Beauty is MORE than skin deep
“Crazy facial changes thanks to grain-free eating”! That’s how Erin describes the change in facial appearance she experienced with her Wheat Belly wheat/grain-free eating lifestyle. As with so many Wheat Belly transformations, notice the reduction in Erin’s edematous cheeks, the loss of redness on the cheeks. Wonderful changes, yes, but changes that reflect similar internal changes, particularly in gastrointestinal inflammation. Remember: gastrointestinal inflammation is NOT just gastrointestinal inflammation. It is the initial process that leads to acid reflux, vitamin B12 deficiency, changes in b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 11, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle edema facial change gluten grains Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 55-year-old man with gastroesophageal reflux symptoms
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 55-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-year history of typical gastroesophageal reflux symptoms treated on an as-needed basis with a proton pump inhibitor. However, the frequency of his reflux symptoms has recently increased and his episodes do not respond to treatment as completely as in the past. An upper endoscopy is scheduled to evaluate the cause of this change in his symptoms. Endoscopy reveals a 4-cm segment of salmon-colored mucosa in the distal esophagus. Biopsy from the salmon-colored segment r...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 29, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions GI Source Type: blogs

Sue is young again following Wheat Belly!
Look at Sue’s wonderful Wheat Belly transformation, along with her description of the joint pains she reversed: “Your book has changed my life. After one week of being wheat-free, my TMJ [temporomandibular joint pain] was gone, my sore knee was gone, and my neck and joints were no longer stiff, sore, and inflamed. My belly went away in 2 weeks. And I have been able to play tennis four days a week instead of one. “My husband’s cholesterol went from 270 to 130. I am a true believer and have referred so many friends to read your book. I feel 20 years younger and am 40 lbs lighter.” Doesn’t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 26, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux cholesterol gluten grains joint pain TMJ Weight Loss william davis Source Type: blogs

Natasha reverses her psoriasis
Look at Natasha’s “before” and “after” photos of her psoriasis. “Before and after pics of my psoriasis healing 6 months into my new diet. Amazing what food can do to or for you. “I had been told there was no cure for it and was given a steroid cream to help ease discomfort. Look at me now!” Unlike, say, acid reflux, bowel urgency of irritable bowel syndrome, and joint pain in the wrists and fingers, the phenomena of autoimmune conditions recede more slowly, reflecting the more complex processes that reverse with wheat/grain elimination, as well as other phenomena that need ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 26, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories autoimmune gluten grains psoriasis rash Source Type: blogs

Jodie’s Story: A Little Girl Lost After Illegally Given an Untested 8-in-1 Vaccine
Conclusion Jodie was harmed beyond repair when a doctor decided to allow her to be injected with an untested 8-in-1 vaccine. She survived the shot, but sadly, has lived her life in severe pain because of what was done to her. She will live the rest of her life suffering brain damage, bowel problems, seizures, not being able to communicate easily, not being able to eat properly nor take care of herself. Many parents whose children greatly suffer and need constant care worry about their injured child’s future and what is best for them. Although the family is thankful and blessed that Jodie survived, they have deep conc...
Source: vactruth.com - March 14, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Augustina Ursino Tags: Augustina Ursino Case Reports on Vaccine Injury Human Top Stories Brian Deer Dr. Andrew Wakefield Experimental Vaccines Jodie Marchant MMR vaccine William Marchant Source Type: blogs

