• 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: 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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