• The Difference Between a Diet and a Lifestyle

    July 27, 2017lectinfreemama

      I hear people say about their changed eating habits, “It’s not a diet; it’s a lifestyle choice,” and I wonder what the heck that even means. I heard one woman say once, “Oh, I don’t miss bread because my…

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  • Why Do We Care More About New Babies Than New Moms?

    July 21, 2017lectinfreemama

      It’s an important question, and before you yell “Because adorable innocent baby, DUH,” I’m not talking about why we take more pictures of babies or why we all want to touch babies or why we turn into singing, cooing weirdos…

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  • The Secret to Dr. Gundry’s Success

    July 13, 2017lectinfreemama

    If you don’t know who Dr. Gundry is, he’s the author of the new book The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain–also, The Book That Has Changed My Life. He’s a pretty…

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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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  • How to Eat Lectin Free on Vacation

    June 18, 2017lectinfreemama

    We went on our first vacation with a small child in tow–yay us! As if that weren’t hard enough, I’m trying to eat lectin free now, so I planned for every single meal so that I was never caught unprepared…

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Success! (Then a Failure)

    June 10, 2017lectinfreemama

    I did it!!! I made it through three days of eating the color green for 72 hours! In the spirit of full disclosure, I “cheated” a couple times, because being hangry and taking care of a one year old weren’t…

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Quorn (Chick’n)

    June 8, 2017lectinfreemama

    It was a sad day when I discovered that poultry was making me feel like I had food poisoning. Even the free range, organic roasting chicken that was $12 more expensive than the other one caused debilitating cramps and alllll…

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Salad for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    June 6, 2017lectinfreemama

    The first phase of the Plant Paradox Program (PPP) involves a “cleanse” that kickstarts the feeding of the good gut bacteria with three days of awesomeness for your gut and three days of horribleness for your taste buds. I’ve heard of…

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