An excerpt from the Revised & Expanded Edition of Wheat Belly
  The original Wheat Belly book rocked the nutritional world with its revolutionary ideas. But, as time has passed, I’ve added new strategies and concepts that have expanded the overall program and taken the health, weight, and youth-preserving benefits even further. I have therefore collected all this new material into a new Revised & Expanded Edition. The new Revised & Expanded Edition of Wheat Belly is now available at all major bookstores. Here is a brief excerpt from the new foreword: Wheat Belly began as my modest effort to help people with heart disease stop relying on the revolving door of angiop...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol diabetes Dr. Davis Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation low-carb microbiota prebiotic probiotic wheat belly Source Type: blogs

“ Wheat Belly hit like a bomb ” : Author Dana Carpender reviews the Revised & Expanded Edition of Wheat Belly
Dana Carpender, friend and author of many low-carb cookbooks, provided this review of my new Revised & Expanded Wheat Belly, below. For more of Dana’s signature wit and conversation, you can join her on her engaging Facebook page “Hold the toast press” or visit her Amazon page that lists all her wonderful low-carb cookbooks. It’s funny how things happen. Nine years ago I had already been eating a low carbohydrate diet for 16 years. During that time I had occasionally eaten low carb tortillas and low carb bread. These things were hardly a staple of my diet, but I kept ’em around for the oc...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open autoimmune joint pain wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Taking A Placebo Can Reduce Anxiety Before An Exam — Even When You Know The Pills Are Inert
By Matthew Warren The placebo effect is a curious phenomenon. A wealth of literature has shown that inert treatments can not only produce medical benefits like pain relief, but also have cognitive effects like boosting creativity and learning. And while many of those studies involve misleading people into thinking that they are receiving an effective intervention, a new study in Scientific Reports shows that this deception is not always necessary. Researchers have found that taking a placebo can reduce people’s anxiety before a test — even when they know they are taking an inactive pill.  A...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - September 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Emotion Mental health The self Source Type: blogs

Jessica: Complete relief from endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome
The post Jessica: Complete relief from endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories endometriosis IBS irritable bowel syndrome undoctored Source Type: blogs

The Diet That Reduces Stomach Bloating
Bloating is a frequent symptom of irritable bowel syndrome and is triggered by specific types of diet. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - August 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mina Dean Tags: Stomach bloating Source Type: blogs

I ’m in pain, so why is my doctor suggesting a psychologist?
Pain makes us human. It is a bell, fine-tuned by evolution, that often rings in moments necessary for our survival. Because of pain, we can receive warnings that trigger the reflexes to escape potential danger. But what happens when that bell continues to ring? How do we respond to a signal when it interferes with the other elements that make us human? Pain that lasts longer than six months is considered chronic, and it may not go away. With chronic pain, the bell’s ongoing signal gets your nervous system wound up and increases its reactivity to incoming messages. This can be quite distressing and anxiety-provoking. ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Salim Zerriny, MD Tags: Back Pain Mind body medicine Pain Management Source Type: blogs

Leeann ’ s spectacular Wheat Belly 10-day experience
Look at the marvelous transformation in Leeann’s appearance that developed over just the 10 days of her Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox. The lateral dimensions of her face have diminished, her cheeks are less swollen and skin has lost the seborrheic redness, and around-the-eye puffiness is gone. Just look at how wonderful and big her eyes look! “I MADE IT! No turning back!! Down 3.4 pounds, less inflammation, less redness, sleeping better, more energy and just all around happier! “The best part is that my GI symptoms have completely cleared up in just these few short days. I have suffered from IBS-D [irrit...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories Detox Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Into The Future of Gastroenterology With Digestibles And Microbiome Testing
Gluten? Lactose? Stomach pain? Digestive troubles? Way too many people suffer from gastrointestinal issues, and much less are aware of the digital technologies that can come to their aid. Did you know that digestibles could successfully replace the dreaded colonoscopy? Or have you heard about microbiome testing? What about the swarm of health apps supporting dietary restrictions? We took a deep breath and jumped into the universe of digital technologies just to bring you as much information about the future of gastroenterology as possible. Will you jump after us? IBS, colorectal cancer, and other animals Referring to...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers diet dieting digestibles digestion digital health gastro gastroenterologist gastroenterology gastrointestinal gluten gut Innovation lactose microbiome stomach techno Source Type: blogs

