One of the best things about having been gluten-free for many years is when I choose to bake a delicious gluten-free dessert (or pancake)
I almost always have all ingredients on-hand. I loathe heading to the store outside of my weekly shop where I pre-pick and buy all ingredients for the week then cook it all up in one Sunday afternoon.
Today I woke up, felt like making pancakes and whipped up this anti-inflammatory, gluten and dairy free pancake recipe that even my boyfriend loved! He's a pretty tough pancake critic as he's
mastered an insanely good non-gluten free recipe and compares them all to that recipe.
I'm happy these passed the test because it made me stoked to share it with you all! Downside? He ate most of them...
You might be wondering what makes these anti-inflammatory and if you are, great question.
"Anti-Inflammatory" is a super popular word these days and for good reason. Inflammation, when chronic and not addressed, can lead to some pretty serious health issues.
The ones I see the most in practise is weight gain, water retention, lack of energy and brain fog as well as endocrine disruption, though inflammation can lead to many other health issues depending on your genetic predisposition.
When dealing with IBS and SIBO, inflammation is often caused by foods that are mounting an immune response in the digestive system. With an excess of bacteria in the gut, a mucosal lining
that has been damaged and digestive organs that may be sluggish, this can create the perfect environment for inflammation, especially with foods that tend to be poorly tolerated such as gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol and FODMAPs.
Our goal at The IBS Academy is to coach each and every client using our 12-Week Gut Restore Program, to be able to eat ALL foods again! We do this by executing our program to rebalance
the microbiome, repair the gut lining, and improve digestion as well as help our students to identify their big stress triggers then work to improve their response to them.
By doing this, we see our students be able to successfully reintroduce foods that they once were afraid to eat.
I know from experience how life changing that is. It can open up a world of possibilities for work, travel, relationships and personal fulfillment. It certainly has for me. Although I can now eat cruciferous veg, nuts and seeds, fibre, and fruits that I once got really sick from, I still choose to eat gluten and dairy free as it makes me feel much better when I do.
(Serves 2 - Or 1.5 if you have a hungry boyfriend)
Blueberry Compote (my sweethearts recipe)
Directions for Pancakes:
I'd LOVE to hear what you think. Please leave comments below, share with your friends and on social media if you dig! The more people we can help to stop suffering from poor gut health the happier our friends, co-workers, and society will be.
Cassandra Hope, RHN
Founder of The IBS Academy
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