Thyroid Tune-Up
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 information gap: undiagnosed hypothyroidism, gross mismanagement sufficient to impair weight loss and increase cardiovascular risk, dismissing the importance of iodine, 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 the cars and, lo and behold, 80% of the cars now run great.&nb...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune gluten-free grain-free grains hypothyroid levothyroxine Synthroid Source Type: blogs

Thyroid Testing — Is your doctor missing something?
Similar to the gas pedal in your car, the thyroid controls the “speed” of your metabolism. It fine-tunes the function of virtually every tissue in the body, from the lowly cells responsible for creating fingernails to the nerve cells in the brain that guide memory and thought. Your thyroid hormone level has to be just right. Too high and you are anxious and lose weight despite eating like a horse. Too low and no matter how meticulous your diet or how many calories you cut back, you fail to lose weight or gain weight. Just right and your efforts are rewarded by natural weight loss when nutrition is managed prope...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 30, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Thyroid disease Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle energy fatigue healthcare insomnia Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Is Your Thyroid Really Running the Show?
A while ago, I wrote to you about thyroid function and the role it plays in managing your metabolism. This is so important that I wanted to mention it again. If you are taking the proper steps, and have removed all of the toxic grains from your diet, but still aren’t losing the weight you desire, maybe you should consider having your thyroid checked.   Is your little thyroid sensitive? The thyroid gland sits on the front of your throat like a miniature bow-tie. Of all endocrine glands, the thyroid gland is the most susceptible to autoimmune damage. When the immune system is unable to distinguish proteins i...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 20, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis News & Updates Thyroid disease Weight loss Wheat allergy Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar diabetes grains Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

From health disaster to health success
Andrea endured a lot of health problems, never receiving any real answers from doctors, although plenty of medications were prescribed. Then she stumbled on the Wheat Belly lifestyle: “I learned in 2005 (27 years old) after having my 2nd child that I was hypothyroid. I was put on Levothroid. I complained often to my doctor that I felt no different a few months after starting this prescription. They ordered some labs and adjusted my dosage. Still no changes. I still felt extremely forgetful, sluggish, unable to concentrate. Instead of losing weight, I gained weight very easily. This went on for years! “I was ne...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 10, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories eczema fatigue gluten grains hair loss rash Thyroid toenail fungus Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Rebecca’s journey to health and youthfulness
Rebecca shared her photos and experience living the Wheat Belly lifestyle: “Eliminating wheat has made such a huge difference in my health and, surprisingly, my appearance. I am 42 and have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I’m also a single mom of four and was told that it was ‘normal’ for me to be tired. But I was miserable. I was so tired it hurt despite having thyroid levels that were in the normal range. I also had brain ‘fog,’ anxiety, depression, and trouble sleeping. Doctor after doctor kept prescribing me more medicine: medicine for my mood, medicine to help me sleep. And despite a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 3, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories anti-aging anxiety Armour autoimmune Depression hashimoto's hypothyroid Inflammation insomnia leaky gut sleep Weight Loss youth Source Type: blogs

Jennifer overcoming the mental health impairment of grains
You may remember Jennifer from her story describing her first 3 weeks on the Wheat Belly lifestyle: http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2015/06/wheat-and-grains-make-you-sick/ Jennifer now provides us with an update on her progress: “The difference 9 months makes. The top two are from last year. The bottom two are 4 weeks ago and 2 weeks ago. I wanted to give you an update. “I am still dealing with some underlying health issues, however doing much better. I no longer have to take a slew of prescriptions –no Symbicort, rarely have to take nasal allergy spray or Zyrtek, have completely titrated myself off of ps...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories allergy Depression gluten grains hypothyroidism sinusitis 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

Wheat elimination is step 1
Debra’s story highlights a common issue in our wheat-free experience: Eliminating wheat is an exceptionally powerful way to take back control over weight and health. But many people have had their health so disrupted by grain consumption, as well as other factors such as endocrine disruption from exposure to industrial chemicals, that additional steps need to be taken to fully recover health. In Debra’s case, she had to battle Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and the resultant hypothyroidism (commonly caused by wheat consumption via autoimmunity), depression and anxiety, and get off medications before she began to...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Thyroid disease Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Step 1: Wheat Elimination To Take Control Of Your Health
Debra’s story highlights a common issue in our wheat-free experience: Eliminating wheat is an exceptionally powerful way to take back control over weight and health. But many people have had their health so disrupted by grain consumption, as well as other factors such as endocrine disruption from exposure to industrial chemicals, that additional steps need to be taken to fully recover health. In Debra’s case, she had to battle Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and the resultant hypothyroidism (commonly caused by wheat consumption via autoimmunity), depression and anxiety, and get off medications before she began t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Thyroid disease Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Nutritional supplements in the wake of wheat elimination
Consumption of modern wheat distorts health at many levels. Remove wheat, like removing a splinter that makes your finger hot, sore, and open to infection, and the body needs to readjust to this new lifestyle. There are a number of strategies to consider to accelerate the adjustment. And there are other strategies worth considering that help recover overall ideal health. This last item, of course, is a huge issue, but there are several basic efforts that provide outsized benefits. Among the issues/strategies to consider: Bowel health Remove this great disrupter of normal bowel flora called modern wheat and you need to tra...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 12, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat withdrawal Source Type: blogs