Can you slash risk for complications of type 2 diabetes? Yes: Become NON-diabetic!
You likely know that after several years, type 2 diabetes commonly leads to serious complications. Common complications include diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy, kidney disease and kidney failure, heart disease, and increased potential for dementia, not to mention an average of 8 years lost off your life. Prescription drugs have only a modest effect on reducing risk, sometimes none, for these complications. But there is a way to dramatically reduce potential for diabetic complications: become a NON-diabetic. We’ve done it many times, as have others. But you cannot accomplish this by just following conventional diets...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates diabetes undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly, Bagel Face, and Pretzel Brain
There’s a lot more to the destructive health effects of wheat and grains than gluten. And there is no organ system in the body that is not adversely affected by wheat/grain consumption from brain all the way down to the rectum. The post Wheat Belly, Bagel Face, and Pretzel Brain appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates appetite Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation opiate opioid undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Why you should NOT count calories
Counting calories is a painful and useless exercise. Yes, it can lead to short-term weight reduction, but it leads to long-term failure. In the Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyles, we never count calories, limit calories, or say silly things like “move more, eat less” yet have enormous success in restoring health and losing weight. The post Why you should NOT count calories appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Could that rash be from wheat?
Grains can play havoc with your skin. The prolamin proteins, such as gliadin,  trigger autoimmune skin reactions and turn antibodies against the skin enzymes, their lectins fan the fires of inflammation, their proteins provoke allergies, and their amylopectins send blood sugar and insulin sky-high and provoke the skin-disrupting hormone insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF). The whole grain package adds up to an impressive collection of skin conditions that can take a variety of forms, from simple red, itchy rashes to scaly, oily raised patches to large vesicles to gangrene. B...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Are Grains to Blame for That Rash Too?
Grains can play havoc with your skin. The prolamin proteins, such as gliadin,  trigger autoimmune skin reactions and turn antibodies against the skin enzymes, their lectins fan the fires of inflammation, their proteins provoke allergies, and their amylopectins send blood sugar and insulin sky-high and provoke the skin-disrupting hormone insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF). The whole grain package adds up to an impressive collection of skin conditions that can take a variety of forms, from simple red, itchy rashes to scaly, oily raised patches to large vesicles to gangrene. B...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly: Ten Rules for Healthy Eating
A hundred thousand years ago, you’d have no doubt what and how to eat. You would wake up every morning, grab your spear, club or axe and go kill something, wander and gather berries, nuts, or dig in the dirt for roots and tubers, or set traps for fish and reptiles. If you succeeded in the hunt, you would consume every organ that included thyroid, thymus, pancreas, stomach, liver, as well as meat. You’d drink water from streams and rivers, allow skin surface to be exposed to sunlight. You would NOT shower with soap or shampoo, apply hand sanitizer, drink chlorinated water, consume foods laced with herbicides and...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Muffin Top
Having a “muffin top or “love handles,” i.e., fat encircling the waistline, is not just a cosmetic issue but is a telltale sign that you have visceral fat surrounding your organs such as the liver, intestines, and pancreas. Visceral fat is highly inflammatory and has numerous health consequences from hormonal distortions to diabetes to increased potential for heart disease, dementia, and cancer. Getting rid of your muffin top and thereby visceral fat is easy, something we do every day in the Wheat Belly and Undoctored programs. The post Muffin Top appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Inflammation undoctored visceral wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Calcium Hoax
