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countrymommy85
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krystle
Polson MT
USA
836 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2011 :  2:13:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone else read this book? It's really surprising. I've known about GMO corn, but the effects of wheat?! I had no idea.

Just wondered if anyone else had read this book and their thoughts?

After reading this book (I have a few chapters left!) I have decided to slowly eliminate wheat from my family's diet. I had some suspicions about carbs in general from my own personal experience but I didn't know about how sassy wheat has become to human health.

Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee. ~Author Unknown

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MEWolf
True Blue Farmgirl

358 Posts

Margaret
Byers Colorado
USA
358 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2011 :  4:07:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krystle, You can also soak and sprout wheat and it will make it easier to digest. But there are so many wonderful options out there for non-wheat goodies. Try Coconut Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Millet flour, Tapioca Flour, Amaranth Flour...the list goes on and on. Many of these seeds are delicious cooked plain too. My latest favorite is Almond flour, made from soaked and sprouted Almonds that are then dehydrated. If you do not have the equipment or time to do this, you can buy many of these soaked and sprouted flours here:

http://www.organicsproutedflour.net/

And here is a site with information about soaking, sprouting and dehydrating wheat:

http://nourishedkitchen.com/sprouted-grain/

Margaret


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walkinwalkoutcattle
True Blue Farmgirl

1675 Posts

Megan
Paint Lick KY
USA
1675 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2011 :  6:24:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm gonna have to try an find this book-my husband is going to be growing non-gmo wheat, but I'd still like to read it!

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Edited by - walkinwalkoutcattle on Oct 26 2011 6:24:37 PM
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farmmilkmama
True Blue Farmgirl

1967 Posts

Amy
Central MN
USA
1967 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2011 :  7:20:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You know, my friend who eats a gluten free diet (their daughter has celiac) says she can always tell when her husband has been sneaking wheat at work because his belly pudges out in this way that it just doesn't when he eats gluten free. Interesting! I will have to tell her about this book. :)

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SunnyJam
True Blue Farmgirl

118 Posts

Jamie
Seattle WA
USA
118 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2011 :  8:53:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a topic I'm really wanting to know more about, so I'll have to put this book on hold at the library. You all always share about the most interesting books on this board!

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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

5026 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
5026 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2011 :  9:29:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This was something discussed on the 700 Club two weeks ago...

This is the link to the video of his interview: http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/mp4/SUS213_DrWilliamDavis_101711_WS

This is the link to an article about Dr. Davis' discussion on the show: http://www.cbn.com/700club/guests/bios/William_Davis_101711.aspx

Finally, this is the link to his website: http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/

Extremely interesting.

I am very interested to read the book myself, but I just won't have time til we're done with homeschool! :(

Take care, girls -

Nini

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countrymommy85
True Blue Farmgirl

836 Posts

Krystle
Polson MT
USA
836 Posts

Posted - Nov 01 2011 :  08:54:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I first heard about this wheat stuff when my husband heard the interview on his way down to work on the radio. After reading the entire book it totally makes sense why the less carbs I eat the better I feel, but more specifically the less carbs that I eat that happen to be regular wheat the better I feel. I have been cutting out wheat from at least one meal a day for our family and I can already tell a difference in my kids - especially in my son. I had suspicions of him having a wheat sensitivity because as a baby he would get despicable tummy pain after wheat cereal and after 2-3 times he wouldn't eat it then I realized it was the cereal not the type of veggies I was giving him. Sure enough I made a cream of wheat cereal and his face turned bright red. He is fine with most breads and things I make homemade (except cream of wheat!).

I also think its interesting how wheat can change through all the hybridization and genetic modifications. It's pretty neat learning about the history of wheat!

I guess it's just a smart thing to know and learn about the kinds of food we eat. I really do think we are what we eat because what goes in will show up on the outside too whether it be good or bad! Interesting stuff!

Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee. ~Author Unknown

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herbalady
Farmgirl in Training

26 Posts

Lynn
Northford Connecticut
USA
26 Posts

Posted - Nov 16 2011 :  6:13:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was so glad to read that others are sprouting grains. I have a great cookbook called Nourishing traditions by Sally Fallon which gives details on how to sprout grains.
The only bread I eat is my own homemade sour dough sprouted spelt bread. I buy the sprouted spelt flour, but wonder if I really need to spend that much money on sprouted four when the mixture ferments anyway???
I raised my 5 kids on stone ground whole wheat thinking it was good for you, but no one knew back then that our ancestors sprouted, soaked or fermented their grains to make them more digestible.
I ended up with malabsorption syndrome which later caused osteoporosis from not absorbing minerals. One daughter has a wheat allergy, so now I sprout the few grains I use.
For pasta, I buy brown rice pasta which tastes great.



