Reading Wheat Belly
Saturday, June 16, 2012
I just bought a copy for my Dad's Nook as a Father's Day gift (I also bought him a subscription to Scientific American, I'm not THAT patronizing), and I decided to buy one for myself as well. I downloaded Kindle for PC and bought it, and I read the first chapter.
I had NO idea that this book was written by an MD, let alone a cardiologist. I'm thrilled about that, since it lends credibility, and I was ecstatic to see mention of the effects of wheat removal on rheumatoid arthritis. My stepmother has RA really bad, so hopefully it will help them both.
I realized the last time I saw them that my parents are falling apart. There's no reason for them to be sick, tired, and in pain all the time at 58 and 59. I tried giving my stepmother Paleo cookbooks and the Whole30 Success Guide. I've given her testimonials on RA from Robb Wolf's site. I've been an example of the benefits, but I talked to my mom (who is not falling apart, but still needs to up her ante and she recognizes that) and she said I should stop trying to drop hints and just tell them how it is.
So I sent this book to my Dad's Nook with a note about how I love him and want to keep him around, and how he deserves to be healthy and awesome for being a great dad. I've led him to the water.