Mini Chocolate Eclairs

Yes: Chocolate Eclairs fit into your Wheat Belly lifestyle!

Minus wheat/grains and added sugar, we once again convert a fattening, unhealthy indulgence into a healthy treat that you can serve proudly to family and friends knowing that, unlike their grain-based counterparts, you will not be adding to inflammation, gastrointestinal disruption, or mind/emotional effects.

I took this recipe from the Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook with some slight modifications. (I simplified preparation slightly.) I also used a more luxurious Chocolate Glaze rather than plain chocolate, also from the recipe in the Cookbook (along with other sauces, glazes, and jams).

Calcium Supplements— Don’t waste your money

 

Calcium supplements have no role in the Undoctored/Wheat Belly lifestyle. For years, doctors have advised people to supplement calcium to prevent bone thinning and osteoporotic fractures based on the simple reasoning that if something is lacking, taking more of it must be the solution. But clinical trials have repeatedly demonstrated virtually no benefit with calcium supplementation— no slowing of bone thinning, no reduction of osteoporotic fractures.

Likewise, people who consume plentiful dairy products containing calcium do not have better bone health. One thing that people who supplement calcium do have is more death from heart disease. It should be a familiar theme by now: Not only has conventional advice not worked, it is responsible for causing health problems.

Change and Devastation: Were You Affected by Hurricane Harvey or Irma?

Last week brought about some changes for me that I’ve been hesitant to make for the last few months. I left my job after reaching my two year mark, and I’m pursuing things that have given me a renewed sense of excitement. Change is inevitable and, often times, uncomfortable, but it’s also necessary. The new chapter is shaping up to be a good one. I’m thankful to feel burdens lifted in my life, and I’m taking time to focus on all of the reasons we have to be thankful.  I’m also sad for those in states surrounding Louisiana who have lost everything. I know that most of them will experience new chapters in time too, but life is hard for many of our neighbors right now. Two of my aunts lost their home and all of its contents, their cars and boat, etc. They have their health, which is obviously most important, but they’ll spend the coming months and years rebuilding their lives. I know that they’re grateful for that opportunity, but I can also imagine how much stress it has caused as they near retirement. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed with helplessness in times like these, when friends in […]
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Discount on the Nima gluten testing device for Wheat Belly followers

If you are interested in your own Nima device to test your food for gluten residues, they are offering a 20% discount on the Nima Starter Kit if you enter coupon code WHEATBELLY.

The Nima device is useful for anyone with substantial gluten/grain sensitivities. While it only tests for gluten residues, this can serve as a marker for grain contamination. You can find more information about the device and the starter kit here.

In my experiences, the device is easy to use:

 

It’s easily portable, small enough to carry in your purse or jacket pocket.