Chest Pain Diagnosed as Gastroesophageal Reflux
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; background-color: #fefefe}A 50-something male presented to a clinic for one day of intermittent substernal chest and jaw pain. He had had several episodes of pain since onset; it was described as pressure-like and lasts about 5-15 minutes and resolves spontaneously. He had been pain free for about an hour.  He had some " pre-diabetes, " but no h/o hypertension, no known family history of heart disease, and he smokes about 1-2 cigarettes per day. An ECG was recorded:The computer read:Normal ECGWhat do you think?Smith ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - May 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

Paging Dr. Google
“Did you consult Dr. Google?” If your doctor asked you this question, he/she does not understand that you have the potential to obtain answers SUPERIOR to answers the doctor provides. This is because you have access to all the same information as the doctor does. You have the ability to discuss and collaborate on health questions with thousands of people. You now have access to an emerging world of health tools that allow you to track health measures and impact them. You have more health power in your own hands than anyone ever before in the history of the world. Yet the paternalistic, “I’m the do...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux autoimmune blood sugar collaboration constipation diabetes diy health diy healthcare heart disease hypertension IBS Weight Loss wellness Source Type: blogs

Flourish Magnetic Device for Non-Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Atresia
The FDA is now allowing the introduction of Cook Medical‘s Flourish Pediatric Esophageal Atresia Anastomosis device as a non-surgical option for treatment of esophageal atresia, a birth defect in which the esophagus is not connected to the stomach due to a poorly formed esophagus. Two catheters with magnetic tips are positioned at the ends of the disconnected esophagus, one delivered transorally and the other via a gastric catheter through the stomach. The magnetic tips pull at each other and eventually push through the tissue to have the catheters meet each other. The child’s natural ability to heal allow...
Source: Medgadget - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: GI Pediatrics Surgery Source Type: blogs

Early reviews of the new Undoctored book
Some early reviews of Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Be Smarter Than Your Doctor are coming in on Amazon. Here’s a sample: DH22: Dr. Davis is hero. Being an MD, I can tell you that the medical profession has unfortunately become an industry. Of course if you get hit by a bus or shot, you need the medical services but regarding treating chronic disease the medical profession falls way short. It is crucial to take responsibility for one’s own health. In general it is all about the diet. The diet is under your complete control I have been on a ketogenic diet for several years and after...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored cholesterol health healthcare Inflammation profit statins Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The Enemies of Sleep – Avoid These 5 Foods to Sleep Better
You're reading The Enemies of Sleep – Avoid These 5 Foods to Sleep Better, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Can't capture that elusive eight hours of sleep?  Waking up in the middle of the night restless?  It may be what you're eating during the day that is stopping you.  Here are seven things that may be robbing you of the sleep you need.  And sleep is crucial for your well-being.  Caffeine.  This may be a no-brainer, but many are surprised by how soon they shoul...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hilary Thompson Tags: Uncategorized bad food choices get better sleep how to sleep better pickthebrain self improvement sleep problems Source Type: blogs

What do you get for your money?
Shouldn’t the most expensive healthcare in the world also buy you the greatest health in the world? If you pay $600-$1500 per month for a high-deductible health insurance policy for your family, does that mean that you and your family will enjoy better health? Because Americans spend nearly $10,000 per person per year on healthcare—-more than any other country on the planet, double the spending of the U.K., Canada, and Australia-—does this mean that Americans pay more and thereby enjoy better health? Less diabetes, less heart disease, less obesity, fewer cases of autoimmune disease, less arthritis, etc.?...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored gluten grains health healthcare Inflammation Weight Loss wheat Source Type: blogs

