Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2016-04-07
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Andrea freed from the tyranny of grains
Andrea shared her photos and 3-month Wheat Belly experience.
“April 4th was day 90. I’m down 22 lbs and 15 inches. But, more importantly, I’m free of joint pain, swelling, headaches, and feeling like a slave to sugar and carbs. My PCOS symptoms are much improved. This is the first time in years I’ve posted a full body pic. I think I look about 8 months pregnant in the pic on the left, but my youngest is 14, lol.
“If someone would have told me 3 months ago that I wouldn’t have any cravings for sugary, starchy foods, I would have called them a liar. My whole life has been filled with donuts, cakes, breads and pastas. Now the sweetest thing I eat are berries and I love it. I’m FREE!!! Free to eat good, healthy foods and fats and feel FULL, not miserably bloated all the time. Thank you Wheat Belly and Dr Davis. I still have a ways to go but, thanks to you, I’m so much closer than I was.”
Pretty spectacular, eh? I share wonderful stories like Andrea’s to drive home the point: the Wheat Belly lifestyle is not just about losing weight. It is about regaining control over health, inflammation, appetite, endocrine disruption—all the phenomena disrupted in peculiar ways by wheat and grains. Just look at Andrea’s eyes—they’re bigger, along with loss of the swelling/inflammation to the right and left of her mouth, so much so that she almost looks like a different person.
Food advice provided through the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the familiar USDA food pyramid and food plate are not just wrongheaded collections of dietary advice that make you gain weight; they also impair health in many ways, just as Andrea experienced, now relieved of several health problems by doing the OPPOSITE of their advice. And, though she does not mention it, she will also be reversing many, if not most, of the health problems associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome, PCOS, by living the Wheat Belly lifestyle.
Do this before irreversible health issues set in, such as type 1 diabetes; type 2 diabetes involving damage to the pancreatic beta cells and kidneys; stroke from hypertension; dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure; coronary disease and heart attack; dementia from inflammation, glycation, and autoimmunity triggered by gliadin, to name a few. Thankfully, most chronic health problems like those experienced by Andrea are reversible with this lifestyle because she did it early enough in life. You should do so also and not live to regret the day that you missed the opportunity to take back control over your life and health.