H2 Breath Detection: Game-Changer for Gastrointestinal Health
Anyone who remembers the days before finger stick blood glucose meters became available to people with diabetes will recall how awful life was for diabetics. All they had was urine dipsticks which were sloppy, yielded only crude non-quantitative feedback on blood sugars, and gave you a gauge of what blood sugars were in the recent past, not the present. It meant that dosing insulin or diabetes drugs was grotesquely imprecise and accounted for many episodes of hypoglycemic coma and acceleration of diabetic complications. It was not uncommon in those days, for instance, for a type 1 diabetic to be blind and experience kidney...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: SIBO bowel flora Inflammation probiotic undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body
You're reading 5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You just got off a terrible meeting, your boss gave you an impossible deadline for the next project, your team is pushing you to make extra hours, and you still need to pick up the kids at school. Your body is in a “fight or flight response.” Your stress levels are high, you feel your breath get quicker and even feel your heart beating faster than usual. Although this is all a natural response from y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: annabelle Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement stress Source Type: blogs

Electronic Device Cleared by FDA to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex condition with a number of potential causes, symptoms, and treatment options. While experienced in the gut, IBS often seems to be related to a poorly functioning nervous system. Specifically, the signals that the gut sends can be perceived by the brain as being abnormal, resulting in sensations of pain and discomfort. A new device called IB-stim from Innovative Health Solutions, a company out of Versailles, Indiana, just received FDA clearance to treat IBS by manipulating the electrical signals reaching the brain. The device looks very similar to a hearing aid, but instead ...
Source: Medgadget - June 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: GI Medicine Source Type: blogs

“ What if I just ignore my SIBO? ”
By just engaging in the basic strategies in the Wheat Belly Total Health, Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, or Undoctored programs, many mild cases of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, reverse. These efforts thereby restore your ability to ingest prebiotic fibers without diarrhea, bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, joint pain, and dark emotional feelings. Many people thereby are relieved of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, fibromyalgia, or restless leg syndrome, or have greater power in reversing autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, not everybody enjoys reversal of SIBO with our b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: SIBO grain-free probiotic undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

How an Innovative Therapy Technique Made Me Feel like a Superhero When I Was at My Worst
“Take another deep breath, hold it, and let yourself feel like you’re drifting and floating.” The voice overtook me as I felt my body slip into that weightless feeling between consciousness and sleep. It was as if someone wrapped my body in memory foam and filled every corner of my mind with white noise. “My jaw is slack.” “My shoulders are relaxed.” “My neck is loose.” These were some of the phrases that I was told to repeat to myself in a recording made by my therapist and given to me during our first session together. Each one focused on a different body part, mean...
Source: World of Psychology - May 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Brooke Blanton Tags: Anxiety and Panic Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness OCD Personal Treatment autogenic relaxation Biofeedback Deep Relaxation Source Type: blogs

Podcast: There ’s More to Trauma than PTSD
 Most of us are familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD (deservedly) gets a lot of attention, largely focused on soldiers returning from service. But trauma comes in many forms, and most people have experienced it in one form or another. In this episode, learn about the differences between PTSD and other forms of trauma, how to identify it, and what can be done about it.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., is the author of the psychotherapy book, “Trauma & the Struggle to Open Up:  From Avoidance to Recovery &...
Source: World of Psychology - April 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General PTSD The Psych Central Show Trauma Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may not be what you thought
At least 50% of people diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, actually have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO. If SIBO is not addressed directly, it can lead to numerous other health conditions such as fibromyalgia, diverticular disease, even colon cancer. Identify and confirm whether your IBS is really SIBO, then learn how to take action to correct it and be relieved of both IBS symptoms and the long-term consequences of SIBO. The post Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may not be what you thought appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: IBS SIBO Aire autoimmune bowel flora hydrogen breath test Inflammation irritable bowel syndrome microbiota prebiotic probiotic small intestinal bacterial overgrowth undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Brain-gut connection explains why integrative treatments can help relieve digestive ailments
During the 20th century, medicine became very good at compartmentalizing different systems of the body in order to understand them better. However, today we are increasingly realizing that different systems of the body are interconnected and cannot be completely understood in isolation. The brain-gut connection is one very important example of this phenomenon. Anatomy of the brain-gut connection What exactly is the connection between brain and gut? The brain sends signals to the digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI), tract via the sympathetic (“fight or flight”) nervous system and the parasympathetic (“rest...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Digestive Disorders Health Mind body medicine Pain Management Source Type: blogs

