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  • Dr. Joan Irvine

We Are What We Eat or Don't Eat!



It's nothing new, the fact that the food we eat impacts health dates back to ancient times, including Hippocrates, Asclepiades of Bithynia, and Galen.


My journey only began in the last several years. If I have a health issue, the first thing I do is review the foods that I'm eating. As a result, I've changed what I eat. I've stopped eating foods with lectins and glutens, and now working on eliminating dairy from my diet. I even stopped drinking alcohol almost three years ago (I documented this journey and how I used cannabis to transition from alcohol to cannabis - Cali Sober: https://www.drjoanirvine.com/post/replace-alcohol-with-cannabis-for-better-sex-and-health ).


In general, I've been following Dr. Gundry's low-lectin (anti-inflammatory) eating program - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6aKwKfEk8k . BTW cannabis helps to reduce inflammation, too!!


If you look closely while watching Dr. Gundry's PBS program 'One Thing', you will see me in the audience (don't blink - LOL!) - https://nhpbs.org/schedule/summary.aspx?progId=JustOneThingwithStevenGundryMd0. It was an honor to be asked to participate and meet Dr. Gundry.


BTW I was missing oatmeal (high lectin), so loved when I tried Dr. Gundry's Overnight “Oats” Recipe


Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups cooked millet (you can usually find this in the grain section of most health food stores)

  • 1 cup hemp hearts  

  • ½ cup ground flaxseeds  

  • ¼ cup plain goat or coconut milk yogurt with live active cultures  

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk  

  • Non-GMO Allulose as desired for sweetness  

  • Toppings of your choice (see below)

And making it could NOT be easier.

  • Mix the millet, hemp hearts, and flaxseeds in a large bowl.  

  • Add the yogurt and coconut milk, making sure that the dry ingredients are covered by the liquid.  

  • Cover the bowl with a tea towel or cheesecloth and leave at room temperature in your kitchen overnight.

You can enjoy it as is or strain off any liquid if you like it thicker. Add Allulose to taste if desired.


And to make it extra special, you can add your favorite toppings from the list below.


  • The almond joy: shaved bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened toasted coconut flakes, marcona almonds

  • Vacation in a bowl: unsweetened toasted coconut flakes, fresh passion fruit, macadamia nuts

  • Forest fruit (only when in season): ¼ cup in-season mixed berries, including blackberries, raspberries, and wild blueberries

  • The blueberry pie (only when in season): wild blueberries, a pinch of allspice, orange zest

  • The “better than a peanut butter cup”: shaved bittersweet chocolate, pistachio butter, chopped pistachios

 


To Health, Happiness, and Hot Sex!

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