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

The Horrors of Gluten-Free Food
It continues to happen: I run into people who say to me “I follow the Wheat Belly lifestyle. I eat gluten-free!” When I ask them what that means, they tell me that they only eat gluten-free bread, pasta, pizza, cookies, etc. I’m not entirely sure why this misinterpretation of the Wheat Belly message is so common. Let’s talk about this important distinction, as being gluten-free can be an absolute health and weight disaster, unlike the magnificent health and weight loss we enjoy on the Wheat Belly lifestyle when done right. It’s perfectly fine to be gluten-free, i.e., avoiding wheat, rye, and b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune blood sugar gluten gluten-free grain grain-free grains Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Putting a stop to leaky gut
Leaky gut gets blamed for everything from everyday stomach issues to pain to anxiety, yet it is one of the most mysterious ailments to diagnosis and treat. Part of the reason for this medical mystery is because the gut is such a vast and complex system. “Science continues to find new ways that the gut can influence everything from heart health to keeping our brains young,” says Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. “There is much we know about leaky gut in terms of how it affects people’s health, but there is still so muc...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Solan Tags: Digestive Disorders Health 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, howev...
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

23andMe ’s Pharmacogenetic Test Approved by FDA
The FDA has just approved 23andMe’s Personal Genomic Service (PGS) Pharmacogenetic Reports. This marks the first direct-to-consumer test for pharmacogenetics of enzyme variants that may affect the way patients break down medications. Consumers collect their saliva into 23andMe’s testing kit, mail it to the company’s labs, and then receive the results via an online portal. The approved pharmacogenetic assessment system looks for 33 variants of common enzymes that affect medication metabolism, including CYP2C19, CYP2C9, CYP3A5, UGT1A1, DPYD, TPMT, SLCO1B1, and CYP2D6. The full list of variants can be found ...
Source: Medgadget - November 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Ben Ouyang Tags: Diagnostics Genetics News 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

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 explanation un...
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

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 condition t...
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

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

Non-gastrointestinal presentations of celiac disease
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - September 25, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: allergy and immunology endocrinology gastroenterology hematology Source Type: blogs

Listen To Your Gut – What Stress Is Doing To Your Digestive Health
You're reading Listen To Your Gut – What Stress Is Doing To Your Digestive Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Stress can wreak havoc on your digestive system, with common—and uncommonly uncomfortable—symptoms including stomach-ache, constipation, diarrhea, cramps, nausea and acid indigestion. Left unchecked, stress can lead to serious gastrointestinal issues. Chronic upset and anxiety may also exacerbate pre-existing ailments like celiac and Crohn’s diseases, stomach ulcers and inflammat...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Jones Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement gut health pickthebrain side effects of stress Source Type: blogs

Orthorexia: The extreme quest for a healthy diet
The pursuit for the healthiest diet continues. Just as I was finishing writing this blog post, a new study came out suggesting that both low-carb and high-carb diets may shorten lifespan. In the 1980s and ‘90s, we were following the low-fat trend. These days, the ketogenic diet and the very-low-carb diet are all the rage. And if you think there is controversy about the right amount of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins you should eat, the conversation can get downright ugly if we start talking about specific items like gluten. Research continues to look for insight into the best diet for humans. But the relentless focus o...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Campos, MD Tags: Behavioral Health Healthy Eating Mental 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, passing it inc...
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

Review of enteropathies besides just celiac disease
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - August 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: gastroenterology Source Type: blogs

What happened to the first wheat eaters?
  In the first Wheat Belly book, I recounted the history of wheat from its wild-growing 14-chromosome einkorn ancestor, to the 28-chromosome emmer of Biblical times, to 42-chromosome spelt and other Triticum species, and finally to high-yield semi-dwarf strains created by agricultural scientists in the 1960s now comprises 99% of all wheat products sold. The quantity of additional changes introduced since are many, including selection of strains enriched in wheat germ agglutinin and phytates for their pest-resistant properties (while increasing human toxicity), gliadin and glutenin for desirable baking characteristics ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten gluten-free grain-free grains health Inflammation wheat wheat belly Source Type: blogs