• 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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  • 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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  • Why Do We Care More About New Babies Than New Moms?

    July 21, 2017lectinfreemama

      It’s an important question, and before you yell “Because adorable innocent baby, DUH,” I’m not talking about why we take more pictures of babies or why we all want to touch babies or why we turn into singing, cooing weirdos around babies. I’m talking about healthcare. These are the well-check appointments a new baby receives…

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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 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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  • The 5 Supplements I Took for POTS

    June 23, 2017lectinfreemama

    Let me start this post by saying supplements are not necessary for success. Remember, the most important thing in healing from chronic illness or autoimmune disease is what you stop eating. You know there’s a caveat. I did not feel 100% better until I switched up my supplement regimen. I experimented with all kinds of supplements for…

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