Quit your pushing: A cutting-edge guide to constipation
Here’s an update to an earlier Wheat Belly Blog discussion about constipation. I really don’t like talking about constipation, since it makes me wonder whether I’m starting down that inevitable decline towards the day when all I want to talk about is having a “good bowel movement.” But the C word–constipation–continues to come up regularly when people go wheatless and grainless. “Won’t I lack fiber?” many ask. For example, in response to the Wheat Belly Blog post, The Wheat-free “Movement,” Janne posted this comment: I am very happy on a no-wheat regi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 29, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel habits constipation fiber magnesium microbiota prebiotics probiotics Source Type: blogs

The extraordinary power of the Wheat Belly lifestyle
Janet shared her experience in reversing the phenomena of rheumatoid arthritis by following the Wheat Belly lifestyle, including regaining her vision: “I started dieting and working out in January. My Wheat Belly journey began in February. “Three years ago, I went for my annual physical and everything seemed fine until I mentioned that I could no longer see in the dark with one eye. From that moment on my life changed. I was told this had to do with the rods and cones in the back of the eye and is indicative of an autoimmune disease. This started all the testing and the diagnosis was rheumatoid arthritis. It w...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 24, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories autoimmune gluten grains Rheumatoid arthritis Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The Digital Doctor: Is Natural Language Processing the Breakthrough We’ve Been Waiting For?
By BOB WACHTER, MD Natural language processing might seem a bit arcane andtechnical – the type of thing that software engineers talk about deep into the night, but of limited usefulness for practicing docs and their patients. Yet software that can “read” physicians’ and nurses’ notes may prove to be one of the seminal breakthroughs in digital medicine. Exhibit A, from the world of medical research: a recent studylinked the use of proton pump inhibitors to subsequent heart attacks. It did this by plowing through 16 million notes in electronic health records. While legitimate epidemiologic quest...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: THCB Source Type: blogs

Kerry’s one-year Wheat Belly success
Kerry shared her wonderful 12-month results following the Wheat Belly lifestyle: “The first photo was taken 12 months ago, the second was taken today. I decided to go gluten-free/paleo at the end of January, 2015 without much change. I discovered Wheat Belly end of March, 2015 and this is the result. Down 13 kg (nearly 29 lbs) and off all medications. Still have a way to go with my weight but I’m happy. “I stopped statins, reflux, and osteoporosis meds. I have my doctor on my side– unusual here in Australia. My cholesterol was a bit high, but when I told her that I had given up wheat and grains, she...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 20, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux cholesterol gluten grains osteoporosis psoriasis statins Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Joint pain, edema, acid reflux, skin rashes: All part of the inflammation from grains
Aibreanne shared her Wheat Belly experience and photos, since she has experienced some pretty impressive relief from inflammatory health problems: After following a friend’s astounding transformation while following Wheat Belly, I decided to try it for myself. The photo with me in the Kilkenny colors [left] is from September, 2014. I’ve had to wean myself off Protonix and Zantac. I’ve had some fits and starts and some major cheating episodes–grains are drugs, I’m addicted, I eat, I suffer, I clean up. I’m trying to reduce and eventually rid myself of sugar but my current work schedule ma...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 19, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories edema fatigue gluten grains joint pain Source Type: blogs

Wheat and grains make you sick
Jennifer shared her “before” and “after” photos after just 3 weeks of following the Wheat Belly lifestyle: “I am 30. I have been dealing with health issues my whole life. About a month ago, I had to go to the ER for severe abdominal pain and nausea. I still don’t know all that is going on, but I do know the Wheat Belly diet is helping me to get better (docs haven’t been helpful thus far). “This is a pic of me before Wheat Belly on the left and 3 weeks after starting the diet. I have followed your Facebook and seen all the ‘before’ and ‘afters’ and wan...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 13, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories abdominal pain gluten grains nausea Source Type: blogs

