Wednesday, March 3, 2010

No grain diet

For most of my life I would not fit a health food enthusiast profile. Maybe that is why GAPS was the first diet I have ever encountered that eliminated grain. After decades of hearing the opposite, the idea that saturated fats are good for you was also quite new, and, at the beginning, too radical for me.

A couple of days ago I was googling a chicken fat rendering recipe (yes!). And I found it (where else!) on This is a Paleolithic diet site. I like the Paleolithic diet premise that our digestive system evolved while we lived as hunters gatherers, and therefore we did not eat grain and dairy foods everyday in every meal.

Yesterday I saw a repeat of the Dr Oz show that had an alternative medicine theme and on it. There was a guy named Joseph Mercola. I googled him, and he also has written a book The No-Grain Diet.

We have been on almost grain free diet now for quite few months. Sebastian is doing great on it, and I also feel much better.


  1. I can't imagine a life without pulses and rice, but we do meat and veges and try to lean on the latter two more. Its really interesting how my taste for bread has almost disappeared, I almost cannot stand the taste of it - since I put myself and Khaled on flours and bread and dairy free. He also prefers chicken and beef - which he wouldnt touch before.

  2. It's funny how you found out about Paleolithic diets on the internet. What a juxtaposition of the old and new!