• How one woman put mixed connective tissue disease and several autoimmune disorders into remission with the Plant Paradox lifestyle.

    Kina’s Remission Story

    April 24, 2019lectinfreemama

    The following is an ongoing health success story on the Plant Paradox Diet, as told by one of my readers, Kina. She is in remission from mixed connective tissue disease, as well as several other autoimmune disorders. She is an inspiration and beacon of hope for me and for many who are striving for similar outcomes. My name is Kina. I am 57 years old–never married and no kids–with a couple of degrees in Therapeutic Recreation. I am an Assistant Organizer for an outdoor adventure club. Taking people to places they never knew existed and teaching them climbing and creek-walking skills is what I love to do.  I also organize annual earth day clean-ups and pick up over 1000 pounds of trash every April. Hashimoto’s…

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  • 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…

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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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