Wheat: Food from hell
Wheat Belly has inspired a number of creative efforts over the years: the wheat belly portrait by artist Lesley Spanos; bread art; the song and video, Wheat Belly Blues, by James Winningham; and an irreverent poem. We now add this gem of dark poetry from Prodos: WHEAT – DON’T GET ME STARTED By Prodos Oh Prince of Darkness Your scheme is exposed Your buns and bread rolls Shall all be deposed! The innocent lives You callously take Down your serpent of dough That’s kneaded and baked! Oh Satan be warned! Now don’t get me started! Your croissants and pastries Are the Hell you’ve imparted On the fee...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle Dr. Davis Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Source Type: blogs

What do Green Bananas and Raw White Potatoes Have in Common?
Raw white potatoes and green bananas are natural, often readily available, and inexpensive sources of prebiotic fibers. Raw white potatoes are rich in prebiotic fiber—with 10 to 12 grams per one-half medium (31⁄2 inches in diameter) potato—and contain zero sugar. (Sweet potatoes and yams have far less prebiotic fibers). Some people become so accustomed to the taste that they eat them just like an apple, although they are most commonly added to a smoothie. You can also ferment them, which gives them a slightly tangy flavor great for adding to salads. Green bananas and plantains—and I mean green. Not ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Prebiotics Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle green bananas potato raw potato resistant starch Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly L. reuteri Skin Challenge
I would like to offer you a fun and exciting challenge in skin health that has potential to smooth your skin, reduce wrinkle depth, increase sebum/moisture in as little as 3-4 weeks, changes that can be visible. We do this by ingesting the L. reuteri prebiotic fiber-infused (for higher bacterial counts) high-fat yogurt we have been making. To join our Challenge, you must agree to: 1) Make the L. reuteri yogurt exactly as described in this Wheat Belly Blog post. Make sure that you start with the BioGaia Gastrus product (available through Amazon and other online retailers) that contains the strains that we know generate thes...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle probiotic reuteri skin health wrinkles oxytocin yogurt Source Type: blogs

The next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge begins Wed. June 20th!
Through my New York Times bestseller, Wheat Belly, millions of people learned how to reverse years of chronic health problems by removing wheat from their daily diets. But, after reading the original Wheat Belly or the Wheat Belly Total Health book, or even using the recipes from the Wheat Belly Cookbook and Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook, people still said: “I’ve read the books, but I’m still not sure how to get started on this lifestyle.” That’s why I wrote the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox and now help readers along in this Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox CHALLENGE. This is the quickest, mo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle Detox grain-free Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Will L. reuteri yogurt EXTEND life?
Among the many powerful and life-changing effects of Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 6475 yogurt that increases oxytocin levels is a reduction in appetite, the so-called anorexigenic effect. If you experience this effect, you know that you have provoked oxytocin. And it can be quite profound. Food still tastes good, but you have far less interest in it. Follow this reasoning: We know that, in numerous experimental models such as dogs and mice, reduction in calorie intake considerably lengthens life. Unfortunately, the same sorts of experiments have not been conducted in humans for obvious logistical reasons: length of time ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle anti-aging antiaging oxytocin reuteri yogurt youthfulness Source Type: blogs

Stay 40 years old . . . for the next 40, 50, or 60 years?
The images of the mice are from one of the elegant MIT studies from Poutahidis et al investigating the effects of Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 6475. Even if you are not a fan of reading such detailed experimental studies, I urge you to read these, as they are well-written, wonderfully detailed, and written by people who have a real understanding of the full implications of the work they are doing. Specifically, the above photo shows what happens at 12 months of age in control mice (example on left) compared to mice fed L. reuteri in their water (example on right). Notice that the control mouse is fat, while the treated m...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle appetite oxytocin reuteri undoctored Weight Loss yogurt Source Type: blogs

