Grain Free Diet: If you have already excluded gluten from your diet and are still experiencing anxiety, depression, digestive discomfort, acne, chronic inflammation, asthma or other autoimmune disease symptoms you may be in a category of people who have trouble digesting grains. From an evolutionary stand point humans have only been consuming grains for a short time and our bodies have not had time to adapt. Grains can inhibit the absorption of nutrients and cause chronic inflammation which is a precursor to disease. Links for grain free resources are below.
Most of the recipes you will find at OrganicFitnessMama.com are grain 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.