Food or Sex?
I have been discussing the varied and fascinating effects of the probiotic microorganism, Lactobacillus reuteri, specifically strains ATCC PTA 6475 and DSM 17938, that provoke release of the hormone, oxytocin, from the hypothalamus. Among the effects experienced by people who consume our L. reuteri yogurt is a dramatic reduction in appetite, the so-called anorexigenic effect, specifically interest in “hedonic” foods, i.e., indulgent foods like sweets, soft drinks, and French fries. In parallel with this, L. reuteri and the resultant rise in oxytocin also increase libido, i.e., interest in se...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates anti-aging grain-free microbiota oxytocin probiotic reuteri undoctored wheat belly yogurt Source Type: blogs

What a difference strain can make
In the world of probiotics, i.e., microorganisms that provide benefit to their host such as us, there is something called strain specificity. I know that this sounds like dull, confusing jargon, but stick with me, as this is going to be among the most important emerging issues in overall health. To illustrate, let’s take the common bacterial Escherichia coli, or E. coli. “Escherichia” designates the genus of bacteria; there are also Escherichia hermanii and Escherichia vulneris, for example: same genus, different species. “Coli” is therefore the species in E. coli. You and I have strains of E....
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora microbiota probiotic wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Top 10 Reasons to Never Eat Wheat Again
There are plenty of reasons to never allow a bagel, sandwich, or pretzels to cross your lips again. But here are the top 10 most powerful and compelling reasons to tell the USDA and other providers of dietary advice to bug off with their “healthy whole grains” nonsense. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides (from partial digestion to 4- and 5-amino acid long fragments) increase appetite substantially–as do related proteins from rye, barley, and corn. This is a big part of the reason why grains make you gain weight. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides are mind active drugs that trigger behavioral outbursts in kids ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune blood sugar Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation joint pain low-carb wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly/Undoctored Success Story: Sherry
In one year, Sherry has come a long way in weight, health, and appearance on the Wheat Belly and now Undoctored lifestyles. Here is what she posted recently: “It’s my one year anniversary with the Wheat Belly and Undoctored programs, and I want to thank Dr. Davis for providing them. My prayers for weight loss and improved health have been answered, and I’m motivated to continue. Let me share some of my data: Weight: I have lost 40 lbs. Waist Circumference: I’m 6 inches smaller. Fasting Blood Sugar: Down from 130 to 102 HbA1c: Down from 6.8 to 5.6 Triglycerides: Down from 124 to 51 “My quality ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates diabetes gluten grain-free triglycerides undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Obesity, diabetes, SIBO . . . and hate?
Lactobacillus reuteri is an endlessly fascinating microorganism that can inhabit the human intestinal tract. This is the bacterial species we have been cultivating in our L. reuteri yogurt using the two strains, ATCC PTA 6475 and DSM 17938, that boost hypothalamic release of oxytocin and thereby smooths skin wrinkles, accelerates healing, turns off appetite, builds muscle, preserves bone density, and yields other spectacularly beneficial effects. Animals such as pigs, mice, dogs, sheep, cows, and birds have abundant quantities of L. reuteri (of various strains) in their guts, but only 4% of modern humans hav...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune lactobacillus probiotic reuteri undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly yogurt Source Type: blogs

Deja ewww!
It’s peculiar but instructive: phenomena triggered by re-exposure after being confidently wheat- and grain-free. The re-exposure can be intentional, as in “Just one can’t hurt!” or it can be inadvertent, as in “That gravy looks safe.” Typically, someone will be wheat/grain-free for at least a week. Re-exposure from, say, salad dressing or seasoning mix then triggers re-exposure fireworks. The most common re-exposure phenomena to are: Gastrointestinal distress, bloating, and diarrhea that can last hours to a couple of days. (People with celiac disease can have problems for months, h...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Detox Gliadin grain-free grains Inflammation joint pain re-exposure wheat belly Source Type: blogs

