Thursday, January 19, 2012
I've read the first chapter of Wheat Belly. I don't know why I get these books, it is just disheartening because I have (2) friends and (5) family members whom I think would benefit from a gluten free diet and none of them will even consider it. (I put the numbers in there because certain people who read my blog think that I think that everyone should go gluten free when really out of all the people I know, it's only 7, 2 with Crohn's disease, 1 with lupus, 1 with myasthenia gravis, 1 with rheumatoid arthritis and 1 with fibromyalgia) so :-P to those people.) Wheat Belly is another book written by a doctor (I've read several) in which, when people took wheat out of their diet, they started feeling better in rather unexpected ways. Their joints stopped hurting. Rashes cleared up. Brain fog and headaches went away. Restless legs stopped being restless. This all has happened to me too. I feel so much better, but no one I have mentioned it to wants to even consider that it might help them or even try it for 1 week. It's discouraging because I hate to see people suffer when I think they could feel better.
Anyway. Back to what I'm doing. Right now I'm going to take a break from my up and about activities and sit for a few minutes, possibly watch a video and cut out the Boxtops for education for our homeschool group. Through the year, I just tear them off of whatever package they are on and put them in a ziplock bag. Then, this time of year when they are due, I cut them out more neatly, because I know that our homeschool group leader has to put them on some kind of form. Last year we got 50 bucks for our group and I think it will be more this year because we've all been going to the salvage grocery store a lot. (Chex gluten free cereal for 1.45 and a box top!)