I've been grain-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free for 6 weeks now. I started this diet for a condition I have called Endometriosis. Basically it makes your uterus a complete hell zone! Anyone who has been around me when my period hits has seen me pretty much unable to speak or stand. And unfortunately western medicine has no cure for it, nor do they know the cause.
Upon doing my own research I read about a study where 75% of women tested had a reduction in their symptoms from cutting gluten from their diet. I slapped my forehead and immediately thought "i'm going to be one of those annoying people who can't have gluten?" And then "what the hell is gluten?"
I can happily say today that 6 weeks in I have a 50% reduction in my symptoms. I expect it to only get better. There are other variables as well, like I started Reiki treatments, but following this diet has had the added benefits of dropping my waist down to 23 inches and giving me tons of energy.
To stay on this diet you just need to have a little creativity. This is where my coconut flour cookies come in. I mean, I still need chocolate chip cookies prior to my period so I don't become a raging monster!
(If you don't have a good health food store nearby where you live, I recommend ordering the necessary ingredients from amazon.com)
Grain-free, Gluten free cookies
1/3 c. Coconut flour
1/4 c. honey (raw organic if you can find)
1/4 c. melted coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs (cage-free preferred)
1/3 c. Enjoy Life chocolate chips (free of gluten and soy, made with raw cane sugar)
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine coconut flour, honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract and eggs until smooth consistency. Then stir in chocolate chips. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto baking sheet and flatten with the back of your spoon (these cookies do not spread as they bake). Stick in the oven for 13-15 minutes, watching for the edges to brown. Set on a cooling rack (or just leave them on baking sheer on top of the oven if you're lazy like me) for about 10-15 minutes. And then enjoy your grain-free/gluten free cookies! Easy isn't it?
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