Lynn

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annielaurel
True Blue Farmgirl

912 Posts

nancy
fernandina beach florida
USA
912 Posts

Posted - Nov 17 2011 :  05:42:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Lynn and Nini for the information. I am so sensitive to wheat. I have found that eleminating wheat has made my health so much better. I have lost weight and have a lot more energy. At first it was hard to do because wheat is in so many products. Now that I am retired and do most of my own cooking it has become so much easier and my hubby loves my cooking.

Nancy

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countrymommy85
True Blue Farmgirl

836 Posts

Krystle
Polson MT
USA
836 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2011 :  1:56:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh I love that cookbook Lynn!!! For me sprouting grains has helped some but I still feel soooo bloated and "blah" feeling afterward I just don't eat a lot of wheat products anymore. In other words I might only have one or two "servings" a day. I found that for my family cutting down on wheat has actually increased our diets in vegetables and healthy proteins. But again that is just what I've found for my family. The Wheat Belly book really helped me recognize that wheat (in general) was the problem in my family's diet. I don't know how people who work full time jobs can cook gluten free. It must be so incredibly hard, I really respect people who can eat like that and work full time. Hats off to them! :D

Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee. ~Author Unknown

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artfulsister
True Blue Farmgirl

153 Posts

Terri
Raleigh North Carolina
USA
153 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2012 :  5:18:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am going to get this book. Thank you so much for sharing about it. I have Nourishing Traditions and I love it. I also have Gut and Psychology syndrome by Dr. Natasha Richardson-Campbell, and our family is on the GAPS diet now. It is making big differences in our digestive health. I love cooking all my food from scratch anyways so it is delightful!
Hugs,
Terri

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avlfarmgirl
Farmgirl in Training

14 Posts

Cameron
Asheville NC
USA
14 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2012 :  7:50:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After another cancer scare in December, I decided to go gluten free on my own. I found the book Wheat Belly and was amazed by all of the information but also affirmed that some of my health issues were not in my head. After being gluten free for 6 weeks now, I feel wonderfully. For the first time in my life, I have the kind of energy that most people must have--I don't have ongoing fatigue and a feeling of being fuzzy headed. My skin has cleared up, I don't have joint issues, all the colon issues resolved themselves, and I've lost weight. I have recommended this book to so many friends. I would be more than happy to offer any support or mentoring to anyone who wants to try to go gluten free. It is so worth it!
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countrymommy85
True Blue Farmgirl

836 Posts

Krystle
Polson MT
USA
836 Posts

Posted - Feb 01 2012 :  8:24:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We've finally gone gluten free and despite my love for regular cinnamon rolls just thinking about eating one makes me gag. I wake up feeling refreshed as of this week. It's been 10 years since I have felt refreshed upon waking in the morning!!! What did I change? The ONLY thing and I mean only thing I changed was taking gluten out of our diets. Now I find out that if I wanted to do the gluten intolerance test I would have to eat gluten containing foods again. Forget it. My baby doesn't have colic anymore (which it could have been a stage and nothing to do with what I was eating at the time), I wake up feeling refreshed, I'm wearing pre baby and pre marriage pants again! I've felt like my old self again, the old self that I was in high school! Its crazy, I didn't believe it at first but now I don't want to ever feel icky again so bye bye gluten forever!

Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee. ~Author Unknown

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michgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

131 Posts

Mary
Glendale WI
USA
131 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2012 :  06:34:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am in the middle of reading this book and I have been off of wheat for 4 days. Already I am not waking up bloated in the mornings and this is the only change I have made. Granted, 4 days is not that long, but truly I have noticed a difference.
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Ingrid
True Blue Farmgirl

410 Posts

Ingrid
BC
Canada
410 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2012 :  07:58:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I work at an organic flour mill and not all wheat is bad. So keep an open mind. There are also ancient grains available such as Kamut and Spelt that are wheat free and never been hybridized. They have gluten but the gluten is not the same as wheat gluten. Some people that have intolerance to wheat and gluten or digestive difficulties are able to eat Kamut and Spelt. Diagnosed allergies are a different thing. Sprouted grain is always better because once it is sprouted it digest the same way as vegetables. Good luck.

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countrymommy85
True Blue Farmgirl

836 Posts

Krystle
Polson MT
USA
836 Posts

Posted - Mar 27 2012 :  2:07:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My cousins who are gluten intolerant can eat spelt just fine but I'm a bit scared to try it! I will eventually I'm sure but I wish I could afford to get allergy testing because since I've been off wheat/gluten I've felt absolutely amazing and I get so sick when I eat wheat flour but I wish I knew if it was gluten or wheat or what. It's too bad things have to get so modernized and hybridized it ruins it for some people. Thanks for mentioning that because I totally forgot about spelt until just the other day :) Now its just getting brave enough to try it for myself!

Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee. ~Author Unknown

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michgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

131 Posts

Mary
Glendale WI
USA
131 Posts

Posted - Apr 02 2012 :  07:02:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just an update- Day 10 and I have lost 5 lbs and really feel great. Am waking up feeling better, and keep feeling better all day long. Has really made a difference in my digestive health.
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