My Wheat Belly turning point
Many of you know that the Wheat Belly concepts got their start when I was trying to help patients in my cardiology practice obtain better control over risk for coronary disease. An exceptionally common combination of abnormalities in people with heart attacks, survivors of sudden cardiac death, those who have undergone stent implantation or bypass surgery, or have high coronary calcium scores (an early quantifier of coronary atherosclerotic plaque): large quantities of small LDL particles and high blood sugars (high fasting glucose and/or hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, reflecting long-term blood sugar fluctuations). Because wheat...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 11, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories cholesterol gluten grains lipids lipoproteins ulcerative colitis Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The resurrection of taste
Portrait of a man with his tongue out “Candy now tastes sickeningly sweet.” “Almonds are sweet.” “Foods taste better.” “My daughter now loves asparagus.” I’ve heard these comments from Wheat Belly lifestyle followers numerous times over the years, observations that reflect the change in taste perception that develops with wheat and grain elimination from the diet. Unlike many other aspects of this lifestyle, you’ll find no formal clinical studies of this effect, given the low priority taste perception rates in health considerations. But it is such a consistent eff...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 4, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten grains taste Source Type: blogs

Sarah: “Only” down 26 pounds
Sarah shared her Wheat Belly experience with us: “I removed wheat 9/2014, all grains 11/2014. While I’m only down 26 lbs, I feel a lot better, migraines are next to nothing, and my clothes are getting looser and looser. I do notice some facial changes, too. “I still have a ways to go weight-wise, but I’m happy so far.” Doesn’t she look terrific? And freed of awful migraine headaches. I am continually impressed and delighted at just how powerful the elimination of all wheat and grains can be. While the Wheat Belly strategy is indeed a form of reducing carbohydrates, it is so much MORE t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 1, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories gluten grains headache migraine Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Doris: Acid reflux, acne, tremor gone!
Doris shared the photos and some of the many health benefits she experienced while living the Wheat Belly lifestyle: “I started my journey March 28th, 2014. I’m just shy of turning 48 years old. I began this lifestyle change to lose weight but have since changed my outlook. “In 2012, my doctor wanted to put me on cholesterol medication. Thankfully, he gave me time to get it fixed with diet. He advised me to continue with my low fat eating! I had already been doing this for years, falling on and off the wagon and binging until I hurt and couldn’t sleep from going to bed with a tummy so full. &ldquo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux acne binging cholesterol heartburn tremor Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

JoCarol is back!
Remember JoCarol? She was the woman who, starting at a weight of 250 pounds, dropped to 217 over one year by adhering to the Wheat Belly lifestyle. But then she wandered off this lifestyle and gained nearly 60 pounds. She shared this experience with the photo on the left above as her new starting point. Well, JoCarol is back, down again in weight and dramatically different once again in appearance! Here is the original “before” and “after”: The key to this lifestyle, as JoCarol has learned the hard way, is to simply stick with it. As any seasoned Wheat Bellier will tell you, there is no deprivatio...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 13, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories gluten grains regain Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Debi is not “gluten-free” . . . but GRAIN-free!
Debi shared her wonderful experience shifting from a gluten-free lifestyle to the fully empowered grain-free lifestyle: “Now it’s my turn. My life has been radically changed by following the Wheat Belly lifestyle. 7 months and over 20 lb weight loss to date and still dropping. No more acid reflux, brain fog, bloating, sleepless nights and feeling awful every day. “I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance several years ago and, like most people, started filling up my pantry cupboard with the gluten-free alternatives, not realising the damage I was slowly doing to my body. Thank god for your website and ne...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 12, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux brain fog gluten grains insomnia Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

I lost the wheat, but didn’t lose the weight: Updated version
Yes, it happens: Rid your life of all things wheat and you get relief from acid reflux, joint pain, and high blood sugars . . . but not weight loss. While most people enjoy rapid and dramatic weight loss with wheat elimination due to the loss of the appetite-stimulating effect of gliadin-derived opiates, the loss of repetitive glucose-insulin provocation of amylopectin A, the reduction of inflammation from the combined effects of gliadin/wheat germ agglutinin/amylopectin A, and reversal of the leptin-blocking effect of wheat germ agglutinin, this doesn’t happen to everybody. Or you lose, say, 20 pounds, only to have...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 7, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle carbohydrates gluten grains insulin low-carb Thyroid Weight Loss whey Source Type: blogs

