001: “I felt like a new person!” Why going grain-free matters
In the pilot episode of The Dr. Gundry Podcast, Dr. Steven Gundry sits down with fashion model turned health food author Annabelle Lee who says she’s been able to “manage” her autoimmune disease through diet changes in her new book The Ultimate Grain-Free Cookbook.
Go on a journey with Dr. Gundry as Annabelle shares her experience and the new ways to treat herself through diet changes alone.
In her new book, Annabelle offers tips on how to maintain a real food (gluten-free and paleo) lifestyle with tasty recipes that blend fat-burning methods and nutritious ingredients. And many of the Ultimate Grain-Free recipes are Dr. Gundry-approved, such as Savory Butter Crackers, Gnocchi with Creamy Spinach, Butter Pecan Cookies and her decadent German Chocolate Cake (without zucchini).
Through her own lifestyle changes Lee came to better understand nutrition. Shortly after her first pregnancy she started to experience certain discomforting, autoimmune symptoms herself.
That’s when she took matters into her own hands.
She began researching new ways to make family-friendly breads, wraps, comfort foods, and desserts with healthy, grain-free ingredients like:
- Sweet potato
- Whole food flours
- In-season fruits
She is also the founder of California Country Gal Real Bread Grain Free mixes.
02:33 – Annabelle shares her health history, pregnancy and autoimmune disorders.
06:20 – “Silly people, grains are for the birds!” Annabelle talks “no grains, no sugar, no starch”.
11:00 – Dr. Gundry reveals how one of his patients responded to cashews.
11:40 – Traditional treatment vs Annabelle’s choice to change her diet.
16:15 – Dr. Gundry and Annabelle talk about her “hand nodules” and how to get them to “go away.”
23:21 – Recipes: 25:30 Yam Gnocchi, 37:53 Jammies (apricot cookies)
38:20 – What do you say to “naysayers”?
42:30 – Dr. Gundry answers audience question: “Good Morning, Does soaking old fashioned oats overnight and rinsing next day remove Lectins?” – Neda Picuric- Jose
45:22 – Dr. Gundry shares details on two new books he has coming out.