Make your own probiotic yogurt and save money
Probiotics are essential in your Wheat Belly lifestyle, especially in the initial weeks and months of engaging in the program (longer if you have gastrointestinal conditions). They are essential because prior wheat/grain/sugar consumption disrupts composition of bowel flora and restoration to something closer to normal is part of your recovery. While we still have plenty to learn—what species, what combinations of species, inclusion of fungi like Saccharomyces boulardii, which species help control/reverse small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and methanogenic species, etc.—there are unquestioned benefits to tak...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten-free grain-free grains microbiota prebiotic probiotic reuteri yogurt Source Type: blogs

Go Ahead and Eat Until You ’re Satisfied
That’s a bold statement—eat until you’re satisfied—in a world in which just about every nutritional authority tells you the opposite. But conventional advice was created by the uninformed to deal with appetite-stimulating opiate effects from wheat and grains. Remove wheat and grains and appetite recedes dramatically and calorie intake drops off without effort. There will be no mad scrambles for food due to overwhelming hunger, no sneaking ice cream in the middle of the night, no hidden snacks around the house. No more anxiously counting minutes until lunch or dinner. There will be no rolling, rumbli...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle belly fat blood sugar cholesterol consuming fat Dr. Davis energy grain grain-free meat red meat undoctored Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Premarin, whole grains, and why you can ’ t believe headlines
Imagine you have a friend named Justin. He is a schoolteacher. Honest, hardworking, doesn’t smoke, rarely drinks alcohol, sleeps well, doesn’t take drugs, shows up at work every day. He has also chosen to be vegetarian. Another friend of yours, an auto mechanic named Tommy, eats fast food, loves fried chicken, drinks too much beer on the weekends, likes to drive fast cars, and sometimes gets into legal tangles. He smokes cigarettes, though has limited it to only half-a-pack per day. Late weekends, some weekday nights, sleep cut short to just two or three hours. Tommy is not a vegetarian, but likes his burgers r...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

What do low-tar cigarettes, low-fat yogurt and healthy whole grains have in common?
Followers of the Undoctored and Wheat Belly books and lifestyle understand a basic truth in logic: Just because something is less bad does not necessarily make it good. Low-tar cigarettes have less of the toxic compounds that leave the brown residue–“tar”–after tobacco is burned, but smoking low-tar cigarettes does not reduce risk for lung cancer, mouth/throat cancer, or cardiovascular disease. From Stanford.edu  on the impact of tobacco advertising: Claims of low ‘tar,’ less ‘tar,’ or even lowest ‘tar’ have been circulating in cigarette advert...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Grain Free Lifestyle News & Updates blood sugar diabetes diy health Dr. Davis grain-free grains healthy whole-grains low-carb low-fat undoctored wheat wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

The next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge begins Wed May 23rd!
Through my New York Times bestseller, Wheat Belly, millions of people learned how to reverse years of chronic health problems by removing wheat from their daily diets. But, after reading the original Wheat Belly or the Wheat Belly Total Health book, or even using the recipes from the Wheat Belly Cookbook and Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook, people still said: “I’ve read the books, but I’m still not sure how to get started on this lifestyle.” That’s why I wrote the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox and now help readers along in this Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox CHALLENGE. This is the quickest, mo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune bowel flora Detox gluten-free grain-free grains healthcare Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Death by donut
I don’t mean that you will be struck down by simply stepping into a Dunkin’ Donuts. I mean that donuts and others things wheat and grains will substantially abbreviate y0ur life, or at least make your time on earth a lot more miserable. I’ve been accused of exaggeration to get the no-wheat, no-grain message through. But if you see what I see every day, I think that you would agree: The consumption of wheat and grains is entirely inappropriate for humans; we exchange near-term calories for deterioration of long-term health that takes numerous forms. And when you see lives completely turned around by banish...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune bowel flora diabetes gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation joint pain undoctored Source Type: blogs