How to use the Wheat Belly books during the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge
S0me people find the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox challenging. Not only does it require you to purge your kitchen of (or at least avoid) many common staples, restock with healthier replacements, learn some new ways to prepare foods, but many also endure an unpleasant opioid withdrawal/detoxification process with fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, and depression. We’ve therefore assembled what I think is an impressive collection of resources to help you get through your Detox successfully. So we host a private Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Facebook page with periodic 10-day challenges that provide advice, suc...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates 10 Day Grain Detox Challenge grain-free Inflammation Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Now NOT to have high blood pressure
Patient suffers from hypertension. Woman is measuring blood pressure with monitor. The average American’s lifetime risk for developing high blood pressure is 90%, even using the lax definition of hypertension in clinical studies (that typically don’t label a BP high unless it is 140/90 mmHg or higher, even though we know that, for example, risk for stroke and cardiovascular begin to rise with a systolic, or top, value of only 115 mmHg). Here’s a checklist that, if followed, allow the majority of people with high blood pressure (BP) to reduce both systolic and diastolic values over time and be freed of the...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten grains high blood pressure hypertension undoctored Source Type: blogs

To help restore healthy bowel flora, eat no GMOs
One of the most potentially harmful aspects of genetically-modified crops, or GMOs, are that such crops are often engineered to be resistant to specific herbicides or pesticides. A farmer therefore can spray an herbicide to kill weeds, while the GM crop plant survives. But it means that the plant now has herbicide residues in it. Or it may contain its own built-in pesticide such as Bt toxin, expressed by the plant because the gene for this pest-resistant compound has been spliced into the plant’s genetic code. So GMO crops pose a double-whammy: the crop itself with new genetically-programmed components, especially pr...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates dysbiosis Inflammation prebiotic probiotic sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Live the Wheat Belly lifestyle, get off prescription medications
Take a look at the list of medications people have been able to stop by following the Wheat Belly lifestyle. These represent medications prescribed by doctors to, in effect, “treat” the consequences of consuming wheat and grains. They prescribe drugs to treat inflammation, swelling, skin rashes, gastrointestinal irritation, high blood sugars, airway allergy, joint pain, high blood pressure, leg edema and other abnormal effects caused by wheat and grains. The list includes anti-inflammatory and pain medication, acid reflux drugs, injectable and oral drugs for diabetes, numerous anti-hypertensive agents, asthma i...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly Timeline: The First Few Weeks
With all our talk of opiate withdrawal syndromes accompanied by nausea, headache, fatigue, and depression, it can be daunting, even terrifying, to people who face the prospect of tossing all wheat and grains into the trash bin, vowing to never let a Danish, donut, or dish of pasta cross your lips again. So it may help to lay out a timeline of what and when various changes can develop in the Wheat Belly wheat- and grain-free lifestyle. You can expect different symptoms and health conditions to recede at different rates, since they are caused by a variety of different mechanisms. For instance, the direct gastrointestinal tox...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux detoxification grains IBS Inflammation joint pain opiates withdrawal Source Type: blogs

Whistleblowers Wanted
  Something happened to wheat in the 1970s during the efforts to generate a high-yield strain that required less fertilizer to make an 18- 24-inch, rather than a 48-inch, stalk. Multiple other changes occurred, including changes in the structure of  wheat germ agglutinin, changes in alpha amylase (responsible for wheat allergy), increased phytate content . . . to name a few. But chief among the changes in wheat were changes in the gliadin protein molecule. We know, for instance, that the Glia-alpha 9 sequence, absent from traditional wheat, can be found in virtually all modern wheat. This is likely the explanatio...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains opiates wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Coming Wed Nov 7th: A bigger and better Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge!
We are planning our next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge that starts on Wednesday, November 7th. And this Detox Challenge will be bigger and better than ever before. 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 personally kick off the Detox Challenge on Nov 7th. And because April is herself an example of a fabulous Wheat Belly Detox success, she knows ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

