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Friday, May 24, 2013

I'm about halfway through with the book 'Wheat Belly'. There is a lot of info in that book. Tons of stuff that makes me really question our modern medical/food organizations. I am on my second wheat free day, and am praying that I turn this into a lifelong eating path. I think any way you slice it, according to the facts and figures in this book, eating wheat is just a gamble. You may not see the negative effects now, maybe it will turn up later when it's too late to reverse the unhealthy problems.

I ate low carb for years when I was younger. It was the first and last time I've been at an ideal weight for my height. Low carb is actually very challenging, I think cutting wheat is a little easier. You can still eat rice, potatoes, all fruits, veggies, various grains and lot's of great/healthy foods. I think cutting wheat is really a great way to cut out lot's of other bad things that are connected to wheat products, like bad oils, sugars, low quality flour and a multitude of other bad additives that go hand in hand with so many of our wheat products.

If any of you have any good gluten/wheat free cookbooks that you use? I'm in the market to purchase one soon. I know there are a lot out there.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend. Spark bright darlings!!!
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    Not sure about cookbooks, but I've gotten a lot of good (sounding) recipes from I also use Pamela's Products for good gluten-free baking. Many recipes have come from friends, the internet and just plain old experimenting at home.
    1787 days ago
    You can just substitute spelt flour for your wheat flour. They refer to it as Emmer wheat in the book. It's not gluten free but it's an ancient grain and your body knows what to do with it.
    Look at health food stores for breads made with kamut, spelt, quinoa and brown rice. They are out there.
    1787 days ago
    That book sounds very persuasive. I know many who have read it and have turned away from wheat eating as a result. I personally don't see wheat (at least the 100% whole wheat variety) as any more harmful than any other grain, but you are so right that if you give it up it DOES cause you to significantly reduce a whole slew of other unhealthy food products. So I think that's why it works so well for so many people. Good luck with your wheat free journey!
    1788 days ago
    My other buddy - Midnighter1 is reading that book I hear that is very informative - Good for you !! emoticon
    1790 days ago
    I keep hearing about this book. Might have to check it out.
    1791 days ago
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