In This Chapter
Discovering the fountain of youth (and energy)
Eliminating the risk for a host of diseases
I've been eating wheat all my life and I've never had a problem” is a common statement we hear from many a wheat eater. And it's probably true, or so they think. But some wheat-related issues don't seem like issues until you resolve them; you may not realize you had a lack of energy until you don't have a lack of energy. Some conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, have a host of other contributing factors, so wheat may not jump to the top of your list of suspects. And other issues arise that you and your doctor may not associate with diet, such as an autoimmune disease or a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder.
In this chapter, we present ten ways giving up wheat can prevent or slow various maladies. Many people claim these conditions are an inevitable part of aging, but those people have probably never seen what aging looks like on a wheat-free diet.