Stem Cell Treatment Cures Very Early Onset Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Baby Zhao was diagnosed with Very Early Onset Irritable Bowel Syndrome, VEO-IBS, just a few days after she was born. This worried Zhao’s parents because they lost their previous daughter to the same disease when she was just a few months old. VEO-IBS is caused by an inherited genetic mutation and is not easily or successfully treated with medications. While some medications may help with mild relief for symptoms, patients are usually severely malnourished and experience pain and discomfort due to intestinal abscesses and fistulas. Dr. Huang Ying, MD PhD, the director of the Digestive Disease Department at Children&rs...
Source: Cord Blood News - April 10, 2019 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maze Cord Blood Tags: babies Cord Blood stem cells Source Type: blogs

Swallowable Vibrating Pill Shakes Faecis to Relieve Constipation
Constipation is often a hard problem to solve, typically requiring medications to get things moving down there. Medications have side effects, nor do they always work as is hoped for. We, being fans of medical gadgetry, are glad to see that a drug-free pill has been developed capable of shacking up the large intestine and motivating the flow of excrement. The Vibrant capsule, from an Israeli company of the same name, is swallowed like a typical pill. Before going in, it is programmed in a particular “mode” that regulates how and when the device will vibrate after ingestion. Once its job is done, the pill leaves...
Source: Medgadget - April 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: GI Medicine Source Type: blogs

The Placebo Effect, Digested – 10 Amazing Findings
By Christian Jarrett The placebo effect usually triggers an eye-brow raise or two among even the most hard-nosed of skeptics. We may not be able to forecast the future or move physical objects with our minds, but the placebo effect is nearly as marvellous (Ben Goldacre once called it the “coolest, strangest thing in medicine”). The term “placebo effect” is short-hand for how our mere beliefs about the effectiveness of an inert treatment or intervention can lead to demonstrable health benefits and cognitive changes – an apparently incontrovertible demonstration of the near-magical power of mind...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - March 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Feature Source Type: blogs

Intensive 2-Hour SIBO Workshop
Join us Tuesday evening, March 12th, at 8 pm EST/ 7 pm CST/6 pm MT/5 pm PT for my Undoctored SIBO Workshop: A 2-hour in-depth exploration of SIBO that I shall present via live video broadcast. The cost to attend is $55. An unprecedented number of people now have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, an intestinal condition that has reached epidemic proportions. SIBO causes or worsens numerous health conditions such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, restless leg syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. If you have any of these conditions or have diabetes (typ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Unwrinkled
Can you stop—-genuinely stop-—the progress, the ravages, of aging? Is it possible to arrest skin thinning and sagging, bone loss, muscle atrophy, impaired healing, hormonal depletion, i.e., all the trappings of aging and stay somewhere around 40 until you reach 100? Can you continue to ride a bicycle, dance the samba, remain slender, vigorous, energetic, smooth and unwrinkled well after peers have given into gravity and age? Or, if you are already beyond age 40, can you turn the clock back 10 or 20 years and regain the vigor, strength, health, and smooth skin that you were misled into thinking you’d regai...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Five big nutritional mistakes I ’ ve made over the years
No question: I have made some huge nutritional blunders over the past 25 years since I began to become seriously involved in nutritional issues. My mistakes, however, have provided powerful feedback on how to get diet right, how to get diet wrong. The impact of diet is profound. Among the huge mistakes I’ve made: 1) Reducing total and saturated fat, eating vegetarian—It made me hungry, never satisfied, and, along with mistake #2, made me a type 2 diabetic with fasting blood sugars of 160+ mg/dl, triglycerides as high as 390 mg/dl, a HDL of 27 mg/dl, oodles of small LDL particles, and high blood pressure. 2) Eat...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates exercise grain-free grains undoctored vitamin D Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Is wheat really THAT bad?
Because it has become such a frequent item in everyday meals, suggesting that something so commonplace must be fine, people often ask: Is wheat really that bad? Let’s therefore catalog the health conditions that are associated with wheat consumption. Health conditions we know with 100% certainty are caused by consumption of wheat and related grains: Celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, cerebellar ataxia, “idiopathic” peripheral neuropathy, temporal lobe seizures, gluten encephalopathy, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune hepatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, tooth decay Health conditions ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune diabetes gluten-free grain-free grains wheat wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Bodily Fluids As The Basis For Digital Health
Blood, saliva, urine, sweat or even ear wax can carry valuable information about an individual’s medical state. Until now, even simpler tests on such bodily fluids had to be carried out at medical facilities, but with the recent uptick in the development of digital diagnostic technologies, more and more solutions appear on the market which enable the patient to do such tests at home. Here we take a look around the bodily fluid business. From bloodletting to digital sweat measurement Blood, yellow bile, black bile, phlegm. Although it doesn’t sound appealing, the ancient Greek already thought that bodily f...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Diagnostics blood bodily fluid digital digital health digital solutions digital tattoo saliva smart smart healthcare sweat technology urine Source Type: blogs

