Genetically Modified Food (GM)
You are probably asking yourself why am I talking about GM products when the blog post is about gluten free and organic? It is because I have Lyme so I have been having a Bad reaction to the GM (Genetically Modified) foods. So I started researching them to see what could be making me have such a bad reaction. When I would eat them my stomach would bloat, I would get muscle spasms, cold sweats and a headache that was out of this world. GM foods are designed to produce herbicides and insecticides. So when you consume GM foods you are consuming those things. I did not realize it until I got Lyme and became very sensitive to GM foods. You have to look at it this way. Would you take a glass and drink the pesticides a farmer is spraying on his field? Or would you dip a spoon in Round Up (Glyphosphate) and eat it? That is exactly what you are doing when you eat GM products. That have used things called plasmids to introduce genes into the plants so that they will produce these compounds while they are growing. Since the compounds are now in the genes of the plants they will contain those compounds. It is known that these plants have ill effects. As a matter of fact to protect the companies financially the government passed a billed called the Monsanto Protection Act. It protects the GM food producers from laws suits and legal actions. So you cannot sue them for the ill effects they have. The other toxin that is contained in GM products is BT Toxins. (Bacillus Thuringiensis) . Now any animals that consume these foods will most likely contain these toxins. For example if a chicken eats corn raised from GM feed ti will probably contain those toxins in the eggs. No matter what their studies say they cannot convince me otherwise because I have to severe of a reaction to GM products even meat that has been raised with them. If I eat organic grass feed beef and have no reaction.
Organic And Gluten Free
In order to avoid the toxins in the GM foods you will need to make sure that the food you purchase is organic. In order for it to be USDA certified organic it cannot contain any GM products from growth to the table. The reason I mention the gluten free is because I have not found any flour that is organic that is made of wheat so far. I have only found gluten free flouers. That is where http://www.nuts.com comes in.
Why I Chose To Write About nuts.com
I chose to write about http://www.nuts.com because at the time of writing this article they have the best priced and the tastiest organic and gluten free foods. They have a pretty good selection of premixed stuff also like cake mixes , brownies, and pancake mix etc. The one thing I noticed about nut.com is that you have to go to their website to learn how much liquid to put into their flours. The recipes are not on the packages they are listed on their website. I will warn you and please read this because if not you will waste your flour. All their recipes tell you to put the wrong amount of liquids in them. Cut the amount of liquids that they state in at least half do not add the amounts they say or you will ruin your recipe. Even cutting it in half was to much sometimes so I got in the habit of adding my liquids a little at a time until I got the desired consistency.
I tried their brownie recipe first. I found it to be very tasty but it was like eating puddy because I added the amount of liquid they called for on their website. The next one I tried was their pancake mix. I found it to taste better then regular pancakes which was a pleasant surprise. Then I tried the bread. It had the consistency of fruit cake. I think that was my fault though because I have never made homemade bread and it would not rise. If I am successful I will post the recipe on here. I tried their pizza crust and it took less then half the water they stated to make their recipe. It tasted very good when I first made it. It makes two 9″ pizzas or one 16″ pizza. It tasted very good the first day but when I reheated it the second day it didn’t taste very good and developed a gritty texture.
One more final warning. The gluten free and organic food fill you up a lot quicker. For example. I usually eat three plate sized regular pancakes. I can only eat one plate sized gluten free pancake and it really fills me up. It is a lot tastier also. The gluten free products are very high in protein.
I will update this each time I try one of their products.