Skin changes with the Wheat Belly lifestyle
Dawn shared her photos of the facial changes she experienced with her Wheat Belly lifestyle. 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, though evident on the skin. Inflammation on the skin is o...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 12, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories gluten grain rash skin Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The entire family follows Wheat Belly!
Jenna originally shared her photos and experience with the Wheat Belly lifestyle in late 2014. Picture is May, 2014 vs. September, 2014. I read Wheat Belly in June, completely changed my diet and integrated intense weight training into my regular workouts. Three months wheat-free: down 15 lbs and LOTS of inches. Energy is way up and moods are more stable. My life has changed forever. Since then, Jenna persuaded her mom and dad to join in. Both are now enjoying the benefits of the Wheat Belly lifestyle. My mood disorder has improved, mom’s digestive issues are virtually gone and dad has an energy boost that has him...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 9, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories energy fatigue gluten grains Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Ashley: now pain-free and slender on the Wheat Belly lifestyle
Ashley turned her life and health around by following the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Not only is she now 60 pounds lighter, but has experienced dramatic relief from a list of health problems. I’ve been debating on posting my picture. But I want to share my story so bad! In September 2014, I weighed 211 pounds. I was miserable. My lab work had come back and at age 32 I had problems that I shouldn’t have. I was on so much medication. I had debilitating migraines, very high blood pressure, I was borderline type 2 diabetic and on 1500 mg of metformin. My back and joints hurt all over. I couldn’t stand or walk f...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 4, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories diabetes joint pain metformin migraine headaches pre-diabetes Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Painkillers? Prozac? Brazilian Blowout? Hotline Counsels Pregnant Women On Risks
    By Carey Goldberg Reprinted from Common Health Joy Shapiro of Framingham, Mass., was the sort of hyper-cautious expectant mother who doesn’t just cut out alcohol and caffeine. She worried about the ingredients in everything she consumed or put on her body, from fitness drinks to sunscreen. But thanks to a referral from her obstetrician, she had a secret weapon against her anxiety: Patricia Cole, the program coordinator for MotherToBaby Massachusetts — also known as the Pregnancy Exposure Infoline — whom she “bombarded” with queries. “At one point, I emailed her l...
Source: Cord Blood News - March 2, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: joyce at mazelabs.com Tags: babies blood disorder brain development Cord Blood medical research parents pregnancy affordable cord blood banking bone marrow breast feeding cerebral palsy cord blood banking cost comparison cord blood banking information cord Source Type: blogs

Georgann gets rid of acid blocking medication
Tens of millions of people take prescription and over-the-counter drugs to suppress stomach acid production. Such drugs are the third most commonly prescribed drugs in the nation. It is very common for people who engage in the Wheat Belly lifestyle to obtain relief from acid reflux/heartburn/esophagitis within several days of kissing their last bagel or bowl of bran cereal goodbye. But what to do with the acid blocking drugs that you may have been taking? Georgann shares her experience with the Wheat Belly lifestyle and getting off acid reflux drugs. I am reading the new book, Wheat Belly Total Health, and I had to send yo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 26, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux gluten-free grains H2 blockers heartburn Source Type: blogs

Mina shows off her weight loss but experienced a HEALTH transformation
Just look at Mina’s fabulous 1-year Wheat Belly success. 53 lbs down and counting. “Before” pic is from March, 2014 and “after” pic is Feb, 2015. You can see the weight loss. What you can’t see is the drastic improvement in my health. My joints don’t ache anymore, no more skin rashes, bloating, or hair loss. I’m 34 years old, have 3 kids, and have never felt better! All thanks to Dr. Davis and his wonderful work. She makes a crucial point: we show off all the weight loss transformations, but some pretty darned spectacular health transformations typically accompany the lost...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux gluten grains joint pain Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Sydney no longer needs sweat pants
Discussions about such health issues that block weight loss can be found in the Wheat Belly Blog videos, as well as an extended discussion–with solutions–in Wheat Belly Total Health. The post Sydney no longer needs sweat pants appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux fatigue gluten-free grains heartburn Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Rob lost about 1/3 his body weight on the Wheat Belly lifestyle
Rob shared his Wheat Belly lifestyle experience, demonstrating a dramatic transformation in body appearance and composition: I’m a fervent proponent of the wheat-free lifestyle, which I adopted full time in 2011 (except for an odd pizza or cupcake a few times a year). To date, I’ve lost 104 pounds. My challenge now is to transition my children from wheat to this healthful and sustainable lifestyle! Though he doesn’t mention it, you can be sure that Rob also experienced dramatic improvements in multiple aspects of health. Among the more prominent effects that people experience over time, especially a sust...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 24, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories gluten-free grain Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Who needs Viagra?
Yes, erectile dysfunction can reverse with the Wheat Belly lifestyle. But why and how? Erectile dysfunction, ED, and thereby erections, are fairly complicated phenomena. But the capacity to mount an erection parallels arterial health elsewhere in the body, particularly in the heart, since penile erections are a blood flow regulation phenomenon. In my cardiology practice, for instance, it was virtually the rule to see ED coupled with coronary disease, since coronary disease is essentially an expression of poor arterial function and health, also. If you have coronary disease, you likely have ED; if you have ED, you likely ha...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle erectile dysfunction fish oil grains omega-3 sex sexual vitamin D Source Type: blogs

