• 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 and The Plant Paradox Cookbook (affiliate links). He’s a pretty successful guy: his diet treats the root cause of disease and has sent thousands of patients into remission. He hints at it, especially in the last section…

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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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  • Leaky Gut the Root Cause of Disease?

    July 4, 2017lectinfreemama

    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 your condition is not psycho-somatic?” – unenlightened doctors “Back in my day we used to call it OLD AGE. Now everybody’s got myalgia this and myalgia…

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  • How to Trick Your Toddler into Eating Swiss Chard

    June 27, 2017lectinfreemama

    In my house, green food items on the high chair tray get a one-way ticket overboard. They may get to stick around while the superior food items are eaten, but they inevitably fall to their hardwood demise, where we let them dry out, then vacuum them up later with the stick vacuum. *sigh* But I…

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Success! (Then a Failure)

    June 10, 2017lectinfreemama

    I did it!!! I made it through three days of eating the color green for 72 hours! In the spirit of full disclosure, I “cheated” a couple times, because being hangry and taking care of a one year old weren’t meshing. I ate a couple handfuls of approved nuts, an egg here and there, and…

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Quorn (Chick’n)

    June 8, 2017lectinfreemama

    It was a sad day when I discovered that poultry was making me feel like I had food poisoning. Even the free range, organic roasting chicken that was $12 more expensive than the other one caused debilitating cramps and alllll the gas. So I stopped eating chicken and turkey, and resorted to eating pork, eggs, steak,…

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Salad for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    June 6, 2017lectinfreemama

    The first phase of the Plant Paradox (PP) involves a “cleanse” that kickstarts the feeding of the good gut bacteria with three days of awesomeness for your gut and three days of horribleness for your taste buds. I’ve heard of these infamous cleanses before–people drinking nothing but lemon juice and cayenne pepper, people fasting and drinking…

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  • Standing up to POTS

    June 5, 2017lectinfreemama

    I’ve created this blog to document my journey of undiagnosed chronic illness and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), from onset to diagnosis to healing, in hopes that it may someday help someone else on a similar journey, who is just as frustrated and confused as I was. I saw no fewer than two dozen doctors over…

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