Beware the dreaded Wheat Deficiency Syndrome. This is what will happen to you if you eliminate wheat, the food that the USDA and U.S. Dept of Health and Human services tell us, through their Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to eat more of. The American Dietetic Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association also all agree: Terrible things will happen to you if you eliminate wheat. You will develop Wheat Deficiency!

So what does the Wheat Deficiency Syndrome look like? Like any other syndrome, you can recognize this condition by its many tell-tale signs:

–Flat abdomen
–Rapid weight loss
–High energy
–Less mood swings
–Better sleep
–Diminished appetite
–Reduced blood sugar
–Reduced blood pressure
–Reduced small LDL and total LDL
–Increased HDL cholesterol
–Reduced triglycerides
–Reduced C-reactive protein and other inflammatory measures

Of course, you could choose to cure yourself of this syndrome simply by taking the antidote: foods made with wheat flour like bread, breakfast cereals, pastas, pretzels, crackers, and muffins. All the signs of the syndrome will then disappear and you can have back your protuberant abdomen, irrational mood swings, exagerrated appetite, higher blood sugar, etc. and you will have satisfied the requirements for a healthy diet as advised by the revised Food Plate.