Anxiety — When You Worry About Worrying
Anticipation is a funny thing. If you are anticipating something fun it can seem like you can’t focus, you might think about it constantly, you might talk about it to anyone who will listen, all with a big smile on your face. Anticipating something stressful, however, can do all of the same things — just without the smile. In this case rather than being excited you are filled with dread over what you think is about to come. But what if you feel that sense of dread all of the time, whether there is something good or bad ahead of you? Unfortunately, there are a number of people who live day-to-day in a near state...
Source: World of Psychology - February 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kurt Smith, Psy.D., LMFT, LPCC, AFC Tags: Anxiety and Panic Rumination Worry Source Type: blogs

Integrative approaches to reduce IBS symptoms
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a gastrointestinal condition that involves abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhea, or both), affects over 10% of Americans. Though some find the condition merely a nuisance, for many individuals it can be quite bothersome and disruptive. While medications can sometimes offer relief, some individuals do not respond to medications or find the side effects intolerable. Fortunately, there are several well-studied, nondrug, integrative approaches that can help to reduce IBS-related symptoms and restore a sense of control over one’s life. Stress reduction IBS is well...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Mind body medicine Stress Source Type: blogs

CBD Oil for Depression, Schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar & More
In conclusion, the studies presented in the current review demonstrate that CBD has the potential to limit delta-9-THC-induced cognitive impairment and improve cognitive function in various pathological conditions. Human studies suggest that CBD may have a protective role in delta-9-THC-induced cognitive impairments; however, there is limited human evidence for CBD treatment effects in pathological states (e.g. schizophrenia). In short, they found that CBD may help alleviate the negative impact of a person with schizophrenia from taking cannabis, both in the psychotic and cognitive symptoms associated with schizophrenia. T...
Source: World of Psychology - February 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Disorders General Research Treatment cannabidiol Cannabis cbd cbd oil Marijuana THC Source Type: blogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thyroid Tune-Up
I am re-posting a classic Wheat Belly Blog post from a few years ago. Despite all our discussions about thyroid issues, there continues to be an enormous information gap: undiagnosed hypothyroidism, gross mismanagement sufficient to impair weight loss and increase cardiovascular risk, dismissing the importance of iodine, and ignorance among healthcare providers. This Thyroid Tune-up is therefore an updated version of the previous post. Imagine that all the cars in your neighborhood run poorly because nobody bothers to tune-up their autos. I show you how to tune the cars and, lo and behold, 80% of the cars now run great.&nb...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune gluten-free grain-free grains hypothyroid levothyroxine Synthroid Source Type: blogs

The Mind-Gut Connection — and Salt?
We have long been told to eat less salt as a high salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, which in turn is a risk factor for a host of health problems including heart disease and stroke. But did you know that, more recently, a high salt diet has been linked to stroke and overall brain health, regardless of the presence of high blood pressure? It is now widely accepted that there is a connection between our minds and our guts and problems with communication between the two contribute to various diseases including Parkinson’s and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This field of mind-gut connection is growing and a 20...
Source: World of Psychology - January 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Health-related Research Source Type: blogs

Viral infections of the enteric nervous system and intestinal dysmotility
Intestinal dysmotility disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome affect 10-30% of humans in Western countries. Some of these diseases appear to correlate with viral infection. Inoculation of mice with neurotropic flaviviruses leads to injury and death of enteric neurons, inflammation, intestinal dilation and retarded bowel transit, providing a model for studying and treating these human […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - December 28, 2018 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information bowel motility enteric nervous system enteric neurons flavivirus inflammatory bowel syndrome intestinal dysmotility disorder neurotropic viral viruses West Nile virus zika virus Source Type: blogs

