Unexpected Lessons Learned From the Wheat Belly Lifestyle

In the seven years since the original Wheat Belly book hit bookstores and turned the nutritional world topsy-turvy and millions of people have engaged in a grain-free lifestyle, many unique lessons have been learned. Even though I had engaged the practices of this lifestyle for a number of years and in thousands of people before I broadcast these ideas through books, expanding the audience to many more people yielded feedback on an enormous scale, new lessons that even surprised me. Among the new lessons learned along the way: Plantar fasciitis—I did not expect to have so many people report that this painful condition that causes excruciating pain just by standing on your feet would reverse within days to weeks of adopting the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Gastric hyperacidity—In conventional medicine, gastric hyperacidity, i.e., excess stomach acid, should occur when the microorganism, H. pylori, is present or when there was severe emotional or physical stress present. But wheat/grain removal proved to be a powerful way to reverse gastric hyperacidity in the absence of H. pylori or stress, nearly always sufficient to be weaned off acid-blocking drugs. Reversal of kidney disease—I did not expect to witness repeated instances of kidney disease reversing partially or completely, as evidenced by reductions in the blood test, creatinine. People with near-total kidney failure due to a condition called IgA nephropathy, for instance, reported complete reversal. People wi...
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