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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

The Opioid Crisis – In Your Cupboard
The opioid epidemic of the last 20 years has served to illustrate the powerful addictive properties of anything that binds to opioid receptors of the human brain. Lives are ruined by opioid addiction, more than 100 deaths now occurring every day from overdose as people either take more and more to overcome the partial tolerance or new potent drugs like fentanyl make their way into street versions. Drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl bind to the brain’s opioid receptors provoking a “high” while causing the user to desire more opioids as partial tolerance develops. And make no mistake: Much o...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle addiction addictive eating disorder opiates opioids undoctored Source Type: blogs

Lactobacillus reuteri yogurt: An anorexigenic effect?
  I have lately been discussing the impressive effects that were observed in an elegant series of mouse experiments conducted at MIT with supplementation of the probiotic species Lactobacillus reuteri strain ATCC PTA 6475. Among the effects they observed were: Failure to gain weight on an obesogenic diet Thicker dermis and overall skin thickness, increased collagen Increased testosterone in males Increased oxytocin Anti-inflammatory effects Accelerated wound healing The increase in oxytocin—a doubling of blood levels—is especially interesting. Oxytocin is a hypothalamic gland hormone that has been shown ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle assisted fasting lactobacillus probiotic reuteri Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Carb Loading: Outdated and Dangerous
It has become a familiar scene at athletic events: sugar and carb-fests before and during marathons, triathlons, swimming competitions, and other sports among amateurs and professionals, even high school athletes and grade school soccer players. They do it for energy and enhanced athletic performance, having been told that loading up on carbs is the ticket to winning. This common practice is based on decades-old flawed studies that reported that athletes experienced reduced performance when deprived of carbohydrates, performance restored upon restoration of carbohydrates. Thus was born the notion of “carb-loading&rdq...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: BLOOD SUGAR Car Loading Carbohydrates Undoctored Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly/Undoctored Cruise carb loading Dr. Davis exercise Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

The next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge starts Wednesday Jan 31st!
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 - January 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Detox Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The Yogurt Diaries
I’ve been lately discussing how to take a single species of bacteria and amplify bacterial counts by making yogurt in the presence of prebiotic fiber. Here, for instance, I described my early experience cultivating a strain of Lactobacillus reuteri. For anyone new to this conversation, the method of making prebiotic-infused yogurt is discussed here; and why we choose higher fat starting liquids, such as half-and-half with around 18% fat, is discussed here. For anyone wishing to avoid dairy, you can also accomplish the same with coconut milk (canned, full-fat), though it requires longer to ferment (typically 48-72 hou...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora grain-free Inflammation lactobacillus prebiotic probiotic Source Type: blogs

Turn your yogurt into a SUPER PROBIOTIC
I’ve recently been discussing the fascinating experimental research from MIT detailing the almost unbelievable changes observed in mice when supplemented with probiotic species Lactobacillus reuteri (strain ATCC PTA 6475). Mice developed thicker more luxuriant fur, thicker dermal layers of the skin and thicker overall skin, and increased testosterone levels, as well as dramatically increased skin collagen deposition and doubled oxytocin blood levels. Both the range of changes and their magnitude are jaw-dropping. I’ve therefore been playing around with the idea of supplementing higher intakes of L. reuteri of v...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle grain-free oxytocin prebiotic probiotic skin Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

5 More Common Wheat Belly Mistakes
I’ve talked previously about the 7 Common Mistakes people make when they first start out on the Wheat Belly lifestyle, such as eating gluten-free foods or continuing to avoid fat. Make just one of these mistakes and it can impair your weight loss and health-regaining success. Set it right and wonderful things can happen. There are, however, several additional landmines that can explode in your path and deprive you of the kinds of extravagant successes you see on the Wheat Belly Facebook page. Among the additional common mistakes people make are: Continuing to consume soft drinks sweetened with aspartame–Big mi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle aspartame calories iodine prebiotic resistant starch salt undoctored Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Watch Out for Hidden Sources of Grains — What to Look for When Reading Labels
You need to be careful when you shop, as grains, especially wheat and corn, can be found in an incredible variety of forms in processed foods—hidden as additives, thickeners, coatings, or cheap “bulk.” Avoiding foods containing hidden grains can be difficult because wheat and corn, in particular, come in some tough-to-recognize names. You will be shocked at how many processed food products contain grains—frozen dinners, bottled salad dressings, dry salad dressing mixes, seasoning mixes, canned soups, instant soup mixes, candy bars, licorice— the majority of foods filling the aisles in supermar...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly/Undoctored Cruise Dr. Davis gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Labels Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Take your Undoctored experience to the next level
I want as many people as possible to take control over personal health to enjoy life without prescription medications, hospitals, and the interference of doctors. This is part of the Undoctored mission. In addition to the Undoctored book, the collaborative community of the Undoctored Inner Circle, and the Undoctored Facebook page, we have also created several online learning experiences to help you become as confident and effective as possible in living your life Undoctored. The Undoctored learning courses include: Two 21-day e-courses that take you step-by-step through the Undoctored program with videos, recipes, and bon...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored bowel flora Detox diabetes Dr. Davis gluten-free grain-free grains health healthcare Weight Loss wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

