One of the most common questions that I am asked as a naturopath is about my position on gluten. I have always responded that I do not believe that there is any “One size fits all” diet that is best for everyone. The best route to choosing a diet is to identify current health concerns, the individual’s typical diet. and then proposed modifications that could improve health. When I was given the opportunity recently to review Weeding Out Wheat: A Simple Scientific Faith Based Guide by Luke and Trisha Gilkerson, the topic of wheat in the average person’s diet became a dwelling point.
Weeding Out Wheat is a resource just under 100 pages that is filled with scientific data from medical studies that have explored the physical effects of wheat and the gluten proteins in it on the human body. Many of us are familiar with the devastating impact gluten has on the health of someone with Celiac’s disease as well as other tummy related issues. However, a significant amount of research is presented in this text that also reveals difficulties in our body systems. There are large implications for neurologically related issues as well as inflammatory responses.
The authors also spend time a considerable portion of the book looking at the spiritual implications of eliminating wheat from our diet. As Christians, the authors explore the many references to wheat in the Scriptures, including Christ’s reference to Himself as the Bread of Life and the partaking of bread as part of Holy Communion. With so many positive references to wheat in the Scriptures, is it right as Christians to eliminate wheat from our diets. Luke and Trisha Gilkerson provide a thorough discussion of the topic, not the least of which is the genetically modified type of wheat that is typically consumed today.
Peppered throughout this book are testimonies from those that have eliminated wheat from their diets. The testimonies of these individuals would suggest that eliminating wheat may be something for more of us to consider. And that is exactly what I plan on doing in the coming days. I do not suffer from Celiac disease or other tummy issues nor do I fit in the bucket of those that have been diagnosed with ADHD, Austism, or other neurological issues. However, I do feel my body aging much more rapidly these days. The question that has arisen in my mind as a result of reading Weeding Out the Wheat is whether what I am experiencing is really aging or the impact of a wheat ridden diet. Stay posted in the coming months as I share what I find on this journey.
Are you interested in getting your own copy of Weeding Out the Wheat? It is currently available in both paperback and kindle versions at Amazon. I am also excited to share with you the opportunity to be a part of a huge launch giveaway. Please see below for all the details.
Book Launch Give Away
Are you preparing to change your health for the better in 2014? Let us help! One change you can make in your life that could result in significant health benefits is going wheat-free. The book Weeding out Wheat is now available and we are celebrating with a BIG GIVEAWAY and SALE!
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Facebook Party: January 6, 2014
Join us on Monday, January 6th for a facebook party and more chances to win prizes! We’ll be talking about the health changes you may see from taking wheat out of your diet as well as the challenges this may present. Be sure to follow Whole New Mom on facebook and join us for conversation and prizes from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.
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Join the Weeding out Wheat facebook group. We offer encouragement, support, recipes, and information for those who are wheat-free veterans, newbies, and those who are just looking for information before diving in.