How to Relieve Morning Sickness
Congratulations! The early stage of pregnancy is exciting, but may cause morning sickness. Some women never experience it, whereas others can be sidelined by it all day and for many weeks. Whether you’re battling with nausea every day or just occasionally, here are some tips to help reduce morning sickness symptoms: Get plenty of rest. This seems obvious but sometimes we forget to give ourselves the rest we need. If you are having trouble sleeping consider a maternity body pillow that will properly help support your back and stomach. Get up slowly. Avoid moving around straight after eating and don’t be in a hu...
Source: Cord Blood News - April 10, 2017 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maze Cord Blood Tags: pregnancy pregnancy health Source Type: blogs

Procrustes
Crossposted fromTheFatLadySingsThis morning I read Ragen Chastain ’s latest post, They Want Fat People to Swallow Balloons Now about yet another invasive, potentially lethal weight loss device called Obera. As Ragen explains, Obera is a silicon balloon inserted into the stomach and left in place for 6 months and is promoted as non-surgical, non-invasive (though how having to be sedated in order to have the balloon inserted qualifies as non-invasive beats me), non-permanent, and no incisions. The “non-permanent” part is c orrect because as with any such effort the weight loss is not per...
Source: Jung At Heart - April 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

H. pylori, a true stomach “bug”: Who should doctors test and treat?
In 1982, two Australian scientists discovered that a certain bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, was a common cause of persistent stomach inflammation and stomach ulcers. This realization revolutionized ulcer treatment. While fairly common, this infection usually causes no symptoms, but it can sometimes lead to ulcers in the stomach or the very first part of the small intestine (duodenum), and to certain types of stomach cancer. There is also evidence linking H. pylori infection to other conditions like iron-deficiency anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency. The bacteria are thought to spread through contaminated water, vomit, or f...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wynne Armand, MD Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Infectious diseases Tests and procedures Source Type: blogs

