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  • The 6 Best Alternatives to Sugar

    December 6, 2017lectinfreemama

    I’ve done a 3-part series on the top 12 grain-free flours. Since holiday baking season is upon us, here is “the dirt” on baking’s sweet companion to flour: sugar. There are 6 different Plant Paradox acceptable alternatives to sugar. This article will explain…

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  • How to Avoid Being “Healthier Than Thou” This Holiday Season

    November 16, 2017lectinfreemama

    You, dear reader, have made some drastic dietary changes over the last year (or 10) that have already improved your health or given you your life back. I mean this sincerely: Good for you! I could not be prouder of my readers…

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  • The Indigenous Diet Study: Australian Aborigines

    November 4, 2017lectinfreemama

    For the past couple decades, we’ve been told that whole foods and whole grains are better for us than refined ones. They have more fiber, more protein, more vitamins, lower cholesterol, speed digestion, etc… Why is it, then, that the…

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  • How to Make Tomatoes Safer to Eat

    October 7, 2017lectinfreemama

    It’s been several months since I started the Plant Paradox Program, and my garden outside is dotted with plump, juicy red fruit. Yes, the tomatoes are in peak season. Rather than let them shrivel and decay on the vine, I…

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  • How to Eat More Foods You Love on a Lectin Free Diet

    September 24, 2017lectinfreemama

    I planted a vegetable garden back in May before I started reading The Plant Paradox. I planted what every BLT, spaghetti, and pizza-loving American plants: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squashes, and herbs. Then I read the book and stared in…

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  • Had I Lost a Limb

    September 23, 2017lectinfreemama

    My symptoms have flared up again. Despite eating all the right things, doing all the right activities, taking all the right supplements, and getting all the right amount of sleep. I can’t do my jobs again. I can’t sing without…

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  • Guess What Book You Can Preorder on Amazon!

    September 21, 2017lectinfreemama

    If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know there’s one book in particular that opened my eyes and set me on the course to getting my life back. You can read about “The Beginning” in this post. This…

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