Going wheat and/or gluten free is all the rage these days. But is it just a fad, or are there valid reasons to consider it?
I’m convinced there are significant benefits for many people, but only in conjunction with a nutrient-dense diet. Replacing wheat and gluten with much of the “gluten free” junk in the grocery store and continuing to consume other unhealthy foods (sugar, transfats, and the like) isn’t going to have much benefit.
Another issue is the evolutionary argument many proponents of giving up wheat use. Many Christians are put off and unconvinced by this line of reasoning.
Weeding Out Wheat: A Simple, Scientific, Faith-Based Guide by Luke and Trisha Gilkerson addresses both of these issues and more. Combining Trish’s love of reading medical literature and Luke’s love of history and theology, this little book explores the scientific basis for this trend, but from a solidly Christian foundation.
Luke and Trish wanted to create a guide to help the average layperson wade through all the scientific research and think through the theological implications in order to make a well-informed decision, plus offer practical how-to’s for those who decide to take the plunge.
Weeding Out Wheat is thorough and yet concise (I read it in one sitting). It’s balanced, not vilifying wheat but not glossing over the concerns either. And I very much appreciated the theological discussion: are we obligated to eat wheat? Didn’t God give us wheat as a provision, something the Bible portrays as good, representing abundance? After all, Jesus called Himself the “Bread of Life”. How can it be bad for us? And what do we do about Communion if we decide to give up wheat?
Weeding Out Wheat offers a handy guide to the issue and is a welcome resource to the discussion.
(In the interest of full disclosure…our family is not entirely wheat-free, although we’ve considered doing a trial of it in the near future. We have, however, greatly reduced our wheat consumption and attempt to only consume it in sourdough and soaked forms, and have seen some drastic improvement in our health stemming from that. You can read more about our whole grain journey here at Home With Purpose, and I found this alternate viewpoint from Rachel at Titus 2 Homemaker quite interesting too!)
You can get a copy of Weeding Out Wheat on Kindle for only $1.99 right now as part of the launch celebration!
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Facebook Party: January, 6 2014
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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