Madeline ’ s Wheat Belly success . . . in a real world
Madeline shared her story on our Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page. Her experience highlights many important aspects of this lifestyle, but especially how health can be transformed by sticking to this lifestyle and not being confused by “gluten-free” foods, the misguided advice of doctors, and overcoming stress that is inevitable in everyone’s lives. Her reward? Magnificent transformation in her health and appearance, all achieved by rejecting conventional dietary advice. “I’m posting to show that not everyone looses at the same speed–don’t be discouraged. I l...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle asthma diabetes gluten grains skin rash Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Health should be FREE
Imagine that you receive a notice in the mail stating “In order to maintain your freedom of speech, you will be billed $10,000 per year.” You would be—understandably—outraged. Freedom of speech in America is precious, something Americans have fought wars to defend. We view free speech as a basic right, no big check to write in order to maintain it. It should be free and available to everyone regardless of religion, color, political leanings, or income. I believe that same principle should apply to health. Being healthy means living free of common chronic health conditions such as high cholesterol, h...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 31, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored crowd wisdom health free Healthcare System predatory wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Why Wheat Belly and What ’ s Next?
Most of you are very familiar with the Wheat Belly books and philosophies. I called it Wheat Belly because abdominal fat is the signature pattern of weight gain from a diet based on wheat and grains. It is the outward expression of the deep visceral fat encircling the intestines and other abdominal organs that is inflammatory, disrupts hormones, keeps you from wearing a size four bikini, and yields the unsettling sight of middle-aged men with protuberant bellies spilling over Speedos. Wheat Belly conveyed the same lessons that I’d originally learned in the world of heart health, now repackaged to appeal to mainstream...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis Health Destruction by Wheat Healthcare system Healthy Eating The Undoctored Weight loss Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Why Wheat Belly . . . and what ’ s next?
Most of you are familiar with the Wheat Belly books and philosophies. I called it Wheat Belly because abdominal fat is the signature pattern of weight gain from a diet based on wheat and grains. It is the outward expression of the deep visceral fat encircling the intestines and other abdominal organs that is inflammatory, disrupts hormones, keeps you from wearing a size 4 bikini, and yields the unsettling sight of middle-aged men with protuberant bellies spilling over Speedos. Wheat Belly conveyed the same lessons that I’d originally learned in the world of heart health, now repackaged to appeal to mainstream interes...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis Health Destruction by Wheat Healthcare system Healthy Eating The Undoctored Weight loss Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Undoctored: Giving back control over individual health
The new Undoctored book is scheduled for release this coming May 9th, 2017, a book that shows how you can be freed from the bonds of a predatory, profit-seeking healthcare system.  Here’s a bit more from the book, now available in pre-release.   Undoctored: An excerpt Unquestionably, there are situations in which doctoring and the healthcare system are needed. If you are bleeding, injured, or struggling to breathe with pneumonia, some old-fashioned suturing, bone-setting, or antibiotics can still do the trick. Nobody around here is going to replace their own hip joint or treat a urinary tract infection with...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 12, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat-Free Lifestyle autoimmune diabetes gluten grains hypertension Inflammation metabolic undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Could Grains Cause Autoimmunity?
The prolamin proteins of grains— the gliadin of wheat, secalin of rye, hordein of barley, and zein of corn— initiate the small intestinal process that cause a perfect storm in our bodies. And they do so in more than one way. You could even argue that prolamin proteins are perfectly crafted to create autoimmunity. Prolamin proteins of grains are masters at molecular mimicry. The prolamin proteins have been found to trigger immune responses to a number of human proteins, including the synapsin protein of the nervous system; the transglutaminase enzyme found in the liver, muscle, brain, and other organs; the endom...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Autoimmunity Dr. Davis Grain Free Lifestyle Grains Grains and Grasses Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Success Stories Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat-Free Lifestyle Inflammation low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Undoctored: An Excerpt
Here’s an excerpt from my new book, Undoctored: Why Healthcare Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor. In Undoctored, I take the lessons learned from the worldwide Wheat Belly experience and put them to work in a new program that helps reverse hundreds of health conditions–because conventional healthcare has abdicated its responsibility and is no longer about reclaiming health. The Undoctored movement will get you and your family back on track, having cracked the code on health, slenderness, and higher levels of life performance. The book will be released May 9th, 2017, but is available ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten grains health Inflammation recipes undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Some things you might not know about corn.
Corn (also known as maize) is among the oldest of cultivated grains, dating back 10,000 years to pre-Mayan times in South America, but corn didn’t make it onto European menus until 1493, when Christopher Columbus brought seeds to Spain. Corn was rapidly embraced, largely replacing barley and millet due to its spectacular yield per acre. Widespread, habitual consumption of cornbread and polenta resulted in deficiencies of niacin (vitamin B3) and the amino acids lysine and tryptophan, causing widespread epidemics of pellagra, evidenced as what physicians of the age called “The Four Ds”: dermatitis, diarrhea...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Corn Cornstarch Dr. Davis High-Fructose Weight loss Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat-Free Lifestyle gluten-free grain Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Some things you might not know about corn
Corn (also known as maize) is among the oldest of cultivated grains, dating back 10,000 years to pre-Mayan times in South America. But corn didn’t make it onto European menus until 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought seeds to Spain. Corn was rapidly embraced, largely replacing barley and millet due to its spectacular yield per acre. Widespread, habitual consumption of cornbread and polenta resulted in deficiencies of niacin (vitamin B3) and the amino acids lysine and tryptophan, causing epidemics of pellagra, evidenced as what physicians of the age called “The Four Ds”: dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Corn Cornstarch Dr. Davis High-Fructose Weight loss Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat-Free Lifestyle gluten-free grain Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Join Me On The Whole30 Program
We all know that what we ingest determines so many things. If we indulge in a diet high in saturated fats and sugar we’re going to put on weight. If we drink too much alcohol we’re going to damage our liver and probably our heart too. And if eat too many beans we’re not going to be invited to many parties. Over the last decade or so what we thought we knew about food and nutrition has been turned on its head. There is little doubt now that whole grains are not the gateway to good health that was once thought. And we also know that unsaturated and monounsaturated fats such extra virgin olive oil actually o...
Source: A Daring Adventure - February 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tim Brownson Tags: Other Business Source Type: blogs