Thyroid Tune-up: Update
I am re-posting a classic Wheat Belly Blog post from a few years ago. Despite all our discussions about thyroid issues, there continues to be an enormous gap: undiagnosed hypothyroidism, gross mismanagement sufficient to impair weight loss and increase cardiovascular risk, and ignorance among healthcare providers. This Thyroid Tune-up is therefore an updated version of the previous post. Imagine that all the cars in your neighborhood run poorly because nobody bothers to tune-up their autos. I show you how to tune your car and, lo and behold, 80% of the cars now run great. But 20% of cars still run poorly because their tra...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 28, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten grains hypothyroidism iodine t3 t4 TSH Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly lifestyle: The eyes tell the story
Rebecca shared her “before” and “after” photos, another terrific example of how appearance changes with this lifestyle. “It has been almost a year on Wheat Belly, and down 30 lbs and several inches.” Looking back over the many facial transformations people have shared, you will see that one of the recurring themes is larger eyes. With less facial edema and less around-the-eyes puffiness, the eyes appear larger and more prominent. It happens in women, it happens in men, it happens in the young, it happens in the not-so-young. But remember: While we see the wonderful changes of wheat- an...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 27, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories facial transformation gluten grains Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The battle for bowel flora
3d render illustration of colorful bacteriaThere is no longer any debate: the composition of bowel flora in the human gastrointestinal tract is a critical aspect of human health, both bowel health and overall health. The status of bowel flora can spell the difference between having an autoimmune condition and not having an autoimmune condition, being diabetic or not being diabetic, being emotionally happy or not being happy, and developing colon cancer or not developing colon cancer. The composition of bowel flora and their ability to metabolize prebiotic fibers/resistant starches to butyrate and other fatty acids play im...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle antibiotics bowel flora grains herbicides microbiota pesticides Source Type: blogs

Heather’s impressive Wheat Belly experience
Heather is catching on: the Wheat Belly wheat/grain-free lifestyle impressively reverses inflammation body-wide, evident in photographs of the face. While the coloring of Heather’s photos prevent us from seeing any reversal of facial redness, there has been an obvious reduction in facial puffiness/edema over and above that achieved with weight loss . . . though weight loss has also been quite impressive. “Six weeks into Wheat Belly and 22lbs down! Inflammation is WAY down as you can see, energy is up, and the weight is melting away. Thank you!” The conventional approach to “treating” inflamma...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories facial changes gluten grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The road to health care for veterans is baroque
Read the voices of Service: this discussion  thread is a show and tell of what women veterans have to go through to get care. It also demonstrates some traits of women warriors: generosity, tenacity , wisdom , guts and extreme moxie. It is unconscionable that those who served have to come home and fight more battles. Shame on us. Alana Vollmer-Bland Question…..I have a 30% rating for PTSD from Afghanistan. I told the shrink at the VA at the beginning of the claims process and then another counselor at the VA here about the sexual assault while I was on active duty. She spent 6 weeks doing intake on me and waffl...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Women Veterans Source Type: blogs

Mary figured out how to reverse diabetes . . . on her own
Mary shared her story of how she learned–on her own, at first–that foods that raise blood sugar, such as grains, cause you to “need” diabetes drugs. Not eating foods that raise blood sugar causes you to not need diabetes drugs. “I started going grain-free in December, 2014 as a last-ditch effort to get a handle on my diabetes. “My extreme reaction to metformin–stomach problems from diarrhea to esophageal spasms–made me give it up for good early last year. My blood sugars were out of control, but my doctor did not want to start me on insulin. My blood sugar numbers were regu...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 16, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories blood sugar diabetes gluten grains Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly and inflammation
Sophia shared this enlightening and wonderful story of relief from inflammation and half a dozen anti-inflammatory drugs by eliminating the cause, grains: “Morning from Berkshire, UK. This is me now [on the right], 3 and a half months into Wheat Belly. No drugs, no sarcoidosis, no osteoarthritis, no gastric spams, no joint inflammation, no brain fog, no redness of skin. Still ongoing disc problems but decided to wean myself off of all drugs and manage the pain with exercise, yoga, cycling and then rest. “By drugs: omeprozole, naproxen, gabapentin, tramadol, diazepam, prednisolone, gastric drugs. “I have l...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 15, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux gluten grains iinflammation joint pain sarcoidosis Source Type: blogs

Tim’s remarkable 3-month Wheat Belly experience
Tim shared his dramatic 3-month Wheat Belly experience: “Dr. Davis, you have changed my life. In just 3 months I have lost 50 lbs! “I was a staggering 325 lbs and today I am 275! No more IBS, no more acid reflux, no more joint pain. I look and feel amazing, but the battle has just begun. I am so encouraged by my success that I have set a long term goal to be 200 lbs by Jan 1, 2016. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Yes, Wheat Belly can be used to lose weight, often huge amounts, even though we do NOT count calories, do NOT limit fat, do NOT engage in vigorous physical efforts (unless you want to for...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 15, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories facial change gluten grains Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

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