Why No Grains and Legumes? Part 1: Lectins. Recently my boyfriend has been straying from his normal Paleo ways because he feels that grain-laden cookies are more important than his overall health and longevity.
In the meantime, I’m faced with a gluten-free cookie and candy explosion every time I open our cupboard. The smell of them in their consumer-enticing packaging is sometimes more than I can bear when I’m reaching past them to get to my (sigh) bag of nuts and seeds. “Wait, why am I not eating grains again?” Perfect Paleo Pancakes - The Paleo Mom.
These hotcake-style pancakes were a serendipitous accident.
I was working on a crepe recipe (which I will be posting soon!) And my first attempt was not crepe-like at all, but a light fluffy and delicious, if maybe a little too thin, pancake. Once my crepe recipe was perfected, my next priority became to take a step backward and see if I could thicken up the first batter variation to make an even better pancake. The results were more marvelous than I could have hoped for. These pancakes are awesome. Chicken Bone Broth (Revisited) - The Paleo Mom. I have been experimenting with the best way to maximize the nutritional content of my chicken bone broth (learn why bone broth is a superfood).
Essentially, the longer you boil the bones, the more they break down, the more calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, proline and glycine you get in the broth. By 48 hours, the bones are so brittle that you can eat what’s left of them when you strain your broth (which I do and find delightful). I make this on my stove top, but this would be a great time to break out the crock pot if you have one (I still don’t, but it’s on my wish list). I like to get my bone broth started first thing in the morning for supper the next night (or the one after that). Enjoy on its own or use as the base for soups and stews.
Ingredients-Chicken Bone Broth: 1. Bone Broth: Elixir of Health. Bone broth is simple, affordable, and extremely valuable.
Therefore, it should be a staple in the kitchen of anyone truly interested in optimal health, vitality, and longevity. Broths have been consumed for thousands of years, by just about every culture in history. In the United States, however, this tradition (like most tra ditions related to real food) has fallen by the wayside. This is due mainly to the disappearance of the local butcher, combined with the readily available boneless/skinless pre-prepared meats at the modern supermarket.
4 Steps to Heal Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease - DrAxe. Leaky gut syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that millions of people are struggling with and don’t even know it.
From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut syndrome only affects the digestive system but in reality it can lead to many other health conditions. According to research, leaky gut could be the cause of your food allergies, low energy, joint pain, thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions and slow metabolism. In this article I will outline specifically how you can heal leaky gut syndrome and breakthrough the health problems you’ve been struggling with. 4 Steps to Heal Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease - DrAxe. Kid Snacks (and Snacks for Grown-Ups Too) One of the biggest challenges of eating paleo is the loss of convenience foods.
As adults, we survive by giving up snacks (it’s better to thoroughly space out our meals anyway), by freezing our own food for quick and easy dinners during the week, by embracing leftovers, and by planning ahead. But the loss of convenience foods is all the more challenging when it comes to feeding kids. Kids typically need to eat more frequently. They don’t always give us much warning when they’re hungry. And they are apt to have complete meltdowns if food isn’t fast enough when they’re “starving”. Histamine Intolerance. Despite all the promises of how beneficial a paleo-esque diet will be, there are those individuals who remain with lingering health issues.
These could be anything from persistent skin problems, to gastrointestinal issues, headaches, cardiovascular problems such as arrhythmias, menstrual irregularities, etc. The trap for practitioners promoting a paleo-type diet (of any brand), when any of these issues are in existence prior to intervention, is to over-promise what a paleo diet can do to help. Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health? How Mood and Gut Health Are Linked. One of the challenges that I face personally with my health is something called the Gut-Brain Connection (or sometimes called the Gut-Brain Axis).
Basically, brain health affects gut health affects brain health affects gut health. It’s an idea that has been around in the scientific literature for decades (at least seven of them!) , but has yet to pervade medical practice (like so many nutrition-related health issues). How Do Grains, Legumes and Dairy Cause a Leaky Gut? Part 1: Lectins. (Created as a guest post for The Paleo Parents) One of the fundamental principles of paleolithic nutrition is to protect the lining of the gut by eliminating foods that damage it.
