Dr. Christy Porterfield and Dr. Jennifer Taylor, of HealthWorks: A Creating Wellness Center, in Plano, will be conducting a Weston Price Foundation workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m., March 19, on the advantages of a grain-free diet and its nutritional content, with recipes and a food preparation demonstration.
As holistic-minded health care practitioners, Porterfield and Taylor consider natural foods a cornerstone to a healthy lifestyle. They believe that due to the high gluten content in the hybridized wheat found in most products, society has become increasingly sensitive to gluten, and serious autoimmune conditions like celiac and Crohn’s disease have skyrocketed. “Even with gluten free products, an ingredient that isn’t addressed is sugar”, says Taylor. “Grains in general, gluten free or not, raise blood sugar significantly upon ingestion. Processed products labeled gluten free are notorious for being extremely high in carbohydrates (i.e. sugar). A healthier alternative is to go 100 percent grain-free.” The workshop will focus on alternative choices to corn, quinoa or buckwheat, including nut and coconut flours which are full of fiber and protein, making for a nutrient dense and satisfying meal without the sugar load. Admission is free and RSVP is required.
Location: 2317 Coit Rd. at Park, Ste. B, Plano. For more information, call 972-612-1800 or visit HealthWorksTX.com.