Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2018-09-16
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Wheat Belly One-Way Street
There’s a practical
reality to the Wheat Belly grain-free lifestyle,
one that I believe some followers of the lifestyle
fail to recognize. Understand these simple facts
that I’ve discussed in the Wheat Belly books
and your life will be simplified.
By living the Wheat Belly
grain-free lifestyle, you will find that:
consume grain-containing foods without becoming
ill. Many of you have learned this lesson
the hard way and found, for instance, that eating
a handful of French fries fried in oil also used
to prepare fried chicken will have you sitting on
the toilet while your gastrointestinal tract
forcefully evacuates its contents. We therefore
choose grain-free foods such as eggs, beef,
cucumbers, and blueberries, and recreate familiar
foods such as grain-free pizza, cookies, and muffins.
You, as a grain-free
human, have lost your partial (never total)
tolerance to the toxic components of grains and
cannot consume grains or foods contaminated by
grain residues without suffering bloating,
diarrhea, joint pain, anxiety, appetite
stimulation, or other ill effects. In other
words, re-exposure to the toxic components of
grains yields undesirable health effects that
can last anywhere from hours to months (as in
reprovocation of autoimmune or neurological
effects). At a social event, for instance, you
cannot eat foods containing wheat flour,
cornstarch, or other grain-based ingredients
without having to make a run to the bathroom,
nursing aching hands or knees for several days,
or enduring re-provocation of rheumatoid joint
pain and swelling for 3 months.
people can consume your grain-free pizza, cookies,
and muffins without becoming ill and find them
tasty and filling.
People who continue
to consume wheat and grains and suffer the
long-term consequences—high blood
sugars/type 2 diabetes, joint pain,
acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome
symptoms, skin rashes, plantar fasciitis,
ulcerative colitis, migraine headaches,
hormonal disruptions, etc.—can eat
the foods you choose or prepare without
ill effect. They can have a slice of
your grain-free pizza, cookies, or muffins
without any adverse consequences—no
diarrhea, no gastrointestinal distress, no
joint pain, no dark moods, no re-provocation
of autoimmune diseases. They can just enjoy
a delicious slice of grain-free pizza or
cheesecake just like you.
Say you bring a plate
of grain-free blueberry muffins to a gathering,
while others have brought typical grain-filled
hamburger buns, pasta salad, and sandwiches.
You will have to eat your hamburger without a
bun, can’t touch the pasta salad or
sandwiches, but can enjoy your muffins.
Everyone else can likewise eat your muffins
without regrets and never know the difference.
It is a vivid
illustration of the differences in food choices,
a dietary one-way street: Other people can
consume your grain-free foods while talking,
laughing, and enjoying their time while you
cannot eat their foods without some pretty
awful health consequences.
In your own family,
it means that you can prepare foods compatible
with your lifestyle and serve it to your family.
They may notice that the pizza crust (site, PCM)
is not as crisp or tastes somewhat different,
but they can still enjoy the pepperoni,
mozzarella cheese, and tomato sauce. They
can have a generous and delicious slice of grain-free
chocolate cake and not worry about gaining
weight or other adverse effects. They can
safely enjoy heaping servings of your Mediterranean
“Pasta” Salad made with
olives, zucchini, and olive oil but no noodles.
In other words, you
can prepare foods that are safe for you and
safe for everyone else to consume. There is
no need to prepare grain-free foods for
yourself and grain-based foods for everyone
else. Just make grain-free foods