By prioritizing gut health, we are able to treat and prevent the many health issues associated with having a “leaky gut”. But how exactly do grains, legumes and dairy wreak so much havoc on the digestive tract? What are nightshades and in which foods are they found? What are nightshades and in which foods are they found?
Overview - the basics about nightshade foods Potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, tamarios, pepinos, pimentos, paprika, and cayenne peppers are classified as nightshade foods. New York Times bestselling author of "Practical Paleo" and "The 21-Day Sugar Detox" Useful Guides I’ve created these resources for you to use on a regular basis. If you have my book, Practical Paleo, and have removed your tear-outs, you can replace them by printing them right from this page! Feel free to print and share these resources with friends, clients, gym members, etc. Just be sure to leave my name and website address on the handouts as the author of them.
Thanks. New York Times bestselling author of "Practical Paleo" and "The 21-Day Sugar Detox" The Legume Manifesto. Uric Acid Blood Test A Marker For Fructose Toxicity. You may already know that elevated uric acid causes gout – a painful inflammation of the joints, especially hands and feet. But did you know that a uric acid blood test can be used as a marker for fructose toxicity? One of the by-products of fructose metabolism is uric acid, so when you consume too much table sugar, high fructose corn syrup, agave nectar, sweetened sodas, or fruit juices, your uric acid levels rise.
Elevated uric acid is thought to explain much of the damage fructose causes in your body. Fructose increases uric acid in the body AND it reduces the body’s ability to excrete it. It’s a double hit. What Are Nightshades? Ancestral Health and Autism. Mention Paleo to people and they may picture cavemen eating a chunk of meat and Crossfit enthusiasts. My observation, however, is that the Paleo-type diet is evolving alongside some medical diets, all of which are being constantly refined to be a diet that most closely matches what humans were designed to eat. Who cares? Creamy Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Against All Grain. Last year around this time, I was severely ill and experiencing one of my worst Ulcerative Colitis flares to date.
My body was rejecting any and all food and I had lost a drastic amount of weight. We flew down to Southern California to see a highly recommended naturopath and as a girl with a passion for food, I vividly remember the day my appetite came back. Can You Follow a Vegan Paleo Diet and Get Enough Protein? The Autoimmune Protocol. The Paleo Approach is now available!
If you want the nitty gritty details (explained in an approachable way!) Three of the Biggest Mistakes People Make When Going Paleo. Going Too Low-fat Most people that transition to a paleo diet have been exposed to the typical brainwashing of the standard American diet (SAD). Even in the paleo community it's difficult to talk about meat without referring to it as "healthy lean meat. " What I find with my patients who are newly embarking on a paleo diet is that they are going too low-fat. Facebook. WHAT ARE THE TOP TEN PALEO SUPPLEMENTS? The Autoimmune Protocol. The Highbrow Paleo Guide To Binge Drinking: Mitigating the deleterious effects of ethanol on health (or, How To Get Shitfaced With Impunity) The Highbrow Paleo Guide To Binge Drinking: Addendum, Further Discoveries, And Thanks (I wuv U guys) The 3 Biggest Paleo Mistakes. Roasted Squash and Carrots Recipe.
The method is basically the same for roasting all veggies, just adjust the cooking time according to the water content, size you cut it to, and the density of the vegetable. Of course you will also need to vary the amount of coconut oil according to the amount of veggies you are roasting. Many recipes call for using olive oil, but please use coconut oil since it holds up well in higher temperatures and it is Paleo-friendly. Easy Peasy Sugar Free Cookies. This recipe went viral when I posted it on my Facebook page. These Sugar Free cookies are absolutely delicious, super easy and quick to make and versatile for Dairy free or Nut free / vegan requirements. Hacks: Turnips Instead of Potatoes. Luscious Beet Brownie Recipe. Rich, dark and chocolatey…brownies are the easiest, most divine Paleo dessert.