• 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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  • Major Setbacks to Overcoming Chronic Illness

    April 14, 2018lectinfreemama

    The motivation to get healthy is easy. When you see hundreds of success stories and statistics like “93% of patients with autoimmune disease went into remission following this diet” it’s enough to kindle a flame of hope in anyone with chronic illness. The journey to healing, however, is not at all easy. Sure, for some, the…

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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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  • The Indigenous Diet Study: Australian Aborigines

    November 4, 2017lectinfreemama

    For the past couple decades, we’ve been told that whole foods and whole grains are better for us than refined ones. They have more fiber, more protein, more vitamins, lower cholesterol, speed digestion, etc… Why is it, then, that the oldest and healthiest cultures in the world, like the Australian Aborigines, for example, have been…

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  • How to Make Tomatoes Safer to Eat

    October 7, 2017lectinfreemama

    It’s been several months since I started the Plant Paradox Protocol, and my garden outside is dotted with plump, juicy red fruit. Yes, the tomatoes are in peak season. Rather than let them shrivel and decay on the vine, I decided to try my hand at peeling, de-seeding, and pressure cooking these end-of-summer staples. Also,…

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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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