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 me 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.

6 Responses to “Make Room on the Bandwagon”

  1. Elliot Margolies Says:

    better check Rick and Karen’s menu

  2. Kari Says:

    sure i’ll be able to find something!!! eggs, cheese, oatmeal, fruit. i got this.

  3. Michael Ann Says:

    Oh gawd… sounds like my worst nightmare. I’m with you on food fads. But hey, if you find relief, then it’s worth it!

  4. aquasoul Says:

    I don’t know about you Kari, but I hate making changes. Unless it involves playing more golf, eating more desserts (not less), having more money, or having more fun of any kind. You’re amazing!!!!

    • Kari Says:

      You made a strong case. I’m excited, in some ways, to try it. Ever the optimist. at least I’ll get to experience what this whole gluten-free thing is.

      The thing that is most compelling is the food industry’s control over what we eat; it’s not a stretch at all for me to think our food is wrapped up in the hands of political and economic interests and we’ve been sold a bill of goods. This obviously can go both ways, but with so many scientists and nutritionists writing about the evils of modern wheat, I can def imagine its harmful effects…

      I dunno. We’ll see!

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