Sometimes all of the changes we are told to make in order to improve out health can be overwhelming, I know how you feel, I’ve been there. So, I thought I’d put together a list of some of my (and my kiddos) favorite substitute products. We have tried (almost) everything out there, whether you are looking for some good (tasting) gluten and dairy free snacks, or you are on a full elimination diet here are some of the things we love. I am also including a list of personal care and household items that we have found and really like to use to lower our toxic exposure.
Our favorite gluten free bread is by far Trader Joe’s, Udi’s is a close 2nd.
My kids still ask for Mac and Cheese, they are kids, I have found a great tasting alternative that even cheese lovers enjoy! Daiya Cheesy Mac (gluten and dairy free).
I had a hard time finding an allergy friendly protein powder and protein bar.
My favorite is Julian Bakery Vanilla Beef Protein powder, the chocolate tastes great too!
As for protein bars, NoCow is the best option I have found.
These are just a few of the staples that have made our transition easier and more enjoyable. For those of you following strict elimination diets or AIP, check out the recipes pages for some great ideas!
When I was 1st diagnosed with autoimmune disease, I was told I needed to lower my toxic burden, and minimize toxic exposure. That meant switching all of my personal health care and household cleaning items. Some of these things are easier to substitute than others. I personally found that finding a natural deodorant that actually worked was by far my biggest challenge! But, after a year and a half of trying almost all of them, SUCCESS!! It comes in a lot of different scents, this one is my favorite.
As far as household cleaning supplies go, these guys nailed it!
I have made my own laundry detergent, but really love Mrs. Meyers Clean Day for laundry and dish soaps.
I hope this list helps to get you off to a good start. Check back for updated products of the month, or sign up here for the newsletter.