Wheat Belly: NOT just weight loss
A lichen planus rash, from Wikipedia Catherine shared this wonderful story of wheat- and grain-free success on the Wheat Belly Facebook page. Her comments are such a wonderful and concise summary of what can happen beyond weight loss that I share it here. “Thank you, Dr. Davis, for changing my life. Having your Facebook page available is so helpful and gives me a chance to communicate with people who are living my new lifestyle. “After 44 years of marriage, I became a widow five years ago. I have pretty much been in the doldrums ever since. Eating the Wheat Belly way has changed everything for me. “I am s...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 27, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune gluten Weight Loss wheat Source Type: blogs

Lichen planus and immune suppressants
We finally had our appointment with the oral pathologist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. It went better than I expected. The doctor believes that my husband, Bob, is no more at risk for oral cancer than he would be from any other type of cancer. He also told us that the lichen planus on Bob’s tongue might be related to the immune suppressants Bob has been taking. He has been taking those suppressants ever since he had a stem cell transplant three years ago. Basically the doctor said there is no treatment for lichen planus; they just give you a topical gel to try to relieve the occasional discomfort. The doctor ...
Source: Life with CLL - September 26, 2007 Category: Cancer Authors: Donna Gregory Tags: cancer Source Type: blogs

One diagnosis can lead to a lot of doctors
I know I have been lax in writing, and I want to apologize for that. It was a quiet summer for us, and we have been spending a lot of time with the twins. They are now 3-years-old, it is hard to believe it; where does the time go? Bob had his six-month checkup for his CLL two weeks ago. This most recent checkup has thrown me back into the hectic and frustrating chore of scheduling more doctor appointments. The doctors don’t warn you about that chore or “side effect” before surgery. We are now dealing with another unusual health issue. Bob’s tongue has always had a white coating on it. Originally, we...
Source: Life with CLL - September 7, 2007 Category: Cancer Authors: Donna Gregory Tags: cancer Source Type: blogs