The Need For Publicly Funded Trials To Get Unbiased Comparative Effectiveness Data
Comparative effectiveness research was one of the hotly debated components of the Affordable Care Act. The pharmaceutical industry is marketing driven, with pharmaceutical companies spending more on marketing than they do on research and development. The need for a marketing edge can also drive drug development. As illustrated by the discussion below of Gazyva and Nexium, drugs can be developed at higher doses than the drugs they are intended to replace. When the newer, higher-dose drugs are tested against the older, lower-dose drugs, the trials are intended to show that the newer, higher dose drugs are superior to the old...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - February 20, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Bohrer Tags: All Categories Business of Health Care Comparative Effectiveness Innovation Pharma Policy Research Source Type: blogs

Sunshine Briefing Features Calls for Expansion of Reporting Requirements and An End To Drug Reps and Samples
The National Coalition on Healthcare recently held a discussion on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. The discussion featured insight from Rodney Whitlock, who currently works for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) as the Health Director of the Senate Finance Committee. Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman, associate professor at Georgetown and the director of Pharmed-Out, Allan Coukell, the senior director of the Pew Charitable Trust, and Dr. William Jordan, President-Elect of the National Physicians Alliance provided their views on the Sunshine Act and the pharmaceutical industry as well. Whitlock started things off by noting that Sen...
Source: Policy and Medicine - February 13, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly Lifestyle: A reason to buy new shoes
The story of a 41-year old woman, Rebecca, was detailed in an Atlanta Journal Constitution article. “I attribute most of my weight-loss success during this last year to eliminating grains … not only am I at the lowest weight since the fourth grade, but my blood pressure has been reduced, resulting in the elimination of most medications. My cholesterol numbers have improved. My IBS symptoms are gone. The joint pain in my hips and hands are gone. My seasonal allergies are gone. A mysterious, recurring skin rash is gone. I’ve had to buy a whole new wardrobe, including shoes because my feet also shrunk. I&r...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 10, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux gluten grains joint pain rash Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Titania’s 4-month Wheat Belly experience
Titania posted a sequence of photos chronicling her 4 months living the Wheat Belly wheat- and grain-free lifestyle. “I started Wheat Belly on 9/24/2014. I started at 192 lbs. I’m now at 157 lbs. I have loss 35 lbs to date. “I still have 17 lbs to reach my goal, but I’m glad that I made this change in my life. I feel so much better. Thank you, Wheat Belly, for making my goal possible.” Everyone following the Wheat Belly lifestyle understands that we do not count calories, advocate extreme exercise, pushing the plate away, etc. By eliminating wheat and related seeds of grasses, we eliminate g...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 29, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories gluten grains Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Leslie T.
I was at a crossroads in my health situation. At 55 years old, I was still able to perform my daily tasks, including caregiving for a head injured foster son who is large. At night though, I could not sleep due to acid reflux, night sweats, anxiety, joint pain, and just general discomfort. I was cranky and angry because of my insulin resistance. My mood swings had my family in discord. In 1989, I had a surgery on an artery in my leg. Doctors told me then that I had an autoimmune disease that affected my tissues. This disease would sometimes flare up and cause extreme bruising. I was foggy minded and my nose ran all th...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - January 28, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Fatigue weight loss Source Type: blogs