How to become a diabetic
It’s so easy, anyone can do it! Becoming a type 2 diabetic and proudly having to finger stick your way to blood sugar control is patriotic, as it builds revenues for Big Pharma and the healthcare industry. What better way to support your country than to help successful industries grow larger, increase shareholder value, and increase the salary and perks for hard working executives? So if you want to join the growing ranks of people who are becoming diabetic, now the largest epidemic of chronic disease ever witnessed in the history of the world, here’s what you do: Cut your fat intake — Because it leaves ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates diabetes gluten gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Amanda ’ s spectacular Wheat Belly success
Amanda began the process overweight, depressed, struggling with energy, muscle and joint pains, pre-diabetic, hypertensive, and with polycystic ovary syndrome, reliant on numerous medications even in her 20s and early 30s. As you can see now, after starting with the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, she is now slender and free of ALL her health problems and off ALL her medications. “The pic on the left is me in my 20’s, 27 to be exact. This was before I ever started my journey. “That smile was masking physical and emotional pain, suicidal ideation, PCOS, depression, hypothyroidism, ADD symptoms, fibromyalg...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates blood pressure diabetes fibromyalgia grain-free grains hypertension Inflammation joint pain polycystic ovary pre-diabetes pros undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What happened to the grasshoppers?
When I was a kid, grasshoppers were everywhere. I walked through a field every day to get to school and grasshoppers were everywhere, jumping back and forth across my path, frequently banging off my legs. At night in summer, the backyard was filled with fireflies that we’d chase and capture in jars to watch up close. And there were butterflies of many colors and varieties everywhere, flitting from flower to flower. Today, I don’t see any grasshoppers. In fact, I haven’t seen one in over 40 years. I saw one—just one—firefly this past summer in my backyard. And I can count the number of butterie...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Agribusiness bowel flora Inflammation microbiota prebiotic probiotic wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What Do Measles, Tuberculosis, and Grains Have in Common?
What do measles, tuberculosis, and grains have in common? For that matter, what do anthrax, influenza, and brucellosis also share in common with grains? All the conditions listed are examples of zoonoses, i.e., diseases contracted by humans from animals. When humans first invited domesticated grazing creatures–cows, sheep, goats–into our huts, adobe homes, or caves, often sleeping in the same room, using them for milk or food, we acquired many of their diseases. These diseases were unknown prior to the human domestication of grazing ruminants. The process of animal domestication changed the course of human civi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten gluten-free grain-free grains tuberculosis wheat belly zoonoses Source Type: blogs

Is glyphosate the REAL problem in wheat?
There’s an argument that has been batted around in online conversations, one that I thought that, because it was so patently absurd and so readily disproven, it would simply disappear into the blogosphere . . . but it hasn’t. So let’s talk about this idea. The idea goes like this: Because glyphosate is liberally applied to wheat, including its application as a desiccant and for weed control pre-planting, during maturation, and pre-harvest, the high concentrations of this herbicide in wheat products are the cause for all the problems that emerge with wheat consumption. It means that, minus glyphosate, whea...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free glyphosate grain-free grains Inflammation roundup undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Unexpected Lessons Learned From the Wheat Belly Lifestyle
In the seven years since the original Wheat Belly book hit bookstores and turned the nutritional world topsy-turvy and millions of people have engaged in a grain-free lifestyle, many unique lessons have been learned. Even though I had engaged the practices of this lifestyle for a number of years and in thousands of people before I broadcast these ideas through books, expanding the audience to many more people yielded feedback on an enormous scale, new lessons that even surprised me. Among the new lessons learned along the way: Plantar fasciitis—I did not expect to have so many people report that this painful conditi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

