• Root vegetable chips are a good source of resistant starch on the Plant Paradox diet.

    Resistant Starch Guide

    February 10, 2020lectinfreemama

    Many of the world’s longest living populations eat a diet heavy in something called resistant starch (up to 70%). Resistant starch is a class of prebiotic fiber that travels all the way to the colon, where our gut bugs ferment it into fatty acids that boost our mitochondria (and longevity), among other benefits. Resistant starch in foods, however, is complicated subject matter. Not all experts agree on what and how certain foods should be consumed to maximize our intake. The richest documented sources are raw potato starch, green bananas, plantains, cooked-and-cooled potatoes, cooked and cooled rice, parboiled rice, and cooked-and-cooled legumes. You can see how these sources would be problematic for a beginning Plant Paradoxer. (4) Plant Paradox Resistant Starches The following is a list…

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  • Everyone Should Be Taking This Cod Liver Oil

    September 18, 2019lectinfreemama

    Every year, I will the Earth to stop revolving around mid-July. Then I spend the next several weeks in denial until I open the door one morning and it’s 50 degrees with dead leaves rustling around. I seriously mourn the…

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  • Where to Find Pastured Chicken

    July 16, 2019lectinfreemama

    It’s the hardest, most grueling quest of all the ancestral and anti-inflammatory diets combined: the quest to find pastured chickens that aren’t fed any gluten grains, beans, or corn. We’ve heard legend of their existence, but they remain illusive, especially…

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  • Kefir, Kombucha, Kraut, & Kvass

    June 21, 2019lectinfreemama

    There’s been a rapid decline in living food in recent decades. The industrial food machine has essentially eliminated fermented foods like kefir and sauerkraut from our diets. With the best of intentions, some of us gave up processed food long…

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  • Vitamins, Minerals, Omegas for Kids

    June 11, 2019lectinfreemama

    Since I am a “Lectin Free Mama,” people sometimes approach me for advice on which supplements they should consider giving their children. I’m never comfortable making recommendations–I’m not a doctor. However, I am comfortable revealing what has worked for us.…

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  • My Mold Illness Story

    May 27, 2019lectinfreemama

    If you’ve never heard of mold illness or you thought it was simply “mold allergies,” you’re not alone. Environmentally-acquired illnesses are possibly the most underrated and under-diagnosed illnesses of our time. People usually don’t know it’s a thing until they…

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  • 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…

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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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