Denny’s Wheat Belly “before” and “after”
Denny shared his 3-month experience living the Wheat Belly wheat- and grain-free lifestyle. Denny: “The picture on top is during my 50th class reunion held last June, 2014. I started following the Wheat Belly way October, 2014. The second picture was taken at my birthday celebration in January this year, approximately 3 months after starting the program. “As you can see clearly for yourself, my face is no longer as round as a basketball, I’ve lost 20 pounds, my complexion has improved, and my smile says the rest. I no longer suffer from heartburn or reflux, my blood glucose readings have lowered to nea...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 26, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates blood sugar diabetes gluten grain Inflammation success story Weight Loss wheat Source Type: blogs

Ten things to expect after AF ablation
Here is a list of ten things to say about the experience of having an AF ablation. (Note: This list concerns standard radio frequency catheter ablation for AF.) 1. AF ablation is a big deal: The first thing to say about AF ablation is that it is a big procedure. I tell patients to expect AF ablation to be hard on them. How could it be easy to undergo hours of general anesthesia, insertion of big tubes in the leg veins, 50-75 burns in the atrium and hours of bed rest? Although a minority sail through the recovery without complaints, most patients tell me they were surprised at how hard it was on them. I recommend takin...
Source: Dr John M - December 16, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr John Source Type: blogs

“I ate one cookie and gained 30 lbs”
I’ve discussed this before, but it comes up with such frequency that it’s worth discussing again. Say you’ve been wheat- and grain-free for the past 3 months. Your son or daughter is celebrating a birthday with a big, beautiful birthday cake and a cheesy pizza. The aromas alone are intoxicating! What’s the harm in having a bite of birthday cake or just a single darned slice of pizza? You tell yourself that you’ll make up for it by being good all weekend, even exercising an extra half an hour. You experienced Wheat Belly followers all understand that this triggers re-exposure phenomena typica...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 11, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle appetite Gliadin gluten opiates Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Say “NO” to statins
15-month “before” and “after” 2-year “before” and “after” Along with her obvious physical transformation, Tanya experienced other positive changes in health, including an improvement in her cholesterol panel, with wheat elimination. I’ll let Tanya tell her story: “I first heard about you on Dr. Oz. I thought this lifestyle of yours was way to complicated for me to follow, so I didn’t buy your book. Instead, I was at work and my coworkers were talking about your book. One of my coworkers was a severe diabetic, and she was talking to another coworker about ho...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle cholesterol HDL LDL statin triglycerides Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Lose the Grains, Save Some Green: An excerpt from Wheat Belly Total Health
Here’s an excerpt from the new Wheat Belly Total Health book to be released September 16, 2014. What’s there left to say after the original Wheat Belly knocked the socks off the dietary community with its upsetting revelations? Plenty! Remove this dietary poison, made worse by the shenanigans of agribusiness, and full health does not return right away–more needs to be done. The conversations in Wheat Belly Total Health show you how to take the reins and regain health as fully as possible, even if your health struggles include conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, or failed...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 3, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly books gluten grains Grasses Total Health Source Type: blogs

Almost Alike: A Medical Cautionary Tale
Medical bracelet that says “Adrenal Insufficiency”. I’ve been thinking about medical stuff a lot lately, so apologies if my posts tend towards the medical for a little while.  It’s what happens when you suddenly realize how lucky you are to be alive, and how close you came to death.  My father’s cancer has me thinking about life and death and medical care a lot, too. In my dealings with doctors, I have found that they like the solutions to their problems to be neat and tidy.  In particular, they want there to be one diagnosis that explains all the symptoms they’re observin...
Source: Ballastexistenz - August 26, 2014 Category: Autism Authors: Mel Baggs Tags: Adrenal insufficiency Aspiration pneumonia Bronchiectasis Communication Death Developmental disability Family Feeding tube Gastroparesis Genetics Long & detailed Medical Medical stuff Neglect Pain Perception Physical disabi Source Type: blogs

