Friday, April 25, 2014

Guest Post by Michelle Badger

There are many different motivations that drive people to write books. Today I want you meet my friend, Michelle Badger. This is her story of how she came to write a cookbook, "A Wheat Free Life".  Right now she has one child on a mission and is getting ready to send out another missionary. Writing a book about something that changed her life seemed like the perfect way to raise money for her missionaries. I agree, and writing a book is fun!! Please give Michelle a nice warm welcome! --Nikki Wilson

This is my Story
                In 2010 I became very ill with an infection that simply wouldn’t go away and for the next two years I lived in constant and sometimes incapacitating pain. Traditional medicine may not have had the answers and yet I believe in miracles and I knew God could preserve my life and lead me to those who could teach me how to regain my health. So I prayed!
                Miracles began to unfold in my life and the lives of my family when my eldest son and daughter decided to serve ecclesiastical missions for our church in 2011.
                One morning I received an email filled with hope and excitement from my daughter who was diligently serving in the mission field. Believing God had heard our family’s prayers she related to me how she had met a wonderful young woman whose mother was a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. So I sought out this young woman’s mother’s help and after a myriad of tests she discovered Wheat was at the root of my health problems.
                For 25 years I ground my own wheat twice a week to make home-made bread, something I believed to be the foundation to a healthy diet. Unknowingly, my good intentions were in actuality slowly poisoning us.
                In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s unknown to the general population agri-buisness scientists dramatically altered the DNA or genetic structure of the wheat, creating a new high yield variety of wheat with detrimental side-effects to the human body not known at the time of its creation.
(There are countless articles and books written on this subject I suggest you do your own research)
                I don’t have letters adorning the front or back of my name denoting countless academic degrees. I am simply a Mother who deeply loves her family, so I thought to myself,
                                “What can I do?”
                So I made a plan and set out on a crusade to create a menu for my family’s dinner mealtimes.
First, I needed to completely relearn how to cook.
Second, I knew I needed to research which foods contained wheat.
Third, I needed to learn what wheat-free products I could afford to buy at local grocery stores or online
Fourth,  In the process I also learned many so called wheat-free products are not healthy for you
                In organizing my findings of my newly created and many times experimental recipes I decided to pull it all together into a family cookbook. This 7 week recipe menu plan and the accompanying grocery lists made my shopping easier and saved us money.  It has taken me a year and a half to create this cookbook and knowing the difficulties I faced in the beginning I wanted to share this with others to help lift the burdens many may face as they learn and begin to deal with wheat allergies.
                It has been a year and a half since my friend the Naturopath set my feet on a new path. I have discovered this is not a new fad diet it is a life style change with profound health benefits.
                God Bless you on your new journey to health and I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we have.
Click on the picture above to go to Amazon and learn more about this wonderful book!


  1. Hello everyone! My name is Michelle S. Badger and I first of all would like to thank my friend Nikki Wilson in helping me reach out to help those who are struggling with food allergies for themselves or those they love. You can also find more helpful information and recipes on the facebook page A Wheat Free Life like the page and share with those who could use this information or message me on facebook and I will do my best to help you and answer your questions about Real Foods, GMO's, Gluten, Wheat or simply why are so many people getting sick and what you can do about it to improve your health and protect the health of your loved ones. I am presently working on my second cookbook. It will be available this coming Fall. This book will also provide the grocery shopping lists to assist those work outside the home. Have a Great Day by eating Real Foods :)

  2. Thanks for all the wonderful information, Michelle! I really enjoyed having you stop by our blog.

  3. i so want to try to eat better, cook better. It's so hard with a family who wants the treats...we've adopted some bad habits. :-(



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