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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Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Lequn Zhu, Zheng Xu, Guanwu Li, Ying Wang, Xuefeng Li, Xiao Shi, Haiyang Lin, Shixin ChangAbstractBackgroundMarrow fat accumulates in diabetic conditions but remains elusive. The published works on the relationships between marrow fat phenotypes and glucose homeostasis are controversial.PurposeTo detect the association of insulin resistance with marrow adiposity in postmenopausal women with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2D) using chemical shift-encoded water–fat MRI.MethodsWe measured vertebral proton density fat fr...
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our results indicate that detecting monosodium urate crystals by ultrasound is common at hip joint in patients with gout.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &Gynaecology, Volume 55Author(s):
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe found the precise anatomy of the connective tissue layer from umbilical artery to urinary bladder and the superior vesical artery. Our procedure based on the precise anatomy obtained in this study is reasonable anatomically as a method for separation of the vesicouterine ligament during radical hysterectomy.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study investigated the modulation of micro-RNAs associated with the PI3K/AKT/mTOR-axis by mango polyphenols (MP) in MCF-12A non-cancer and MDA-MB231 breast cancer cell lines. MP reduced proliferation in the cancer cells by up to 90% (10 mg GAE/L) but did not cause cytotoxicity in the non-cancer cells within the same concentration range. In contrast, in TNF-α-treated non-cancer MCF-12A cells, MP significantly decreased expression and phosphorylation of NF-κB while modulating mRNA and protein levels of PI3K/AKT/mTOR and up-regulated miR-126. The mechanistic involvement of miR-126 was investigated using its...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
In this study, Se-enriched peanut protein nanoparticles-stabilized Pickering emulsions (PPEs) were used to encapsulate 5DN to enhance its bioaccessibility, cellular uptake and transport rate. The preparation of PPEs, and their digestion profiles in gastrointestinal tract, cell uptake and transport were investigated. Results showed that the bioaccessibility of 5DN was significantly higher within PPEs (18.3%) than in bulk oil (9.2%). Besides, PPEs-encapsulated 5DN has a greater apical-to-basolateral (AP-BL) transport rate (26.9 × 10−6 cm s−1) than 5DN (21.7 × 10−6 cm s−1). ...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 55Author(s): Chia-Yuan Chang, Bing-Ying Ho, Tzu-Ming PanAbstractColorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Chemotherapy is the usual treatment, but entails side effects. Although lactic acid bacteria (LAB) ameliorate CRC, the effects of LAB-fermented skim milk are unknown. Thus, we investigated the effect of Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei NTU 101-fermented skim milk (NTU 101FM) in combination with chemotherapy on CRC, and its effect on chemotherapeutic side effects in vivo. NTU 101FM + chemotherapy treatm...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 55Author(s): Anna Mas-Capdevila, Lisard Iglesias-Carres, Anna Arola-Arnal, Manuel Suarez, Begoña Muguerza, Francisca I. BravoAbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of long-term administration of the protein hydrolysate from chicken feet Hpp11 in diet-induced hypertensive rats. Rats were fed standard or cafeteria (CAF) diets for 12 weeks, and during the final 3 weeks, CAF animals were administered vehicle, Captopril or Hpp11. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was recorded weekly. Body weight and plasmatic lipid and glucose level...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 55Author(s): Jing Li, Mei Luo, Zhen Luo, An-Yuan Guo, Xiangliang Yang, Minghua Hu, Qiong Zhang, Yanhong ZhuAbstractCyclocarya paliurus polysaccharides have been reported to prevent diabetes, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. This current study aimed to reveal the possible underlying anti-diabetic mechanisms of CPP based on transcriptome profiling. Our experimental results demonstrated CPP could protect pancreas islets through decreasing oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory cytokines, and alleviate dyslipidemia, hepatic steatosis and liver inj...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: CXCR2, ANXA1, and CCR3 as well as olfactory receptor-related genes (proteins) may be used as biomarkers to assess zinc status in mice. PMID: 30770772 [PubMed - in process]
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
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