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Are you “fed up” following the grain-heavy food guidelines
and find yourself getting heavier or not feeling well eating all those
grains? If you’ve gotten wise to the truth that all of us should be eating against the grain (to one extent or another) for optimal health, you’ve come to the right place – Against the Grain Nutrition, the definitive source on eating against the grain by the noted authority on the subject, nutrition author Melissa Diane Smith.
This site is for people who have celiac disease (gluten intolerance), non-celiac gluten sensitivity, wheat allergies or sensitivities to other grains and want support and information to fine-tune their diet for better health. It's also for the majority of the population who don’t think they have any of the above health conditions but know that eating a lot of grains is not keeping them trim or free of disease. In other words, it’s for people who are overweight or have blood-sugar- and insulin-related health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, Metabolic Syndrome X, and insulin resistance – and want to use a reduced-carb or low- or no-grain diet to prevent and reverse these conditions.
A popular saying is: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” In the case of eating grain products as the base of the diet, Americans – and more and more people from other countries around the world – have been doing that for quite some time. The result? Our health is getting much, much worse, not better. It’s time to do something very different.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to the faulty high-grain nutrition advice you grew up with and try or continue a way of eating that really works, you’ve come to the right spot. Whether you want to follow a wheat-free, gluten-free or grain-free diet, this site will help you do that – easily, tastily and conveniently.
Wishing you the best of health going against the grain,
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Welcome to my site for against-the-grain news and nutritional support.
My Melissa Diane Smith website includes information about my books and nutrition counseling, coaching, and speaking services. I found there was a need to develop this complementary site for several reasons: to spread the message, research, benefits and delicious facets of gluten-free and grain-eating to more people across the world; and to disperse health-enhancing information to people much more quickly than traditional publishing channels allow. (Just to give you an idea, it usually takes two years or more to publish a book through traditional book publishers. That’s way too long for you to wait for timely information that could help you now.)
This site adds new components to the nutrition education I do. It gives me
a way to communicate against-the-grain news in my News
and Notes blog. It lets me visually show you how eating against the grain
is not a diet of deprivation but a food lover’s delight; see for yourself
in my Food
Slide Show. It also allows me to offer my online Going
Against the Grain Group – a searchable database of articles that complements nutrition coaching, counseling and against-the-grain diet plans.
Going against the grain of what most people are eating has taken on new meaning these days because of the modern day issue of genetically modified foods (also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs) and the overlooked importance of avoiding these newfangled Frankenfoods to protect health. Browse through my blog posts about genetically modified foods to find out many reasons why.