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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.
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    Your parents would do what my mom does, and instead of cross-checking the references and credentials of the author they would just tell you its another ploy to make money selling another fad diet. This puzzles me since your parents ARE old enough to have witnessed the transition from real food to processed food and the shifts in nutritional policy.
    2345 days ago
    Another note: my dad eats Cheetos every day with his lunch. I mean we have bags of them in the house. And what do these crunchy fake-cheesy snacks employ as an ingredient? MSG. :(
    2345 days ago
    That is a great gift! I have been thinking the same thing about my parents. I really think that changing their eating habits would make them feel better. But since they are so much older, I don't think that they would embrace a change like that especially my dad. I mean, they nearly have strokes when we changed the cell phone plan. I don't know if they could handle a diet change unless a doctor made them. Sadly, I don't think that they would listen to me.
    2345 days ago
  • GINAV2
    Aw, that's a great Father's Day gift! I hope he appreciates it. Enjoy the read!
    2347 days ago
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