What Big Pharma does NOT want you to know about LDL cholesterol
Those of you following these Wheat Belly and Undoctored Blog posts know that it is no secret that Big Pharma is a predatory, manipulative, cutthroat industry that employs underhanded and unethical tactics as routine business. Part of their huge economic success is that they are so effective in getting my colleagues, mainstream physicians, to drink their Kool-Aid and do a lot of the dirty work for them. Just witness what happened in the opioid crisis—it couldn’t have happened without the willing participation of physicians. It’s no different with “treating” cholesterol, total and LDL, with stat...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates cholesterol LDL lipoproteins low-carb small ldl undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Do you have a sawdust deficiency?
I can hear the titters now. But, seriously, do you have a deficiency of wood fiber in sawdust, i.e., cellulose? No? Then why do people follow the common advice to include breakfast cereals such as All Bran, Fiber One, and Raisin Bran that, yes, are rich in fiber, but mostly rich in the cellulose fiber that is a constituent of sawdust? Cellulose in small quantities, as occurs in green vegetables and fruit is harmless, perhaps modestly beneficial. But there is no need to “supplement” with large quantities, as occurs with such bran or fiber-rich cereals. Nobody suffers from lack of cellulose. Cellulose fiber undou...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates cellulose constipation fiber prebiotic regularity wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Four enemas and gruel: The birth of breakfast cereal
In the latter half of the 19th and early 20th century, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg operated a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan, a place where you would stay for a month or two and receive four enemas per day, three meals of thick gruel (a mixture of grains such as wheat, rye, barley, millet or corn), and other treatments to “cure” lumbago, rheumatism, or cancer. Kellogg also advocated a regimen of fresh air, exercise, hydrotherapy and a vegetarian diet that abstained from coffee, tea, alcohol, as well as sex. One day, while preparing a batch of gruel, Dr. Kellogg was called away, only to return hours later to f...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Uncategorized blood sugar grain-free grains low-carb wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Keoni: My Wheat Belly Journey
Keoni’s experience on the Wheat Belly lifestyle was life-changing. Not only did he lose 84 pounds, but he reversed numerous health conditions and was freed from prescription medications. And he has discovered a new freedom of spirit and attitude in realizing just how great you can feel by following this lifestyle. Transcript: Keoni Butcher, Tracy California: I was obese. I couldn’t hold a conversation without having a coughing fit, and every joint in my body ached. I weighed 242 pounds, and I had been struggling for years and years, and … I’m always in the health food store, and trying ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten grain-free grains Inflammation undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Let me introduce you to zein
Zein is a protein in corn (“maize” outside the U.S.) that, if held side-by-side against the gliadin protein of wheat, rye, or barley, overlaps substantially in structure (i.e., amino acid sequence). In other words, the zein protein of corn resembles the gliadin protein of other grains—not identical but with overlapping similarities in structure. This should come as no surprise, as corn and other grains share evolutionary history as grasses, not to mention ongoing exchange of genetic material over eons, given the impressive promiscuity of grasses and their ability to share and combine genetic material. (Re...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates grain-free grains Inflammation wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Sesame Seed Flour
Sesame seeds actually make a very nice grain-free flour. Look for white or yellow seeds, not the dark or black, as less sesame flavor shows through (nor will the end-product be dark or black). Grind them in your food chopper, food processor, or coffee grinder until reduced to flour. (Stop when a flour-like consistency is achieved, as further grinding will yield seed butter.) If you don’t like the modest sesame seed flavor that comes through, you might find sesame seed flour more suited to a savory, rather than sweet, recipe. Look for bulk sesame seeds that are inexpensive, certainly less expensive than almonds to gri...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates alternative flours gluten-free grain-free low-carb sesame wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Coming Wed Oct 10th: A Bigger and Better Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge!
We are planning our next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge that starts on Wednesday, October 10th. And this Detox Challenge will be bigger and better than ever before. 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 personally kick off the Detox Challenge on Oct 12th. And because April is herself an example of a fabulous Wheat Belly Detox success, she knows...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Detox gluten-free grain-free grains Source Type: blogs

Does your poop float?
There are a number of explanations for poops that float, some benign, some not. If you talk to your doctor or explore online discussions about this, you will encounter talk of malabsorption (i.e., inadequate digestive breakdown of various components of diet), pancreatic insufficiency (e.g., inadequate production of pancreatic digestive enzymes due to prior pancreatitis), lactose or fructose intolerance, or excessive consumption of sugars and/or carbohydrates that increase gas content of stools. But an extremely common and important cause is rarely mentioned: small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO. Recall that SIBO ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune bowel flora dysbiosis fibromyalgia grain-free malabsorption psoriasis sibo small intestinal bacterial undoctored Source Type: blogs

Better Sleep . . . With Benefits
There are a handful of strategies that can augment or improve sleep quality while remaining consistent with the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Many people who banish all wheat and grains from their diet experience improvement in sleep duration and quality, further enhanced by our efforts to cultivate bowel flora. (Bowel flora metabolites have a major influence on sleep and dreams.) But, given life stress, transitional changes as you get further into this lifestyle, bad habits, and other factors sometimes make additional efforts necessary. But getting sufficient quality sleep can take you further down the path of health. Melatonin ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates 5-Hydroxytrptophan Dr. Davis health melatonin Natural Sleep Aides oxytocin reuteri tryptophan undoctored wheat belly yogurt Source Type: blogs