The Tooth Decay Index
Source: BestMedicalDegrees.comThe Tooth Decay IndexDid you know that starchy, refined carbohydrates–foods like chip, bread, pasta, and crackers — can be as harmful to teeth as candy? What about how important saliva is to tooth health? Find out how with out tooth decay index!You are what you eat, your teeth are too. The pH Scale affects bad breath, tooth decayCommon pH values:pHBattery acid 1.0Gastric acid 2.0Lemon juice 2.4Cola 2.5Vinegar 2.9Orange or apple juice 3.5Beer 4.5Acid rain
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 18, 2014 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Why NOT follow the Wheat Belly approach?
A frequently asked question around this neighborhood: “I (or my friend/husband/wife/cousin etc.) have ______________ (insert condition). Can wheat elimination help me?” We know for certain that a wide range of human health conditions recede or disappear with wheat elimination, from autoimmune diseases, to common skin rashes like eczema and seborrhea, to metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes and obesity. We know this from published clinical data, confirmed with the overwhelming cumulative experience generated through the Wheat Belly experience. But we don’t have data nor experience for many uncommon con...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 11, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux autoimmune Inflammation migraine Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly Holiday Recipes 2
Now for the desserts! Here are recipes for Pumpkin Pie, Apple Cranberry Crumble, and Pumpkin Spice Muffins. Remember: By taking out wheat and other grains, not resorting to gluten-free junk carbohydrate replacements, not adding sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, limiting net carbohydrate content and not using other problem ingredients, we now have healthy desserts that do not pack on the pounds, screw with blood sugar, mess with satiety signals, or exert inflammatory effects. Have your Apple Cranberry Crumble or Pumpkin Spice Muffin and suffer not a moment of guilt! And I think they’re pretty darned tasty, too. Happ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly Holiday Recipes 1
At the start of their Wheat Belly journey, many people resign themselves to a life without gravy, biscuits, or pumpkin pie, having to make the best of holidays devoid of enjoyment and indulgence. Just eat your dry turkey meat and lettuce leaves! It’s not true. You can indeed have all your holiday dishes. But we are going to recreate them without wheat, without other grains, without use of gluten-free junk carbohydrates (no cornstarch, tapioca starch, potato starch, or rice flour), with little to no added sugars, and no other problem ingredients. Minus all the undesirable ingredients, in fact, pumpkin pie, biscuits, a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly Holiday Recipes 1
At the start of their Wheat Belly journey, many people resign themselves to a life without gravy, biscuits, or pumpkin pie, having to make the best of holidays devoid of enjoyment and indulgence. Just eat your dry turkey meat and lettuce leaves! It’s not true. You can indeed have all your holiday dishes. But we are going to recreate them without wheat, without other grains, without use of gluten-free junk carbohydrates (no cornstarch, tapioca starch, potato starch, or rice flour), with little to no added sugars, and no other problem ingredients. Minus all the undesirable ingredients, in fact, pumpkin pie, biscuits, a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Source Type: blogs

What’s In Our Medicine Cabinets?
By HANS DEUVEFELT, MD  Recently published statistics show that the top-grossing medication in the U.S. for 2013 was the antipsychotic Abilify (aripiprazole) with over $6 billion in sales, narrowly beating out the previous few years’ winner, Nexium. The past decade’s dominating pharmaceuticals have been Lipitor (atorvastatin) for high cholesterol and Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux. Nexium […] (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: THCB Abilify Drug sales Medicalization Nexium Pharmaceutical sales Viagra Source Type: blogs

