The Whole Gluten Free Story

Why is Gluten-Free becoming so popular?

Wondering why everyone's talking about living gluten-free? It is likely because they have heard of how great their friends and family have felt when they took the plunge and got it out of their lives for a while. Celiac disease and gluten-sensitivities are definitely on the rise. In fact, gluten intolerances have increased 4 times since the 1950's! 

For many people, eliminating gluten from the diet can help heal the body by lowering inflammation, healing the intestines, and allowing for proper nutrient absorption. Gluten is everywhere in our food supply, and only by removing it 100% from the diet do we begin to heal from its adverse effects. 

It is easy to get on the gluten-free bandwagon and begin relying on processed gluten-free versions of old favorites, but this isn’t what will bring about healing and long-term health, and can often perpetuate the cycle of being malnourished. It is important to work toward a diet that is full of healing whole foods.

Take Action!

Check out our links to find out what gluten can do to your body and how to remove it completely from your diet.  See what the data says, follow our action steps, and experience more energy, pain-free movement, better mood and behavior, and sharper cognitive function. Use our Books (which are all gluten-free) and begin to transform your kitchen and your health! Or join our online Elimination Diet Program to really get to the root of your health condition and learn how to cook healing, gluten-free recipes in the process! 

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Gluten Free Articles from Whole Life Nutrition

Recipes from Whole Life Nutrition

How to Make Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli sprouts contain a chemical called sulforaphane which is one of the most potent antioxidants and detoxification substances that we know of. These have been shown to greatly reduce the risk of stomach, bladder, colo-rectal, and breast cancer. Just add about 1/4 cup a day to your diet and watch your health change! Read more about How to Make Broccoli Sprouts

How To Crack Open a Young Coconut

When you are feeling wilted and tired, nothing seems to hydrate better than the water from a fresh, young coconut. This is because it contains minerals like potassium, sodium, and magnesium that allow for water to pass through cellular pumps and hydrate your cells. Not to mention, the flavor of fresh young coconut water is absolutely delicious! Learn how to crack open a fresh coconut in this short video.  Read more about How To Crack Open a Young Coconut

Fried Plantains and Sausages

If you are looking for a very easy elimination diet breakfast meal that will keep you fueled throughout the day, then this recipe is for you. Plantains are an excellent source for complex carbohydrates that are easily digested. Use any type of nightshade-free organic sausage that is acceptable for phase 2. If you are vegetarian then try using cooked, drained black beans and ground cumin in place of the sausages. We like to make this quick and easy elimination diet meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!  Read more about Fried Plantains and Sausages

Summer Vegetable Spaghetti

I like to make this sauce toward the end of summer when there is an abundance of vegetables needing to be used. You can freeze the sauce in pint-size jars for future use. I prefer to serve the sauce over baked spaghetti squash, but my children prefer brown rice noodles—either way it’s a nutrient-dense meal! Read more about Summer Vegetable Spaghetti

Sunny Sunflower Seed Burgers

Try this meatless recipe as an alternative to hamburgers. In fact, this recipe is one of our children's favorites! They like to eat them with ketchup, a lettuce salad, sliced avocado, and homemade lacto-fermented dill pickles. These tasty nut-free, vegan burgers can also be wrapped in lettuce leaves (instead of using a bun) and used during phase 2 of our Elimination Diet.  Read more about Sunny Sunflower Seed Burgers

Nighttime Tea Recipe

Sleeping well is key to proper digestion and detoxification. When we don’t sleep our bodies produce more inflammatory chemicals. This can lead to a leaky gut, as well as pain and inflammation throughout the body. This tea calms the nervous system and helps prepare the body for a deep sleep.  Read more about Nighttime Tea Recipe