Zero tolerance for low blood pressure
Just as we have zero tolerance for hypoglycemia in the Wheat Belly lifestyle, we also have zero tolerance for hypotension, or low blood pressure (BP). Follow the Wheat Belly lifestyle free of ciabattas, penne pasta, and tortellini, and blood sugars plummet. If you are injecting insulin or taking other diabetes drugs, hypoglycemia is a risk and can be dangerous, resulting in loss of consciousness and injury. We therefore urge everyone to talk to their doctor about discontinuing or reducing insulin and diabetes drugs immediately upon starting the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Unfortunately, the majority of doctors don’t under...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood pressure blood sugar BP gluten-free grain-free grains health hypertension hypertensive Source Type: blogs

Grain-free baking tips from Gary Miller, founder of Wheat-Free Market
If you are new to grain-free baking, or if you are struggling to get the results you want from your grain-free baking, here are some tips provided by Gary Miller, founder of Wheat-Free Market that develops and sells Wheat Belly-compliant foods:   If you’re like most of us, you didn’t get recipes and tips passed down from Grandma that used the typical ingredients we now use in our grain-free lifestyle. In fact, the majority of us had never really heard of almond flour until a few years ago, and it is very unlikely we had ever actually used it! So we have put together this list of things we have learned tha...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle baking gluten-free grain-free grain-free baking grains low-carb Wheat-Free Market Source Type: blogs

The Gluten-Free Gimmick
Don’t be fooled by the marketing. Just because it’s on the shelf at Whole Foods Market doesn’t mean it’s good for you. I want to begin by clearly stating that people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity need to meticulously avoid all gluten sources, but they do not need gluten-free junk carbohydrate ingredients in their place. This is the sort of self-destructive thinking encouraged by the gluten-free food industry. This industry makes billions by filling grocery stores with overpriced junk carbohydrates. Don’t replace one problem with another. Removing gluten but replacing it with exces...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Carbohydrates Gluten-free Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar diabetes Dr. Davis grain-free Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

The arithmetic of yogurt
I’ve been recently discussing how and why we make yogurt with two strains of Lactobacillus reuteri to augment our oxytocin status and thereby enjoy additional weight loss, reduce appetite, grow muscle, increase bone density, obtain younger more supple skin with increased collagen, accelerate healing, increase testosterone in males, etc. I’ve received a considerable amount of feedback from people who have been making L. reuteri yogurt and consuming 1/2 cup per day: reduced facial wrinkles, smoother skin, dramatic reduction or elimination of appetite, increased energy, better mood, reduced bruising (specifically ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle collagen Fermentation grain-free oxytocin prebiotic probiotic reuteri skin health undoctored Weight Loss yogurt Source Type: blogs

The most radical diet ever proposed
Worldwide, 20% of all human calories come from wheat products. 50% of all calories come from the Big 3 crops: wheat, corn, and soy. Of all the food choices in the world, from mongongo nuts in western Africa, to seafood in coastal areas, to coconut in the South Pacific, the Big 3 crops now comprise half of the human diet. At what other time in human history has such a situation occurred? None. Just as we’ve never seen the likes of Honey Boo Boo take center stage on broadcast media before, there is NO evolutionary precedent for such a grain-based lifestyle. Not in the 1800s, not in the Middle Ages, not in the time of t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar Dr. Davis gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Ten rules to get your vitamin D just right
Restoration of vitamin D is one of the most powerful health strategies to have come along in years. Combine this with other Wheat Belly strategies and you have an exceptionally effective way to reverse the factors that allow numerous modern health conditions such as diabetes (type 1 and 2), hypertension, bone thinning, arthritis, depression, and autoimmune diseases. Vitamin D is such a crucial factor in health that you would therefore think that most doctors would be experts in vitamin D. Sadly, that is not the case. The majority of mainstream medical doctors are woefully ignorant, do not read the science nor try to unders...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune calcium Inflammation vitamin D Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