Wellens' waves appear and disappear again and again, all troponins negative: Unstable Angina
This middle-aged woman presented with increasing intermittent substernal chest discomfort similar to her GERD, but not relieved by the usual therapies.  She was given an aspirin.  She had the following ECG recorded in the ED:A very astute physician read this as "biphasic T-waves in V3 and V4."  There is also T-wave inversion in aVL.  This is very suggestive of Wellens' syndrome with a proximal LAD lesion.A subsequent ECG was recorded:Not much changedThe patient was admitted to observation.  Her troponins [Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Limit of detection is 0.012 mcg/L, 99% reference value (...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - June 17, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 51-year-old woman with diarrhea and bloating
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 51-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of diarrhea and bloating. She reports four to six loose stools per day, with occasional nocturnal stools. She has had a few episodes of incontinence secondary to urgency. She has not had melena or hematochezia but notes an occasional oily appearance to the stool. She has lost 6.8 kg (15.0 lb) during this time period. Results of a colonoscopy 1 year ago were normal. She has not had recent travel, antibiotic use, or medication changes. She does not thi...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 31, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions GI Source Type: blogs

A WORD on the constraints of influenza virus evolution
Evolution proceeds by selection of mutants that arise by error-prone duplication of nucleic acid genomes. It is believed that mutations that are selected in a gene are dependent on those that have preceded them, an effect known as epistasis. Analysis of a sequence of changes in the influenza virus nucleoprotein provides clear evidence that stability explains the epistasis observed during evolution of a protein. Evolutionary biologist John Maynard Smith used an analogy with a word game to explain how epistasis constrains the evolution of a protein. In this game, single letter changes are made to a four letter word to c...
Source: virology blog - May 23, 2014 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information epistasis evolution influenza virus John Maynard Smith nucleoprotein protein stability selection viral Source Type: blogs

ADDitude Magazine: Anger. Also, Blogging Advice.
Last year at ADDitude Magazine I wrote about how ADHD anger issues hurt relationships with my daughters and my ex-wife. It wasn't a funny article, but a serious one where I shared what I learned, and hoped others could learn from my mistakes. I titled it simply "Anger" and listed three tips that adults with ADHD needed to manage their anger before they drove away everyone that they loved. Read about it at the Family Guy. Other Stuff • A reader sent me the following. I didn't think it was good from my usual Mailbag segment since it wasn't about mental health, but thought I'd answer it here instead: Hello...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - May 17, 2014 Category: Mental Illness Tags: ADHD Depression Family Writing Source Type: blogs

Change the lives around you
Lydia posted this wonderful comment describing her unexpected and profound wheat-free experience and how she is using it to change the lives and health of those around her. I started Wheat Belly 56 days ago. Since then I have learned so much about food, about not basing my life around the scale and counting calories. I have ALWAYS been overweight and for 10 years the medical issues that come with it: thyroid, insulin resistance, depression. In this short amount of time, I have lost 23 pounds and 2 prescriptions. I have never felt this clear minded or positive about anything before. Every ‘diet’ I have ever b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 4, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat-elimination success stories Source Type: blogs

Be Wheat-Free And Change The Lives Around You
Lydia posted this wonderful comment describing her unexpected and profound wheat-free experience and how she is using it to change the lives and health of those around her. “I started Wheat Belly 56 days ago. Since then I have learned so much about food, about not basing my life around the scale and counting calories. I have ALWAYS been overweight and for 10 years the medical issues that come with it: thyroid, insulin resistance, depression. In this short amount of time, I have lost 23 pounds and 2 prescriptions. I have never felt this clear minded or positive about anything before. Every ‘diet’ I have e...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 4, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat-elimination success stories Source Type: blogs

Sarah no longer counts calories
Sarah relates this story of how, after years of struggle with health and weight, she finally found the answer. Her story is especially interesting as she worked in the weight loss industry. “I have struggled all my life with my weight and food was always my comforter. “In my late 30′s, I managed to lose 40 kg [88 lbs] and reach my goal weight with a major weight loss company in which I became a consultant. But, if I was previously fat and unhappy, I was now thin and unhappy. My years of chronic low-fat dieting led me to develop binge eating disorder. I felt like such a fraud and I was struggling to main...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 29, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

