A Primitive Diet: A Book of Recipes free from Wheat/Gluten, Dairy Products, Yeast and Sugar

For people with Candidiasis, Coeliac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Asthma, Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Autism, food allergies and intolerances and those just wanting to become healthy

by Beverley Southam



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/28/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 396
ISBN : 9781434340566

About the Book

A Primitive Diet is a book of information and recipes free from gluten, yeast, sugar, dairy products, large amounts of meat and grain, and processed foods that today are a major proportion of the modern "western" diet. These recipes are suitable for people of all ages. Don't be put off trying them just because you consider yourself healthy ... you'll be surprised at the gourmet delights within.

What did Primitive Man eat? He gathered fruits, berries, nuts, greens and roots from the soil. Herbs were his medicine. If he was quick and cunning he caught a small animal, fish or bird, or would have found a bird's egg.

The exciting recipes contained between these covers have been created by Beverley Southam from Primitive Man's vast outdoor pantry, to solve serious health problems of her family many years ago. There is nothing boring about this fresh, wholesome diet. Savour the the taste of Fresh Tomato Soup, Ceviche (a Mexican dish), Salsas, Marinated Fresh Fruit. Feast on Fish in Banana Leaves, Raw Apple Pie complemented with healthy fresh drinks - Strawberry Crush, Iced Pineapple Tea, Orange and Avocado Smoothie. Try healthy treats from around the world. Entertain your family and friends on your special diet without them knowing it's supposed to be diet food.

Included for those who miss their bread and cakes, there are recipes of dampers, pizza bases, cakes and cookies in which to indulge - gluten-free, yeast-free, sugar-free and dairy-free of course! And ... who said to be on a special diet is boring?

About the Author

Beverley Southam grew up in a small seaside town in Australia, one of six children. Due to lack of money, the family's survival depended on the fruits and vegetables grown in the large back garden, catching fresh fish and trapping rabbits. Her mother was an excellent cook and Beverley and her sisters had to help out in the kitchen, getting family meals. Her mother and grandmother had a great influence on her cullinary skills. 

Beverley married early, had two children who seemed to be constantly ill especially her son, Daniel who, the doctors claimed, was 'failing to thrive'. Then she lost her mother at 57, so she wanted answers as to why these illnesses wouldn't go away. She read and researched, and overcame great ill health by changing what the family ate. The information she uncovered along the way, she wants to pass on to those in need. Her daughter, Rebecca, is now a Naturopath, and a great supporter of Beverley's book.

A Primitive Diet contains many of the recipes upon which she raised her family over the past 27 years. They are easy, delicious recipes, with a gourmet flavour but leaving out the ingredients causing allergies and illness.

Today she and her husband, Geoff, live a simple life on a small farm, where they grow organic fruits and vegetables for their organic wholefood store.