Does Snoring Have Any Health Risks?
You're reading Does Snoring Have Any Health Risks?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. For a long time, people have categorized snoring as simply a minor health condition that will go away on its own. However, modern research has declared that snoring is not only irritation to the ears and to peaceful sleep but an indication of a number of complaints in your body. People who are overweight, who are regular smokers or have high cholesterol are prone to snoring, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is defi...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dylan_moran Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement bodyweight health warnings illness pickthebrain sleep disorder snoring stop snoring Source Type: blogs

What If You Had a Priceless Gift?
This holiday season we are all in search of the perfect gift. What is the one thing you truly desire? Don’t you think we all want it? What if you were handed a beautifully wrapped box containing a miraculous tool that caused dramatic weight loss without limiting calories or requiring exercise? What if this gift reduced appetite, shrunk belly fat, dropped your dress size into the single digits, and accomplished all of this while sparing you from a Biggest Loser sob fest? What if that same gift freed you from acid reflux, heartburn, bowel urgency, and diarrhea, but also improved mood, increased energy, deepened sleep, ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 20, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis Priceless Gift Weight loss Wheat allergy Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat Watch Wheat-Free Lifestyle Detox diabetes gluten gluten-free grain grains Source Type: blogs

The best gift of all
This holiday season we are all in search of the perfect gift. What is the one thing you truly desire for yourself and your family? Don’t you think we all want it? What if you were handed a beautifully wrapped box containing a miraculous tool that caused dramatic weight loss without limiting calories or requiring exercise? What if this gift reduced appetite, shrunk belly fat, dropped your dress size into the single digits, and accomplished all of this while sparing you from a Biggest Loser sob fest? What if that same gift freed you from acid reflux, heartburn, bowel urgency, and diarrhea, but also improved mood, incre...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 20, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis Priceless Gift Weight loss Wheat allergy Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat Watch Wheat-Free Lifestyle Detox diabetes gluten gluten-free grain grains Source Type: blogs

Why We NEVER “ Cheat ” On the Wheat Belly Lifestyle?
I’ve heard this many times over the years: “I allow myself one cheat day a week.” Or “I allow myself a cheat every Friday night.” Or “I have a couple of slices of pizza every Saturday.” Or the comments from naysayers such as “A little bit can’t hurt” or “Everything in moderation.” I urge everyone to never cheat. On the Wheat Belly Lifestyle. – Tweet this! It’s not because I’m a control freak or because I like to make arbitrary rules. There are many reasons to never allow yourself such a cheat. This has nothing to do with the few calor...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 22, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Why We NEVER “ Cheat ” On the Wheat Belly Lifestyle
I’ve heard this many times over the years: “I allow myself one cheat day a week.” Or “I allow myself a cheat every Friday night.” Or “I have a couple of slices of pizza every Saturday.” Or the comments from naysayers such as “A little bit can’t hurt” or “Everything in moderation.” I urge everyone to never cheat on the Wheat Belly Lifestyle. – Tweet this! It’s not because I’m a control freak or because I like to make arbitrary rules. There are many reasons to never allow yourself such a cheat. This has nothing to do with the few calori...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 22, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Diabetes Dr. Davis Grain Free Lifestyle Grains Inflammation News & Updates Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat-Free Lifestyle Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

When a cough just won ’t go away
Who has never had a cough? I bet no one can raise their hand. We see this in clinic all the time. But chronic cough— one that lasts at least eight weeks — can be hard for patients to deal with and difficult for doctors to figure out. In the October 20, 2016 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, lung experts describe a step-by-step approach doctors can use to help treat patients with chronic cough. Most often a prolonged cough is due to one of the “usual suspects.” But when it’s not, we have a long list of increasingly rarer conditions that we should run through and rule out. If it isn&...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Cold and Flu Health Lung disease Source Type: blogs