You’ve been told by doctors, TV ads, and the nutritional supplement industry that you must take calcium to preserve bone health and avoid osteoporotic fractures later in life. Seems to make sense, doesn’t it? After all, bones are largely made of calcium. But is it true? No: the evidence tells us that calcium supplementation does not reduce bone thinning, does not increase bone density, and does not reduce fractures. It does, however, at least according to preliminary evidence, increase cardiovascular death, as calcium also goes to the arteries and heart valves. Once again, conventional healthcare botches up he...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bone thinning calcium fracture osteopenia osteoporosis phytates undoctored vitamin D wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly Muffin Challenge
Give it a try: Check your fingerstick blood sugars prior to consuming, then 30-60 minutes after consuming, a conventional muffin, then again with a non-grain muffin made with almond flour, coconut flour, and non-caloric sweeteners such as stevia or monk fruit. You will see the dramatic differences in blood sugar after each: sky-high with the conventional muffin, no change at all with the non-grain muffin. The difference is crucial: No blood sugar rise means no weight gain, no after-eating fatigue, no inflammation, no contribution to the phenomena of aging. The high blood sugar that results after a conventional muffin (as ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free grains Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Make your family happy
Our L reuteri yogurt triggers your hypothalamus to release oxytocin, the hormone of empathy and connectedness. People who consume the yogurt are reporting getting along better with partners, spouses, and family members, feeling more empathetic and closer. I therefore encourage everyone to make the yogurt and share with the family and other people who you wish to be closer to. Consuming our L. reuteri yogurt restores a microorganisms that has been largely lost in modern people. Could this be a contributor to modern social trends such as increasing isolation, record suicide rates, fragmentation of the family, unprecedented d...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates empathy oxytocin probiotic reuteri undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly works . . . unless you make 1 of these 7 common mistakes!
Follow our discussions here and on the Wheat Belly Facebook page, and you will see that newbies make the same mistakes, over and over again. While all of these issues are discussed in the original Wheat Belly book, and even more extensively in Wheat Belly Total Health and Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox books, somehow they missed some crucial pieces of the message. So, to help you avoid such common mistakes that booby trap both health and your ability to lose weight, here is the list. Don’t make these common mistakes: Eat gluten-free foods–Gluten-free foods made with cornstarch, tapioca starch, potato...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune gluten-free grain-free Inflammation Weight Loss wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines
There seems to be a lot of confusion about the issues of nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines, so much that some people—including book authors and doctors—are declaring that they are entirely benign and not an issue for health. Let’s try and clear up the confusion. Much of the confusion stems from the fact that nitrates and nitrites occur in many foods, including vegetables and fruit. Upon ingestion, nitrates and nitrites are converted to nitric oxide, the master vasodilator (artery relaxing agent) that thereby contributes to healthy arteries and blood pressure. So there is nothing intrinsically wrong wit...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Pork Fried “ Rice ”
Here’s a recipe from my Wheat Belly 10-Minute (Or Less!) Cookbook, the Light Meals and Side-Dishes section. If you miss the pork fried rice that you used to order at Chinese restaurants, here is a way to recreate it using healthy ingredients with none of the common problem ingredients like MSG, wheat, cornstarch, or rice. To save time and effort, look for pre-riced cauliflower. Also, feel free to use as much healthy oils as you like, since we never limit fats or oils. Makes 4-6 servings 1 head cauliflower, broken into large pieces, or 16-ounces pre-riced cauliflower 2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided 4 scallions, sl...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten gluten-free grain-free grains recipe wheat belly Source Type: blogs

