Hi & Welcome to Grain Free - This team isn't very active, but I hope you'll pop in often and help to change that.
I would also like to recommend some other teams I've found helpful that may have more activity on the topic of problems with grains.
There's the Wheat Belly Team www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
which centers around a book of the same name by Dr. William Davis. I highly recommend the book as well, and I just got the Wheat Belly Cookbook. The later does have a lot of recipes in it, but it also includes a lot of the basic information from the book - sort of a condensed version if you will.
Any Paleo diet team or book would be helpful for you as well because Paleo is healthy grain free eating.
The Celia teams are good too, except for the fact that so many Celiac patients seem to get hung up on "gluten free" foods. That is to say all those processed items in the health food isle that are made with high carbohydrate substitute flours. That stuff is expensive and totally unnecessary for healthy grain free living.
Less of an occasional bit of rice I have been grain free for 18 months. The improvement in my overall health has been phenomenal! I started out with strict adherence to the Duke University Medical Center's No Sugar No Starch diet (say that three times fast) but after about six months I loosened the reins a little and added some starchier veggies and some fruit. I guess I lean more towards Primal than Paleo since I'm not afraid of fat at all, but I don't like to be pigeon holed because I make exceptions to every rule to suit myself. The one rule that is hard and fast for me is NO WHEAT. It quite literally makes me ill and I'd like to continue to avoid that.
Hope to hear more from you. Happy Spring!
If the early bird catches the worm, I'd rather be late & eat cheesecake!
| Pounds lost: 75.5