Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2011-11-21
Wheat and . . . depression
Barbara left this informative comment about
depression and her wheat-free experience:
Hi, I live in Brooklyn, New York. After
devouring your book at the end of September, I decided to do
“one” month of wheat free living. I was suffering
from weight gain, depression, joint pain, and lethargy. I was
really at the end of my rope. No weight was coming off and I thought
I was eating so healthy.
Well, after one week of eliminating wheat,
I swear, I felt no depression any more. I was astonished.
I would literally sit at my desk and cry, with a heavy heart.
I had experienced some life trauma’s a few years back, but had
worked diligently on releasing it. So, I could not understand why I
was still feeling that way. I am not into taking drugs, so that
was out of the question. I wanted to handle it holistically.
I have lost about 5 inches off my waist (not getting on the
scale)……and everyone says I seem happy again. My joint
pain is gone and I have so much energy, that even drinking coffee
seems like too much now, LOL.
So, this has definitely become my way of
life now. I have no desire for carbs or desserts (maybe some
chocolate from time to time)……and the choice between
having wheat or feeling great is not even an issue anymore.
I am talking about it with everyone, and may have been able to
help a few people.
At home, I am slowly weaning daughter and
husband (he will make some rice instead of pasta for dinner
now)…and lots of salads. As he is French, the baguette is
not going anywhere for now……not for him at
I saw your book in the bookstore, and it
just called out to me. I guess the teacher appears when the student
is ready. I ran home and downloaded it on my NOOK and read it in two
days. I am enjoying my way of eating and love the challenge of
finding delicious things to make that fill me up and leave me satisified
for hours on end.
Thank you so much for all you have done!
I feel you have saved my life and my brain is more alert now, so
I can actually feel confident in the new career path I have chosen.
While I would not argue that all depression is
caused by wheat consumption, how many other causes can be so easily
remedied? No prolonged psychotherapy, no nasty antidepressants, no
electroshock therapy to your zapped cerebrum. And what other therapies
for depression come with relief from joint pains and arthritis,
increased energy, and weight loss?
Anyone depressed, I believe, should at least
give wheat freedom a four week test.