Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the
Wheat Belly Blog: 2012-03-08
Don’t get all puffed up
Jodie tells her story of relief from the extraordinary
puffiness characteristic of wheat consumers:
I can’t believe it’s been nearly
7 months since I went wheat-free!
It was last August when my whole life changed. I had
been suffering from a mysterious pain in the lower half of my legs along with a
serious lack of energy and acid reflux for nearly three years. The condition had
been getting continually worse. I had put on weight and my blood pressure and
blood glucose level had been rising, too.
I went on a diet to try to bring my health back in line.
Lucky for me, the diet program I chose basically eliminated all grains in the initial
phase. I noticed pretty quickly the dramatic change in my body, excluding the
huge weight loss I experienced! I dropped 15 lbs. in less than 3 weeks!
As it turns out, it was mostly water – eliminating grains had helped deflate some
of my inflammation. My “puffiness” was gone!
Shortly after that, I read about your book,
“Wheat Belly,” in a magazine. I immediately went to Amazon
and purchased the book. I downloaded it to my iPad so I wouldn’t have
to wait for it. I read it from cover to cover that same day. I was amazed
at how little I knew about our current supply of wheat and other grains. I’m
a huge advocate for non-GMO foods and these days try to buy organic local foods
as much as possible.
I now know that my body also doesn’t process
dairy well. So I’ve been wheat-free and dairy-free for the past three months.
The pain and swelling in my legs are completely gone, the overall
“puffiness” I had is gone and I’m back to exercising several
days a week again. I feel great and have so much more energy!
Some other minor ailments have also subsided – I have
a problem with flaky, itchy scalp which has basically subsided since giving up both
wheat and dairy. Soon, I’m hoping to eliminate my medicated shampoo. I no
longer need Nexium for the painful acid reflux I used to have.
Life is good. Yes, I’ve had to give up a few
comfort foods but what I’ve gained back has made it seem like a very small
price to pay. Thank you so much for your book. It’s completely changed my
life for the better!
“Eat more healthy whole grains” . . .
and be exposed to the wheat lectin, wheat germ agglutinin, that causes abnormal
intestinal permeability to foreign substances, and gliadin that has direct
inflammatory effects in the body, as well as the hundred or more other unique
proteins generated in high-yield semi-dwarf strains of this creation of geneticists
Reject “healthy whole grains” and life is,
indeed, very good, Jodie!