National Health Observances for November
There are several days and the month itself dedicated to raising awareness about various health topics in November. From the National Health Observances put together by the National Health Information Center, we have American Diabetes Month, Bladder Health Month, COPD Awareness Month, Diabetic Eye Disease Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, National Family Caregivers Month, National Healthy Skin Month, National Hospice Palliative Care Month, and National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. In addition these are special days and weeks in November, ...
Source: BHIC - November 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kay Deeney Tags: General Public Health Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly Cruise 2016
The Wheat Belly Caribbean Cruise for 2016 sets sail December 4th through 11th. The time to sign up is now! The cruise includes some glorious Caribbean ports of call, including St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Here is a photo of St. Thomas: There is no shortage of unique eating opportunities here with numerous specialty restaurants. I found the chefs and waitstaff on the Celebrity Silhouette exceptionally accommodating to our dietary needs. This ship is a floating city with numerous swimming pools, walking track, huge exercise facility, cafes, bars, and plenty of other activities. The 2015 Wheat Belly Cruise was a blast and 2...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 5, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux autoimmune cruise gluten grains IBS Inflammation joint pain Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Medical errors: Honesty is the best policy
“It’s a definite that you’re all going to screw up, but it’s not a definite that any of you will learn from that,” declared one of our medical school instructors, years ago. “Cultivate the attitude that allows you to own your mistakes, and then, not repeat them.” How common are medical errors? Medical errors are, frankly, rampant. A recent study used data analysis and extrapolation to estimate that “communication breakdowns, diagnostic errors, poor judgment, and inadequate skill” as well as systems failures in clinical care result in between 200,000 to 400,00 lives lost...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Health care Managing your health care Safety Source Type: blogs

5 Common Mistakes (and Solutions) When Dealing with Kids ’ Chronic Constipation
As a pediatric feeding specialist, my job includes helping kids become more adventurous eaters by working with registered dietitians, physicians and other team members to ensure a child learns to comfortably try new foods. One frequent issue in kids with feeding challenges is chronic constipation. Why? Because picky or selective eaters often food jag on fiberless “kid food” like chicken nuggets and mac-n-cheese. Kids—especially picky eaters—need to have regular, almost daily bowel movements in order to feel hungry and increase their desire to try a variety of foods. Steve Hodges, a pediatric urologi...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - September 1, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Melanie Potock MA Tags: Speech-Language Pathology Feeding Disorders Source Type: blogs

What PPIs and the Kardashians have in common
The science we conduct often reflects the society we live in. One phenomenon of current society is the rise of the reality television show. Participants are promised instant media fame without having to struggle through acting school. I worry that this has rubbed off on some of the studies we now conduct. Sir Richard Doll and Austin Hill, the architects of modern epidemiology, realized that it was hard for epidemiology to prove or disprove anything. Their studies were driven by clear hypotheses as some took five to 10 years to complete. Furthermore, their landmark paper on smoking and lung cancer devoted over a page of dis...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-paul-moayyedi" rel="tag" > Dr. Paul Moayyedi < /a > Tags: Conditions GI Source Type: blogs

Shout Out to Disruptive Woman Sharon Terry and DW Man of the Month Pat Terry
The following BuzzFeed News post was published on August 20th, 2016. In it, our very own Disruptive Woman Sharon Terry and Man of the Month Pat Terry, both receive some very special recognition. And we are very proud to share it here! This Guy Swallowed Parasitic Worms On Purpose — Then Became A Published Scientist Sean Ahrens, who has tried just about every treatment for Crohn’s disease, ingested parasitic worm eggs as a last resort — and just wrote about it for a prestigious medical journal. posted on Aug. 20, 2016, at 10:06 a.m. Stephanie M. Lee BuzzFeed News Reporter   Sean Ahrens S...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