I ’ ve never met a glycemic index I liked
You’ve heard this before (though not from me): “For weight loss and health, choose foods with low glycemic index.” Yes: And your sister is only half pregnant and your neighbor is a former murderer. We don’t have to look far to find illogical ideas in nutrition—they are everywhere. And the concept of glycemic index is yet another. But if you understand why glycemic index is nonsense, you are empowered to obtain even greater control over weight and health. Glycemic index, or GI, describes how high blood sugar climbs over 90 minutes after consuming a food compared to glucose. The GI of three frie...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar finger stick fingerstick glucose gluten-free glycemic grain-free grains Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring a game-changer . . . for DIET
Headlines over the past year have speculated over when Apple will finally release its non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) watch. Such a device has been hailed as a game-changer for people with diabetes, as no finger sticks are required, no needles, no blood. It will indeed be a game-changer for ease of glucose management for people with diabetes, making blood sugar monitoring a snap. But it will also be a game-changer for diet. Let me explain. NON-DIABETIC people wearing a CGM device will observe several phenomena: They will see just how high blood sugar rises after a bowl of oatmeal. By finger stick, for ins...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar diabetes diy health Dr. Davis gluten-free grain-free grains healthcare Source Type: blogs

O ’NA HealthCare: A new healthcare insurance option?
I was recently invited to speak at David Wolfe’s Longevity NOW conference in Anaheim, California, where I gave a talk entitled “Germs, Muscle, and Pac-Man: New Strategies for Turning the Clock Back 10 or 20 Years” detailing some new strategies for maintaining youthfulness and vigor. (It was a longevity conference, after all. I shall be posting a similar talk on our Undoctored Inner Circle website in the next few days.) Of the 40-some vendor booths that were part of the conference, there was one that caught my eye: O’NA HealthCare. They claim to provide coverage for functional medicine care, integrat...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle health insurance healthcare low-cost Source Type: blogs

There is no such thing as “ healthy whole-grains ”
We’ve been told for decades that whole grains are healthy, healthier than processed white flour products. The flawed logic of replacing bad with less bad has thrown off an entire generation of dietitians, physicians, and government agencies charged with providing nutritional advice who have all embraced the less bad whole grains, going as far as urging all of us to make them the dominant ingredient in diet every day. The misconception that whole grains are not just better for you, but healthy is simply not true. If we replace something bad–white flour products–with something less bad–whole grains&nd...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly blood sugar cholesterol diabetes Dr. Davis gluten grain grain-free grains healthy whole-grains joint pain Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health whole grains Source Type: blogs

It ’ s not a white issue — it ’ s a grain issue. There is no such thing as “ healthy whole-grains ”
We’ve been told for decades that whole grains are healthy, healthier than processed white flour products. The flawed logic of replacing bad with less bad has thrown off an entire generation of dietitians, physicians, and government agencies charged with providing nutritional advice who have all embraced the less bad whole grains, going as far as urging all of us to make them the dominant ingredient in diet every day. The misconception that whole grains are not just better for you, but healthy is simply not true. If we replace something bad–white flour products–with something less bad–whole grains&nd...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly blood sugar cholesterol diabetes Dr. Davis gluten grain grain-free grains healthy whole-grains joint pain Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health whole grains Source Type: blogs

Make your own L. reuteri yogurt
Here is a summary on the Lactobacillus reuteri yogurt that I have been talking about over several blog posts, all put together for ease. I’ve been discussing this idea of making yogurt by starting with a specific strain of Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 6475, based on the detailed studies conducted at MIT and elsewhere, both experimental animal and human, that have suggested dramatic effects. Those effects include: Complete shut-down of appetite, an “anorexigenic” effect, that can be used to facilitate intermittent fasting or break a weight loss plateau. This, along with an increase in metabolic rate, ex...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora gluten-free grain-free Inflammation lactobacillus microbiota oxytocin prebiotic probiotic reuteri Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health yogurt Source Type: blogs

