I decided to go grain-free for a multitude of reasons. One, I try to be an intuitive eater and listen to what my body needs, and I have known for a while I feel best off grains. When some recent tests with my functional medicine doctor confirmed that I have a Candida yeast overgrowth in my stomach, I knew grain-free was the best choice for me for now (more on that here).
I had also been suffering from insane (super-bumpy, red, bleeding, itchy) rashes all over my body that started to ease up and go away within about five days of removing grains and sugar from my diet.
My noatmeal recipe came about because I love oatmeal—it's one of my favorite breakfasts—but it often leaves me feeling pretty inflamed. Paleo protein pancakes are a big part of my breakfast repertoire, and whenever I use too much coconut flour, they become really crumbly and fall apart—which sparked a revelation. What if I intentionally added more coconut flour, and leaned into that crumbliness? After playing around a bit, I nailed it, and my famous noatmeal was born.