My adult daughter, a fitness expert, had been talking to me about the problems with gluten in our diet. I would smile politely and hoped she’d go on to the next subject soon. When I saw Paul Graham’s book, In Memory of Wheat, I thought of her and decided to read it.

To say it was enlightening would be an understatement. Paul Graham suffered from a severe form of gluten intolerance, celiac disease. He explains in detail why the wheat our ancestors ate is not the same we have available today. He had to make radical changes in his diet to experience a return to health.

As I read the symptoms of his disease, bloated upset stomach for no apparent reason after eating certain foods, diarrhea, and other symptoms,  I saw an uncanny resemblance to my symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

The author stated there is a genetic link to the disease. I remembered my daughter is glucose intolerant and  gave up bread a couple of years ago. After she did, her chronic knee pain went away.

This is an excellent read if you or someone you know has the symptoms listed.
Paul’s writing style is easy and fun to read. He should be a novelist. I was given a copy of this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.