The next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox begins Wed April 18th!
Through my New York Times bestseller, Wheat Belly, millions of people learned how to reverse years of chronic health problems by removing wheat from their daily diets. But, after reading the original Wheat Belly or the Wheat Belly Total Health book, or even using the recipes from the Wheat Belly Cookbook and Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook, people still said: “I’ve read the books, but I’m still not sure how to get started on this lifestyle.” That’s why I wrote the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox and now help readers along in this Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox CHALLENGE. This is the quickest, mo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Detox Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune blood sugar gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Mrs. Sprat got it right
(Image by Frederick Richardson via Wikimedia Commons.) Jack Sprat could eat no fat. His wife could eat no lean. And so between the two of them, They licked the platter clean. If Jack Sprat could eat no fat . . . well, he’s going to be one sick, hungry guy. Fats, unlike carbohydrates, are essential, as necessary as water or oxygen. If we are, at the core, hunting carnivorous creatures, a product of our unique evolutionary past, it’s easy to recognize that consuming the fat of animals is also part of our natural physiology. You and your hungry clan spear a wild boar, but no one declares “Just cut off a pie...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle diabetes diy health Dr. Davis Fat gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation low-carb saturated Source Type: blogs

“ Rice ” Pudding
Every once in a while, I missing having some rice pudding. Even though rice does not contain a damaging prolamin protein like the gliadin protein in wheat or the zein in corn, it still contains a mixture of unhealthy components. Wheat germ agglutinin, for instance, the very same protein in wheat, is also in rice, ready to exert its gastrointestinal toxic effects such as direct inflammatory injury to the intestinal lining, blocking the hormone cholecystokinin and thereby causing bile stasis that leads to gallstones, and blocking release of pancreatic enzymes and thereby disrupting the process of normal digestion. Rice also ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Wheat Belly Lifestyle Cauliflower gluten-free grain-free low-carb Source Type: blogs

Pickles like pickles are supposed to be
In the Wheat Belly (and now Undoctored) lifestyles, we include plentiful quantities of fermented foods such as fermented vegetables, kimchi, kombucha, yogurts, and kefirs. This is part of our effort to “seed” and maintain our colons with the various Lactobacillus, Bifidobacteria, Leuconostoc and other bacterial species, as well as fungal species such as Saccharomyces (kefir, kombucha). This is one of the strategies we follow to reverse the harm done to our bowel health and flora by grains, sugars, and other modern intestinal insults. While lactate fermentation is really a very simple process to accomplish in yo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle Fermentation fermented grain-free health lactate probiotic undoctored Source Type: blogs

“ I have a wheat intolerance ”
I hear this comment with some regularity when, for instance, someone recognizes me as the author of the Wheat Belly series. This is a step in the right direction. But saying that you have a wheat intolerance is like saying “I have a tobacco intolerance.” The impact of tobacco smoking on health ranges from mild impairment, to incapacitating diseases such as chronic lung disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms, to death. A rare person escapes the ravages of years of smoking, but most people develop at least one, if not half-a-dozen, health problems from cigarettes. And so it goes with wheat: It’s a rare pers...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten gluten-free grain grain-free grains health Inflammation Source Type: blogs

Maybe it ’ s time to check your ketone level
Achieving ketosis is not required for most people to succeed on the Wheat Belly lifestyle. However, this can be an important issue to know about. Achieving ketosis is not just a means of accelerating weight loss, but also of enhancing mental and physical performance. You’ll experience this yourself, with heightened mental clarity, energy, and endurance in a ketotic state. The grain-free lifestyle eliminates junk carbohydrates from the diet. Some individuals find their weight loss efforts seem to plateau after some time on this diet. The occasional person will need to go the full low-carb mile and require a ketogenic ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Detox Healthy Eating ketone level ketosis Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar diy health grain Inflammation joint pain Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Mr. and Mrs. Wheat Belly
Men and women follow the Wheat Belly lifestyle and can undergo important and sometime startling hormonal changes. Though results vary with stage of life—young adults, middle-aged, older—there are a variety of hormonal changes that women and men typically experience, some in concert, others independently. Such hormonal shifts can be powerful and part of the health-restoring menu of changes that develop with this lifestyle. They can even improve a relationship in a number of ways, both physically and emotionally, especially if we weave in some of the newer Wheat Belly/Undoctored concepts and practices such as oxy...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle estradiol estrogen hormonal hormones Inflammation low-carb oxytocin testosterone Thyroid Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

