Hola gorgeous souls,
There have been SO many questions about gluten, dairy, nutrition + the Radiant Goddess program, so I’m here to spread some clarity! Weeee!
In this post you’ll find:
- 13 Reasons To Give Up Gluten + Dairy
- an email from a woman who cured Graves Disease with this style of eating
- the Most Important Things for you to remember when considering a lifestyle/diet change
- And why the Radiant Goddess program is not a weight loss fad or program in self-loathing (infact, it’s quite ze opposite… it’s a program laden with self love, compassion + utter self-acceptance!)
13 Reasons To Give Up Gluten + Dairy
A gorgeous soul asked how this program of gluten free, dairy free, nutritious whole foods could help heal so many things.
Here’s some really interesting articles about what this kind of diet can do:
- 6 Reasons You Should Avoid Dairy At All Costs (by Dr Mark Hyman)
- How to keep faces out of your blood stream
- 10 Reasons To Avoid Grains and Go Gluten Free (from a fertility expert)
- Dr Oz recommends Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Raw Food Diets
- Gluten is poison + how it affects everyone (especially those with autoimmune diseases) (by Sarah Wilson, Australian TV presenter)
- Can A Gluten Free Diet Improve Fertility?
- Gluten free diets and fertility
- Gluten Contributes to Irritable Bowel Syndrome Even in Non-Celiacs
- Gluten Allergy + Pregnancy
- IBS + Gluten Free
- Reviews of gluten free diets from IBS sufferers
- IBS and Dairy
- Gluten Intolerance and Depression, Anxiety and Other Psychological Problems
“The point is that people with gluten sensitivities may experience symptoms that are easily passed off as normal aging or worse, a psychological condition. They may experience fatigue, IBS, chronic depression, ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, aches and pains, weight fluxuation/gain, bloating, constipation or diarrhea.”
Did you know that more and more research is showing how gluten can cause excess weight, anxiety, stomach cramps and autoimmune diseases? Did you know that up to 85% of women with fertility issues are ALLERGIC to GLUTEN – and that eating gluten free is the #1 thing to do to become more fertile?
Gluten can even cause you to become sick + overweight because it damages the lining of the stomach + allows poo to enter your bloodstream. (Wacky, right?) I firmly believe our bodies are NOT built to cope with gluten – it’s a relatively new dietary inclusion that’s over processed, over chemicalised and has no nutritional value.
Dairy is acidic and extremely mucoid forming – it can plug up your intestines, and is one of the leading causes of IBS – even if you’re not lactose intolerant! It can even increase the risk of cancer!
The Radiant Goddess program will gently transition you into a SUSTAINABLE lifestyle of incredibly delicious, nutritious raw, gluten free and low-sugar foods… foods that will light you up from the inside, heal you… and leave you looking and feeling more amazing than ever!
There are SO many more conditions that this kind of diet can help and heal… I got this lovely email from a woman who has suffered Graves Disease:
I went GF a few years ago and my life was transformed in ways that I still can not comprehend! I was diagnosed with Graves disease and was in pretty bad shape. I wanted to fight the Graves naturally instead of surgically or with medication. In trying to analyze how and when I got sick in the first place I found the gluten factor! My life, health, mental well being, and most disturbingly, my spirit were out of control. I bite the gluten free bullet, so to speak, and I am now in remission. No meds, thyroid intact. My doctor didn’t believe I could do it. I believe strongly in listening to your body and spirit. But the hardest part in this society is putting that knowledge into action.
Hats off to you guys for creating an action plan with the Radiant Goddess program! I get asked about my new life all the time and I try to guide people to choosing health and spiritual well being over instinct gratification food and lifestyle. Gluten Free can be fabulous if you embrace it with love, enthusiasm and a desire for a better life. You can bet I will send people your way to get transformed!
Have a colorful day,
The Most Important Things To Remember:
- Do your own research.
- Trust your intuition and your gut.
- See what works for you.
- If it doesn’t work for you, try something new.
It’s like everything in life, really. Go where your spirit calls you!
More things I want to mention:
Even if you don’t have Celiac Disease, you can still be gluten intolerant. I had no idea about that. Until I did.
Three years ago, my love and I felt the call to bring through a baby into the world.
And so we tried, and I thought we were pregnant, but then my periods came.
And I’d always had this feeling that something bigger was up with my fertility – I’d always had very irregular periods.
Here’s the thing that changed me:
I started seeing this vision that my uterus was being coated with a mucus from gluten that was making it difficult for me to fall and stay pregnant.
The vision was SO clear and SO strong, I could feel it in my body. I knew without a doubt that it was true for me.
So I gave up gluten pretty much instantly.
And instantly, so many lingering health problems stopped for me – especially the one where I went to sleep with a bellyache every night. And I just felt SO much better. It was totally revolutionary. I kept saying to my love
“This is what it’s like to be normal!!! This is what it’s like to not feel awful!”
