About this Blog
Can a little ancient grain with a funny name like spelt solve our big modern day health crisis?
Maybe not completely. But it’s a great place to start.
A growing number of health and medical experts are paying new attention to the ancient wisdom of Hippocrates, the father of medicine (460 – 357 BC), who advised: “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”
Spelt earned its reputation as a health food as long ago as 5000 BC. It was singled out by Germany’s first nutritionist, Hildegard von Bingen (1098 to 1179), for its high nutritional value. In ancient times, athletes and warriors ate spelt for strength and endurance.
But somewhere along the way, our food production became more and more industrialized. Highly processed ‘corporate’ food took over our grocery shelves. Ancient, healthy grains like spelt fell by the wayside.
We’re bringing spelt and the ancient grains back.
And we need your help.
This blog is really about you. It’s about your passion for good food and good health. It’s about your determination to take charge of your own health, to stand up to Big Medicine, Big Pharma, Big Ag, and Big (corporate) Food.
We want to hear from you. We want to know why you eat spelt. How spelt has improved your health – and changed your life. And we want your help in spreading the word about this ancient grain, and about good nutrition in general.
We’ll get the ball rolling by bringing you articles about good health – some light, some more scientific. We’ll share news articles, and guest posts by medical professionals and nutrition experts.
What’s your story?
But we also want to hear your story. Whether you’re a physician or a mom – or both. A dietician or nutritionist. A professional cook or someone who just likes food. A food activist or revolutionary.
We also want to hear from you if you eat spelt because it helps you with a specific health issue – arthritis or diabetes or allergies, weight gain or migraine headaches or ADHD – please send us your story!
We want this to be a place where people can connect with each other, and share their solutions for better health.
As a nation, we’re getting sicker. And as our health goes, so goes our economy. The number of people suffering from chronic illnesses is growing despite billions of dollars of medical research. Drug companies are making a fortune prescribing drugs that suppress symptoms, offer no cure, and often lead to new illnesses requiring – guess what? – more drugs!
We chase silver bullet cures, and naively fall victim to the latest marketing ploys by authors and companies promoting unhealthy diet schemes and food fads – the latest being the ‘gluten-free’ craze that is growing food company bank accounts but providing little or no benefit to a large percentage of the people who have bought into the propaganda.
So, welcome. Please join in the conversation. And please help us spread the word: Eating right can save your life – and more healthy people will make for a healthier society and planet!
To your health!