Make Room on the Bandwagon

September 15, 2015

I’ve resisted the gluten thing on general principle for a long time. Firstly, I like wheat. I’ve been happily eating wheat my whole life. Probably every single day of my whole life. I mean, it’s wheat. Secondly, diet trends rub me the wrong way… for so many reasons. All the right reasons. Diet fads: boo.

I’d continue to resist gloooooten free (sorry for the drippy sarcasm), but desperate times call for desperate measures.

And, when Adele–the queen of health and nutrition–made such a compelling case yesterday for going gluten free, and assured┬áme it will make a difference in my inflammation (Hi, I’m Kari, I am an inflammation sufferer.) (I think.), I decided it was worth a three month test.

Turns out, she’s not the only one who thinks eliminating wheat from one’s diet is the key to [many things, but especially] reducing, if not eliminating altogether, inflammation. If you go online, you’ll find more than a critical mass of knowledgable people who advocate it and websites that support it.

It just doesn’t seem smart to ignore the possibility it could work. (I’m the person who stepped into a -166 degree cryo chamber, believing that would be the key to reducing inflammation, remember? Gluten free seems maybe less traumatic… we’ll see.)


Here are two things I’d bought last week that just happened to come in handy today — this, the first official, intentional gluten-free day of my life.

From Costco…


And from the Davis Food Coop…


Both were very yummy. I’m not hating this so far.