And other things just SHIFTED. My face started shifting. I wasn’t as sore or bloated or felt puffy anymore.
And then I got pregnant, and in the time that’s followed, excess weight just kinda fell of me like an old skin off a snake.
And I thought
“WELL… holy duck. THAT was easy. All that weight was just gluten stuck to me!”
Earlier this year I visited a naturopath, and she asked WHY I became gluten free.
So I trot out the usual story…
“Well… you know I’m a hippy… and I was wanting to get pregnant… and I saw this vision that my uterus was getting coated by mucus from gluten and it would make it difficult to get pregnant… so I did… and then felt WAY better from it.”
And her eyes got really big and wide and she said
“Ummm. Wow. Okay, well, you were right… that’s exactly what it does. And giving up gluten is the #1 thing we do with all our clients on fertility programs.”
Imanotgonnalie. I felt pretty dang chuffed at my level of intuition on that front.
I’m not a doctor, or a naturopath. Obviously.
And by presenting a program on nutrition, or talking about things that can be healed with nutrition, I’m not trying to be either.
What I’m dearly wanting to do here is present a gentle, supported, loving way for women to heal their relationships with nutrition. And have that nutrition heal their bodies and spirits too.
And most of all, I wanted to create a program that wasn’t one sided on food.
It encompasses nutritious, healing gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, high-raw whole foods with movement + meditation. It gives encouraging, gentle, supportive, inspiring ways to make exercise doable + enjoyable + FUN. And the program includes nourishing the spirit as well… through relaxation exercises, meditations + creative projects.
The Radiant Goddess program was born to nourish the body-mind-soul on every single level… help it heal and bloom just the way it was born to.
All of this is not just about losing weight. It is total restoration of the body, mind and spirit.
it’s absoloooodely not about body-hate.
I know women can be triggered from two little words… “weight loss”
So let’s get really real here. I am absoloodely NOT saying “thin = happy” nor am I buying into any other weird diet or self esteem myth.
Because that’s just ridunkulous.
It’s not how I see things, or live my life.
You see, at every single stage of my body, I’ve loved it. Ridunkulously loved it. Thought “phwwwwoar yeah, I’m a hooootttttttttttttaaaaaay”.
I have no idea where this self esteem comes from – I wonder if it is a Scorpio thang? It’s just this deep, dear, empowering self love that is alight and has never been extinguished.
I’ve just never been ashamed or afraid of numbers that were on the scales (infact, I never know what I weigh outside of doctor visits… I’m not a scales-owner). I’ve never really cared what number was on my dress.
I’ve always thought:
“well, that’s just the number my body was born to be right now! woot!”
I’ve one of those chicks who strolls through the house stark nekkid (in front of my husbo + bebe). Or forgets to bring swimmers to the beach, so goes in in her jocks + bra instead. On a busy beach. Hey! There were black! They looked kinda like swimmers!
I remember hanging out with some beautiful friends.
I shared a story about my body.
And one of them said:
“I look at you and think “now here is a woman who loves her body.””
And it’s true.
No matter what size I’m at.
I’m not saying I’ve ever been immune to body issues of course.
The thang I most worried about was the fact I had Uneven Boobs (™) – one larger and droopier than the other.
But I “came out” about my Big Dark Secret of Uneven Boobs (™) to some dear friends when I was 21, and they were all “Yeah, so what? So do we!”
And suddenly I didn’t realise I was alone in the world. Or that it ever really mattered in the first place.
Plus, then I breastfed (and continue) for two years which pommels the boobies into whole new shapes that become these amazing things that can stretch like a foot from your chest. Ones that a baby harvested from and grew from teeny tiny to a big little person. And all of a sudden my Uneven Boobs (™) became architectural, biological masterpieces with magic and mystery that I couldn’t even conceive.
What was I saying?
Ahhh yes, body stuff.
We can make changes without judging or hating up on ourselves.
It can be different.
It can be joyful.
It can be loving.
It can be good.
There are six billion paths up the mountain to God… there are six million truths as well.
If what I’m sharing doesn’t resonate or sing to you, that’s all good, my love. I’m not attempting to convert you. I’m just sharing about something that has deeply deeply changed my life and restored my body. I am so grateful to the women who shared about their experiences of going gluten free, or dairy free, or sugar free with me… they all helped fill up my wisdom well of what was possible.
If this isn’t information that is calling you or is helpful to you right now, it’s ALL good.
I believe so deeply that research and knowledge can be truly powerful.
I believe that nutrition can heal us.
And again, a reminder:
Trust your intuition and your gut. See what works for you. If it doesn’t sing to your spirit, find something that does. Go where your spirit calls you!
SO much love, wellness, radiance + goodness to you dear soul… may you always be happy, may you always be blessed,