• What it's like to live with undiagnosable, chronic illness.

    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 pain, I can’t relax without gagging, and I can’t eat without hurting. I feel like I’m back at square one. Two more doctors’ appointments, six physical therapy appointments, two misogynistic doctors who think I’m faking, a blood test, speech therapy referral (again), MRI. … As they slide me into the MRI machine, initial anxiety of the enclosed space gives way to warmth and deep relaxation, and I wish I could stay there forever, listening to the acoustic knocks. The hums and the vibrations hypnotize me.…

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  • Grain-Free Flour Series Part 2: Nutrition Facts for 12 Lectin Free Flours

    August 29, 2017lectinfreemama

    This post is Part 2 of a 3-part series on grain-free, Plant Paradox approved flours. In Part 1, I introduced all 11 compliant flours with a brief description of each, but now it’s time to get our hands dirty and…

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  • Stop Blocking Your Stomach Acid–It’s Killing You

    July 9, 2017lectinfreemama

    I took Nexium through half of my pregnancy and then for months afterward. You know how long the recommended period is for taking that stuff? Two weeks. I kept taking it, with my doctor’s blessing, because my gastroenterologist wouldn’t test…

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  • 6 Things I’ve Learned About Leaky Gut

    July 4, 2017lectinfreemama

    Leaky gut is something I’d never heard of until I received the diagnosis several doctors down the line. I was used to hearing things like this: “Are you sure it’s not psycho-somatic?” – a well-meaning osteopathic doctor “Back in my…

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  • Supplements: All the “Extras” I’m Taking

    June 23, 2017lectinfreemama

    A lot of people understandably think the Plant Paradox Program is BS because Dr. Gundry recommends a ton of supplements, and, oh–look at that!–he happens to sell them on his website. Go figure. I’m here to make a one-woman testimony of “anecdotal-that-is-possibly-placebo-effect”…

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  • The Beginning

    June 5, 2017lectinfreemama

    I’ve created this blog to document my journey to better health, in hopes that it may someday help someone else on a similar journey, who is just as frustrated and confused as I am (was?). You see, I’ve seen no fewer…

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