June 5, 2006 - On May 19th,2006, as part of the Access to Health Experts teleseminar series, Dr. Liz Lipski interviewed Jodi Bager and Jenni Lass, coauthors of Grain Free Gourmet. Bager and Lass, both live with digestive disorders. They revealed their secrets for creating sustainable and delicious approaches to baking, cooking and eating without the ingredients that many of us consider to be required, such as sugar, wheat flour and milk.
Over 70 million Americans suffer from digestive diseases that lead to discomfort and pain after meals. According to Dr. Lipski, “Gluten intolerance affects at least one in every 200 people, but many more cases may go undiagnosed,” and while the most well known side effects of gluten intolerance are digestive, there are many more including neurological and behavioral problems, which may have serious long term side effects.
Living with gluten intolerance can be difficult, because it requires eliminating all gluten and wheat containing products from your diet. Not an easy task in our culture. However, using an appropriate diet can have significant and real daily benefits to your health and well being, and a distinct improvement to your quality of life.
Following the principles of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), Bager and Lass have created tantalizing recipes that can be easily tolerated by people with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and celiac disease, among others. This is also an ideal cookbook for weight loss and health-conscious people looking for new ways to remove wheat and gluten products from their diet.
In this teleseminar Bager and Lass show how to make sustainable dietary changes that help you to reduce and eliminate your symptoms, to bring your digestive disorder under control. Here are some of their recommendations for a grain free diet:
- Substitute Almond flour for wheat flour
- Don’t eat Soy – it’s hard to digest
- Home made yogurt is especially good because of its active probiotics
- Be sure to soak beans 8 to 10 hours before cooking them
- Make sandwich wraps out of cheese rather than bread
About the authors:
Jodi Bager is President of JK Gourmet. She was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2000. Jenny Lass is a freelance medical writer. She was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2001.
To attend the free Access to Health Experts interviews visit our events page. Written transcripts are available for purchase after the event.
About Access to Health Experts:
Access to Health Experts is a monthly teleseminar interview series hosted by Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN. The program features interviews with many of the most prominent and authoritative experts in integrative medicine. Dr. Lipski is a nationally-known nutritionist and author of Digestive Wellness (3rd Edition McGraw Hill). Innovative Healing is in Asheville, North Carolina.
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