Diet Leads to Clean Bill of Health
wrong with sugars and flours? "Plenty,"
Joan Ifland '74
will say. "They make us crazy, sick, and fat,"
she insists, and she wants you to know what
to do about it.
journey through a 43-year decline of physical
and emotional health led her to a complete and
energetic recovery once she eliminated every
trace of sugar and flour from her system--and
the family's grocery cart.
As president of The Sugars and Flours Project
and a sought-after lecturer, teacher, and coach,
Joan has studied foods and their ingredients
throughout her life. Research, she says, tells
us that a sensitivity and addiction to carbohydrates
creates an astonishingly wide range of physical,
mental, and emotional illnesses that are endured
by millions. Eliminating all forms of sugar,
flour, and wheat from our diets, she says, can
bring relief from depression, sinus pain, allergies,
acne, weight gain, and dozens of other ailments.
Her big, well-organized book, Sugars and Flours:
how they make us crazy, sick and fat and what
to do about it (1st Books Library, 2000), is
really a how-to manual of implementing a carbohydrate-free
plan for families. The book explains the medical
theory, describes a 12-step support program
for carbohydrate-addicts, and offers dozens
of detailed meal plans and recipes that look
quite promising. Joan lives with her husband
and two daughters in Houston.
--by Mavis Clark