All Good News
Friday, August 19, 2016: Wednesday I brought a Mayo Clinic blood draw " kit " to the local clinic, where they drew the blood and shipped it overnight back to Mayo. Last evening the results showed up on Mayo's patient portal, and I'm happy! Since early April my treatment regimen has been 2 mg of Pomalyst every day, with infusions of Darzalex every week and then every other week, currently with 12 mg of dexamethasone (DEX) on the weeks between Darzalex infusions. During that time my IgG and M-Spike dropped about 20% per month until a month ago, then leveled off. Wednesday's results confirmed that IgG and ...
Source: Myeloma Hope - August 20, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: acid reflux angina colonoscopy daratumumab Darzalex DEX dexamethasone IgG M-Spike myeloma Pomalyst Source Type: blogs

Is your doctor guilty of treating grain consumption?
Jennifer shared these comments about her husband’s early Wheat Belly transformation: “My husband found your site a while back while doing research into symptoms he’s been experiencing for years. After following your advice with food, the doctor visits have stopped and I have a normal husband back. “Prior to meeting him, he has always had issues with his weight and gut. He would exercise to the point of passing out and it just wouldn’t go anywhere. When I met him 5 years ago, he was jogging every night and exercising. He just couldn’t get the flabby stomach to go away and, every time the ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 4, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories abdominal distress diabetes gluten grains headache IBS Inflammation obesity overweight Source Type: blogs

Pfizer: Another Settlement Down
This article goes through the case, the settlement, and what it means for the future. Our readers may remember the “agreement in principle” reached between Pfizer, Inc. and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to settle the qui tam case with Wyeth, LLC. That agreement was recently made official by the parties, with the settlement being signed, sealed, and delivered on April 27, 2016.  As a refresher, allegations were made by Lauren Kieff, a former hospital sales representative for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, and William St. John LaCorte, a physician, that Wyeth engaged in healthcare fraud fr...
Source: Policy and Medicine - July 22, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan - Policy & Medicine Writing Staff Source Type: blogs

Monkey Pie
  Ever have a slice of monkey pie? No? Well, that’s good, because there is no such thing, at least not in our part of the world. And it would be weird if there was. It would be contrary to instinctive notions, eating a creature similar to humans. You wouldn’t eat human pie and, for similar reasons, you wouldn’t eat monkey pie. Would you agree that every creature on earth, human and otherwise, follows an instinctive dietary program?     This toad is an insectivore, consuming flies and grasshoppers in order to survive. Nobody had to tell this toad that flies are delicious. Properly nourished...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 8, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle adaptive evolutionary gastrointestinal gluten grains Inflammation Source Type: blogs

Smoke low-tar cigarettes? The fatal flaw in logic of nutritional studies
Just because something bad is reduced or eliminated in cigarettes, it should not logically follow that cigarettes must now be good, right? Low-tar, filtered cigarettes may be less harmful than full-tar, unfiltered cigarettes, but still contain heavy metals like mercury, lead, and cadmium, as well as nicotine, naphthalene, arsenic, formaldehyde, ammonia and other toxic compounds. Low- or no-tar does NOT mean healthy. This may seem obvious, but it is surprising how many people—physicians and dietitians included—fall for such flawed logic when applied to nutrition. We saw this play out in yet another flawed analys...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 16, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle barley corn epidemiological gluten longevity rye white flour whole grains Source Type: blogs

Managing GERD: Lifestyle Changes vs. OTC Medications
Credit: Thinkstock   Many people reach for over-the-counter antacids and medications to ease physical discomfort after eating a big platter of, say, fried and greasy food. But what if long-term use of some of these common medications can lead to serious health problems?   An eye-opening study from Houston Methodist asked that very question, and found that chronic use of the commonly used heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorian Martin Source Type: blogs

