Update: Wheat Belly safe flours and meals
  So you kiss all things wheat and grains goodbye. And you’ve come to learn that gluten-free foods made with replacement flours like cornstarch, tapioca starch, potato flour, and rice starch are incredibly unhealthy, since they make visceral fat grow, send blood sugar through the roof, and contribute to diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. But perhaps you’d sure like a few muffins or cookies once in a while . . . without paying the health price that follows wheat and grain consumption such as high blood sugar, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune conditions, acid reflux,...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free low-carb wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Clearing Up Myths About Blood Sugars After Eating
Blood sugars rise after a carbohydrate-containing meal. But SO many myths surround this phenomenon of after-meal, or “postprandial,” blood sugars. Understand how to manage this little facet of health and you can be enormously empowered in losing weight, reversing type 2 diabetes, and gaining control over long-term health. Among the myths I discuss in this video: Check blood sugars 2 hours after a meal—absolutely the wrong way to do it for our health purposes Blood sugars up to 200 mg/dl after a meal are healthy—Blood sugars this high after eating are a recipe for health disaster. Low-glycemic index...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: BLOOD SUGAR diabetes grain-free undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Avoid toxic wheat re-exposures
We learned years ago that, once you are wheat- and grain-free, re-exposures to any wheat or grains can provoke some awful re-exposure reactions. Here, I discuss the range of unpleasant consequences that develop with wheat and grain re-exposure. Among the consequences of re-exposure are: Gastrointestinal distress—discofort/pain, diarrhea, bloating Joint pain—especially of the fingers, hands, wrists, and elbows, occasionally large joints Mental/emotional effects—most commonly anxiety, anger, depression, irritability Reactivation of autoimmune diseases Hunger—re-exposure to gliadin-derived opioid pept...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Re-exposure syndromes autoimmune Gliadin Inflammation wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Diabetes: What price comfort and habit?
I was in suburban Chicago recently one morning, hoping to get something to eat for breakfast. I’d heard that the Panera chain was now serving breakfast that you could order any way you wanted. It’s called “Panera Bread,” but I thought I’d give it a try, as I’ve safely consumed their salads in past. At the counter, I placed my order for 3 eggs over easy, sausage, and bacon—not perfect, given our inability to scrutinize foods and ingredients in such places, but I was willing to try. Obviously, I turned down the breads/toasts that were included. The middle-aged Hispanic woman behind t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly diabetes grain-free grains Inflammation sugar undoctored Source Type: blogs

Four powerful appetite suppressants
Modern people eat too much. You already know this and can see the consequences by just looking around you at all the massively overweight and obese people at the supermarket, schools, and work. The primary strategy for losing weight is to reverse insulin resistance, something that the Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyles achieve magnificently. But, given the temptations that surround us at public events, food buffets, and other social gatherings, it is sometimes useful to be able to have heightened control over appetite. Here are four ways to enormously reduce appetite. Yes, there are herbal preparations (as well as presc...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Appetite suppressants grain-free mct oxytocin reuteri undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Four Dangers of Stopping a Statin Drug
Doctors tell us that it is dangerous and foolhardy to stop a statin cholesterol drug and that heart attack may be imminent if you do. Is there any truth to these claims? The post The Four Dangers of Stopping a Statin Drug appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Statin drugs cholesterol undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Keoni reflects on his Wheat Belly Detox and lifestyle
I’ve posted Keoni’s wonderful Wheat Belly testimonial video before. But he recently posted this inspiring reflection on his experience that started with an emotionally tumultuous Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox: “If climbing a mountain were easy everybody would do it. If we could be dropped off at the top we would never experience the life teaching virtues along the way. “I remember when I started the 10 day detox. By Friday I thought my legs were going to fall off climbing that mountain of feeling horrible. Then came all the crazy thoughts. No need to elaborate, some of you you know what I’m t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox grain-free Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

How to increase testosterone naturally
Here are some unique ways to boost testosterone, often dramatically, and thereby improve mood, motivation, energy, muscle, and libido. Following these simple methods, it is uncommon to NOT enjoy a dramatic uptick in testosterone levels. The post How to increase testosterone naturally appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Testosterone grain-free reuteri undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Cornstarch, cornmeal, corn syrup: What ’ s the problem with corn?
You may not know that, like wheat, corn comes from a grass plant, one that has undergone extensive change to create the bizarre mutation called a “cob.” Because corn is also the seed of a grass, it shares many of the same adverse health properties as wheat, as well as some unique effects of its own. The post Cornstarch, cornmeal, corn syrup: What’s the problem with corn? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Corn Cornstarch Source Type: blogs

