Do you have a Bagel Brain?
We can link grain consumption with causing or worsening some of the most mysterious brain disorders that have eluded the medical community for years, such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, bipolar disorder, and, more recently, autism and ADHD. Are you and your kids unknowingly under the influence of opiates? Opiates come disguised in many forms.   Grains contain opiates. Not figuratively, but quite literally. These opiates are not too different from morphine or heroin. Yes, wheat and grains, cleverly disguised as a multigrain loaf of bread to make sandwiches or a hot, steamy plate of macaroni and cheese for the ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates adhd bipolar disorder brain fog concentration Depression diy health Dr. Davis epilepsy grain-free headaches Inflammation mind mood swings OCD opiates schizophrenia undoctored wheat belly Wheat Belly Tot Source Type: blogs

Death by donut
I don’t mean that you will be struck down by simply stepping into a Dunkin’ Donuts. I mean that donuts and others things wheat and grains will substantially abbreviate your life, or at least make your time on earth a lot more miserable. I’ve been accused of exaggeration to get the no-wheat, no-grain message through. But if you see what I see every day, I think that you would agree: The consumption of wheat and grains is entirely inappropriate for humans; we exchange near-term calories for deterioration of long-term health that takes numerous forms. And when you see lives completely turned around by banish...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune bowel flora diabetes gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation joint pain undoctored Source Type: blogs

Death by donut
I don’t mean that you will be struck down by simply stepping into a Dunkin’ Donuts. I mean that donuts and others things wheat and grains will substantially abbreviate y0ur life, or at least make your time on earth a lot more miserable. I’ve been accused of exaggeration to get the no-wheat, no-grain message through. But if you see what I see every day, I think that you would agree: The consumption of wheat and grains is entirely inappropriate for humans; we exchange near-term calories for deterioration of long-term health that takes numerous forms. And when you see lives completely turned around by banish...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune bowel flora diabetes gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation joint pain undoctored Source Type: blogs

The Gluten-Free Gimmick
Don’t be fooled by the marketing. Just because it’s on the shelf at Whole Foods Market doesn’t mean it’s good for you. I want to begin by clearly stating that people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity need to meticulously avoid all gluten sources, but they do not need gluten-free junk carbohydrate ingredients in their place. This is the sort of self-destructive thinking encouraged by the gluten-free food industry. This industry makes billions by filling grocery stores with overpriced junk carbohydrates. Don’t replace one problem with another. Removing gluten but replacing it with exces...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Carbohydrates Gluten-free Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar diabetes Dr. Davis grain-free Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Not just myeloma
First bit of news: I’ve had absolutely no pain in my heel. It’s as good as new. I have to admit I’m still stunned…and I wonder if a more conventional doctor, let’s say a physiotherapist, would have made the connection between my relatively new eyeglass prescription and my heel pain. I doubt it. This makes me wonder how many similar cases there are, of people who think they have plantar fasciitis or tendonitis or, sorry for the mention!  , heel spurs, but whose pain actually originated in a different part of the body, an easy-to-fix part of the body. Mind-blowing, eh? But the reason I’m ...
Source: Margaret's Corner - April 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Margaret Tags: Blogroll celiac disease curcumin EBV Epstein-Barr virus inflammatory bowel disease lupus multiple sclerosis rheumatoid arthritis type 1 diabetes Source Type: blogs

Testing Food for Gluten at Home: The Nima Sensor Review
For people living with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, eating could be a torment. Can I eat that delicious-looking pastry claimed gluten-free? Does this pasta meal contain gluten? All these burning questions could get a fast response from the Nima gluten sensor which promises to measure anywhere in the world in minutes whether your food contains gluten. As the claim looked too good to be true, The Medical Futurist tested it. Thumbs up for the Nima team. We were highly impressed! Food allergies, gluten sensitivity and celiac disease – an epidemic on the horizon? Food allergy has been referred to as the second wave ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Food food allergy food sensors gluten health sensors Innovation Nima Personalized medicine review wearables Source Type: blogs

Which Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Test to Choose?
Due to the collapse of the price of genetic testing and the FDA’s gradual ease of the regulatory environment, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies are booming. You can inquire your deoxyribonucleic acid about your ancestry, health risks, metabolism, and some start-ups even promise you to find true love or your kids’ talents. As the jungle of DTC companies is getting denser, more and more people ask me which genetic tests are worth the try. They love the possibility of getting access to their DNA but don’t know where to start. Here’s the DTC genetic testing kick-starter package! Navigating through...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Genomics 23andme ancestry DNA DTC future genetic test Genetic testing genetics Genome genome sequencing Health 2.0 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

Calcium, vitamin D, and fractures (oh my!)
When I saw the headlines about this recently published study on bone health saying “Vitamin D and calcium supplements may not lower fracture risk” I thought: Wait, that’s news? I think I remember seeing that headline a few years ago. Indeed, in 2015, this very blog reported on similar studies of calcium supplements, noting that calcium supplements have risks and side effects, and are not likely indicated for most healthy community-dwelling adults over 50. These folks are not in a high-risk category for vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis, and fractures, and we usually advise them to get their calcium from food. Dietar...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Drugs and Supplements Health Osteoporosis 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 gluten-fr...
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

Shutdown of Claritas Genomics Comes as a Surprise to Lab Community
The recent shutdown ofClaritas Genomics came as a surprise to many lab professionals with some reports making reference to the possibility that inadequate reimbursement for genetic testing may have been the root cause (see:Sudden Shutdown of Claritas Genomics After Five Years as A Leading Source of Pediatric Genetic Testing..) Below is an excerpt from the article:[The shutdown of Claritas may be] the latest market sign of how health insurers are making it difficult for labs to get paid for proprietary molecular diagnostic assays and genetic tests....Claritas was like other genetic testing laboratories... ...
Source: Lab Soft News - January 31, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Clinical Lab Industry News Clinical Lab Testing Food and Drug Administration Genomic Testing Lab Industry Trends Lab Regulation Medical Consumerism Medical Research Public 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

What Spirits Are Safe?
Spirits are a mixed bag, but you are likely to find at least several that you can enjoy without provoking health problems. Beware of flavored varieties of vodka or rum, as they are loaded with sugar and/or high-fructose corn syrup. In general, simple unflavored spirits are safest. Here’s a short list to help you navigate through your holiday cocktail parties and toasts without exposing yourself to the harmful effects of grains. Vodkas brewed from nongrain sources, including Chopin (potatoes; outside of North America you will have to ask or examine the bottle for the source as there are also wheat and rye vodkas from ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Alcoholic beverages Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar Dr. Davis gluten-free grain-free grains Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

FoodTech: How Engineered Food and Gastronomical Gadgets Affect Your Health
Here on Medgadget, we cover a lot of groundbreaking devices that save lives and improve health. But one often overlooked topic deals with something each and every one of us use every day: food. Food is essential for our survival, and one can say it interacts with our bodies more intimately than any medical product, so what we eat certainly plays a major role in our health. We’ve had several opportunities to explore the world of “foodtech” recently. Here are a few notable products for your reading and eating pleasure.   First Course: Technology That Transforms the Way We Eat Consumers are increasingl...
Source: Medgadget - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Scott Jung Tags: Exclusive Public Health Source Type: blogs