The idea for Spelt Right® was germinated in 2007 when my husband, Tim, and I discovered that the ancient grain spelt was a wonderful alternative for our wheat sensitive son, but we could not find tasty kid friendly spelt products in the market place.
Our son, who is now a teenager, use to experience significant health and behavioral problems, and was misdiagnosed when he was younger (ages 4-7), with ADHD, Asperger’s, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and others. He also had frequent ear infections and a compromised immune system. Sometimes he would flap his hands, moan, and get red hot ears; he might rock, become extremely agitated or hyperactive. At times, though, he was quite calm, introspective and manageable.
Tapping into my experience as a child-advocate attorney, I was not convinced of the accuracy of the diagnoses, and was skeptical about the recommendation to test psychotropic drugs on our son.
By the time he was 8, we started exploring diet as a possible cause for his various behaviors. By age 9, we completely changed his diet (removed all common wheat and replaced it with the ancient grain spelt, and removed all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, MSG and anything that reeks of an artificial process to stabilize food.
The results were profound. Our son’s health and behavioral problems virtually evaporated.
In fact, now in high school, he is a well adjusted teenager in the gifted math program, who carries no diagnoses and is not on any medications. This is nothing short of remarkable given that he could barely sit at a desk just a few years before.
This world of diet change – removing the junk, replacing it with real food – has opened our eyes to many of the malaises that haunt this country: diabetes, obesity, heart disease, chronic migraines, cancer, digestive problems – and…the list goes on.
We have heard from so many of our customers about their own health challenges, including diabetes, insulin resistance, Lyme Disease, arthritis, migraines, heart and artery disease, skin issues, obesity, behavior problems, and how they have been able to improve their health through diet change, and by making the switch from industrial grains to heirloom grains like spelt.
We have come to the conclusion that America does not face a health crisis, but rather a nutrition crisis. As stated in 460 BC by Hippocrates, “Let Food Be Thy Medicine; Let Medicine Be Thy Food.”
The rest is an on-going journey. Spelt Right has gone through many changes. We have moved to the Metro NY region so that we can further our products reach and offerings. If you cannot find Spelt Right products in your local store, you can always purchase breads, bagels, and pizza dough through this site.
Thank you and be well!