My favorite healthy eating and weight loss app for the Wheat Belly Lifestyle
It can sometimes be overwhelming to begin a new way of eating, or as we say, “woe.” The Wheat Belly lifestyle, my grain-free and low-carb, high-fat nutrition plan, can take time and practice. But I say “Time well spent!” The Wheat Belly lifestyle has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation. It also retrains your mind and body to no longer depend on carbs and frees you from the proteins in grains that keep you feeling hungry and damage overall health. Cut out the wheat, the gliadin and gluten–and all grains– and you reduce the risk of many chronic diseases as wel...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates app Detox Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains suggestic Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Happy Family
Our L reuteri yogurt triggers your hypothalamus to release oxytocin, the hormone of empathy and connectedness. People who consume the yogurt are reporting getting along better with partners, spouses, and family members, feeling more empathetic and closer. I therefore encourage everyone to make the yogurt and share with the family and other people who wish to be closer to. Transcript: Doctor William Davis here, author of the Wheat Belly and Undoctored books. I want to you today about a way that you can make your family happier — people get along better, empathize with each other. Screen text: LACTOBACILLUS REUT...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora oxytocin probiotic reuteri wheat belly yogurt Source Type: blogs

L. reuteri, collagen, and strength training to minimize loose, sagging skin after weight loss
Combine our unique strategies of Consuming our L. reuteri yogurt that boosts oxytocin Supplement collagen hydrolysates Strength train to minimize or prevent loose sagging skin after substantial weight loss, as typically happens on the Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyles. L. reuteri boosts oxytocin that makes gaining muscle much faster and more effective. Oxytocin also provokes a marked increase in dermal collagen, amplified further by supplementing collagen hydrolysates. The combination of these three strategies stacks the odds in your favor of not having to deal with the loose skin folds after losing, say, 50, 100 or ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates muscle oxytocin probiotic strength training undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Why are Americans so deficient in iodine?
Despite being an essential nutrient, so many people fail to obtain an adequate intake of iodine, even fewer obtain an ideal intake. Yet getting iodine is so easy and inexpensive. But don’t rely on the doctor to tell you how or why, as he/she is too busy planning your next procedure or trying to hand you a drug prescription, since doctors really don’t know how to dispense genuine health. Transcript: Let’s talk about iodine. Now I’ve talked about iodine before. It’s in the Wheat Belly Total Health program. It’s in the Undoctored Wild-Naked-Unwashed program. But I feel like the iodine mes...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates fibrocystic breast iodine Thyroid undoctored wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Stack the odds in favor of reversing type 2 diabetes
A carb-restricted diet is only a START in stacking the odds in favor of fully reversing, or at least minimizing, type 2 diabetes. You must address the several factors in health that allow insulin to do its job, i.e., restore INSULIN RESISTANCE. This is what we do in the Wheat Belly Total Heath and now Undoctored lifestyles. Transcript: Let’s talk about how you can stack the odds in favor of a full reversal of Type II diabetes. You know what, about 90% of people, who have Type II diabetes — even if they’ve had it for 5 years, 10 years, or longer, can become confidently non-diabetic, o...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates blood sugar diabetes gluten-free grain-free grains low-carb undoctored wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

There ’ s more to health than diet!
It’s great that more and more people are exploring the advantages of ketogenic, paleo, low-carb, Wheat Belly and other diets, since “official” source of dietary advice got it all so wrong. Choosing the right diet can be a great start to restoring slenderness and health. But that’s ALL they are: a start. There are MANY other strategies you can adopt to take health, slenderness, and youthfulness further to reverse numerous health conditions, lose more weight, even turn the clock back a decade or two. And the results you can obtain are dramatically SUPERIOR to the “health” that you obtain f...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune fatigue gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Let ’ s Make America Thin Again
No, no political commentary here, just insights into health regardless of whether you are conservative or liberal or somewhere in-between. But we are indeed doing it on the Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyles: Making America Thin Again—MATA—and getting people to lose weight, often considerable amounts of 30, 50, 70, 130 pounds, by essentially REJECTING conventional dietary advice. What conventional pieces of dietary advice are we rejecting in order to achieve this? Here are a few: Limit fat and calories—No way. This is a path to misery. It works in the short-term, fails in the long-run and, of course, ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free grains undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Let ’ s Make American Thin Again
No, no political commentary here, just insights into health regardless of whether you are conservative or liberal or somewhere in-between. But we are indeed doing it on the Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyles: Making America Thin Again—MATA—and getting people to lose weight, often considerable amounts of 30, 50, 70, 130 pounds, by essentially REJECTING conventional dietary advice. What conventional pieces of dietary advice are we rejecting in order to achieve this? Here are a few: Limit fat and calories—No way. This is a path to misery. It works in the short-term, fails in the long-run and, of course, ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free grains undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Susanne: Not gluten-free, not ketogenic . . . but hugely successful in health and weight loss
Susanne learned her weight and health lessons the hard way, making many common mistakes . . . until she finally found the Wheat Belly lifestyle for restoration of magnificent health and slenderness: “I started Wheat Belly in September of 2017. I figured I’d give it a try to see if it would work for me. I had just looked into the Keto diet but hated the fact that you had to count micros and calories. It was the one thing that always discouraged me from starting a diet. Wheat Belly sounded like something I could stick with. After all, watching your carbs and eliminating grains and sugar seemed easy enough. &ldqu...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free grains Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

