• Lectin Lowdown: Why You Should Stop Eating Plant Lectins (Or at Least Reduce Them)

    August 11, 2017lectinfreemama

    Just like the term “leaky gut,” lectins were something I’d never heard of before several months ago. I’d heard of several other “bad” dietary things, most of which I had already tried giving up, to no avail. First I gave up…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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