Rebecca’s journey to health and youthfulness

Rebecca shared her photos and experience living the Wheat Belly lifestyle: “Eliminating wheat has made such a huge difference in my health and, surprisingly, my appearance. I am 42 and have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I’m also a single mom of four and was told that it was ‘normal’ for me to be tired. But I was miserable. I was so tired it hurt despite having thyroid levels that were in the normal range. I also had brain ‘fog,’ anxiety, depression, and trouble sleeping. Doctor after doctor kept prescribing me more medicine: medicine for my mood, medicine to help me sleep. And despite all that, I still felt terrible and my symptoms continued. “I finally found a doctor who switched me to Armour thyroid, educated me on leaky gut syndrome, and developed a diet for me. One component was eliminating wheat. Since his recommendation, I have bought your book and cookbook. I expected to have fewer gastrointestinal issues. I never expected, however, to have less brain fog, more energy, and less anxiety/depression. Moreover, I frequently hear comments about my face and eyes being less puffy. I never knew that was related to wheat inflammation. Since all the changes – I have been able to stop my antidepressants, sleep medication, and lower my ADHD medication. I have lost 22 pounds and I feel like I’m slowly getting my life back. Thank you. “The pictures show the difference in my face over the past few months. I didn’t ev...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories anti-aging anxiety Armour autoimmune Depression hashimoto's hypothyroid Inflammation insomnia leaky gut sleep Weight Loss youth Source Type: blogs

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Conclusions: The reactivity to VEGF inhibitors varied among different subtypes of nAMD. The efficacy of intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy in type 3 nAMD was statistically better than type 1 when considering vision improvement at 3 and 12 months. Thus, the lesion subtype is a predictor for the treatment outcome which can help guide prognosis. PMID: 30425852 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
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Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news
Conclusion. For patients with symptomatic DS, patients who received surgery had significantly greater improvements in pain and function compared with nonoperative treatment through 8 years of follow-up. Fusion technique did not affect outcomes. Level of Evidence: 1
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: RANDOMIZED TRIAL Source Type: research
Study Design. Prospective single center study. Objective. The aim of this study was to evaluate 1) the activity of daily living (ADL) of three categorized patients group; over 60-year-old degenerative spine patients without adult spinal deformity (ASD), nonoperative ASD patients, and operative ASD patients, 2) what kinds of activities would be impaired, and 3) how the ADL changes over time after long level fusion. Summary of Background Data. There is still debate how surgeons could decide treatment methods for old-aged adult spinal deformity, operatively or not. There was lack of information how long level fusion i...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
Conclusion. Great L3 and L4 tilt at skeletal maturity, especially those>16°, are predictors of future curve progression and LBP in adulthood, respectively. For adolescent patients with these risk factors, periodic follow-ups into adulthood should be considered. Level of Evidence: 4
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
Conclusion. This study demonstrates a strong correlation between neuromuscular gait parameters and fear-avoidance of movement which may reflect ADS patient experiences during ambulation. Further, it demonstrates that there are different aspects of fear-avoidance that may influence gait parameters. This study extends previous research on the role of fear-avoidance to include patients with spinal deformity. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
Study Design. Community-based, cohort study. Objective. Our aim was to determine the course of back pain in middle-aged women over a 9-year period, and assess whether obesity and physical inactivity are associated with more frequent back pain. Summary of Background Data. Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. With minimal effective therapies and rising financial burden, identifying modifiable risk factors remains a key priority. Methods. The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health is a cohort study of community-based, middle-aged women who completed questionnaires every 3 years between 2...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research
Conclusion. Our case depicts a model of slow creeping deformation due to left C1 superior articular facet dysplasia. An abnormal facet slope allowed the occipital condyle to migrate posteriorly and medially leading to crowding of the left C1 foramen. Although the etiology was congenital, the neck spasm was delayed till fourth decade. A secondary C1 foramen stenosis led to C1 occipital neuralgia that presented as an intractable headache. Level of Evidence: 5
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
We examined long-term stress hormones and other stress markers in subjects three generations removed from the Holocaust, to assess the long-term consequences of inherited behavioral and physiological responses to prior stress and trauma. Jewish subjects who recalled overprotective parental behavior had higher hairsteroid-concentrations and dampened limbic-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (LHPA) axis reactivity compared to German and Russian-German subjects with overprotective parents. We suggest that altered LHPA axis activity in maternally overprotected Jewish subjects may indicate a transmitted pathomechanism of "frus...
Source: Stress - Category: Research Tags: Stress Source Type: research
We report the synthesis and anti-inflammatory/antioxidant activity of a novel indanedione derivative DMFO. DMFO scavenged reactive oxygen species (ROS) in in-vitro radical scavenging assays and in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. In acute models of inflammation (carrageenan-induced inflammation in rat paw and air pouch), DMFO effectively reduced paw oedema and leucocyte infiltration with an activity comparable to diclofenac. DMFO stabilised mast cells (MCs) in in-vitro A23187 and compound 48/80-induced assays. Additionally, DMFO stabilised MCs in an antigen (ovalbumin)-induced MC degranulation mod...
Source: Free Radical Research - Category: Research Tags: Free Radic Res Source Type: research
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