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When’s the last time you skinned an animal, butchered it, chopped wood to last the winter, or washed your loincloth in the river by hand?

This quote is from Wheat Belly by William David, MD. We laughed when we heard it, because while granted we don’t wash our loin clothes in a river, the Hubs does hunt. We currently have Moose, Elk and Deer in our freezer. The beef, it’s a 4-H steer raised on a farm by youth. We also had JUST chopped wood at the cabin in Atlin, BC ok, well…it was only a week’s work, but hey…wood was chopped.

I thought this decision to go wheat free was going to be much harder, but as suspected, I don’t eat THAT much wheat and now….I eat less.

When is the last time you washed YOUR loincloth in the river by hand?

 

 

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So we came home and had Elk burgers on NYE. HA! Well, really, we needed to end the year with wheat, no?

Our family has long known that this change was coming. For two years I have talked to several people, read many resources, and have done internet searches all pertaining to wheat.  My kids had been vehemently opposed to change as they saw their favorites being lost to them forever. For my son, that’s French bread, a staple in his diet. My daughter loves her KD and cereal.

Over Christmas we had 50 hours of driving to do, we needed a few audio books: CAPTIVE AUDIENCE! Started light with The Hobbit…haha, the Vinyl Cafe and then near the end of the trip I threw on Wheat Belly.   It was great for the kids to hear some of the problems that wheat (in it’s current form) has caused and armed with that knowledge; the resistance to change was significantly lessened.

The last week and a half has been interesting to say the least, and a box of Grandma’s Christmas baking didn’t help matters either but we have decided to not be militant about this as there isn’t anybody with celiac disease in our house.  We will let the kids eat Grandma’s baking, we will indulge in a little wheat when eating out and if it’s pizza day at school, they can order it. However, our house is off limits for wheat and that means school lunches as well.

Short term results? Instead of throwing out fruits and veggies, I have had to make two extra trips to the produce section! Already, a change is doing us good.