I first started learning about eating wheat free a few years ago. After reading about a vitamin deficiency I had, I started researching other symptoms that I was experiencing. Everything I read pointed to wheat being the problem. I was able to confirm this by not eating wheat. When I added wheat back into my diet, my symptoms worsened.
I really struggled with eating wheat free. Not just because I wanted to eat bread, or cookies, or cupcakes. Rather, because the Bible speaks often of eating bread. So if the Bible says it’s ok to eat wheat, and even directs us to eat bread, how could I give up eating wheat? It just somehow seemed wrong, even if not eating wheat made me feel better.
That’s why I jumped at the chance to review Weeding Out Wheat: A Simple, Scientific, Faith-Based Guide by Luke & Trisha Gilkerson. I received the Kindle version of this book to review. Weeding Out Wheat was THE first, and so far the only, book I have seen that looked at eating wheat free from a faith based perspective. I was not disappointed in this book. It is full of great information backed up by science and the Bible.
I had already learned that our wheat is different from the wheat used in Bible times. Weeding Out Wheat covers this, explaining everything that has happened to our wheat, how it is processed, and how it can no longer be considered good for you. The book covers deciding if wheat is your problem, if eating wheat free is for you, and how to delete the wheat your diet. There is also a frequently asked questions section to help you find the answers to your questions. I really loved that all the information is backed by scientific studies.
The highlight of this book for me was the section Reconciling a Wheat-Free Diet with a Bread-Filled Faith. This section contains the chapters Wheat and Bread in the Bible, Wheat is a Provision, Not an Obligation, Does God Have a Diet Plan?, and The Bread of Life: Wheat-Free Communion?. These chapters did an excellent job of explaining what the Bible says about wheat. Even though bread is mentioned many, many times in the Bible, eating wheat is not a requirement. This information has helped me immensely. I no longer feel that eating wheat free conflicts with the many mentions of wheat in the Bible.
While there are no wheat free recipes in Weeding Out Wheat, the last chapter in the book is titled No Wheat? What in the World do I Eat?! Here you will find a list of foods that you can eat, as well as tips for starting to eat wheat free. The authors do have a lot of recipes on their website, Intoxicated on Life.
I highly recommend Weeding Out Wheat. This book has been a great help to me, and strengthened my resolve to weed out the wheat from my diet so I can be healthier.
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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I received no other compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. My opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”