Oxytocin: Key to Youthfulness and Age Reversal?
For many years, the pituitary hormone oxytocin was viewed as nothing more than a hormone responsible for uterine contraction during vaginal delivery. But oxytocin is proving to be far more than that. In particular, we are witnessing substantial youth-preserving, even age-reversing, effects from boosting oxytocin. We achieve this by cultivating the probiotic microorganism, L reuteri of two specific strains and increasing bacterial counts markedly via a special fermentation process. End-result: increased strength and muscle, preserve bone density, increased libido, accelerated healing, and smoother skin with fewer or less ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: L reuteri yogurt Oxytocin age reversal probiotic undoctored wheat belly wrinkles youthfulness Source Type: blogs

Prescription Drugs That Block Weight Loss
A number of drugs prescribed to treat common conditions, such as hypertension, allergies, depression, inflammation, and diabetes, block your ability to lose weight. Several of these drugs actually cause weight gain, and most doctors fail to inform their patients of such side effects. Among the drugs that block weight loss are: Beta-blockers: metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, and propranolol  Antidepressants: amitriptyline (Elavil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), doxepin, paroxetine (Paxil), trazodone, and others Steroids: prednisone and hydrocortisone (but not inhaled or nasal steroids for allergies) Antihistamines: diphen...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates blood sugar drugs failed weight loss fatigue weight loss hypertension insulin prescription drugs undoctored wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

How to lower your A1c naturally
You have profound control over your A1c, or HbA1c, that reflects blood sugar fluctuations over the previous 60-90 days. Unfortunately, your doctor will likely know NOTHING about how to achieve this, opting instead for awful prescription drugs to manage blood sugar that come with substantial side-effects and cost and do not achieve as much benefit as natural methods. Once again, the natural way is dramatically SUPERIOR to the effects achieved by prescription drugs. Diets such as those advocated by the American Diabetes Association or low-fat “heart healthy” diets likewise do not reduce A1c and typically worsen t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: A1c. HbA1c blood sugar undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Do gluten-free foods cause weight gain?
People often make the mistake of eliminating gluten but then turn to gluten-free processed foods that cause extravagant weight gain, as well as type 2 diabetes, hormonal disruptions, inflammation, and unhealthy changes in bowel flora. In the Wheat lifestyle, we can be gluten-free but avoid all the hazards of processed gluten-free foods and thereby obtain magnificent control over weight and health. The post Do gluten-free foods cause weight gain? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Gluten-free wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Common misconceptions surrounding vitamin D
Because vitamin D is so crucial for overall health, it is important to get it right. Unfortunately, there are so many misconceptions surrounding vitamin D that cause many people to never obtain all the wonderful benefits it provides. Here’s how to get it right—simple, straightforward, maximum health benefits. The post Common misconceptions surrounding vitamin D appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Vitamin D wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?
There are symptoms that suggest you are deficient in this crucial nutrient–but really hormone–called vitamin D. But the truth is that most people will have either non-specific or NO symptoms of vitamin D despite the profound potential consequences of longstanding deficiency. Understand and correct vitamin D deficiency and you are hugely empowered in long-term health and performance. The post What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Vitamin D autoimmune Inflammation wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What ’ s wrong with gluten-free diets?
Does following a gluten-free diet lead to nutrient deficiencies or other health problems, as some critics claim? You can indeed follow a healthy gluten-free diet, but avoid these common misconceptions and pitfalls to stay safe. When followed properly, you can achieve magnificent improvements in health and weight with this lifestyle. Even better, go the Wheat Belly route and be GRAIN-free, as well. The post What’s wrong with gluten-free diets? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Gluten-free Gliadin grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Wheat and iron deficiency anemia
Modern wheat has been bred for greater phytate content because phytates provide pest resistance to the wheat plant. But farmers and agricultural geneticists ignored the fact that phytates are also toxic to humans. In particular, the phytates of wheat and related grains bind nearly all the iron that comes from diet, making it an exceptionally common cause of iron deficiency anemia. Combine this with the absurd and destructive national advice to consume plenty of “healthy whole grains” and you have a recipe for disaster. The solution? Simple: Eat no wheat or grains and enjoy a health and weight transformation t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Iron deficiency anemia grain-free grains phytates wheat belly Source Type: blogs

