Guest Post: Are Grains Okay When Healing Your Gut?

by lydia on January 30, 2014

Today’s post is a guest post written for Wardeh Harmon of GNOWFGLINS. This post was written to help kind of ‘flesh-out’ a bit more whether consuming grains, even properly prepared ancient grains, is a good idea while trying to heal digestive issues. Wardeh asked me if I could address whether grains are okay to consume or not during gut healing, and why ancient grains might be better than others.

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Is It Okay To Eat Grains While Healing Your Gut?

First off, let’s start by classifying grains as a starch or carbohydrate.  Basically, a starch is actually chains of sugar molecules, thousands of them and if they aren’t broken down in the gut properly they cannot be absorbed. If they are not digested and absorbed properly, they will then go to the lower gastrointestinal tract or the colon, and get attacked by the microflora (or bacteria and yeast) that are down there. This can cause carbon dioxide which in turn produces gas and bloating. There are different types of starches or carbohydrates found in foods. Let’s discuss those shall we?

To read the rest of this post, head on over to GNOWFGLINS: Are Grains Okay When Healing Your Gut?

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Lydia - Color - December 2013Lydia Joy Shatney is a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Additionally, she is the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pa. (Find the group here on Facebook). Lydia is also a member of the Nourished Living Network. Lydia founded Divine Health From The Inside Out in March of 2010. You can find Lydia on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Sign up for the Divine Health From The Inside Out newsletter! Pick up a copy of Lydia’s eBook; ‘Divine Dinners: Gluten-Free, Nourishing, Family-Friendly Meals’.

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Debra E January 31, 2014 at 12:43 pm

The link is incorrect…I get a farm pick-up form!

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lydia January 31, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Try it now Debra!

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