Weeding Out Wheat

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I have to share something with you that is changing my health for the better.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve ditched wheat from my diet.  In fact, I’ve ditched wheat, oats and all grains with gluten.  I’ve known for a couple of years that gluten is not my friend, but I’ve compromised by having fermented sour dough (desperately hoping that fermentation and organic flour would make it OK).  Call me somewhat in denial, stubborn, economical, or all of the above – I’ve just hung onto my toast for as long as I could justify it.

But I can’t deny the fact that it causes me problems.  After doing tons of research, asking some of the most amazing minds on the topic, and taking an honest look at my comfort relationship with wheat, I absolutely have to give it up if I want to repair my compromised digestion, and stop my teeth from decaying away (just to name the two biggies for me).

I know that despite my otherwise very healthy diet.  I have some absorptions issues and all those amazing nutrients from food are not getting where they’re supposed to.  My dentist noted I have no plaque despite the apparent demineralisation of my teeth.  So what’s happening to the stack-load of minerals that are entering my body?  I’m putting them in there for sure!

Goodbye Wheat

So I did an experiment.  I set myself a goal of just trying for a couple of weeks to see what would happen.  The changes happened immediately.  Things are, shall we say, running the best they have for a long time, and I’m not suffering from stomach upsets after eating that single slice of toast.  I lost 2 kilograms in the first 2 weeks (that’s over 4lbs) and changed nothing else.

The English girl in me initially objected very loudly to going without those traditional foods that I grew up on: bread, muffins, cakes, pies (and I wasn’t even eating much of these anyway).  Even the healthy versions that I’ve grown to enjoy have to go.  A mini-identity crisis ensued, and then… I was fine.  Foods sure can have emotional attachment!

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A Scientific, Factual, Informative Guide (that you won’t need a PhD to understand)

So enter in this fantastic book that came into my hands in the middle of my grand experiment.

“Weeding Out Wheat: A Simple, Scientific, Faith-Based Guide” gave me the scientific basis behind my recent choice to ditch the wheat.  I’ve waded through plenty of research myself, but here’s a book that covers everything thoroughly, yet written in easily understandable language.

Weeding out Wheat references dozens of scientific studies suggesting wheat as the common culprit in contributing to digestive problems, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, PMS, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), infertility, miscarriages, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, anxiety, depression, autism, hyperactivity, schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), weight gain, sleep disturbances, nutritional deficiencies, and tooth decay.  Best of all, it covers the research in simple, layman’s terms.

A Faith-Based Perspective

If that wasn’t enough, Weeding Out Wheat has something else that appealed to me.  Here’s what author’s Trisha and Luke have to say:

For most people, the question of whether wheat-free eating is “Biblical” has never entered their minds. But for others, this is the question where their faith and their health collide. It certainly was for us.

As Christians, we had a very hard time believing that something so central to the daily life of God’s people throughout the Bible could be so poisonous. Didn’t Jesus ask us to pray for “our daily bread”? Isn’t He the “Bread of Life”? Don’t we partake of the bread of Jesus’ body at church?

This book explains how Christians can grapple with the theological questions raised by the growing dietary concerns with wheat.

This was the part that I enjoyed the most, as it’s content that I haven’t seen discussed anywhere else.

My Recommendation

I’ve read this book through cover to cover in one sitting and wholeheartedly recommend this to you!

Let me assure you, within its 99 pages, ‘Weeding Out Wheat’ is packed full of fantastic information and presents it all with ease.  You won’t find yourself intimidated or overloaded with information, but you will be informed, challenged and inspired to consider this change.  Not a word is wasted.  And a bonus in the e-book is external links to further reading and guidance for getting started on your wheat-free journey.

If you’re interested in purchasing this, please visit Luke and Trisha’s website and you will be able to download instantly.  Be one of the first!

The Next Step

I’ll keep you posted as to my progress in the coming weeks, as I’m certain that my health is going to continue to improve.  I already have a couple of fun things to tell you… next time. 🙂

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{NB. I’ve joined Trisha and Luke’s affiliate program, so if you purchase this via my site, I will earn a little something from the sale.  I only recommend the things I trust – and this is the best book I’ve read on this topic.  I was also given a free copy but was not obligated to write a positive review}.

{You might also be interested in: “Weeding Out Wheat: Changes & Improvements”}

4 thoughts on “Weeding Out Wheat

  1. Crystal @ WisdomSeekingMommy.com

    I’m encouraged by reading your story! I gave up wheat 5 years ago – and have been on a Journey ever since, learning all I can about the issues wheat causes. I’ve talked to so many friends and family members who know they have issues, but just aren’t ready to really give it up. I see them suffering from it as they eat that slice of bread or cake… and I just cringe. It breaks my heart so much. So keep going! Oh – and every once in a while make yourself some bread – almonds are a great substitute flour!

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    1. Victoria

      Thanks Crystal! I’m going to transition my family from wheat too so just need some time to get some fantastic recipes in my toolbox. I want them to see the great food that gets ‘added in’ not what they will see removed! Thanks for stopping by, from Victoria

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  2. Kathryn Read

    Great post.

    Have you heard of the Petite Kitchen website/blog? This lady is on a similar journey with her children’s heath and has some great recipes 🙂

    Blessings, Kathryn x

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    1. Victoria

      Thanks Kathryn. I’ll take a look at that one. I’m also trying to transition my family now but am wanting to do it in a way where they don’t feel deprived! from Vic

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