Wheat Belly Redux: Dramatic facial skin changes

With this Wheat Belly Blog post, I begin an occasional series of posts from the earlier days of the Wheat Belly experience that nonetheless provide some powerful lessons on the effects of this lifestyle. Here is a post from Dawn from 2014 that perfectly illustrates what wheat and grain consumption can do to skin health. “Left = summer, 2013. Right = today. Started Wheat Belly March 20th, 2014. Lost 25 lbs by July and have maintained ever since. I can’t say enough about this lifestyle. Beyond the 25 pound weight loss, what I find striking are the changes in Dawn’s skin: the redness is gone and there is visibly less facial edema. Dawn looks dramatically different minus wheat and grains.” We see this with some frequency around here and it reflects the loss of body-wide inflammation, most readily evident on the skin. Inflammation on the skin is often paralleled by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and elsewhere. Though she doesn’t elaborate, I’d be willing to bet that Dawn also experienced some important improvement in gastrointestinal symptoms, especially acid reflux, bowel urgency, and bloating. Regardless, you can appreciate just how dramatic the change has been for Dawn’s appearance. This is yet another example of how eliminating wheat and grains from the diet does not just achieve substantial weight loss, but also yields outsized improvements in health–because they never belonged in the human diet in the first place. T...
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ConclusionPatients with ineffective esophageal motility derive significant benefits in perioperative and QOL outcomes after LARS. Nevertheless, as anticipated, their baseline dysmotility may reduce the degree of improvement in dysphagia rates post-surgery compared to patients with normal motility. Furthermore, the presence of preoperative IEM should not be a contraindication for complete fundoplication. Key to optimal outcomes after LARS is careful patient selection based on objective perioperative data, including manometry evaluation, with the purpose of tailoring surgery  to provide effective reflux control and impr...
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Conclusions: The prevalence of erosive tooth wear in enamel and dentin was relatively high in Lithuania; the erosive tooth wear in enamel and dentin combined was 52% among 35- to 44-year-olds, 68% among 45- to 54-year-olds, 67% among 55- to 64-year-olds, and 63% among 65- to 74-year-olds. Lower fluoride level in drinking water was associated with erosive tooth wear in enamel. Male gender, residency in periurban/rural areas, older age, and presence of acid reflux were associated with higher odds, while higher D3MFS scores were associated with lower odds for erosive tooth wear in dentin. These results can be used to plan den...
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Conclusion. Double-flap PG is technically feasible through a single incision with the use of articulating laparoscopic devices and intra-abdominal organ retractors to assist in intracorporeal anastomosis. PMID: 32938322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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This study aimed to examine the clinical utility of prolonged wireless reflux monitoring to predict ability to discontinue PPI.
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This article discusses both elective and emergency benign disorders of the OGJ, including their investigation and management. Elective conditions include gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), giant para-oesophageal hiatal herniae (GPHH), achalasia and other motility disorders. These conditions are now usually all managed laparoscopically when operative intervention is required.
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The oesophagus is subject to a number of disorders affecting motility (swallowing) including gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, malignancy and disorders of neuromuscular function, such as achalasia. Most neoplasms of the oesophagus and stomach are epithelial in nature. Benign epithelial neoplasms usually take the form of polypoid lesions, such as oesophageal squamous papillomas, gastric adenomas, hyperplastic and fundic gland polyps. Malignant epithelial neoplasms of the oesophagus are divided into squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, whereas malignant gastric neoplasms are predominantly adenocarcinomas.
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is a lethal condition where 5-year survival remains at about 15%. There are two main subtypes of oesophageal cancer, squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and adenocarcinoma (OAC). OSCC usually affects the middle third of the oesophagus and is associated with smoking, alcohol and low socio-economic status. OAC affects the lower third of the oesophagus and is associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. The UK has the highest incidence of OAC in the world and it is rising. Treatment may be palliative or curative.
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CONCLUSION: Tension-free crural repair with non-absorbable mesh does not reduce the incidence of recurrent hiatal hernia compared with use of sutures alone in patients undergoing laparoscopic fundoplication. NCT03730233 ( http://www.clinicaltrials.gov). PMID: 32936951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusion Regular dental counseling adopting the multidisciplinary team approach for patients with EA is necessary to ensure better general and oral health. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
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