Gluten-free. Celiac. Gluten intolerant. Wheat sensitive. These days, it seems like everyone is either cutting wheat from their diets or is suddenly being diagnosed with an intolerance or a disease. The food industry is catching on- there are whole sections of grocery stores devoted to gluten-free goods- you can find a gluten-free version of pretty much anything! So what’s the deal? Is there a real health risk, or is this simply the latest diet trend, based on little but anecdotal evidence?
This is definitely what I thought until I read Trisha and Luke Gilkerson’s latest book, Weeding Out Wheat. Throughout the book, Trisha and Luke take great care to unpack the research behind how wheat is processed by our bodies, how it is linked to difference health risks, and best of all- what the Bible has to say about wheat. For me, this has been a missing link in the wheat conversation- if God created wheat, how could it be detrimental to the health of so many?
I don’t know about you, but a good amount of my diet consists of things containing wheat- breads, pastas, cereals. We eat a very healthy, whole foods-based diet in our home, but those things are certainly still present. According to Trisha and Luke, the problem doesn’t exactly lie in the wheat itself- in fact, the wheat that the Lord created was nutritious and sustained His people through many hard times. The problem with wheat is that it has been so genetically modified from how it was created that it now is unrecognizable to our bodies- difficult to process, hard to extract nutrients from, and a source of intestinal distress. For many, sensitivities to wheat manifest much like an allergy- a mild skin rash, chronic congestion, headaches, brain fog, fatigue. In extreme cases, it can cause serious reactions, such as in the case of an extreme wheat allergy or Celiac disease.
Why does it seem that wheat sensitivities are becoming more common? Because our wheat is getting farther and farther from how wheat was originally created- and harder and harder for our bodies to process. The medical field is also becoming more aware of wheat as an issue- many more ‘mysterious’ illnesses, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, are now being linked to issues with wheat sensitivity. This is a great thing- people who have frustratingly suffered through years of debilitating conditions are now getting answers! But, these answers require a significant lifestyle change, as our diets are more and more consumed with wheat products.
Are you curious about a wheat-free lifestyle? Want to learn more about biblical wheat, how wheat has changed, and the health crises that wheat is causing in society today? I can’t recommend Weeding Out Wheat highly enough!
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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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