A trip down Wheat Belly memory lane
Here’s a brief trip down Wheat Belly memory lane. The Wheat Belly book and message rocked the nutritional world—and it has never recovered. Dietitians sobbed into their bran cereal, the grain industry tried to smear the author, media tried to get their arms around this unconventional message. But it worked. We now have millions of people who have lost weight, reversed hundreds of health conditions, and even turned the clock back on aging. The post A trip down Wheat Belly memory lane appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Dr. Davis Gliadin gluten gluten-free wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

I ’ m full . . . But I ’ m still hungry!
Why can you eat, say, a big bowl of pasta, fill yourself up until you experience a painfully full stomach fit to burst, yet you remain hungry? What creates this unnatural situation and what can you do about it to reclaim control over appetite, weight, and health? Transcript: Hi everyone, Doctor William Davis, author of the Wheat Belly and Undoctored books. Have you ever heard this from somebody: “I’m full, but I’m still hungry”? Well, I’ve heard it many times, in people prior to engaging in the Wheat Belly lifestyle, of banishing all wheat and grains from the diet. Why would that be? Wh...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates appetite Gliadin hunger opiates opioids wheat belly Source Type: blogs

How to divorce your dentist
Why did primitive people who had no toothbrushes, fluoridated toothpaste, dental floss, or dentists have almost no tooth decay? Enter the seeds of grasses–grains–and tooth decay exploded. Just look at dental health through the Middle Ages, 17th, 18th, 19th centuries: dental health was a huge public health problems along with cholera and goiters. Today, we compensate with modern dental hygiene but, if you continue to consume grains (and sugars), you are inviting more dental problems. Banish all grains and you have taken a huge step towards preserving dental health. Transcript: Hi everybody, Doctor William Davi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates amylopectin caries cavities dental grain-free grains teeth wheat belly Source Type: blogs

How to use the new AIRE device
There’s a very clever, elegant new consumer health testing device called AIRE made by a company called FoodMarble. The device (pictured above) measures hydrogen gas, H2, in the breath, the same as formal H2 testing used to diagnose small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO. Formal H2 breath testing is a hassle. There’s a day-before prep, you drink a sugar solution (lactulose or glucose), then collect breath samples every 15 minutes for 3 hours, then mail the package to a lab. If obtained directly without a doctor, each single-use test kit (glucose only) costs $149. If obtained through a doctor, then additiona...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Aire bowel flora foodmarble h2 hydrogen breath Inflammation probiotic resistant starch sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

I leg press 415 pounds . . . many times
While the human study has not yet been performed, an experimental model has demonstrated that senile loss of muscle (“sarcopenia”) is dramatically reversed by oxytocin. Atrophied muscle cells in elderly mice plump up and grow, making old muscle virtually indistinguishable from young muscle. I’ve previously discussed how aging in humans is associated with loss of 35-50% of total muscle mass, a phenomenon readily visible by looking at most people in their 70s and 80s. And we should view muscle mass and strength as biomarkers of aging, as greater muscle and strength are associated with better agility, less f...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates muscle oxytocin probiotic reuteri undoctored wheat belly yogurt Source Type: blogs

The lowdown on FODMAPs
A low-FODMAPs diet, the abbreviation for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols, has been shown to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, in studies conducted at Monash University in Australia. It is a diet crafted to remove fructans, fructooligosaccharides (inulin), galactooligosaccharides, lactose, fructose, sorbitol, and mannitol that human bowel flora metabolize and many need to survive. A low-FODMAPS diet is therefore designed to starve bowel flora that metabolize such sugars. You can find a listing of FODMAPS eliminated and permissible foods here. Does it work to reduce s...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora dybsiosiso FODMAP microbiota prebiotic probiotic resistant starch sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth Source Type: blogs

