List of Grain and Grain-Free Foods

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in Seed or a Grain?, What is Grain Free? | 2 comments

List of Grain and Grain-Free Foods

A useful list of what is a grain, and what is NOT a grain.  It doesn’t include everything.  But its a good start.

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Convert Any Recipe!

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Convert & Substitute Recipes, Start Here, What is Grain Free? | Comments Off

Convert Any Recipe!

You don’t need to throw out your cookbooks.  Use this list as a guide, you can easily convert any “normal” recipe into a grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free or anything else free with a little bit of know-how. (more…)

Why go grain-free?

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Start Here, What is Grain Free? | Comments Off

Why go grain-free?

The benefits of a grain-free diet has been proven through the personal experience of hundreds of people worldwide who have experienced significant relief from symptoms of crohn’s disease (and many other illnesses of the digestive system) and also for chronic fatigue.

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Isn’t It boring and restrictive?

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Start Here, What is Grain Free? | Comments Off

Isn’t It boring and restrictive?

This is not a diet of just salad and protein.  That would be really, really boring.  And restrictive.  (I should also point out that it is NOT ANYTHING LIKE OR TO DO WITH the Aiken’s Diet or any other low carb eating plans.  This is a diet for intestinal and immune health and wellbeing, and it is total lifestyle change and it not a DIET in the traditional sense of the word, although for simplicity I tend to refer to it as that).

To my mind, the typical Australian or American diet is WAY more boring.  Think about it:

You get up in the morning and have the same old cereal (wheat), muesli (wheat) or toast. (wheat)

Mid-morning tea you have a coffee or tea and some biscuits (wheat)

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Grain Free & The Food Pyramid

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Start Here, What is Grain Free? | Comments Off

Grain Free & The Food Pyramid

One of the first things I hear going through people’s (by people I usually mean doctors and traditionally trained mainstream dieticians) minds when I tell them we are grain free is “gasp, that must be so unhealthy, cutting out AN ENTIRE FOOD GROUP”

Firstly, lets get one thing completely clear.  Going grain free is NOT a low carb eating plan.  Don’t listen to ignorant people who assume that cutting out grains is “completely cutting out a food group and isn’t that really dangerous and doesn’t it mean that you are going to be malnourished because you don’t eat bread or rice and pasta?”

Well, to see where this idea comes from, lets take a look at the typical modern day food pyramid:

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What Is Grain Free?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2009 in Start Here, What is Grain Free? | Comments Off

What Is Grain Free?

Grain-Free is the elimination of all grains including wheat,  rice, corn, millet, barley and oats.   A grain-free diet has been proven through the personal experience of hundreds of people worldwide who have experienced significant relief from symptoms of crohn’s disease (and many other illnesses of the digestive system) and also for chronic fatigue. Main-stream medicine disputes this due to the fact  that the so-called evidence is anecdotal in nature, and cannot be backed up or substantiated by clinical trials or studies.  They will tell you that there is no evidence that diet can play such a pivotal role.

Quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat are technically not grains and so (technically) they are allowed.  However according to the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet) and Paleo rules, these are still not permitted.  I feel that whether you would have these or not would depend on your own personal experience of these non-grains and whether you felt you could tolerate them or not.   Everyone is different.

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What to eat on a typical day so it doesn’t get boring

Posted by on Mar 4, 2007 in Meal Plans & Ideas, Start Here, What is Grain Free? | Comments Off

What to eat on a typical day so it doesn’t get boring

When first starting a grain-free diet it can be a little freaky to have all your staple foods suddenly taken away. The following meal suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner show how easy it is to eat a varied, interesting and nutritionally complete grain-free diet.

 

 

 

These are “generic” grain-free suggestions.  Many of these ideas are not SCD, GAPS or PALEO “legal”.  They are not suitable suggestions for everyone and it really depends on your own particular grain-free approach and health needs.  If you are following a specific grain-free philosophy you can get lots of excellent ideas for that particular approach on the websites that are dedicated to that approach.  You can find some of these websites in the links page.
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