What I ate today?

IMG_4580FullSizeRenderFullSizeRender2What does my daily diet actually look like…
A reader suggested the diet that I live by might be a bit too high in amines for her to adopt. I consider that this is probably true for a person that follows a low amine diet. However my current view of low amine diets is that it is a stepping-stone to the next piece of the puzzle which is gut health and healing the cause of the reaction and inability to digest food properly. I mean no disrespect to the person who messaged me in any way as I came from a similar place. I too reduced our “real food” intake such as veggies, meat, eggs etc in favour of the grain and legume based material to pad out the reaction and uptake into the system. We were at one point afraid to eat certain veggies and food because of the high reactions that the kids had to these foods. Continue reading

Low Carb Diet ?

mushrrom vs honey

Both have the same carbohydrate values of 4grams. 100g mushroom or 1 teaspoon of honey

What does my low-carb diet look like?

The house hold diet was a “real food” diet of meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, low starch vegetables, fruit and small amounts of natural sugars like honey and maple. We have been living this way for the last 12 months under the guidance of our GP. It wasn’t until we fulfilled the last suggestion by our GP to limit the fruit intake and remove lower sugars that we fully understood what being a ‘fat burner’ was all about. Continue reading

Bio Individuality

A18 crowd

Your health prescription should be as individual as you.

Bio Individuality…..The principle that one diet does not fit all.
I have read this word a few times in my diet adventures and have come to the understanding that each person does well on their own diet be it Paleo, GAPS, Atkins, SCD, or ketogenic and considered that the individual had to find which one was right for them.
Mark, I and the kids are all following a modified paleo diet (JUST EAT REAL FOOD) that puts us into a ketogenic state however we all tolerate these foods within the paleo diet guidelines differently. For example two of our family members have intolerances to nightshade vegetables. It also depends on which author, researcher, and scientist you follow and what the success has been this far in your recovery. I heard a podcast interview with Chris Kresser and his approach to the paleo lifestyle being built around difference.
It seems that the latest media favourite for miss-representation is the Paleo diet. Called a “Fad” the diet aim’s to move back to real food that is not processed, eating local, in season produce with a special focus on the way the food was produced. It’s not a diet of carnivores. Continue reading

Market Day

Friday is coming around quickly and so it’s time to start thinking about the weekend.farmers market picture

I thought I would post some information about how to prepare yourself for eating great quality nutrient dense foods in the week ahead. In my house the fridge is starting to look bare by Friday and recipes are defiantly modified to include whatever I’ve still got left in the fridge.

For our family Saturday morning signals a flurry of gathering activity by heading off to the organic farmers market. Continue reading