Ten reasons to NEVER eat gluten-free processed foods
. It saddens me: As popular as the Wheat Belly books and lifestyle have been, there are still millions of people who say things like “Oh, that Wheat Belly thing is just about being gluten-free.” They couldn’t be more wrong and have clearly not read any of the books. Yes, you can be gluten-free and consume foods that naturally have no gluten, gliadin, wheat germ agglutinin, amylopectin A, phytates, and the rest of the toxic components contained in wheat and related grains. You can eat apples, bacon, eggs, and salmon that are naturally gluten-free. You can drink water or tea that is gluten-free. No problems...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs

SIBO Workshop: A 2-hour in-depth exploration of SIBO
Join us Wednesday evening, February 6th, at 8 pm EST/ 7 pm CST/6 pm MT/5 pm PT for my Undoctored SIBO Workshop: A 2-hour in-depth exploration of SIBO that I shall present via live video broadcast. The cost to attend is $55. (I will also be giving a SIBO Workshop for Undoctored Inner Circle members on Tuesday, February 5th at the same time slot.) An unprecedented number of people now have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, an intestinal condition that has reached epidemic proportions. SIBO causes or worsens numerous health conditions such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 31, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora Inflammation microbiota probiotic silo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth undoctored Source Type: blogs

Cream of mushroom soup with chives
Here’s a Wheat Belly favorite from the Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook, perfect to warm you up during these below-zero days we’re experiencing. This thick and creamy mushrooms soup makes a filling meal by itself or a substantial accompaniment to pork, chicken, or beef dishes. As written, this recipe is dairy-free. If dairy avoidance is not an issue for you, the olive oil can be substituted with butter, coconut milk substituted with cream, half-and-half, or whole milk. Regardless, using higher-fat coconut milk or dairy is the way we like it around here: full of healthy fats. Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 20 ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free recipe wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Next 10-Day Wheat Belly Grain Detox Challenge Begins February 13th!
Put it off no longer: We are planning our next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge that starts on Wednesday, February 13th. 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 ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune Detox grain-free Inflammation Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Cracker Bowel: Why Grains are Toxic to the Human Gastrointestinal Tract
We are told to eat “healthy whole grains” to boost fiber intake, maintain bowel regularity and intestinal health–but the exact OPPOSITE is true. Wheat and grains, especially modern wheat and grains, contain an entire collection of bowel toxins. Banish wheat and grains from your diet and you are on the path to recovering gastrointestinal health and freedom from dozens of common gastrointestinal conditions. Transcript: Hi everybody, Doctor William Davis here. I call this video “cracker bowel”, because wheat and grains are a collection of very potent bowel toxins. You know, it’s ironic is...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates colitis constipation gallstones Gliadin grain-free grains IBS Inflammation irritable bowel lectins obstipation wheat belly Wheat Germ Agglutinin Source Type: blogs

Bagel Brain: What Wheat and Grains Do to the Brain
You know that raisin bagel or bowl of bran cereal you have every morning, or the plate of pasta or spaghetti you have for dinner? Each and every serving erodes the health of your brain. Some of the effects are reversible, while others are cumulative and irreversible. But understand the concepts behind living the Wheat Belly wheat/grain-free lifestyle and you are enormously empowered in regaining control over health, weight, and youthfulness. Transcript: Hi everybody, Doctor William Davis here. Why do I call this Bagel Brain? Well, a number of reasons — consumption of modern wheat and closely-related grains have a w...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates adhd appetite autism autoimmune cognitive dementia Depression Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly: Faces tell the story
Looking back through the many before/after success photos posted here over the years on the Wheat Belly Blog and the Wheat Belly Facebook page, you can’t help but be stunned by the dramatic contrasts in facial appearance that develop with removal of the inflammation provoked by wheat and grains. Ann is the photo at the top. While she described substantial health benefits, you can tell that a lot of changes have occurred just from her photograph. “During my pre-Wheat Belly lifestyle, my face was puffy, I was heavier all over, my hair was thinning and brittle, I was tired all the time and my joints were starting ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

