Saturday, May 22, 2010

Overwhelmed by food allergies? Don't know where to start?

I am fortunate to be able to eat most Primal and Paleo foods with no issues (I do have to watch it with the cow's milk dairy) but others are not so lucky.
Some have egg and/or dairy intolerances, some cannot eat any sugars other than simple saccharides without digestive and other issues. Some people are sensitive to nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, spinach, potatoes, eggplant, etc) or to nuts.

So, what do you do when your sensitivities are ganging up on you or you are clueless in the kitchen or can't find the time or inspiration to make interesting meals that work with your limited diet? No need to fear; the Heart of Cooking is here!

Sarah Schatz, a personal chef who specializes in special diets, has come up with an ingenious service: Heart of Cooking, which is a monthly menu subscription service.
You can choose from a wide variety of highly specialized menu plans including a GAPS/Paleo/Elimination diet plan (there is even an egg-free version of said plan!)

If you or anyone you know has serious digestive issues like Celiac, Crohn's Disease or Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or has children with Autism Spectrum issues, the GAPS diet is really worth checking out. If you're already on a gluten-free diet, it's worth checking out. It goes way beyond gluten-free and aims to heal the damage done to the gut. It's also great for people suffering from migraines, mood disorders and a whole plethora of symptoms.

You can get a free week of the meat/seafood menu planner here. I'm definitely going to take advantage of that! Heart of Cooking also has a blog full of great recipes and information, so make sure to check it out.

How lucky we are to live in the Information Age, where people are so easily able to reach out and help each other through technology and where the click of a computer key can make our lives vastly easier!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much Erin for writing about my services and blog! I really appreciate it! I have gained so much by going "primal" and on the GAPS diet and very passionate about sharing about it. I hope to reach many people who want to start it but feel overwhelmed by it.
    Thanks again and have a great day!