• How to make almonds lectin-free on the Plant Paradox diet.

    How to Reduce Lectins in Almonds

    February 21, 2019lectinfreemama

    I’m an advocate for doing things oneself. That is to say, buying food as whole as possible and doing the processing at home. I realize this doesn’t make me “brand-friendly.” Rather, I’m Mother Nature friendly. She’s the oldest and best brand there is. Take almonds, for example. They naturally contain anti-nutrients that protect the seeds until they germinate. Consequently, they inhibit digestion in all those who would dare eat them raw. Many people sensitive to lectins also don’t tolerate nuts. It’s no wonder when we don’t take the time to prepare them properly. Most commercial preparers and packagers do not properly prepare nuts for digestion. Farmers grow and harvest them. Packaging plants make a quick turnover from pasteurization to shipping. And, finally, PLANTERS® adds lots…

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  • The Effects of Damaged Gut Flora

    January 24, 2019lectinfreemama

    This article is part 2 in a series covering Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride’s all day seminar on Gut and Psychology Syndrome at this year’s Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions conference in Baltimore. Read Part 1: Functions of the Gut Flora…

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  • Functions of the Gut Flora

    December 10, 2018lectinfreemama

    I had the privilege of attending Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride’s all day seminar on Gut and Psychology Syndrome at this year’s Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions Conference in Baltimore. This blog series will provide an in-depth explanation of her extensive…

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  • Lectin-Free Diet For Pregnancy

    November 5, 2018Danielle

    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…

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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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  • A to Z Ingredient Guide

    July 30, 2018lectinfreemama

    An alphabetical guide to the most popular lectin-free ingredients.

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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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  • 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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