Journey into Gluten, Grain and Sugar Free Lifestyle

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My husband, some family members and a couple of my friends started living grain free January 2015 after reading Dr. Perlmutters book “ GrainBrain”. This was not the first time I had heard of the benefits of a gluten, sugar and grain free diet. In fact I had read Dr. Davis book “Wheat Belly” back in 2012. I had even tried  a grain/gluten free diet for about a month. I had a skin rash and was trying to see if my skin rash was a reaction to gluten, when it appeared not to be the trigger I went back to my normal eating patterns. I found out it was actually the Tide pods (Don’t get me started on that!)

Dr. Perlmutter, Dr. Davis, and Dr. Amy Myers are only a few physicians I have read up on. All stating that inflammation is at the root of many of todays ailments.  As a nueurologist, Dr. Pearlmutter advocates that inflammation caused by gluten, grain and sugar is a trigger for ADHD and Alzheimers. http://www.drperlmutter.com/reduce-inflammation-protect-brain/?hvid=1RxroH#more-3133

Here is another interesting study from New England Journal of medicine in regards to glucose on the brain

http://www.drperlmutter.com/study/glucose-levels-risk-dementia/

That is when I knew I had to make a change in my life. Both my father and grandfather had Alzheimers disease. I have not been tested to see if I carry this gene (too scared right now), however, Dr. Perlmutter believes that just because you carry a gene for an disease does not mean that you can’t take precautions not to trigger it.

I can not give you my personal weight loss so far, since I have not been on the scale since the start. I can tell you most people comment on how good I look. The reason for not weighing myself is that I am doing this for the long haul, for my mental health. If I lose weight while living grain, gluten and sugar free, what a great side effect. My husband and my brother-in-law lost about 20 lbs in the first 6 weeks (but then again they are guys :/ )

This site is to be a journal where I can post some of my experiences, and recipes, and hopefully can get some of my family and friends to do the same.

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