• Lectin-Free Diet For Pregnancy

    November 5, 2018lectinfreemama

    Written by Danielle Hayden You’re lectin-free, and now you’re pregnant! Congratulations! Or maybe you’ve given up lectins in the hope of getting pregnant soon. Either way, you might be worrying that a lectin-free diet during pregnancy isn’t right for you. Maybe people comment that it’s too restrictive or that you need grains and legumes for folic acid. Put simply, lectins are not a vital nutrient for expecting moms and babies. They’re indigestible proteins, and you can read more about them here. All of the recommended nutrients for pregnancy–protein, calcium, folate, iron, vitamin C–can be found in nutritious foods that don’t contain harmful lectins. This post explains why eating a lectin-free diet–with some key modifications–can be healthy for expecting mamas and babies. This article is not…

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  • The Most Important Habit for Plant Paradox Success

    October 10, 2018lectinfreemama

    I risk getting sweet potatoes thrown at me with this statement, but here it is: eating a noncompliant food on The Plant Paradox is not a failure. That’s right. If you ate a piece of cake or you drank a…

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  • How Lectins Affect Your Hormones

    September 24, 2018lectinfreemama

    Written by: Danielle Hayden Ever find yourself struggling to get through the day, only to fall in bed and find your heart and mind wide awake? That’s your hormones. Ever find your toes and fingers weirdly cold, even when it’s…

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  • An A to Z Guide to Lectin-Free Cooking

    July 30, 2018lectinfreemama

    Welcome to my Lectin-Free for Beginners class! This lesson is for newbies to the lectin-free lifestyle or those who simply like to look at pictures of delicious ingredients (so, everyone). This is an A to Z guide about all things lectin-free,…

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  • A Post About Yams

    July 7, 2018lectinfreemama

    If you thought yams and sweet potatoes were the same thing, you’re not alone. If you live in the US, it’s not even your fault, because we do label certain varieties of sweet potatoes as yams. Throw in the tropical varieties of…

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  • The Rise of Fake Fat

    June 25, 2018lectinfreemama

    This post is part 2 of a series on dietary fat. Read the first part HERE to see the role fatty acids play in proper cellular function and health. Now for the bad news: we’ve been eating fake fat for…

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  • How We Were Dead Wrong About Fat

    May 29, 2018lectinfreemama

    For three decades of my life (my whole life), I thought fat was unhealthy. Since the 1960’s, the message has been: “low fat is good and fat free is better.” Nutritional experts told me (and my parents) that skim milk,…

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  • Major Setbacks to Overcoming Chronic Illness

    April 14, 2018lectinfreemama

    The motivation to get healthy is easy. When you see hundreds of success stories and statistics like “93% of patients with autoimmune disease went into remission following this diet” it’s enough to kindle a flame of hope in anyone with chronic…

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  • Low Lectin Diet Sends Autoimmune Diseases into Remission

    March 26, 2018lectinfreemama

    Over the weekend of March 20-23, 2018, the American Heart Association held its EPI|Lifestyle 2018 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over 700 physicians, dietitians, nurses, and other health scientists gathered to learn and present their latest research findings in…

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  • Essential Cookware for the Lectin-Free Kitchen

    March 19, 2018lectinfreemama

    Transitioning to a healthier lifestyle guarantees you’ll be cooking more from home. Home-cooking ensures that nothing but compliant, whole ingredients are going into your food. Also, many of the things you’ll want to eat simply aren’t available in a package or…

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