I’ve spent countless hours reading about nutrition and how food can heal the body. I’ve dug deep in an effort to unearth ways to reduce inflammation and help heal my gut woes.
I stopped eating grains 2 years ago. I’ve taken out, replaced and substituted. I’ve altered my habits to give my body the best chance possible to heal. I have a ‘listen to my body’ policy that works for me.
But as a mother, as a provider, I have a grain quandary? I’m the food gatherer and cook in my house. I design the menu. My family comes for the ride. I’m strict with my health pursuit but I watch my husband and children go for grains when the meals are not home cooked and I completely get it.
The grain debate is a minefield for me. The health implications for me breaking from my regime can be dire. At times, I can be adamantly opposed to having a single spec of grain in the house! Other times, I appreciate how much easier my life would be if I weren’t quite so rigid.…