I believe that we should be fuelling our bodies with the best nourishing foods possible. The key to an active, happy & healthy lifestyle
I first went Gluten free due to my partner having Coeliac Disease, and with decades of ill health myself I thought why not it surely will do me some good. When I went gluten-free, I ate fruit, veggies and lean meats, and yes, I also ate everything gluten-free I could get my hands on. As long as the package said gluten-free, in my book it was fair game.Bad move. What I was getting instead was potato starch, cornstarch and any other starch that makes food taste good without evil gluten.
The problem is, all of those starches are equally bad for you, or a pretty close second. I still had intestinal issues, inflammation, and fatigue, and my partner's skin disorder started looking bad, along with still having a foggy head, autoimmune disorders, allergies, bloating, IBS, even though I was living a gluten-free life. I eventually crashed and burned.The answer? Don’t just go gluten-free – give grains the heave-ho, too! What I learned when I removed grains from my diet was this: Gluten-free was a great first step for me – if I had done it without all of the gluten alternatives. But what really worked for me was to not only go gluten-free, but grain-free too. That’s when I experienced true health benefits.First and foremost, the second I started shopping at my local market,I saw dozens of replacement foods out there … gluten-free muffins, brownies, cake mixes, etc., as well as lots of replacement flours for wheat flour.
The thing is, many of these substitutes can be just as damaging to your gut and immune system as wheat and gluten, especially if you add them to your diet on a regular basis.So many who go gluten-free end up filling up on foods that have other "ugh" ingredients — like corn — to which many have sensitivities. Those on the substitute bandwagon also find they’re adding a lot of starches to their diet because ingredients like, say, potato starch, are often replacements for wheat flour.I believe grains can cause leaky gut syndrome and cause an overgrowth of bacteria in the gut.Since so much of the health of your immune system stems from the gut, having a weakened gut leaves you wide open to just about every modern-day disease out there.
I say, send gluten packing, but don’t do "modern-day gluten-free" by stocking up on starches instead. Replace grains with other options like nut flowers or arrowroot when baking.All my products are homemade and prepared with wholesome & unprocessed nourishing ingredients as I care about what goes into your body.
Now 100% Grain & Gluten Free plus eating Keto/Paleo we are the are the healthiest we have ever been