In this generation of health obsession, there’s no shortage of fad diets out there. But when it comes to going gluten-free, is it just a fad or are there some real health benefits? Well, from personal experience the health benefits are hard to ignore, and from a broad perspective the gluten free craze is here to stay- it's an increasingly popular topic of research and discussion in the health/science world. But first thing's first, what the heck is gluten? To put it simply, gluten is the term for the glue-like proteins found in wheat, barley, and rye that hold the grain together. Modern wheat comes from a hybrid plant that has been modified by food scientists in labs to increase productivity. It is sprayed heavily with pesticides and is far less nutritious than the original form of wheat our great grandparents were eating.
In this day and age, it is more widely understood that commercial toothpaste is highly toxic than ever before. Big brands like Crest and Colgate have, for so many years, been the first kind of toothpaste that I and many others would reach for on the Target shelf. It wasn’t until I started more thoroughly researching an all-natural, holistic lifestyle that I learned what to watch out for and why…
Anyone that has never heard of oil cleansing would probably say slathering oil on your face sounds counterproductive. I’ll admit, before putting in hours of research about the OCM (oil cleansing method) and actually trying it for myself, I was skeptical to say the least. Here’s a little background on what led me to the OCM. I’ve always had sensitive and acne prone combination skin, which means I’m both oily and dry and break out super easily. Fun stuff! I saw a dermatologist regularly for years without success. I was prescribed topical creams, ointments, and a few different pills that did nothing more than make me feel nauseous and turn into a flaky reptilian with even more sensitive skin.
(raw, gluten-free, vegan, organic, paleo, soy free, delicious)
Whether you’re trying to eat raw, gluten-free, paleo, vegan, or just healthier in general, collard wraps are an amazing staple to add to your diet. They’re great to pack for lunch as a sandwich/burrito replacement because they don't get soggy the way bread and tortillas do. Collard wraps are filling and nutritious, but also super light and don’t make you feel like collapsing into a food coma forever after you eat them.