Wheat Belly: Self-Directed Health?
Director chair, film slate and load horn. Here’s a proposal for you: If, by following the Wheat Belly lifestyle, a long list of conditions are reduced or reversed at no risk, almost no cost, reversing even chronic and potentially fatal conditions . . . does that mean that the notion of self-directed health might be on the horizon, i.e., putting control over health back in our own hands? I think it does. No, we will never implant our own defibrillators or take out our own gallbladders. But so many chronic health conditions afflicting modern humans recede that I believe that it is entirely reasonable to start talking a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 16, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle arthritis autoimmune diabetes eating disorder gluten grains Inflammation joint Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis
    Dumont AS, Clark AWm Sevick RJ, Myles ST. Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis:  A report of two cases and review of the literature.   Background-- Authors note entity was described by Charcot and Joffroy, and that there are three forms:  spinal, intracranial and craniospinal (latter is rarer).    Past cases were often attributed to specific etiologies but most recent cases are idiopathic after investigation.  Authors case 1 underwent 2 surgeries for biopsy/decompression , had persistent pain and numbness, but was non progressive for 15 years after one early relapse.&n...
Source: neurologyminutiae - March 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly transforms lives in New Zealand . . . and a bread recipe!
Annie posted this story of complete health turnarounds in her formerly ill parents involving diabetes/prediabetes and a condition called Wegener’s Granulomatosis: I live in Christchurch, New Zealand, and saw you briefly on a programme called “60 Minutes” when they were discussing gluten sensitivity. My parents both had many health problems that were talked about, so I read your book and blog thoroughly and started them on the Wheat Belly diet a few months ago. Mum is overweight and has struggled with diets all her life. She was on bendrofluazide and candesartan for blood pressure and about to start diabet...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 25, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Inflammation Wheat-elimination success stories Source Type: blogs

USMLE Questions – Characteristic Disease Findings
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is designed to emphasize knowledge of clinical scenarios and clinical pearls, even on Step I. Listed below are some commonly encountered disease findings and characteristics. Feature Disease 45, X chromosome Turner’s syndrome 5-HIAA increased in urine Carcinoid syndrome Aganglionic rectum Hirschsrpung’s disease Apple-core sign on barium enema Colon cancer Arched back (opisthotonos) Tetanus Argyll-Robertson pupil Syphilis Ash leaf on forehead Tuberous sclerosis Auer rods  Acute myelogenous leukemia Austin Flint murmur Aortic r...
Source: Inside Surgery - January 18, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Surgpedia USMLE diseases findings VMA water hammer pulse Source Type: blogs