No Soup For You!
You may remember this phrase from the popular 90’s American TV series “Seinfeld.” This phrase caused so many of us to chuckle as the fictional character “The Soup Nazi” refused to serve certain customers in his restaurant. His quick dismissal of these individuals was often for reasons known only to him, leaving his victims feeling dejected and hungry. They lived in fear of provoking his hidden sources of frustration, which would cause him to blurt out the famous phrase, “No Soup For You!” Many people fear that in living the Wheat Belly lifestyle they will encounter similar scenario...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Curried Chicken Soup
Here is a variation on chicken soup that’s rich with the flavors of curry, shiitake mushrooms, and cilantro. It’s thickened with coconut milk to induce satiety. The best results are obtained by using homemade chicken broth, though store-bought (look for brands without wheat flour, cornstarch, or other grain derivatives) still yields a delicious end result. Makes 6 servings. ¼ cup coconut oil 1 pound chicken breasts, cubed 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 quart chicken broth 2 cans (14 ounces each) coconut milk ¼ cup curry powder 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro &fr...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Undoctored Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Source Type: blogs

How to use the Wheat Belly and Undoctored books for maximum benefit
There are 6 books in the entire Wheat Belly series dating back to September, 2011. It’s been a glorious few years watching so many people experience spectacular health and weight transformations doing the opposite of conventional dietary advice, with many of their stories highlighted here on the pages of the Wheat Belly Blog, as well as the Official Wheat Belly Facebook page. Seasoned Wheat Belliers already know a lot about navigating the different content of the Wheat Belly books. But we’ve had so many newcomers that I thought it would be helpful to discuss how and when each of the Wheat Belly books can be use...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune blood sugar cholesterol diabetes edema grain-free grains Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Why grains make you fat
How is it that a blueberry muffin or onion bagel can trigger weight gain? Why do people who exercise, soccer Moms, and other everyday people who cut their fat and eat more “healthy whole grains” get fatter and fatter? And why weight gain specifically in the abdomen, the deep visceral fat that I call a “wheat belly,” that is inflammatory, worsens insulin resistance and blood sugars, disrupts hormones like testosterone and estrogens, and is associated with greater risk for heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s? There are several fairly straightforward ways that wheat in all its varied forms&nda...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar gluten grains insulin obesity weight gain Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Get ready for the next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox that begins Wed March 14th!
Through my New York Times bestseller, Wheat Belly, millions of people learned how to reverse years of chronic health problems by removing wheat from their daily diets. But, after reading the original Wheat Belly or the Wheat Belly Total Health book, or even using the recipes from the Wheat Belly Cookbook and Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook, people still said: “I’ve read the books, but I’m still not sure how to best get started on this lifestyle.” That’s why I wrote the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox and now help readers along in this Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox CHALLENGE. This is the quickes...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle Gliadin grain-free Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The next Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox Challenge begins Wednesday March 14th!
Through my New York Times bestseller, Wheat Belly, millions of people learned how to reverse years of chronic health problems by removing wheat from their daily diets. But, after reading the original Wheat Belly or the Wheat Belly Total Health book, or even using the recipes from the Wheat Belly Cookbook and Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook, people still said: “I’ve read the books, but I’m still not sure how to best get started on this lifestyle.” That’s why I wrote the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox and now help readers along in this Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox CHALLENGE. This is the quickes...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora Detox Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

