www.Nourishing Meals.com – This is a site for whole foods and gluten free recipes. The site is from the authors of The Whole Life Nutrition and Nourishing Meals cookbooks seen here. The website also has a blog that sends great recipes and food blurbs periodically to your email address.
www.WholeLifeNutrition.net – This is a companion site to Nourishing Meals. It has more recipes and even videos of whole foods cooking. The site also goes into detail on the benefits of gluten and GMO free eating.
www.ElenasPantry.com – This is a great site for gluten-free, grain-free, and high protein recipes. Recipes are searchable for certain requirements such as paleo, egg-free, or dairy-free. There is also great information on the basics of healthy cooking and ingredients to use.
The Paleo Diet is a great option to address common causes of chronic disease by eliminating dietary causes of inflammation. The Paleo Diet focuses on high quality grass fed meats, fish/seafood, healthy oils, fruits, and vegetables. Because of its impact on blood sugar and inflammation, the Paleo Diet eliminates all grains, beans, sugars, and processed oils. The links below provide all the information you need to “eat Paleo.”
www.thePaleoDiet.com – This site is run by the founder and researcher of paleo eating, Loren Cordain, PhD. The site provides all the basics of Paleo eating as well as the research and background on the benefits of the Paleo Diet.
www.RobbWolf.com – This is another site with great information on how to eat Paleo.
www.EatWild.com – This site is a great place to learn the health benefits grass fed meats. It also provides a search tool to find local butchers and ranchers that sell grass fed meats in your area.
Paleo & Autoimmunity
www.AutoImmune-Paleo.com – This is a great site hosted by blogger and author Mickey Trescott. It provides paleo diet information specific for people with autoimmune disease. Mickey has also published a great ebook – The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook. To learn more about the book, see my blogpost here.
www.ThePaleoMom.com – This site is run by biophysicist PhD turned stay-at-home-mom Dr. Sarah Ballantyne. Sarah suffered from multiple chronic health conditions and autoimmune diseases. To improve her health Sarah used her scientific background to investigate the impact of diet and lifestyle on health. Her research led her to a deep understanding of the immune system, gut barrier function, hormones, stress, and lifestyle on health and disease. The site has great scientific information specific to autoimmunity, but also includes information from the perspective of a mother making healthy dietary changes with her family.
www.PhoenixHelix.com – This is a great site with lots of Paleo recipes. In addition to that, it also has great information about using Paleo Diet and lifestyle to reverse autoimmunity. The site is run by a lady who developed rheumatoid arthritis in 2012, Eileen Laird, and documents her journey using diet and lifestyle as medicine. The site also has a blog where people with autoimmune disease discuss what has and has not worked for them. There is great information throughout site. See the “About Eileen” page where Eileen explains her story and how why she started this website. Check out the very motivating “Success Stories” page. The “Diet” and “Lifestyle” pages have great how-to information. The “Podcast” page has fabulous audio episodes on many useful topics. I hope you benefit from this great resource.
Gluten Free (GF)
Gluten is a protein found in the gluten containing grains – wheat, rye, spelt, and barley as well as an ingredient in many processed foods. Whether you have the serious autoimmune condition Celiac Disease, other forms of autoimmunity, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS), or just want to improve your health, eating a gluten free diet can be useful. The following sites help you understand gluten free eating.
www.Gluten.net – This site is the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). It provides information about gluten free eating, Celiac disease, and NCGS.
www.GlutenFreedomProject.com – This site has many recipes on gluten free eating. There is some great info on gluten basics (see Gluten 101) and FAQs that gives a good background if you are new to “GF”. It also has a handy menu planner that allows you to select the foods you want to avoid (i.e., gluten, dairy, eggs, etc.), the protein source (i.e., poultry, beef, fish, vegan) and then you get a week long menu and lists of ingredients. You do have register for this feature, but it is all free!!
www.Celiac.com – Another great site with all things gluten related.