When You Glow,It Shows.
Without Starving, Crash Dieting Or Counting Calories.
What’s Glowing On…
Coconuts have quickly become to the health world what buffalo were to the Native Americans. That is to say, every single part of the coconut is being used to boost our healthy and tantalize our tastebuds in some way.
We put coconut milk into refreshing desserts swap out peanut butter on our toast for creamy coconut mana, create ingenious grain-free baked goods with coconut flour, stir fry our dinner in coconut oil, and, of course, sprinkle toasted coconut onto everything and everything for a taste of the tropics.
I’ve been on a baking kick lately and can’t stop making variations of breads, now that I’ve come up with an awesome mix. When you start a gluten-free and grain-free lifestyle, it seems like you will never ever eat bread again. You look longingly at people chowing down on chipotle burritos, apple pie and butter croissants. Seriously, is this it?!
With a few tweaks here and there, I was able to bake the most delicious grain free bread I’ve ever had. It was perfectly firm on the outside and soft in the inside. It didn’t harden when left out overnight. It is perfect for sandwiches and you can adapt the recipe to make banana or even peach cobbler bread.
ugar cravings can be very sneaky. When switching to a new dietary lifestyle that eliminates processed sugar, it can be very tough to say no to a few little sugary snacks here and there. The best way to beat them is creating new snacks packed with nutrients and vitamins. My answer? Gelatin gummies. They are paleo and autoimmune approved.
Made out of fruit and gelatin, these tasty snacks are the perfect way to curb those cravings. Organic fruit is loaded with vitamin goodness and gelatin can help heal your gut, benefits hormonal balance and is especially great for those with autoimmune conditions, as it has a couple of important amino acids.
If Autoimmune Paleo is a new term for you, the easiest way to describe it would be to say it takes better know Paleo diet to a whole new level.
AIP restricts the consumption of all nuts, seeds, and nightshades (peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, etc) in addition to grains, dairy, and legumes. Sound extreme? Perhaps it is for the typical diner, but the AIP diet is intended to help those with autoimmune diseases like leaky gut, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and Rheumatoid arthritis manage and even cure their conditions by removing inflammatory foods from their diets.
Before you write me off as another fool writing about some miracle drug or natural remedies to cure your autoimmune disease overnight, just hold on. I love science and in fact, have been way down the woo-woo rabbit hole where I experienced things like homeopathy and believe me when I tell you, that it’s bs. Yes, it might have worked for you, but time and time again studies confirm that it’s a complete waste of money. I couldn’t agree more.
However, a lot of our beliefs about health in United States are often clouded by the societal need for instant gratification. We need a magical pill to make us feel better right now. We want to keep eating crap, but look lean and feel wonderful.