Pfizer/Wyeth Settlement Finalized and Signed: States Net Millions
The Department of Justice ("DOJ") recently entered into a settlement of a quit tam lawsuit against Pfizer, Inc. and Wyeth, LLC. We previously wrote about this settlement back in February, when an "agreement in principle" was reached between Pfizer and the United States government. As a refresher, allegations were made by Lauren Kieff, a former hospital sales representative for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP, and William St. John LaCorte, a physician, that Wyeth engaged in healthcare fraud from 2001 to 2006. These allegations covered two medications, both commonly used to treat acid reflux disease, Pr...
Source: Policy and Medicine - May 3, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan - Policy & Medicine Writing Staff Source Type: blogs

Janet’s impressive Wheat Belly recovery
Look what Janet accomplished in one year living the Wheat Belly lifestyle: “Left at 53 with acid reflux for 10 years, asthma, allergies since 13 (on 4 meds daily), inflammation, joint pain from RA [rheumatoid arthritis], 50 pounds heavier at size 14. Always wheezing, so no energy. “Right at 54, no acid reflux, no asthma, no allergies, no meds, no inflammation, no joint pain, 50 pounds lighter at size 4, full of energy and walking 10-20 miles a day because I can.” Losing 50 pounds is no small matter. But being freed of all her health problems—gastrointestinal inflammation, airway and sinus inflammati...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 21, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux asthma autoimmune gluten grains Inflammation Rheumatoid arthritis Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Lynn’s facial redness gone in 3 days on the Wheat Belly Detox!
Lynn shared her “before” and “during” photos, just 3 days into her Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox experience. “This is how much my skin redness has calmed since starting my Wheat Belly Detox 3 days ago. I was always getting asked if my blood pressure was up. I have always had great blood pressure, so that was never the issue. However, I never understood why my face would get red like this. Then I noticed it was especially after I ate. “The ‘before’ pic was taken during Christmas time, therefore the redness isn’t from sun but from the wheat and grains. Also both pics are witho...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 8, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle facial change gluten grains Inflammation redness skin Source Type: blogs

You might be a Wheat Belly when . . .
Alright: Stifle your guffaws, because this is serious stuff. We all know that consumption of modern wheat and grains is associated with an astounding list of health problems, such as acid reflux, joint pains, behavioral and learning difficulties in children with ADHD and autism, depression, eating disorders like bulimia and binge eating, diabetes and pre-diabetes, and on and on. But the signature abnormality, the one clear-cut red flag on the surface: the infamous wheat belly, the probuterant “love handles” or “muffin top” that hints at underlying visceral fat, a hotbed of inflammation. So how might...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 7, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten grains health Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Stephen’s return from the medical quagmire
Stephen shared his 60-day Wheat Belly experience: “Started Wheat Belly 60 days ago after a major health crisis. I found out I had type 2 diabetes 2 and very bad cholesterol. My numbers 60 days ago were: cholesterol 189, triglycerides 475, LDL could not be measured as it was so bad, HDL was 32. Two weeks ago: 20 pound weight loss, wearing a 15.5-inch neck size shirt compared to an 18. Triglycerides 79, LDL 25, HDL 40, cholesterol 81. “I was first told on January 24, 2016 that my glucose level was 157. Forty five days later, my average glucose was 107 when measured by my diabetes counselor by downloading the data...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 7, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories cholesterol diabetes gluten grains HDL statins triglycerides Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Better DEX Experience
Three weeks ago I whined mightily about taking DEX.  The worst problem was acid reflux the second night after taking it, but there were other issues too.  I'm happy to say that I have had better experiences since then. Acid reflux: Lots of good people offered great suggestions regarding the heartburn (acid reflux).  This formula has worked for three weeks in a row.  After the worst heartburn of my life, now zero heartburn: I take the 40 mg of DEX with food at the Sunday evening meal, and the reflux happens (happened) Monday night. No food at all in the last few hours before going to bed Monday night...
Source: Myeloma Hope - April 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: acid reflux DEX dexamethasone GERD hearatburn Source Type: blogs