U.S. Obesity Guidelines for Americans
  Look around you: Americans are among the fattest people on earth, fatter than any group of people before us. People judged overweight or obese in 1960 would now be viewed as thin. Obesity has achieved such a level of severity that we need a new category of “super-obese” with body mass indexes (BMIs) of 45 or higher (compared to the longstanding BMI of 22 in preceding populations, 20-21 in hunter gatherer populations). Agencies in the business of providing dietary advice, such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Academy of Nutrition and...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle Fat gluten grains low-carb obesity u.s. dietary guidelines Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Join me at the Longevity Now Conference in Anaheim April 6th-8th
Come join me at The Longevity Now Conference that runs from Friday, April 6th to Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at the Anaheim Hilton. This is one of my favorite health events in the country. This popular wellness event boasts a line-up of pioneers of health who will be sharing their latest research in the fields of hormone health, brain and memory function, nutrition, anti-aging, healthy relationships, emotional well-being, longevity, and peak performance. I will be speaking on some of the newest ideas and practices that have emerged from my Wheat Belly and Undoctored experiences, especially strategies to naturally and easily en...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle anti-aging bowel flora Dr. Davis grain-free Inflammation oxytocin skin health Weight Loss youthfulness Source Type: blogs

Fermented veggies
I’ve been discussing the role of fermented foods in preventing or treating dysbiosis and the more difficult condition small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO. While a high-potency probiotic supplement and prebiotic fibers continue to play important roles, I’d like to expand the conversation about the role of fermented foods. First of all, there is no need to purchase fermented foods, as you can make them easily, with no special equipment, and at virtually no cost beyond, say, the beets, onions, or cucumbers you plan to ferment. (You will find the basics on how to ferment vegetables in the Wheat Belly Total ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune bowel flora dysbiosis grain-free Inflammation prebiotic probiotic small intestinal Source Type: blogs

Fermented foods to beat back SIBO and dysbiosis
If you’ve been following the Wheat Belly discussions, you already know that efforts to cultivate healthy bowel flora in the wake of wheat/grain elimination is a key factor in regaining health. While I’ve emphasized the importance of a high-potency (e.g., 50 billion or more CFUs per day), multi-species probiotic supplement and prebiotic fibers, I’ve not focused on the importance of fermented foods. This issue comes to light in particular with our experience in battling small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO. Dysbiosis, or disrupted composition of bowel flora in the colon, is exceptionally common, e...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora fermented foods grain-free Inflammation kefir kimchi kombucha probiotic sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth yogurt Source Type: blogs

Let ’ s talk about chocolate … .
  5 Great reasons to consume dark chocolate and cocoa Some Wheat Belly tips for consuming chocolate An oldie, but goodie: Chocolate For Adults Only I call this Chocolate For Adults Only because it is certain to leave young, sugar-craving palates unsatisfied. But rest assured, it is appropriate for the most serious chocolate craving! This is a way to obtain the rich flavors and textures of cocoa, the health benefits (for example, blood pressure reduction and anti-oxidation) of cocoa flavonoids, while obtaining none of the sugars/carbohydrates . . . and certainly no wheat or grains! It is easy to make, requiring just a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Chocolate Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly/Undoctored Cruise blood sugar grain-free low-carb Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Amazon reviews for Undoctored
Here’s a sample of the recent Amazon reviews for my book, Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor. I am encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive feedback, as we are in a virtual war with Big Pharma, the medical device industry, and the hospital industry, all working around-the-clock to take more money out of your pocket while denying you real health. The powerful and pervasive campaign of misinformation conducted by many people in healthcare is impossible to ignore. Getting the Undoctored message out to the public is more important than ever before. The real tragedy...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol diabetes diy health Dr. Davis grain-free healthcare Inflammation Source Type: blogs

Join the Undoctored Revolution
Let’s take back control over personal health. Share this to expose healthcare for the corrupt enterprise it is. Imagine that you receive a letter in the mail stating “In order to retain your right to freedom of speech, you will be billed $10,000 per year every year for the rest of your life.” You would be—-understandably-—outraged. Freedom of speech in America is precious, something Americans have waged wars to defend, something we now view as a basic right, no financial price required to maintain it. It should be free and available to everyone regardless of religion, color, political leanin...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle diy health Dr. Davis grain-free healthcare Source Type: blogs

