It’s nearly impossible to ignore the signiﬁcant health decline we have been experiencing over the past few decades. Obesity, heart disease, and diabetes have been allowed to skyrocket to epidemic proportions unlike anything we have ever seen in the history of the world.
All of the so-called health “experts” almost universally point to a lack of physical activity and the overconsumption of dietary fat and calories, but what if that conventional thinking on nutrition as it relates to our health is missing a very critical element in the equation? Here’s the million dollar question—what if people are being told to eat more of something that is the very culprit in bringing about the chronic weight and health issues that have collectively plagued us for so long?
This is the sordid tale about the “healthy whole grains” myth that Luke and Trisha Gilkerson do a fantastic job unraveling in Weeding Out Wheat.
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The Christian Perspective
With the enormous popularity of New York Times runaway bestselling books like Wheat Belly by cardiologist Dr. William Davis and Grain Brain by neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter, there is deﬁnitely an intense hunger and desire for more knowledge out there about the damaging impact that wheat is having on our health.
The unique aspect that Luke and Trisha have added to the conversation is how Christians should grapple with this knowledge about wheat-based foods like bread when it is talked about so frequently throughout the Bible. I get this very important question a lot from my blog readers: if this is supposed to be something that is so bad for our health, then why did the Lord use it so prominently in Biblical teachings and parables?
As a Christian who asked Jesus into my heart at the age of seven, I grew up reciting the Lord’s Prayer that states “give us this day our daily bread.” We also regularly participated in the holy act of communion that included a wafer made from wheat. All this bread imagery as a part of church culture may make some people of faith scoff at the idea that eating a wheat-free diet is something that would be pleasing to God? That’s why this book is so critically important: to state clearly what the Bible actually says about wheat and bread, what the application of the commands are regarding those things, and how we can honor God by embracing a wheat-free lifestyle.
I’ve got to be 100% honest with you about something that is quite troubling to me as a Christian. While the body of Christ should be leading the way as an example of what healthy living looks like, the exact opposite is true. Some of the most overweight and unhealthy people in the world are Christians who may not even realize the negative impact that wheat is causing to the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Think about all the prayer requests that have been offered up for people dealing with their weight, diabetes, cancer, heart problems, and more. This book could be the answer to all those heartfelt prayers that have been lifted up over the years.
With God All Things Are Possible
We can do a whole lot more work for the cause of Christ by living longer, healthier lives the wheat-free way, and Weeding Out Wheat shines a bright light on how to make that happen. Let this book guide you towards a practical, prudent path to physical and even spiritual healing.
In 2004, I weighed in at 410 pounds and was, by the grace of God, able to bring my weight down to 230 while restoring my health by eliminating grains, sugar, and starch from my diet. To say my life changed would be an understatement, and it goes well beyond the physical changes that are obvious. My relationship with the Lord, my wife, and my friends and family were all enhanced because I chose to make better decisions about my health. Today I try to be an example to other Christians about how they can make this miracle happen in their own lives. Remember the words of Jesus in Matthew 19:26 when he said “with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” This is our call to action, and I encourage you to pray earnestly that God would open your eyes of your need to do this.
I’m incredibly grateful to Luke and Trisha Gilkerson for having the courage and conviction to write this critical book that’s needed now more than ever before, and I hope and pray that it blesses you with invaluable information that will enhance our witness for many years to come.
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Jimmy Moore is the mind behind the popular blog Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb. He is the author of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year and Cholesterol Clarity: What The HDL Is Wrong With My Numbers? You can follow him on YouTube or listen to his three podcast programs: The Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Show with Jimmy Moore, Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore and Friends, and Jimmy Moore Presents: Ask The Low-Carb Experts.