The Best Natural Sleep Aides
Melatonin should be the first nutritional supplement choice for restoring sleep patterns. Melatonin is not a sleeping pill, as it does not share the characteristics of prescription sleeping pills: It does not adversely modify sleep patterns, it does not become habit-forming, and there is no withdrawal process when stopped. It simply “resets” your circadian clock to make your brain and body receptive to sleep. Numerous other benefits have been identified, including 70 percent reduction in tension headaches, 50 percent reduction in migraine headaches, reduction in chronic pain, and reduction in symptoms of irrita...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates 5-Hydroxytrptophan Dr. Davis health melatonin Natural Sleep Aides tryptophan undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Rested and Thin – Or Overweight and Exhausted?
  You already know that poor or abbreviated sleep makes you feel lousy and impairs daytime performance. It also amplifies appetite, particularly for snacks, making poor sleep a weight gain factor all by itself. People who chronically lack sleep can easily gain 10, 20, or 30 pounds over the course of a year just from this effect. Sleep deprivation has numerous health implications beyond just crabbiness and daytime sleepiness. The physiologic disruptions of sleep deprivation include increased risk for high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Poor sleep can even contribute to risk for ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates diabetes Dr. Davis insulin sleep undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Rested and Thin or Overweight and Exhausted?
  You already know that poor or abbreviated sleep makes you feel lousy and impairs daytime performance. It also amplifies appetite, particularly for snacks, making poor sleep a weight gain factor all by itself. People who chronically lack sleep can easily gain 10, 20, or 30 pounds over the course of a year just from this effect. Sleep deprivation has numerous health implications beyond just crabbiness and daytime sleepiness. The physiologic disruptions of sleep deprivation include increased risk for high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Poor sleep can even contribute to risk for ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates diabetes Dr. Davis insulin sleep undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Track Your Wheat Belly Transformation
Health, weight, and appearance are transformed by living the Wheat Belly lifestyle. You can see it on the face with reduced puffiness and edema and smoother skin. You can see it on the waistline as inflammatory visceral fat recedes. You can perceive it as increased energy, reduced depression and anxiety, reduction or elimination of irritable bowel syndrome and acid reflux symptoms, reduced joint pain, reversal of leg/ankle edema, and in so many other ways. But how about blood measures of health? You can witness the transformations there, too. And the transformations you see in blood markers of health can be just as dramati...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates cholesterol Inflammation triglycerides Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Aspirin: Panacea or Piffle?
Aspirin is once again in the headlines, prompted by New England Journal of Medicine reports suggesting that people aged 70 years and older obtain no benefit and perhaps experience harm in the form of increased bleeding and increased death from cancer on low-dose aspirin. This adds to the decades-long debate on whether aspirin is beneficial as a preventive measure against cardiovascular events such as heart attack in which a blood clot forms on top of inflamed atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries. Unlike many other studies that are observational and therefore virtually useless, these studies are prospective and r...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates aspirin coronary grain-free heart attack heart disease Inflammation platelets Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly One-Way Street
There’s a practical reality to the Wheat Belly grain-free lifestyle, one that I believe some followers of the lifestyle fail to recognize. Understand these simple facts that I’ve discussed in the Wheat Belly books and your life will be simplified. By living the Wheat Belly grain-free lifestyle, you will find that: You cannot consume grain-containing foods without becoming ill. Many of you have learned this lesson the hard way and found, for instance, that eating a handful of French fries fried in oil also used to prepare fried chicken will have you sitting on the toilet while your gastrointestinal tract forcefu...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Hot chocolate for skin, joint, and brain health
Here’s a variation on the High-Fat Hot Chocolate recipe I’ve posted previously, this version replacing coconut oil with medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil and adding collagen hydrolysates. (I used the Great Lakes brand sourced from pasture-raised, grass-fed livestock.) MCT oil reduces appetite, accelerates loss of visceral inflammatory fat, and improves energy and cognition (though we don’t know whether MCTs and ketones yield a nootropic or a neurotrophic effect). Recall that collagen hydrolysates gradually increase dermal collagen, thereby smoothing skin and reducing wrinkle depth, while also incr...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates coconut oil cognition dementia gluten-free grain-free joint joint pain mct mcts medium chain triglycerides skin undoctored Weight Loss wrinkles Source Type: blogs

“ I don ’ t have a gallbladder – can I still follow the Wheat Belly high-fat lifestyle? ”
This question comes up with some regularity, so I thought I’d finally post a response here on the Wheat Belly Blog. It doesn’t help that general surgeons who perform cholecystectomies are among the most desperately ignorant on diet and health and commonly tell their patients that, after removing the gallbladder, they must adhere to a low-fat diet—yes, the diet that pushes you closer to type 2 diabetes, contributes to high triglyceride levels and fatty liver, heart disease, dementia and other health problems. So can you include plenty of fats and oils in your diet after you’ve lost your gallbladder? ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora dysbiosis grain-free prebiotic probiotic sibo small intestinal Source Type: blogs

