Gluten or Gluten-Free, That Is The Question

By: Joseph Foster

Celiac disease affects 3 million people in the U.S., and another 18 million have some form of gluten sensitivity, likely as a result of the high gluten content in most processed foods and the fact that most of our wheat is genetically modified. The results for people with a gluten intolerance range from headaches, fluid retention (swollen knees and ankles), nausea, constipation, weight gain, joint pain, mood swings, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia, just to name a few.  For many people, avoiding gluten is essential to their quality of life.

Surprisingly, gluten is found in so many more places than bread, pasta, and baked goods. But do you know where?

Quiz Written By:
Joseph Foster, Quizmaster
A quintessential introvert, Joseph Foster is perfectly happy reading books and watching movies. Joseph lives in Los Angles, California and attended the University of Southern California on a baseball scholarship. After graduating college, Joseph accepted a position at a nearby hospital providing physical therapy to children. Joseph says his love for trivia slowly crept upon him; he had played trivia games as a youngster and spent a considerable amount of time watching television trivia/quiz game shows. Once he took up baseball, he lost interest and devoted his time to sports for many years. But after downloading trivia apps, Joseph quickly rediscovered his passion for playing trivia games. He lays cause to the fact that trivia on his smartphone creates a shared experience similar to a huge sporting event. He admits as a youngster he used to dream of being on a game show and even admits to having a passion for test taking in school. Joseph’s mother enjoyed playing educational games with him and she would often quiz him on various topics. Even today, Joseph enjoys challenging his mother to a good game of trivia. In addition, Joseph likes to spend time with his Pembroke Welshi Corgi, Bentley. The tenacious little dog accompanies him just about wherever he goes. Joseph’s hunger for knowledge extends beyond American soil and Joseph hopes to travel abroad and teach English as a second language eventually. He coaches a baseball team for disabled children and is an avid golf player as well.