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The Prosecution

Sunday, March 10, 2013

There are some who say that my daily struggles may or may not be related to wheat, which has been genetically modified over the years to become something inedible. ( www.theatlantic.com/heal
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Let's dive into my own personal evidence, shall we?

Exhibit A: Binge Eating Disorder



I did not eat *ALL* of these cupcakes and cookies. But I could have…

Cookie Monster has nothing on me. Pastries and donuts are a problem, sure, but I can even down whole loaves of whole wheat bread or whole wheat pasta without really thinking about it. I certainly don’t have a binge eating problem with carrots. Or chicken.

Exhibit B: Weight Plateaus



That’s me about 9 years ago and 15 pounds heavier.

I know what you’re thinking. Obviously – without the issue mentioned in Exhibit A, Exhibit B would not be a problem. But it is a bit frustrating that I’ve been trying to lose these last 15 pounds for seven years now, even though I’ve mostly cut out all-you-can-eat restaurants, fast food, and run 5+ miles most days of the week (with strength training in between).

Exhibit C: Anxiety



I’ve been doing the caution-tape limbo for as long as I can remember.

There are days that I have arrived at my place of employment, only to struggle to get out of the car and go in. I have held four different jobs now in the span of two years – I keep leaving in the hopes that the next role won’t scare me as much. It was my most recent job change that prompted me to start talking to a therapist- about this AND binge eating. She’s the one who got me thinking about carb addiction.

Exhibit D: Rosacea



Everyday I wake up red and blotchy.

If you had asked me when I was 16, I would have said I can’t wait to be old so that I can finally have clear skin. Why am I in my 30′s still facing “face” problems?

Exhibit E: Hair Loss



There’s kind of a long story behind why I have no hair here. It isn’t the waffles.

I can’t tell you if I lose more hair than anybody else does on a daily basis, but I do feel like it’s a lot, and seems to be more than I remember. Or maybe it’s just my anxiety kicking in over nothing. We’ll see if eliminating wheat causes any changes here…
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  • LINDIEMAE
    I can so relate to a couple of your struggles. Like trying to get out of the car and going into work. FEAR - does that - it cripples - Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway - best book I could recommend on that, ask your therapist, hopefully they have heard of it. I was afraid of my own shadow, refused to go out and still once in a while fall into a pit of do not want to socialize. Give wheat a bit longer and see how you are in 6 months. I am almost 60 and have had acne for all those years, but not before 10 and now no sign of them since I stopped eating wheat and gluten - not only that but my scalp condition has improved 99% !

    Looking forward to reading more on your journey !! emoticon
    1505 days ago
  • ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1505 days ago
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