The Medea Project feels so real, there’s no bullshit, no masquerades, no pretending to be more together than we really are. I feel like I can be myself, my worst self, and I will still be loved. It is a beautiful reminder in the power of community, in healing, in speaking our truths and coming together as women.
Yes, sugar is a drug. Wheat can be a drug. This is what Over Eater’s Anonymous teaches. Get off sugar, get off gluten. It won’t be easy and it won’t be pretty, you might shake, you might vomit and feel like the world is collapsing around you, but once the withdrawal has ended, you will experience a whole new level of aliveness.
I think I’m writing this more for myself than anyone else.
Hence, Healthy Tip: Go Gluten free for 2 weeks!
OA and Paul Chek (and others) believe that many people are gluten intolerant, but not on a large enough scale to be detected by the tests done in the traditional medical community. The affect of gluten intolerance can include sugar and carb cravings, bloating, fatigue, mood shifts IBS, among many other unpleasant symptoms. Lynn Hardling, a food addiction counselor, believes that 99% of people with food addictions are gluten intolerant.
In order to see if you yourself are, try not eating gluten (basically wheat) for two weeks, and see if you notice a difference in how you feel. If you do eat gluten again after two weeks, notice how your body reacts.
Here’s a list of gluten free products from Trader Joe’s: http://www.traderjoes.com/pdf/lists/list-no-gluten.pdf
Enjoy the Gluten Free life!