There ’ s Nothing Phunny About Phytates
We are told that we must eat wheat and grains for nutrition. But the OPPOSITE is true: Wheat and grains are responsible for widespread, sometimes severe, nutritional deficiencies. Conventional dietary advice is a collection of fairy tales. But understand this and you are empowered to achieve magnificent health. Transcript: I call this Wheat Belly conversation “There’s Nothing Phunny About Phytates”. Let me tell you what I mean. There’s a compound in grains called phytic acids, or phytates, and these are very powerfully effective binders of any mineral that is positively charged. When it binds up t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates calcium iron magnesium nutritional deficiencies physic phytates wheat belly zinc Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly “ No Change Rule ” to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes and Accelerate Weight Loss
Follow the simple Wheat Belly No Change Rule for fingerstick blood sugars and you maximize your chances of getting rid of type 2 diabetes and accelerating weight loss. By becoming non-diabetic or at least minimizing it, you are freed from the awful health consequences of this disease, as well as extending life considerably. The No Change Rule also helps reverse insulin resistance that blocks weight loss. Transcript: Hi everybody. Doctor William Davis here. I want to talk about something I call the Wheat Belly “No Change Rule” — that is, no change in blood sugar — comparing a pre-meal to ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates diabetes no change rule undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

I ’ m grain-free, eat nutrient-dense food – why do I need nutritional supplements?
When you remove wheat and grains from your diet, you remove phytates that block gastrointestinal absorption of magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, and other positively-charged minerals. You also remove the trigger for autoimmune destruction of stomach parietal cells that produce stomach acid and “intrinsic factor” necessary for vitamin B12 absorption. Wheat/grain elimination therefore preserve the stomach’s capacity to produce hydrochloric acid necessary for digestion and intrinsic factor for effective B12 absorption. So if you banish wheat and grains and thereby increase absorption of nutrients and make a ha...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora fiber iodine magnesium microbiota prebiotics resistant starches Thyroid vitamin D Source Type: blogs

Essential oils for fungal overgrowth
I’ve discussed the extremely important health condition, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, a number of times, as it is present at epidemic proportions and for the most part not being diagnosed nor managed in conventional doctors’ offices. The Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyles provide a powerful start in reversing this condition, but additional steps are often necessary. A number of people in our Undoctored Inner Circle, for instance, have identified their own SIBO and then managed it successfully with the help of our Virtual Meetup discussions, even after doctors advised them that there is no ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune candida candidiasis essential oils fungal Inflammation probiotic silo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

BLT Avocado Sandwich with Aleppo Pepper Spread
If you like BLT sandwiches, you’ll love this variation that includes sliced avocado and a tasty Aleppo Pepper Spread. I got my inspiration for the Aleppo Pepper Spread from a recipe provided by Penzey’s, a regional spice and herb retailer in Wisconsin and Michigan, that I tweaked a bit, including adding a bit of sriracha for some extra pizzazz. The Aleppo pepper adds sun-dried tomato-like layers of flavor to dried pepper. You will likely have to source it from a spice shop. Alternatively, if you cannot locate the Aleppo pepper, use standard ground black pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper instead. As written, t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Eech (Armenian bulgur)
I saw this dish being made on a TV cooking show. It looked delicious, so I decided to make the grain-free equivalent. It goes by the odd name “eech,” an Armenian dish made with onions, garlic, tomatoes. parsley, bell pepper, olive oil, lemon . . . and bulgur wheat. Everyone here, of course, objects to the inclusion of any seed of a grass plant in their lifestyle to avoid becoming diabetic, overweight, and having to massage your painful joints with rheumatoid arthritis or applying topical steroid creams for skin rashes. I therefore replaced the granular bulgur wheat with riced cauliflower. I believe it turned ou...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly and Autoimmune Diseases
The Wheat Belly lifestyle begins with elimination of the worst and most dominant of all grains in the diet, semi-dwarf wheat products, followed by elimination of its closely-related brethren in other grains. This alone is a powerful start in reversing the 200-some diseases of autoimmunity. We now know that the gliadin protein of wheat and related proteins in other grains trigger increased intestinal permeability that initiates the process, as highly inflammatory compounds, such as lipopolysaccharide from bacterial cell walls, are permitted entry into the body. We also know that gliadin itself gains entry into the bloo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation wheat belly Source Type: blogs