A new program for wellness and to halt cognitive decline/dementia
    We are planning to launch a bold and exciting new program at the Villas at Manalapan in central New Jersey. The Villas is a retirement community that incorporates cutting-edge wellness practices through its Revite Wellness program that includes efforts targeted to prevent, even reverse, cognitive decline. I will be bringing many of the Undoctored and Wheat Belly concepts to the Villas and I will be present to provide education and lectures from time-to-time. The setting will be an apartment-home community mirroring the ambience and accommodations of a world-class resort with lush gardens, crystal chandeliers...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle anti-aging Dr. Davis grain-free healthcare revite undoctored Weight Loss wellness Source Type: blogs

The Magic Pill: A Bold New Documentary from Chef Pete Evans, Director Rob Tate
My first reaction to viewing the trailer (above), then the full documentary, The Magic Pill, was surprise and gratitude that—finally—somebody got the dietary message right. This isn’t the usual semi-scientific misinterpretation that dominates food documentaries nor a misinformed defense of the status quo. Weaving together a story from varied sources such as journalist, Nina Teicholz, for instance, to recount how the “science” of low-fat nutrition gained traction but was little more than misinterpretation and misrepresentation. Or author and former vegan, Lierre Keith, and organic farmer, Joel ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar diabetes grain-free ketogenic ketotic low-carb low-fat Pete Evans Rob Tate undoctored Source Type: blogs

Be ketotic . . . but only sometime
Achieving ketosis by engaging in a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat lifestyle is an effective means of losing weight, breaking insulin and leptin resistance, reversing type 2 diabetes and fatty liver, reducing blood pressure, reversing the inflammation of visceral fat, and may even cause partial or total remission of selected cancers. So what’s the problem? The problem comes when people remain ketotic for extended periods. We know with confidence that long-term ketosis poses substantial risk for health complications because thousands of children have followed ketogenic diets over the years as a means of suppressing in...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

Fermented raw potato for probiotics AND prebiotics
Here’s an easy way to add both probiotics and prebiotics to your life: Fermented raw potatoes. The mildly tangy flavor of these fermented raw potatoes go well tossed into a salad, though you can just eat them right out of the jar, too. Because they are raw, there are zero net carbs but plenty of fiber. (When heated, however, fibers depolymerize or break down into sugars. When raw and unheated, fibers remain in polymer form.) Raw potatoes therefore provide you with prebiotic fibers to nourish bowel flora. When you lactate-ferment these raw potatoes, you also cultivate beneficial bacterial species such as Lac...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora grain-free low-carb prebiotic probiotic Source Type: blogs

Thinner, healthier . . . and younger
Time and time again, people following the Wheat Belly lifestyle report on their wonderful weight loss successes, fitting back into old jeans with smaller waists, thighs, and other measurements, while also enjoying a wide range of health improvements. But something we have not talked enough about are the AGE-REVERSING changes in appearance, flexibility, and day-to-day performance. Take a look at what happened to Di (photos above): “It definitely works!! I started in April, have lost 25 kgs [55 pounds] and never felt healthier.” Clearly, much of Di’s improvement in appearance is due to weight loss. (The dif...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle anti-aging Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains skin Weight Loss youth Source Type: blogs

Which beers are safest for the grain-free lifestyle?
Football games, tailgating and beer always seem to go hand in hand. This can be problematic when you are adhering to a grain-free lifestyle. Virtually all ales, beers, malt liquors, and lagers are brewed from grains. Thus, there are measurable grain protein residues present in most beers— generally 1 to 2 grams per 12 ounces. This is not a lot, but it’s enough to stimulate appetite, provoke inflammation, and initiate autoimmunity. People with celiac disease or the most extreme forms of gluten sensitivity should avoid beers altogether, except those designated gluten-free (though I have my doubts about even the g...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Beer Wheat Belly/Undoctored Cruise Wheat-Free Lifestyle Dr. Davis gluten gluten-free grain grain-free grains Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs