• 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 root vegetables whose names all translate to “yam” and it’s nothing less than a YAM-tastrophe…

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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, margarine, vegetable oil, light crackers, and cereals were healthier than avocados, olive oil, lard, cocoa…

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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 at a restaurant. The downside is–for those who’ve been surviving off the microwave and one…

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  • How to Go Lectin-Free on a Budget

    February 8, 2018lectinfreemama

    There’s a sad truth that comes with starting to turn your health around:  it is a lot more expensive to eat healthfully than it is to eat a standard American diet. When you decide to stop eating the 3 major subsidized crops–wheat, corn, soybeans–you essentially give up every packaged food item in the grocery store. And your…

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  • The Plant Paradox Diet Explained

    January 29, 2018lectinfreemama

    The Plant Paradox diet is not just about eliminating lectins. Although, that is probably the most popular (or unpopular) aspect of it. There are several other exciting and controversial components. More noteworthy, eliminating “healthy” fruit that’s not in season. Also, cutting out “lighter” seed and vegetable oils that industry told everyone was healthy. For successful…

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  • A Complete Pantry Checklist for Going Lectin-Free

    December 31, 2017lectinfreemama

    One of the hardest parts of adopting a new lifestyle is finding the budget to restock your pantry. Getting rid of your old pantry items and buying all new ones means financial commitment and long term commitment. And that’s scary. I hung on to a box of cornmeal for two years, just in case.  I would like to help…

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  • How to Avoid Being “Healthier Than Thou” This Holiday Season

    November 16, 2017lectinfreemama

    You, dear reader, have made some drastic dietary changes over the last year (or 10) that have already improved your health or given you your life back. I mean this sincerely: Good for you! I could not be prouder of my readers and those who are taking their health and bodies into their own hands. It brings…

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  • Guess What Book You Can Order on Amazon!

    September 21, 2017lectinfreemama

    If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know there’s one book in particular that opened my eyes and set me on the course to getting my life back. You can read about “The Beginning” in this post. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Please read my Amazon Associates Disclosure on this page for…

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  • The 4 Best Lectin Free Flours

    September 10, 2017lectinfreemama

    This is the Winner’s Circle of a large post I did on baking with grain-free flours. I’ve chosen the best flours in categories of my own making! Each winner is chosen not only for its superior nutritional benefits, but also for its price and availability. In an ideal world, it’d be nice to bake with the rarest,…

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Grain-Free Flours

    August 23, 2017lectinfreemama

    If you’ve seen some of my baked good recipes, you know I use cassava flour a lot. I use it because I think it’s the best grain-free, nut-free alternative to wheat flour that exists. It yields high quality baked goods with the chewy, starchy texture of wheat flour. Many people wonder whether it’s the “healthiest”…

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