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Buy Bulk & Invest in Your Life!

My daughter’s thought I had lost my mind when I started piling in the boxes of Van’s GF waffles and french toast sticks… but at $1.29 off a box… I just couldn’t resist! Always watch sales and stock up when possible!

When I say “invest in your life” … all I really mean is, your quality of life.

Do I truly believe you’re going to add any more days than God has ordained for you?

No.

But one could have the attitude of “live it up”…  eat it up, drink it up, smoke it up… we’re all going to get some type of cancer anyway.”

I was actually told of a Dr. who told their patient that… when “gluten sensitivity causing cancer” was brought up, they stated,  “Oh, everything causes cancer.”

Say Whaaaaaaaaa?

For starters???

That’s not true.

That sounds like a an ignorant generality to belittle the patient, and their genuine concerns.

Inflammation IS a huge cancer-causer,… and there are lots of different things can cause inflammation in your system.

THAT is true.

Do you never wear sun screen, because you could get cancer anyway?

Of course not.

Do you smoke and ignore warnings on the packages because, if you’re going to die of cancer – you’d like to choose your type of cancer?

No, we do what we can to take the best care of our bodies now… NOT because we’re taking them with us.  We’re doing it as an act of worship – and obedience to God’s call…  to take care of His temple.

So, when others tell me how expensive it is to make a choice to eat in a way that keeps your body healthy…

I think… “NO, actually – it’s a good investment in my health, I FEEL so much better and so does my family.”  It’s an easy decision for us…  simple?  Not always.

A friend recently share with me that her son heard on the radio, a daily talk show host said that going gluten-free was a new “fad diet” – because most people who THINK they have gluten sensitivity – don’t.  I loathe hearing things like this… I’m not sure what type of fad diet that would be – but it would be a short-lived one with as much time as this all takes.

No, it’s definitely NOT a fad.  For us, it’s for life.

To me, I begin to see how the numbers are skewed in a way, that we might not know for a very long time – just how vast this destructions lies, or how deep diseases like celiac are – simply due to the level of ignorance in some of the medical community, and the withdrawl of the patient from the process.

I’m not sure how that changes, through neurologists, MDs or GI doctors or when that will change?  I pray soon.  There are FAR too many people doing way too many tests with no answers… who DAILY are getting sicker and sicker as they continue to eat, breathe, and live gluten-FULL life – while it chips away at their immune system.

If there is a placebo effect “like that” – that eliminates dermatitis herpetaformis, rids my body of muscles cramps and other issues from malabsorption of vitamins, clears my head, and takes away all of our gut issues and chronic infections from the past 30 years….  than THAT must be one GREAT placebo effect!  {Now only if it would reverse some of the permanent effects the damage did!} 

*Shakes head*

It seems the doctors that are the MOST in tune with this process… are the ones who have gluten sensitivity issues themselves, or within their family.  Suddenly, it affects them – and we learn so much quicker that way!

“He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness.”

Hebrews 5:2

YES! I Can Have That!

One of the principles Danna Demetre always talked about was making sure you didn’t tell yourself you “couldn’t” have something.  Once you did, you were bound to desire that something MORE.

Oh my, is that ever true for me. {I’ve admitted, until forced to change by God, I’m impossible!}

However, when you take that thought process and turn it around – so that you are making a choice to NOT have something – to honor God and your body, it reverses the hold food can have on you.

Instead of saying, “I can’t have that muffin, cookie, soda…”  Remind yourself why you don’t need that thing, and how you’re better off without it.  Make it YOUR choice not to want it, vs. believing a lie that you “need it” to survive.

One thing several of my celiac books talk about, is having a positive attitude.  When we get down, that adds to the bogging down of our immune system, which in turn – makes it more likely for you to get sick.  That’s definitely not good when you have an auto-immune disease, but it’s plain NOT GOOD for anyone!

I’ve been on a mission to show the kids what we CAN have – so we can focus on our blessings, vs. counting ourselves as cursed. God uses all things for His good! Gluten Free Pancakes with Dairy/Soy/Gluten free chocolate chips!  They were a big hit!

That idea transfers to anyone’s life.

It’s ok to cry now and then.  Women especially appreciate that emotional release.  BUT, when the focus is on what you can’t have – instead of realizing what we DO have, and CAN have in life… it’s bringing us down.

So, for a short while I was angry about what I wouldn’t be able to have… ever again.  Then I struggled through what my kids couldn’t have or wouldn’t be able to try… and feeling like that some how *I* caused this.  (Who created us again?)  God brought me to a place of peace.

{Thank you God.  Your peace does transcend all understanding.}  His purpose, His ways.

There are LOTS of things I can have, and other options to replace old ones… and more than anything – we have so much in this country…  NO EXCUSES.  NO COMPLAINING!! 

These are a big hit. We stocked up when Target had them on sale at $2.50 a box! They’re dairy free too – so I can have them – yum!

So when people say to me, “Oh I’m so sorry…”  about the celiac disease…. I really don’t feel sad.  Not in the least.  I’m SO grateful and thankful.  I know what I can do to feel well now… and keep my kids healthy – and THAT is a blessing.

This is a tasty treat the kids enjoy! Kettle Corn certified GLUTEN FREE from Target!

Won’t you realize what you can do to keep yourself and your family healthy too?  Make a change in the right direction… and do what you can to eliminate those empty calories, that mindless snacking.  Truly eat to live, NOT life to eat.  There is so much more in life than food!  Let Him show you how to be healthy for HIM!!

ME sporting my new G-FREE shirt. I got them for my daughter and I to “celebrate” our family’s new journey to health!

I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the LORD. “For you are called an outcast–‘Jerusalem for whom no one cares.'”

  Jeremiah 30:17

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