After our family went wheat-free, we heard so many questions. “You don’t eat wheat? Why not? What do you eat?”
We get it. The idea of giving up your favorite breads, doughnuts, and pastas sounds like complete madness. We used to see “gluten-free” as a diet fad. “Come on,” we said. “Wheat is a staple of life. It has been consumed by people for ages. How could something so fundamental to human culture and civilization be bad for you?”
Why Go Wheat-Free?
Why go wheat-free? This is the question Weeding Out Wheat seeks to answer.
This book makes some unbelievable claims. Referencing dozens of scientific studies, you’ll read about how wheat is a common culprit contributing to digestive problems, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, PMS, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), infertility, miscarriages, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, anxiety, depression, autism, hyperactivity, schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), weight gain, sleep disturbances, nutritional deficiencies, and tooth decay.
These are some of the reasons we decided to take the wheat-free plunge. This book documents the research we did that helped us make that decision—written in simple, layman’s terms.
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A Faith-Based Approach?
For most people, the question of whether wheat-free eating is “Biblical” has never entered their minds. But for others, this is the question where their faith and their health collide. It certainly was for us.
As Christians, we had a very hard time believing that something so central to the daily life of God’s people throughout the Bible could be so poisonous. Didn’t Jesus ask us to pray for “our daily bread”? Isn’t He the “Bread of Life”? Don’t we partake of the bread of Jesus’ body at church?
This book explains how Christians can grapple with the theological questions raised by the growing dietary concerns with wheat.
Your Questions Answered
Weeding Out Wheat answers questions like…
- What are recent medical journals saying about wheat?
- What is “gluten” and why is it such a problem?
- What does the Bible say about wheat and healthy eating?
- Don’t the problems with wheat go away when you grind and traditionally prepare your own wheat?
- How has wheat changed over the last few decades and why does it matter?
- What tests can you take to find out if you have a problem with wheat?
- If you are a wheat-free Christian, how do you take the Lord’s Supper?
- What is the difference between celiac disease, wheat allergies, gluten intolerance, and gluten sensitivity?
About the Authors
Luke and Trisha Gilkerson live in Michigan and are the proud parents of four boys. Luke and Trisha are also homegrown nerds with their own areas of interest. Trisha developed a love of reading medical journals while pursuing her Bachelors in Biology and her Masters in Counseling. Luke has a love for all things theological—something he learned while getting his BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and his current Masters work in Religion. They are the proprietors of intoxicatedonlife.com where they blog about faith, family, homeschooling, and nutrition.