LESS BAD is not necessarily GOOD
One of the reasons why the Wheat Belly lifestyle is so spectacularly effective for restoring health, losing weight, and turning back the clock a decade or two is because we reject the flawed logic of conventional nutritional advice. There is a long list of reasons why conventional nutritional advice gets it so wrong, from logical blunders, to relying on flawed observational evidence (rather than clinical trials), to getting too cozy with Big Food companies like Coca Cola and Kraft. Let’s discuss a common and widely-held blunder in logic that is applied over and over again in nutrition: If something bad is replaced by...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free grains undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Feast on fats
One of the most common mistakes people make when starting out on the Wheat Belly lifestyle is to remain fearful of fats. They continue to hold onto old misconceptions such as “fats raise cholesterol,” or “fat causes heart disease,” or “fats are calorie-dense and therefore make you fat.” None of this is true, no more true than “healthy whole grains” are a key to overall health. (The rationale dashing all these misconceptions is discussed in detail in Wheat Belly Total Health.) This accounts for why some people, even after removing the gliadin-derived opiates that come fro...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates appetite cholesterol fats gluten-free grain-free grains Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

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

Re-post: Make L. reuteri yogurt
People seem to be having a tough time locating the Wheat Belly Blog post in which I summarized how we make the L. reuteri yogurt, so I’m re-posting it. Remember: It’s NOT about yogurt; it’s about a means of amplifying the counts of a specific bacteria that possesses unique properties. To maximize bacterial counts, the recipe to make the yogurt therefore includes a prebiotic fiber and prolonged fermentation, very different from conventional yogurt. And, no, NONE of these benefits come from consuming conventional yogurt. We make the yogurt with two strains of Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 6475 and DSM 1793...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates prebiotic probiotic reuteri Weight Loss wheat belly yogurt Source Type: blogs

The Next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Begins Wednesday, January 9th
Put it off no longer: We are planning our next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge that starts on Wednesday, January 9th. 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 pe...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Detox grain-free wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Reduce HIGH TRIGLYCERIDES naturally and safely . . . without scam products
High triglyceride levels are as common as muffin tops and man breasts. You will find a triglyceride level among the four values on any standard cholesterol panel. High triglycerides are either ignored by most doctors or reflexively “treated” with drugs, such as fibrates (Lopid, fenofibrate), prescription fish oil (Lovaza, Vascepa) and, of course, statins. But buried in this single triglyceride value is tremendous insight into diet, metabolic efficiencies, and cardiovascular risk, with control using natural, non-medication means easy to accomplish with absolute NO need for overpriced Big Pharma scam pr...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates grain-free triglycerides undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

ZERO tolerance for hypoglycemia
As more and more type 2 diabetics discover the Wheat Belly and other low-carb lifestyles, they are also discovering how rapidly and easily blood sugars drop. As diabetics become less diabetic–a process that can occur VERY quickly, often within 24 hours of removing all wheat/grains from their diet–but they are taking insulin or certain diabetes drugs, there is potential for hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. Low blood sugar from diabetes drugs can be dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. (Imagine if a non-diabetic started administering insulin or blood sugar-reducing drugs–it would result in life-thr...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates blood sugar diabetes undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Perfect Gift
This holiday season we are all in search of the perfect gift. What is the one thing you truly desire for yourself and your family? Don’t you think we all want it? What if you were handed a beautifully wrapped box containing a miraculous tool that caused dramatic weight loss without limiting calories or requiring exercise? What if this gift reduced appetite, shrunk belly fat, dropped your dress size into the single digits, and accomplished all of this while sparing you from a Biggest Loser sob fest? What if that same gift freed you from acid reflux, heartburn, bowel urgency, and diarrhea, but also improved mood, incre...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Dr. Davis Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs