All of the recipes can be modified to suit your taste or ingredient
availability. The breads rely heavily on almond meal but any other nut
meal can be substituted for it in any recipe if you are allergic to
almonds. The Pamela's Wheat Free Baking Mix is rice and almond based so
if that is a problem, find a wheat free baking mix without almonds. I
use small amounts of the baking mix to improve the cakey quality in
I use rice protein powder in certain recipes but if
you are not sensitive to cow's milk, feel free to use whey protein.
Once you have made a few of these recipes, you will understand how to
convert your own favorites to low carb, wheat free, etc. Many of these
recipes are converted favorites of mine.
The Benefits of Fat
These are low carb, gluten free, soy free, dairy free and sugar free
recipes. They range from moderate to high fat. Hypoglycemia,
hyperinsulinism, and fast oxidation all benefit from a low carbohydrate
and higher fat diet.
Fat is the only major dietary component that does not raise the blood
sugar and it will buffer the effects of carbohydrate and protein. Also
fat is not a common food allergen for most people. These recipes would
also be helpful for diabetics though they would have to be further
restricted in some cases.
"Cholesterol is a fundamental component of every cell
membrane in your body, and the precursor for all the steroid hormones in the
body and even vitamin D. Moreover, it's
associated with a more than 70 percent reduced risk of dementia in the
elderly. Cholesterol is one of the most
important biochemicals for healthy brain function and, indeed, for human health
in general. Cholesterol is so vital for
brain health that even though the brain represents only about 2 to 3 percent of
your body weight, 25 percent of the entire cholesterol content of your body is
in your brain, where it performs critical roles to facilitate the brain's
complex operations. It also strengthens,
nourishes, and protects brain cells, and helps clear away harmful free
The current was on cholesterol, especially as it relates to
cardiovascular disease and risk for heart attack, is absolutely unfounded. We desperately need cholesterol in order to
be healthy. In fact, every cell in your
body manufactures cholesterol because it is so essential. Research has already proven that people with
the lowest levels of cholesterol have a significantly higher risk for
depression, suicide, and, in the elderly, dementia and even death. Some research indicates that in folks aged
eighty-five or older, higher cholesterol is associated with extraordinary
resistance to dementia. And yet, the
pharmaceutical industry would have you believe that cholesterol is your enemy
and that you should do everything you can, including taking powerful drugs, to lower the amount of this pivotal chemical."
The Grain Brain Cookbook, by David Perlmutter, MD
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Sources for Low Carb Recipes
The combination of a low carb cookbook and food allergy cookbook is
extremely rare. In fact, I have personally never found one which is why
I developed my own by working with a wide range of recipes and
converting them to ones I could eat.
Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, by Robert C. Atkins, MD: Get all the information needed in order to test your own carbohydrate tolerance in the original low carb diet book.
Atkins.com has a huge
selection of great recipes but they often contain food allergens that
may need to be substituted for. However, many of their recipes do not have to be modified or are easily modified.
Over the years, the advantages of low carb diets or keto diets as they are now called, means there are more and more low carb recipes available online, and great products available.