Gluten Free Diet: Some doctors believe grains, especially gluten containing grains are the root cause of many physical and mental illnesses like headaches, depression and cancer. Wheat and gluten can be especially problematic because of the hybridization that has taken place over the last 50-100 years. These new strains of wheat are much higher in gluten and bare little resemblance to the wheat our ancestors consumed. If you are considering going gluten free, below are some resources to get you started.
All of the recipes you will find at OrganicFitnessMama.com are gluten free.
When looking into special diets as a means of weight loss, to find relief from a health issue or simply to improve your overall health, always remember the concept of bio-individuality. Genetics play an important role in determining what foods are appropriate for each of us. Some people can efficiently break down starchy vegetables and grains, while others fair better omitting these foods entirely from their diet. Some humans have evolved to be able to digest cow’s milk while others lack the enzymes to do so. And some people are able to extract the nutrients they need from a plant based diet while others need a healthy dose of protein, fat and other nutrients found only in animal based foods. The point is that we’re all different and no one diet is best for everyone.
While I do make some individual recommendations to my personal clients, I try to avoid blanket statements about diet and health when talking to the masses. BUT, regardless of what foods you decide to eat or not eat, be sure to include plenty green vegetables and don’t forget to exercise every day.