“Are you gluten-free? You might not have to be…” Quiz Gluten intolerance test 1. Are you currently having trouble digesting wheat or dairy but at one point in your life you were able?YesNoNot SureSince 1961—when the FDA put cholesterol on the nutrient concern list—good fats were replaced with processed indigestible fake fats. This resulted in the great digestion breakdown and the epidemic of pre-diabetes we are experiencing today. Learn how to reverse this in Chapters 5 and 11 of Eat Wheat. 2. Before you stopped eating wheat, were you having more than 2 servings per day? (Remember that includes bread, toast, pancakes, pasta, crackers, pretzels, many hot cereals and most desserts.)YesNoNot SureGluten is a hard-to-digest protein—not a poison—and it was never meant to be eaten 3x/day, 365 days a year for 30 years. In fact, we have been eating it for almost 4 million years—not 10,000 as many gluten-free experts like to say. Yes, we have overeaten wheat. Learn how to Eat Wheat the way it was intended to be eaten in Chapters 1 and 6 of Eat Wheat. 3. Before you stopped eating wheat or do you now eat wheat and dairy year round?YesNoNot SureWheat was a fall-harvested grain that was intended to be eaten through the winter, not all year long. There are gluten-digesting enzymes in the body that increase in the winter in order to help the body break down this seasonal food. Learn more in Chapter 6 of Eat Wheat. 4. Do you regularly buy your bread from a super market chain rather than a bakery or natural foods store?YesNoNot SureSupermarket bread can be made from start to finish in just 2 hours. Healthy bread can take up to 3 day to make. Learn more about how to choose the right bread and where to find it in Chapter 6 of Eat Wheat. 5. Does the bread you buy stay soft on the counter for days or weeks?YesNoNot SureOld-fashioned bread will either go bad or get hard in a day or two, while modern bread will stay squishy for weeks. The indigestible processed and cooked oils are also indigestible to the bacteria that normally make bread go bad. If the bugs won’t eat it—should we? Remember, 90% of the cells in the human body are made of bacteria rather than human cells. Learn more about this in Chapter 6 of Eat Wheat. 6. When you read the ingredients of the bread you most commonly eat, does it have any of the following ingredients: oils of any kind, added sweeteners, Preservatives, or ingredients you never heard of, can’t pronounce or do not know what they are?YesNoNot SureHealthy bread should only have recognizable ingredients such as: wheat, salt, water, starter and it should all be organic to ensure digestibility. Learn to navigate around the bread aisle in Chapters 6 and 7 in Eat Wheat. 7. Do you have trouble digesting or have food intolerances to other foods besides wheat and dairy?YesNoNot SureProcessed foods with cooked oils are linked to digestive concerns that result in food intolerances to way too many foods. In Chapters 5, 8 and 10 of Eat Wheat, learn how to avoid processed foods, reboot your digestion and begin to enjoy the foods you were once intolerant to. 8. Do you feel tired after eating a large meal with wheat (bread or pasta) or dairy?YesNoNot SureGood fats provide in-between meal energy for the body. These fats are delivered to the cells as energy via the body’s digestive lymphatic system. Poor digestion causes lymphatic congestion that results in fatigue as well as many of the gluten sensitivity symptoms such as weight gain, bloat, gas, brain fog and more. Learn how to de-congest your lymphatic system in Chapters 1, 4 and 9 of Eat Wheat. 9. Have you experienced any heart burn, indigestion, gas or bloat within the past year?YesNoNot SureHeartburn is caused by the stomach holding onto acid for too long. Over time, the stomach will protect itself from the excess acid by not producing as much. Without the proper amount of stomach acid, wheat, dairy, and a host of other foods will go undigested. Poor digestion of wheat and dairy can be caused by too little or too much stomach acid. Find out the cause of your heartburn and wheat and dairy intolerance in Chapters 5 and 10 of Eat Wheat. 10. Do you feel tired, stiff, achy and/or have you gained weight, become moody or experiencing brain fog lately?YesNoNot SureThe body’s ability to detoxify requires a strong digestive system. With over 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals being dumped into the American environment each year, a strong digestive system is critical to help protect us from these toxins. Just taking the wheat and dairy out of your diet may give you some symptomatic relief, but the underlying weakness in digestion and detoxification has never been addressed. This dangerously exposes many to toxins like the mercury that laces every organic vegetable from the coal mine plumes that blanket America. Not rebooting digestive and detox strength may be putting us at a greater risk for more serious health concerns down the road.