Probiotics: A DANGER to your microbiome?
Headlines lately have been reading: “Probiotics are dangerous” and “Probiotics might not do anything for your gut microbiome—and could even be bad for it.” The headlines were prompted by two recent studies performed by an Israeli group that media interpret as suggesting that probiotics don’t work and may be even be harmful. Is their interpretation accurate? Let’s take a look. The first study, Post-Antibiotic Gut Mucosal Microbiome Reconstitution Is Impaired by Probiotics and Improved by Autologous FMT (fecal microbiome transplant), examined what happened with antibiotic admini...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora dysbiosis grain-free health Inflammation prebiotic probiotic sibo small intestinal Source Type: blogs

PCOS: A man-made situation
Most mainstream doctors believe that polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, is a disease. PCOS is, after all, associated with markedly increased risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, endometrial cancer, and heart disease, in addition to outward signs that include excessive facial and body hair, tendency to being overweight or obese, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility. A crisis of self esteem commonly and understandably results. Mainstream doctors tell you to not worry because they have plenty of prescription drugs to “treat” it, not to mention various hormones, fertility procedures, and gastric bypass. PCOS is...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates acne facial change facial hair gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation pcos polycystic ovary testosterone undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Bowel disaster
Something like 60 to 100 million of us live with a severe form of dysbiosis called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, in which bowel microorganisms have ascended up the ileum, jejunum, duodenum, and stomach, a massive onslaught of infection and inflammation that results in increased intestinal permeability and entry of bacterial lipopolysaccharide, LPS, and other factors into the bloodstream that massively increase body-wide inflammation, absolute bowel disaster. But what sets this enormous disruption of human health in motion? Why would a perturbation of human health of such huge proportions get rooted in the...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora grain-free Inflammation sibo small intestinal wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox CHALLENGE begins Wed Sept 12th!
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 quicke...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune Detox gluten-free grain-free Inflammation Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Seven things you probably didn ’ t know about IBS
To an impressive degree, irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, vividly illustrates what consuming wheat and grains do to the human body, as well as the myriad effects of factors such as GMOs containing glyphosate and Bt toxin, veggies and fruits with herbicides and pesticides, water “purified” with awful chemicals such as chloramine (MUCH longer lasting than chlorine in the body and environment), and commonly prescribed drugs like Protonix, Prilosec, and other stomach acid-suppressing drugs. You may already know that many people obtain relief from IBS symptoms just by banishing wheat and grains from their diet. But so...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune bowel flora dysbiosis gluten-free grain-free grains IBS Inflammation prebiotic probiotic small intestinal wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Magnesium Water: Updated recipe
Below is an excerpt from the recipes in Wheat Belly Total Health, also posted in Undoctored.) The recipes in Wheat Belly Total Health and Undoctored are not all conventional recipes, such as those for soups or entrees; they are functional recipes that provide specific health benefits, from electrolyte restoration to bowel flora cultivation. Here, I reproduce the recipe for Magnesium Water, the best form of magnesium supplementation available that you cannot buy, but with an updated warning to avoid milk of magnesia that does not contain sodium hypochlorite (chlorine bleach—yes: chlorine bleach, a potent oxidizing age...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates a fib bone grain-free magnesium osteopenia osteoporosis wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Constipation Nation
Our ancestors who lived without grains, sugars, and soft drinks enjoyed predictable bowel behavior. They ate some turtle, fish, clams, mushrooms, coconut, or mongongo nuts for breakfast, and out it all came that afternoon or evening—large, steamy, filled with undigested remains and prolific quantities of bacteria, no straining, laxatives, or stack of magazines required. If instead you are living a modern life and have pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast, you’ll be lucky to pass that out by tomorrow or the next day. Or perhaps you will be constipated, not passing out your pancakes and syrup for days, passing...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bloating bowel flora bran constipation Dr. Davis fiber grain-free grains hydrate Inflammation laxatives Opiate drugs Opiods prebiotic undoctored wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Constipated Society