Stressed Out? 4 Ways Stress Affects Your Health
In this study, it was also reported that the participants who regularly did yoga felt less anxious and depressed. It is believed that yoga can play a role in slowing down the harmful effects that stress can cause the body both physically and psychologically.4 Weakened Immune System Studies show that stress is linked to a malfunctioning immune system. When immune cells are suppressed, tissues are harmed by chronic inflammation. Patients with autoimmune diseases report flare-ups around stressful times in their lives. This could be the reason behind why people may get sick when going through stressful situations, leaving the...
Source: World of Psychology - December 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Barbara R. Edwards, MD, MPH Tags: Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Stress Blood Pressure brain-gut connection Chronic Stress Heart Disease Ibs Inflammation stress reduction Yoga Source Type: blogs

Gut feelings: How food affects your mood
The human microbiome, or gut environment, is a community of different bacteria that has co-evolved with humans to be beneficial to both a person and the bacteria. Researchers agree that a person’s unique microbiome is created within the first 1,000 days of life, but there are things you can do to alter your gut environment throughout your life. Ultra-processed foods and gut health What we eat, especially foods that contain chemical additives and ultra-processed foods, affects our gut environment and increases our risk of diseases. Ultra-processed foods contain substances extracted from food (such as sugar and starch)...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Uma Naidoo, MD Tags: Behavioral Health Digestive Disorders Food as medicine Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Hypnosis – what’s fact and what’s fiction?
You're reading Hypnosis – what’s fact and what’s fiction?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Hypnosis is a technique that is both widely used and controversial. Many see it as a form of stage entertainment. True hypnosis, however, is very different and has valuable medical and therapeutic benefits, providing effective treatment to a variety of ailments - from anxiety and depression to chronic pain. To help you gain a deeper understanding of hypnosis, let’s look at how it works and unp...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SetYourMindFree Tags: featured self improvement health hypnosis pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Tammy Talks About Her Wheat Belly Success
  I previously shared Tammy’s Wheat Belly success story that illustrates just how far you can take back health and reverse numerous chronic health conditions. Besides losing over 70 pounds in weight, she also: Reversed type 2 diabetes, reducing HbA1c from the diabetic range of 8.4% to 4.9%—an ideal level. Reversed hypertension Reversed gastroesophageal reflux Reversed irritable bowel syndrome Reversed rheumatoid arthritis She has also been able to discontinue a list of toxic medications, including metformin, Prilosec, and Remicade. And, as you can readily see, turned the clock back 20 years in appearance...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune blood sugar diabetes gastroesphageal gerd Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains high blood pressure hypertension Inflammation irritable bowel its Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Food TASTES better on the Wheat Belly lifestyle
“Almonds are sweet.” “Foods taste better.” “Candy now tastes sickeningly sweet.” “My daughter now loves asparagus.” I’ve heard these comments from Wheat Belly lifestyle followers numerous times over the years, observations that reflect the change in taste perception that develops with wheat and grain elimination from the diet. It is a consistent effect observed by so many people: the perception of taste changes with elimination of wheat and grains. It represents restoration of taste perception back to the way it was supposed to have been all along, an effect that ref...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gastrointestinal gluten gluten-free grain-free grains taste wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Tackling Alzheimer ’s Biomarkers Using Machine Learning: Interview with IQuity CEO, Dr. Chase Spurlock
Losing one’s memories, and therefore one’s identity, must be a terrifying experience. With a global estimate of almost 50 million people living with dementia, predicted to rise to more than 130 million by 2050, the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia are indisputable. While there are still no approved drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, there is an urgency for developing diagnostic tests and the identification of biomarkers that enable the early detection of the disease. In light of this need, diagnostic technology company IQuity (pronounced I-Q-witty) has recently received a grant from the Natio...
Source: Medgadget - November 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Mohammad Saleh Tags: Diagnostics Exclusive Genetics Geriatrics Medicine Neurology 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

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

How 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

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

A vow to never become a robot doctor
Before coming to medical school, I made a promise to myself: I will not become a robot doctor. Time and again, I visited what I call robot doctors: those physicians unable to empathize with me and seemingly unable to compute moments when I said something unscripted. For example, I once made an appointment with a doctor to discuss what might have been irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). While describing my symptoms and discomfort, I cried. The doctor stared at me, blankly, and offered, “I can also refer you to a psychologist. You know, to talk about your feelings.” I wondered, are human emotions so foreign to this d...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/lauren-joseph" rel="tag" > Lauren Joseph   < /a > Tags: Education Gastroenterology Medical school 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