No Longer Count Calories And Lose Weight Like Sarah
Sarah relates this story of how, after years of struggle with health and weight, she finally found the answer. Her story is especially interesting as she worked in the weight loss industry. “I have struggled all my life with my weight and food was always my comforter. In my late 30′s, I managed to lose 40 kg [88 lbs] and reach my goal weight with a major weight loss company in which I became a consultant. But, if I was previously fat and unhappy, I was now thin and unhappy. My years of chronic low-fat dieting led me to develop binge eating disorder. I felt like such a fraud and I was struggling to maintain my...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 29, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

How to become diabetic
It’s so easy, anyone can do it! Becoming diabetic and proudly having to finger stick your way to blood sugar control is patriotic, as it builds revenues for Big Pharma. What better way to support your country than to help successful industries grow larger, increase shareholder value, and increase the salary and perks for hard working executives? So if you want to join the growing ranks of people who are becoming diabetic, now the largest epidemic of chronic disease ever witnessed in the history of the world, here’s what you do: –Cut your fat intake–Because it leaves you unsatiated and hungry, you ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 28, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Diabetes Source Type: blogs

Step-by-Step, How to Become Diabetic (Hint: It’s Easy!)
It’s so easy, anyone can do it! Becoming diabetic and proudly having to finger stick your way to blood sugar control is patriotic, as it builds revenues for Big Pharma. What better way to support your country than to help successful industries grow larger, increase shareholder value, and increase the salary and perks for hard working executives? So if you want to join the growing ranks of people who are becoming diabetic, now the largest epidemic of chronic disease ever witnessed in the history of the world, here’s what you do: Cut your fat intake — Because it leaves you unsatiated and hungry, you will ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 28, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Diabetes Source Type: blogs

Endoscopic Fundoplication Goes Forward: Medigus MUSE System for GERD Cleared in U.S.
Medigus (Omer, Israel) received FDA clearance for the latest version of its minimally invasive GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) treatment system. The MUSE, known as the SRS System in its previous incarnation, allows a physician to perform an anterior fundoplication using one instrument that includes a stapler, video camera, and ultrasonic sights that help with alignment. Fundoplication normally involves opening the abdominal wall or less invasively with laparoscopic instruments. The MUSE system allows the procedure to be done endoscopically, restoring the functionality of the esophageal valve with just a fe...
Source: Medgadget - March 25, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Editors Tags: GI Surgery Source Type: blogs

Studies Prove Without Doubt That Unvaccinated Children Are Far Healthier Than Their Vaccinated Peers
Conclusion I find it amazing that despite mainstream media and leading government agencies stressing repeatedly that studies comparing vaccinated children to unvaccinated children cannot take place for ethical reasons, groups around the world are taking it upon themselves to do these studies anyway. While surveys of this kind are often dismissed as being purely epidemiological and passed off as little more than stamp collecting, I believe that studies of this nature should not be dismissed out of hand. After all, many stamp collections contain just one stamp that is worth far more than its weight in gold. These studies sho...
Source: vactruth.com - February 26, 2014 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Christina England Tags: Christina England Top Stories truth about vaccines vaccinated vs. unvaccinated Vaccine Safety Source Type: blogs

Pharmalot... Pharmalittle... Good Morning
Rise and shine, everyone, another busy day is on the way. And while this is shaping up to be a rather cold one, in fact, the sun is shining strongly over the hectic Pharmalot corporate campus, where the short people are enduring their usual ritual of hustling off to their houses of learning. As for us, we are, of course, indulging with a cup of needed stimulation as we sort through our to-do list and decide what to leave in and what to leave out. Perhaps you can relate. In any event, here are some items of interest to help along your own ride. Have a smashing day and drop us a line if something interesting occurs... CVS An...
Source: Pharmalot - December 11, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: esilverman Source Type: blogs