How to break your addiction to this poison called sugar
The effects of sugar on health are far worse than most people think. Breaking an addictive relationship with sugar intake is therefore crucial for overall health. Here are some easy ways to turn off your desire for sugar while still enjoying goodies like cheesecake and cookies. The post How to break your addiction to this poison called sugar appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Sugar bowel flora diabetes Gliadin grain-free Inflammation Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Could your medications be blocking weight loss?
Although it is rarely acknowledged by doctors, many common medications (prescription and non-prescription) can block your ability to lose weight or even cause weight gain, sometimes extravagantly. If you are failing in your weight loss efforts, recognize which drugs may be impairing your success. Even better, correct the common health factors that lead to various health conditions that prompted the use of these drugs in the first place, just as we do in the Wheat Belly and Undoctored programs. The post Could your medications be blocking weight loss? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Weight loss grain-free undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

How to reduce triglycerides
High triglycerides are a common finding on standard cholesterol panels and signifies higher risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, stroke, and fatty liver. While much of the information on a standard cholesterol panel is virtually useless garbage, the triglyceride value is indeed useful, as it represents an accurate gauge of VLDL particles that underlie heart disease risk. Here are natural and easy ways to drop triglycerides (and thereby VLDL particles) from even high levels of 350, 500, 700 mg/dl or more to 60 mg/dl or less, a value associated with magnificent health and marked reduction of risk for...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates cholesterol gluten-free grain-free low-carb triglycerides undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly Dietary One-Way Street
Those of us who are wheat/grain-free living the Wheat Belly lifestyle typically become ill when we are re-exposed to wheat or grains, intentionally or inadvertently. So we avoid any re-exposures. We therefore recreate foods such as pizza, muffins, and cookies using benign, healthy ingredients. Interestingly, you can serve the foods made with these benign, healthy ingredients to people who continue to consume wheat and grains, but you cannot eat their food without getting sick. Therein lies a very important dietary lesson. The post The Wheat Belly Dietary One-Way Street appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Re-exposure syndromes gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge begins Wed May 8th!
Put it off no longer: We are planning our next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge that starts on Wednesday, May 8th. This is your opportunity to seize control over health and weight, maybe even turn the clock back 10 or 20 years, look and feel better, be freed of numerous, if not all, prescription drugs. In addition to our Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Private Facebook page that provides videos, success stories, and plenty of feedback and answers to your questions, the next Detox Challenge will also include: 1) LIVE Facebook sessions with Dr. Davis and April Duval, our main Facebook page administrator. I will person...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox autoimmune gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Are you a cow?
The grazing ruminants of the earth are able to obtain virtually all their nutrition from consuming grasses and forage. They harbor specific anatomic and physiologic adaptations developed over millions of years to do so. Humans have no such adaptations but are advised by all “official” sources of dietary advice to make grains–the seeds of grasses–the cornerstone of the diet. It means that there are numerous indigestible or only partially digestible proteins in wheat and grains that explain why autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disruption, and other health conditions are so commonly caused by whe...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: What is in wheat that's so bad? gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation wheat belly Source Type: blogs

If wheat is not a GMO, where did herbicide resistant wheat come from?
Agribusiness claims that wheat is not a genetically-modified plant–and that is true, using the confusing terminology of genetics. But modern herbicide-resistant wheat is the product of methods that are WORSE than genetic modification. This is part of the broad deception practiced by big agribusiness. Be wheat- and grain-free and avoid the products of their deceptive practices. The post If wheat is not a GMO, where did herbicide resistant wheat come from? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: What is in wheat that is so bad? agribusiness genetic modification gmo modern wheat Mutagenesis semi-dwarf semidwarf wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Men ’ s lingerie is on the second floor
Wheat, grains, and sugars are major disrupters of male hormonal health, especially if visceral abdominal fat has accumulated. These hormonal disruptions can be responsible for reduced testosterone, high estrogen, feminization of the hips, male breasts, as well as fatigue, low libido, depression, and low self esteem. Correcting these awful hormonal distortions begins with wheat/grain and sugar elimination followed by the handful of basic efforts we make in the Wheat Belly lifestyle to restore normal responsiveness to insulin. The post Men’s lingerie is on the second floor appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Hormonal disruptions Testosterone estrogen grain-free gynecomastia insulin love handles male breasts male hips man boobs visceral fat wheat belly Source Type: blogs

