• Karen’s Dessert: Ginger Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    October 22, 2017lectinfreemama

    One of my readers, Karen, was asked to bring Thanksgiving dessert to her family gathering. She’s a fellow “lectin free” foodie who also “retreats from sweets.” Dessert is probably the most challenging thing to make Plant Paradox compliant, simply because it’s not necessary food for fuel. We mostly eat ground up salad and olive oil,…

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  • Black Forest Cupcakes for a Spooky Soiree

    October 17, 2017lectinfreemama

    Over the weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday, which fell on Friday, the 13th this year. We had a Halloween-themed “Superstitious Soiree” with costumes, creepy games, and my absolute favorite cake of all time: Black Forest cake. Black Forest cake is a tradition for my husband and me. It’s the cake we ate when we got…

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  • Pressure Cooked Early Fall Chili

    October 9, 2017lectinfreemama

    Are you ready to cautiously re-introduce things like squash, beans, and tomatoes back into your diet? Now that the weather’s cooler, are you pining for a good chili? If you have been following a lectin free diet for at least 6 weeks and you are symptom free, you may be ready to expand your horizons with a pressure…

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  • How to Eat More Foods You Love on a Lectin Free Diet

    September 24, 2017lectinfreemama

    I planted a vegetable garden back in May before I started reading The Plant Paradox. I planted what every BLT, spaghetti, and pizza-loving American plants: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squashes, and herbs. Then I read the book and stared in sadness at the “vegetables” on the No list. The ones that were full of lectins…

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  • Lectin Free Mama Weeknight Meal Planner

    September 5, 2017lectinfreemama

    Stuck on what to make for dinner? Tired of having the same 5 things over and over? Dreaming of a meal planner who will plan all your meals for you (and do all your shopping and cooking…yeah, me too). If you think your eating lifestyle is monotonous, I’m here to change that for you with…

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  • 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 dairy. That eased some symptoms. My heartburn and night sweats went away. Then I gave…

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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 successful guy, and he tells you that in the first hundred pages or so, but…

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  • Stop Blocking Your Stomach Acid–It’s Killing You

    July 9, 2017lectinfreemama

    I took Nexium through half of my pregnancy and then for months afterward. You know how long the recommended period is for taking that stuff? Two weeks. I kept taking it, with my doctor’s blessing, because my gastroenterologist wouldn’t test me for anything (pregnant). I was having awful, debilitating stomach issues, above and beyond what…

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  • 6 Things I’ve Learned About Leaky Gut

    July 4, 2017Autumn.m.boyle@gmail.com

    Leaky gut is something I’d never heard of until I received the diagnosis several doctors down the line. I was used to hearing things like this: “Are you sure it’s not psycho-somatic?” – a well-meaning osteopathic doctor “Back in my day we use to call it OLD AGE. Now everybody’s got myalgia this and myalgia…

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  • Chicken Cutlet with Cilantro Dipping Sauce

    June 21, 2017lectinfreemama

    I don’t know the secret to getting toddlers to eat green stuff. Mine typically predetermines that the green stuff is best suited for the floor during her meal; however, if we place the green thing in her mouth, she’ll often eat it. Some of this ended up on the floor, but some she actually ate.…

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