Better DEX Experience
Three weeks ago Iwhined mightily about taking DEX. The worst problem was acid reflux the second night after taking it, but there were other issues too. I'm happy to say that I have had better experiences since then.Acid reflux: Lots of good people offered great suggestions regarding the heartburn (acid reflux). This formula has worked for three weeks in a row. After the worst heartburn of my life, now zero heartburn:I take the 40 mg of DEX with food at the Sunday evening meal, and the reflux happens (happened) Monday night.No food at all in the last few hours before going to bed Monday night. I fig...
Source: Myeloma Hope - April 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: acid reflux DEX dexamethasone GERD hearatburn Source Type: blogs

Acupuncture Notes
Jackie Doyle Used Japanese moxa did lots of ear stuff circled the dragon put needles in wrist heart 6, master of the heart (pericardium) -7, lung 9 (I think this it) Jiang- Did lots of command points, used governor vessel-20 (he always takes this) Stacy Roman – Morgantown yin tang and Bl 2 for headache One treatment Stacy gave me was CV 17 CV12 CV3 LI4 Liver3 GV20 KI3 St 44 Large intestine-4 and Stomach-44 bilaterally for frontal headache (very effective) Kidney-3 bilaterally for general tonification and energy Stomach-25 and Ren-6 and Ren-9 (conception vessel) for energy, tonify lower Jiao and helps out bladder Ren-...
Source: Inside Surgery - April 3, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: General Source Type: blogs

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Michelle shared her 30-day progress pictures after starting the Wheat Belly lifestyle. “This is Day 1 and Day 30 eliminating the wheat. Same time of day, fresh out of the shower, exact same lighting, and I promise, that is not a tan, it’s the middle of winter in Philly. I’m obese and was diagnosed with NAFLD, but thanks to Wheat Belly, I’m well on my way to finally getting healthy. “I lost 15 lbs in the first 30 days and am off all of medication for GERD. I truly believe that it was wheat making me sick.” Michelle’s facial changes are subtle, but there is most definitely a differe...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 27, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux esophagitis facial change fatty liver gerd gluten grains Inflammation NAFLD Source Type: blogs

Looks what 30 days of Wheat Belly did for Michelle
Michelle shared her 30-day progress pictures after starting the Wheat Belly lifestyle. “This is Day 1 and Day 30 eliminating the wheat. Same time of day, fresh out of the shower, exact same lighting, and I promise, that is not a tan, it’s the middle of winter in Philly. I’m obese and was diagnosed with NAFLD, but thanks to Wheat Belly, I’m well on my way to finally getting healthy. “I lost 15 lbs in the first 30 days and am off all of medication for GERD. I truly believe that it was wheat making me sick.” Michelle’s facial changes are subtle, but there is most definitely a differe...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 27, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux esophagitis facial change fatty liver gerd gluten grains Inflammation NAFLD Source Type: blogs

Cathy’s latest Wheat Belly update
You may remember Cathy from a prior Wheat Belly Blog post when her facial transformation reflected a dramatic reversal of facial edema and inflammation. She recently provided an update with the “before” and 15-month “after” photos above. Again and again, you will see that, if people stay on course on the Wheat Belly lifestyle, they do not regain the weight, they do not reacquire inflammation, they remain free of all the health problems associated with prior grain consumption, such as diabetes, skin rashes, acid reflux, IBS, emotional ups and downs, leg edema, migraine headaches, high blood pressure,...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 26, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories facial change gluten grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Dementia from PPIs: A hypothesis that may have led to gastrointestinal bleeding
Over the past week, while covering the inpatient gastroenterology service, we cared for three patients who were hospitalized with gastrointestinal bleeding who were found to have large, potentially life-threating, stomach ulcers. All three of the patients had abruptly stopped their acid-suppressing proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medication in the preceding 1 to 2 weeks.  With PPIs being a primary therapy for gastroesophageal reflux and ulcer treatment, why would these patients have stopped their PPIs without medical consultation? Unanimously, they had all heard on the news that a new study found that PPIs might cause dem...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Meds GI Source Type: blogs