Our ancestors who lived without grains, sugars, and soft drinks enjoy predictable bowel behavior. They ate some turtle, fish, clams, mushrooms, coconut, or mongongo nuts for breakfast, and out it all came that afternoon or evening—large, steamy, filled with undigested remains and prolific quantities of bacteria, no straining, laxatives, or stack of magazines required. If instead you are living a modern life and have pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast and you’ll be lucky to pass that out by tomorrow or the next day. Or perhaps you will be constipated, not passing out your pancakes and syrup for days, passin...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bloating bowel flora bran constipation Dr. Davis fiber grain-free grains hydrate Inflammation laxatives Opiate drugs Opiods prebiotic undoctored wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Malchemy: Converting health to sickness
Alchemy is an ancient pursuit dating back some 40 centuries, an effort to explore immortality, panaceas that cure any and all human diseases, and the conversion of, say, lead to gold to generate endless riches. It was also a collection of efforts that helped divine scientific exploration and explore early chemistry. So what is “malchemy”? Malchemy (mal = bad) is my term for the magical conversion of healthy, slender, well-adapted humans with healthy skin, bones, teeth, and gastrointestinal tracts to that of obese, fatigued, bloated, red-faced, disease-plagued humans, a startling and dramatic transformation. Whi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates blood sugar grain-free grains Inflammation undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Low-carb fairy tales
Conclusion: Premarin INCREASED breast cancer, INCREASED endometrial cancer, INCREASED cardiovascular death, even accelerated dementia. And this has been the story over and over again: Conclusions drawn in observational studies have proven to be flat wrong about 4 times out of 5. This hasn’t stopped people like Frank Sacks and Walter Willett, through the observational Physicians’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study to, time and again, declare observational findings as fact. Unfortunately, even the USDA buys this observational fiction, incorporating the findings of observational studies in their dietary g...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Fat grain-free low-carb saturated wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What happens on Wheat Belly?
Here’s a sampling of some of the many, many magnificent successes people have shared living the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Of course, we can only see what is visible on the surface: changes in facial contours, reduction in skin inflammation, reduction of around-the-eyes puffiness resulting in bigger eyes, reversal of skin rashes. And note that many “befores” are unclear or fuzzy, while “afters” are clear and distinct that I believe reflect the fact that people feel better about themselves, self esteem boosted. You simply cannot achieve these sorts of results by cutting calories, “move mor...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora grain-free Inflammation undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Coconut oil: Good or bad?
Conclusion: Premarin INCREASED breast cancer, INCREASED endometrial cancer, INCREASED cardiovascular death, even accelerated dementia. And this has been the story over and over again: Conclusions drawn in observational studies have proven to be flat wrong about 4 times out of 5. This hasn’t stopped people like Frank Sacks, through his observational Physicians’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study to, time and again, declare observational findings as fact. Unfortunately, even the USDA buys this observational fiction, incorporating the findings of observational studies in their dietary guidelines. Conventi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates coconut Fat grain-free Inflammation low-carb saturated fat wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Our first L. reuteri challenge winner: Betty!
Betty is our first L. reuteri challenge winner. Congratulations, Betty! Betty is a long-time friend of the Wheat Belly and now Undoctored lifestyle that, by itself, yields weight loss and health transforming effects. Betty also incorporated the L. reuteri yogurt that smooths skin wrinkles, hugely increases dermal collagen, slows or prevents bone thinning, shuts off appetite, and yields other health benefits. You can see by her before/after photos that, despite 7 years passing between photos, she looks younger in the after than in the before. Look at the smoothing of her skin texture. And, because I’ve spoken to her a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora oxytocin prebiotic probiotic reuteri skin undoctored wheat belly yogurt Source Type: blogs

Refrigeration and the death of rot
All throughout human history until recently, if you killed an animal and harvested its organs and meat, or stumbled on a bounty of wild berries or other tree or bush fruit, or managed to squeeze some of the products of mammary glands from a ruminant like a goat, you would ferment the food to keep it from becoming inedible or poisonous. Surely the earliest humans, hungry and desperate at times, learned that many foods not consumed would ferment but remain edible. Fermentation is essentially controlled rotting: the production of lactic acid by bacteria, the production of ethanol by fungi. You could, for instance, store milk ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora Fermentation lactic microbiota prebiotic probiotic Source Type: blogs