“ Am I too skinny? ”
Because my Wheat Belly and Undoctored programs are so successful at helping people lose weight, I get this question regularly. First of all, are you really too skinny, or are you comparing yourself to modern overweight people? You might just be normal. Second, we NEVER limit calories or fat. Third, consider taking steps to rebuild lost muscle. The post “Am I too skinny?” appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Weight loss gluten-free grain-free wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Can you fix a broken gut microbiome?
Modern people have dramatically altered the composition of their gut microbiome. It is showing up as colon cancer in young people, spontaneous Clostridium difficile infections, small intestinal bacterial and fungal overgrowth, inflammation, autoimmune diseases and other ways. Here is a discussion on how to start rebuilding a broken microbiome. The post Can you fix a broken gut microbiome? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Bowel flora autoimmune candida dysbiosis fungal probiotic small intestinal bacterial wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Measles, tuberculosis, and wheat
Humans have made many dietary mistakes over the years but two mistakes, in particular, stand out: close contact with animals, mostly ruminants, who conveyed their diseases to us and the adoption of the seeds of grasses as human food. These two practices not only changed the course of human history but also human disease. Over the last several centuries, Westerners have populated North America, South America, Pacific islands and other regions. Equipped with superior tools of warfare such as swords and muskets, contact with Westerners decimated indigenous people such as the millions of native Americans, Aztecs, and Amazonian...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten-free grain-free grains joint pain Source Type: blogs

Recognize the two different classes of nutritional supplements
It helps to understand that there are two basic categories of nutritional supplements: 1) Supplements that meet intrinsic genetically-determined needs 2) Supplements whose need is not coded into our genetics This important distinction will help you understand how and why the Undoctored program was constructed and also make you smarter about health. The post Recognize the two different classes of nutritional supplements appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Nutritional supplements gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The unique probiotic benefits of L reuteri yogurt
We make yogurt using a special process to amplify the bacterial counts of a fascinating microorganism called Lactobacillus reuteri. The two strains we use, in addition to causing release of oxytocin from the hypothalamus that leads to effects such as reduced skin wrinkles/increased dermal collagen, acceleration of healing, and increased muscle and bone density, also exerts unique upper gastrointestinal tract colonizing effects. This may be important in preventing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, that is now occurring at epidemic proportions in modern people. The post The unique probiotic benefits of L reut...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: L reuteri yogurt bowel flora oxytocin probiotic undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Super yogurt that ’ s a lot better than products sold in groceries
Commercial production of yogurt involves brief-as-possible fermentation time, addition of blending/emulsifying ingredients to generate smoothness and better mouthfeel, as well as manipulations to suit consumer preference, no matter how misguided such as low- or non-fat and the addition of high-fructose corn syrup- or sugar-sweetened sweeteners and fruits. Fermentation time is a major chokehold on commercial production. Imagine that your cookie factory requires 36 hours to manufacture a batch of cookies, rather than, say, 30 minutes—this would pose a major holdup in production. For this reason, yogurt manufacturers us...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Yogurt fermented lactic acid lactose prebiotic probiotic reuteri wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Ten reasons to never eat wheat
How can conventional dietary advice gotten it so wrong? Rather than eating plenty of “healthy whole grains,” people on the Wheat Belly lifestyle eat absolutely no grains and enjoy spectacular weight loss and reversal of hundreds of health conditions as a result. Unfortunately, many people view this as a “gluten-free” lifestyle which is incorrect. Here are 10 reasons why no bagels, pretzels, or sandwiches made from wheat flour should ever cross human lips. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides (from partial digestion to 4- and 5-amino acid long fragments) increase appetite substantially–as do related...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle Gliadin gluten Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may not be what you thought
At least 50% of people diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, actually have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO. If SIBO is not addressed directly, it can lead to numerous other health conditions such as fibromyalgia, diverticular disease, even colon cancer. Identify and confirm whether your IBS is really SIBO, then learn how to take action to correct it and be relieved of both IBS symptoms and the long-term consequences of SIBO. The post Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may not be what you thought appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: IBS SIBO Aire autoimmune bowel flora hydrogen breath test Inflammation irritable bowel syndrome microbiota prebiotic probiotic small intestinal bacterial overgrowth undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Why health headlines are wrong so often
Eggs cause heart disease; eggs don’t cause heart disease. Red meat causes cancer; red meat doesn’t cause cancer. Why do health headlines flip-flop so frequently? And how can you tell what is true from what are just attention-getting headlines? There’s a good explanation for the confusion, but don’t expect the media—or even many doctors—to understand why. The post Why health headlines are wrong so often appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Observational evidence undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What HbA1c tells you about aging
A common blood test, hemoglobin A1c or HbA1c, usually used to assess blood sugar values for the prior 60-90 days, can also provide insight into the rate at which you are aging. The post What HbA1c tells you about aging appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates a1c aging anti-aging antiaging HbA1c undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

I raised my HDL by 350%
Conventional cholesterol panels are generally useless and serve as lousy predictors of risk for heart disease. However, there is a measure–HDL cholesterol–in conventional cholesterol panels that can actually provide insights into your metabolic health. It is also something you have enormous control over with NO prescription drugs, without the doctor, just simple strategies you introduce on your own. The post I raised my HDL by 350% appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Cholesterol HDL cholesterol grain-free undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What ’ s the story with iodine?
Iodine is an essential nutrient, but one that many have forgotten about despite the fact that iodine deficiency was a major public health crisis all throughout human history until 1924. Iodized salt was the solution to iodine deficiency. But, since the FDA advised everyone to cut back salt intake, iodine deficiency and even goiters (enlarged thyroid glands due to lack of iodine) are making a comeback along with weight gain, fatigue, thinning hair, high blood pressure and other health problems, yet the solution is so simple. The post What’s the story with iodine? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Hypothyroidism Iodine Thyroid disease kelp Source Type: blogs

Do you always feel cold?
There are three common reasons for feeling inappropriately cold, even when the ambient temperature is warm: Hypothyroidism–exceptionally common. Anemia–especially iron and B12 deficiency caused by wheat/grain consumption Lack of prebiotic fibers—that your microbiome needs to generate heat Identify, then address these three causes to obtain relief from this unpleasant feeling. The post Do you always feel cold? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Anemia Hypothyroidism Prebiotics b12 bowel flora iodine iron undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Why we do NOT take calcium supplements
In the Wheat Belly lifestyle, we do not take calcium supplements for a variety of reasons. First, calcium supplementation does NOT increase bone density nor prevent fractures. In addition, several Wheat Belly strategies increase calcium absorption from the diet: Removing the gliadin protein reduces urinary calcium loss, calciuria Cultivating Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria bowel flora species increases intestinal absorption of calcium Removal of grain phytates means that more calcium is available from diet Vitamin D supplementation increases intestinal absorption of calcium It all adds up to markedly improving your abil...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Calcium Supplements bone health boniva fosamax fracture Gliadin osteopenia osteoporosis undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What is modern wheat?
With efforts to increase yield-per-acre and enhance pest resistance, agribusiness and agricultural scientists have introduced marked changes into the modern wheat plant. It is now genetically and biochemically different than traditional strains, even looks different. It also means that many of the toxic effects of wheat have been amplified by these efforts with serious implications for human health. The post What is modern wheat? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Agribusiness Wheat industry grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What does it mean if you are intolerant to prebiotic fibers?
In my Wheat Belly and Undoctored programs, we add prebiotic fibers to help cultivate healthy bowel flora. But if you experience an adverse effect upon adding prebiotic fibers, such as excessive gas, bloating, diarrhea, emotional effects, joint pain, skin rash, etc., this is an extremely reliable sign that you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, especially if these effects are experienced within 60 minutes of consuming them. If you experience this effect, it is very important that you address SIBO, one of the more complex health issues we manage in my Undoctored Inner Circle: InnerCircle.Undoctored.com. T...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: SIBO autoimmune prebiotic probiotic small intestinal bacterial overgrowth undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Deja Ewww! Wheat and grain re-exposures
Once you are free of wheat and grains on the Wheat Belly lifestyle, it is important that you avoid re-exposures, as some pretty unpleasant reactions can result. Most commonly, people experience bloating, diarrhea, abdominal pain, skin rashes, joint pain, panic, anxiety, depression, as well as a return of any health problems that originally reversed with grain elimination. Once you are wheat- and grain-free, it is best to remain wheat- and grain-free. The post Deja Ewww! Wheat and grain re-exposures appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Re-exposure syndromes gluten-free grain-free Inflammation wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What do food intolerances mean?
A growing number of people are developing intolerances to common foods. They are often advised to eliminate, say, FODMAP-containing foods, lectins, or nightshades that can reduce symptoms. But none of this addresses the CAUSE of food intolerances. Failing to address the cause can lead to long-term health problems even if you continue to avoid the problem foods. Identify the cause, then correct it–THAT is how you deal with food intolerances. The food intolerances may even reverse over time. The post What do food intolerances mean? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: FODMAPs Food intolerances Gliadin Nightshades autoimmune grain-free grains Inflammation undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly/Undoctored Cruise 2019: The best ever!
We’re all just back from our 2019 Wheat Belly/Undoctored Cruise that proved to be the best ever. Food was the standout item on this year’s cruise. In the four years since we started this cruise with Celebrity, the food on this cruise was nothing short of outstanding. Chief Executive sous chef Ricardo and pastry chef Danisha were assigned to our group, preparing spectacular dishes for us in addition to the huge variety of choices available in the buffet, main dining room, and around a dozen specialty restaurants. We were served, for instance, Wheat Belly grain-free breads at lunch and dinner, Wheat Belly pizzas ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 31, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Cruise Wheat Belly Cruise gluten-free grain-free Source Type: blogs

Wheat is sugar
Many people have come to believe that the only problem with wheat is gluten. But there are many other issues with wheat that impair health. The amylopectin A carbohydrate of wheat is unique in its digestibility, making it worse than table sugar in its capacity to raise blood sugar, cause insulin resistance, and contribute to type 2 diabetes. This explains why elimination of all foods made of wheat leads to dramatic reductions in blood sugar, insulin resistance, HbA1c, and type 2 diabetes. The post Wheat is sugar appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Amylopectin A blood sugar diabetes Dr. Davis grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Microbe-Being: Microbes and Mood
We are witnessing dramatic fluctuations in mood with identification/eradication of small intestinal bacterial and fungal overgrowth (SIBO, SIFO) a process followed by dramatic restoration of optimism, well-being, and happiness with efforts to rebuild a healthy microbiome. While there are many factors that influence mood, the microbiome is proving to be a MAJOR player, one that is subject to your manipulation. The post Microbe-Being: Microbes and Mood appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: SIBO SIFO candida die off fungal silo Source Type: blogs

The next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge begins Wed April 10th!
Put it off no longer: We are planning our next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge that starts on Wednesday, April 10th. This is your opportunity to seize control over health and weight, maybe even turn the clock back 10 or 20 years, look and feel better, be freed of numerous, if not all, prescription drugs. In addition to our Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Private Facebook page that provides videos, success stories, and plenty of feedback and answers to your questions, the next Detox Challenge will also include: 1) LIVE Facebook sessions with Dr. Davis and April Duval, our main Facebook page administrator. I will per...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Detox Dr. Davis gluten-free grain-free Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Why do athletes have heart attacks?
Despite the benefits of vigorous exercise, there are factors that can lead elite athletes to experience heart attacks, even sudden cardiac death. These causes are readily identifiable and correctable . . . but it will NOT come through limiting dietary fat nor taking a statin drug. Be better-informed and avoid a lifetime of heart disease. The post Why do athletes have heart attacks? appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Coronary disease Heart attack Myocardial infarction heart disease undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Informed Thyroid: Address Your T3
It’s a peculiar, though not entirely unexpected phenomenon: You’d expect endocrinologists, specialists in glandular health, to be the champions of restoring optimal thyroid status. Instead, they are the most misinformed and neglectful. Much of this is due to their ignorance of the emerging science that has emerged over the past two decades on the impact of INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS on thyroid status, something they would not be aware of unless they examine the TOXICOLOGICAL evidence demonstrating that the thyroid gland and thyroid hormones are disrupted by common chemical exposures. Ignore your ignorant endocrinolo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Hypothyroidism T3 thyroid hormone diy health free t3 undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly Slim Guide e-book now available for only $1.99
Good news: The e-book of WHEAT BELLY SLIM GUIDE is available for $1.99 until March 31st, 2019 through all U.S. and Canadian retailers! Included in the Slim Guide are: –A summary of the Wheat Belly approach to cultivating bowel flora, including a list of prebiotic fiber sources –Wheat Belly safe sweeteners –Safe flours and meals for baking and breading –Safe thickeners –Wheat Belly Basic Recipes–All-Purpose Baking Mix, Focaccia Bread, ketchup, mayonnaise, salad dressings –The Top 10 Wheat Belly recipes of all time –A 7-day Menu Plan –Shopping lists –Wheat Belly Hap...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Books and Interviews grain-free slim guide wheat belly Source Type: blogs