L. reuteri: It gets even better
I recently posted Wheat Belly and Undoctored Blog posts about the probiotic species, Lactobacillus reuteri, that in experimental models (aged mice) generated some fascinating effects, including thicker hair, no weight gain (compared to obese controls), more muscle preservation, increased dermal (skin) thickness and increased testosterone. They observed that the L. reuteri-supplemented mice looked and acted more youthful. What made the findings even more surprising was the magnitude of these effects: the increase in dermal thickness, for instance, was an unprecedented 35%, the increase in skin thickness 100%, the increase i...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Lactobacillus reuteri: Key to youthfulness?
Microbial species in the genus Lactobacillus, found in the human intestine as well as in fermented foods like yogurt and kefir, are known to provide health benefits to us. A number of important health benefits have been associated with increased populations of intestinal Lactobacillus, such as protection from fungal/Candidal overgrowth and vaginitis, reduction of the dysbiosis of irritable bowel syndrome/small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and reduced unhealthy oral bacteria (e.g., Streptococcus mutans) that cause cavities. Of the nearly 200 known species of Lactobacillus, however, one species is beginning to stand out:...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle anti-aging bowel flora Dr. Davis grain-free grains health healthcare reuteri testosterone Source Type: blogs

Lactbacillus reuteri: Key to youthfulness?
Microbial species in the genus Lactobacillus, found in the human intestine as well as in fermented foods like yogurt and kefir, are known to provide health benefits to us. A number of important health benefits have been associated with increased populations of intestinal Lactobacillus, such as protection from fungal/Candidal overgrowth and vaginitis, reduction of the dysbiosis of irritable bowel syndrome/small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and reduced unhealthy oral bacteria (e.g., Streptococcus mutans) that cause cavities. Of the nearly 200 known species of Lactobacillus, however, one species is beginning to stand out:...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle anti-aging bowel flora Dr. Davis grain-free grains health healthcare reuteri testosterone Source Type: blogs

Do You Have the Visceral Fat of a Wheat Belly?
The consumption and wheat, grains, and sugars provokes release of blood insulin, a process that stimulates accumulation of visceral fat. Although you cannot directly view visceral fat that encircles the abdominal organs, you can see the “spare tire” or “love handles” that commonly accompany deep visceral fat. Having visceral fat is a very unhealthy factor that raise potential for type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and dementia substantially. It results from consumption of wheat, grains, and sugar, commonly developing in people who have been told that a low-fat diet is healthy. Low-fat diets are...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten-free grain-free grains health Inflammation inflammatory love handles spare tire subcutaneous visceral Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Make a resolution that will change your life forever!
Get ready for a New Year’s challenge that will change your life forever. How many times have you promised yourself to finally lose that unwanted weight? How many times have you failed? This is nothing more than an exercise in self-destruction. This annual ritual results in lowering your self-esteem, not your weight. You can feel good about yourself again. You can achieve a physical makeover that makes you look 10, even 20 years younger without Botox, filler injections, surgery, or without any unwanted health consequences. You can actually enjoy shopping for clothing. You can eliminate the need for a multitude of pres...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Detox Undoctored Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Wheat Belly Challenge Wheat Belly Detox Wheat Belly/Undoctored Cruise acid reflux blood sugar cholesterol diabetes Dr. Davis grain-free health IBS Infla Source Type: blogs

Green Bean Casserole
Here’s the Wheat Belly version of a traditional holiday favorite side-dish, Green Bean Casserole. In the Wheat Belly version, there are no grains, of course, and net carb exposure is low, as the onion, carrots, and green beans are the only substantial carbohydrate sources. If divided into 6 servings, each serving yields approximately 6 grams net carbs, well within our limit of no more than 15 grams net carbs per meal. And, unlike many recipes for Green Bean Casseroles you’ll find online and in some cookbooks, no canned soup is used, thereby avoiding the grain landmines commonly contained, especially wheat flou...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation low-carb undoctored Source Type: blogs

Take a minute and ask: Is that really grain-free?
Living the Undoctored and Wheat Belly Lifestyles may take a bit of effort, but the results are so worth it. You have to really think before you order your meals. Hidden sources of grains and corn by-products are lurking in some unlikely places. You may have thought that by skipping the bread/sandwich and choosing the soup-n-salad would ensure that your meal was safe. Think again… Often the seemingly innocent chicken breast sitting on top of your salad was dusted with wheat flour before cooking to help it retain moisture and achieve that golden-brown color. Or the seasoning used contained grain by-products. Or the fi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune Dr. Davis gluten gluten-free grain grain-free Inflammation undoctored Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

“ Don ’ t eat anything white ”
I’ve heard this advice countless times, as I’ll bet you have, too. I’ve also witnessed many people try it (though certainly not on my advice), only to experience modest (if any) benefits that quickly come a halt. And, of course, this advice makes no sense. “White,” of course, refers primarily to refined grain products such as breads, rolls, and bagels made with white flour, as well as sucrose table sugar. Non-white primarily refers to whole grains that are darker based on the commonly held misconception that whole grains are not just better for you, but healthy. (I’ve discussed this logi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs