Many grains cause problems for people, whether or not that’s because of a food intolerance to them or something else I won’t get into (I do recommend reading Dr. Perlmutter’s stuff on this though) , but I can tell you personally that I like oatmeal but often feel either slightly bloated (even if it is gluten free), mildly tired after eating it, and just not as lean in the midsection but rather smooth as if I’m holding water there.

My girlfriend has a bachelors degree in nutrition and stays in academia to stay with the latest research and simply to continue to get better and she also has some health issues due to mold, an old birth control med that got pulled from the market, and from a high dosage of prednisone that messed her up pretty bad. Because of these issues, she gets quite a bit of side effects from a lot of foods. One person my girlfriend has taken some advice from is Donna Gates and she has said that millet doesn’t cause the problems that most grains cause and people with gut issues or auto-immune issues tolerate it well. I had never had this before and knew next to nothing about it. All I knew was that I liked the “millet breakfast bowl” as far as taste went and that it didn’t bloat me like oats and I feel light on it with energy as opposed to making me feel drowsy or tired.

I did some research and found this out:
Millet is not actually a grain but a seed.
It’s full of nutrients such as:
Magnesium
Calcium
Manganese
Tryptophan
Phosphorus
Fiber
B vitamins
Antioxidants

According to Donna Gates @ Body Ecology.com
Does not feed pathogenic yeast (candida).
Acts as a prebiotic to feed important microflora in your inner ecosystem.
Provides serotonin to calm and soothe your moods (excellent meal to eat at night for improved sleep quality).
Helps hydrate your colon to keep you regular from the good fiber.
Digests easily.

Here’s one of the recipes/ingredients to the millet breakfast bow.

Millet 3/4 cup (we use Bob Red Mills most of the time)
sea salt
cinnamon
dried apricots (or other approved dried fruits)
coconut milk
blueberries
butter ( I like Kerry Gold)
chopped macadamia nuts

I highly recommend trying this and bet you will like it and feel good on it just like I do.

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