Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2012-06-30
On again, off again
Alex left this comment that
perfectly describes the on again, off again
phenomenon of wheat consumption:
I’m in my late 40s
and have had IBD/Crohns diagnosed for several years
after being hospitalised over a scary event.
I’ve had abdominal pains for years and
years without any apparent cause (beyond the
usual poor lifestyle choices.
I changed my diet and lifestyle
to remove most of the bad stuff and increased my
consumption of whole wheat grains because that’s
what I believed was the healthy thing to do.
No change – just the same pain and now adding weight!
My sister, who is vastly more
knowledgeable on these matters, relayed the advice she
had received for similar complaint: cut all wheat
out. . . Now! So I did!
I’ve found my abdominal
pains have mostly disappeared (YAY!), my gastro health
much improved and as a nice additional benefit, I’ve
dropped around 20 pounds in around 4 months
to reach 180 pounds so far.
THEN I found and read your book
“Wheat Belly”. Great read. :)
So I took the test – from several
months of pain free condition, ate 2 slices of whole
grain twice, 24 hrs apart.
Well after a couple of hours,
abdominal muscle pain, internal cramping, inflammed
back end, gas, all the familiar and not so welcome
conditions I remember very well. Getting worse
’til 24 hrs after last wheat.
48 hrs after last eating wheat
and mostly back to a comfortable state. I was NOT imagining it.
Would I eat wheat again? NO SIR.
Now I know what’s going on !
In other words, re-exposure to wheat
that recreates all the unwanted symptoms that you used to
experience is proof-positive of a cause-effect situation.
Alex re-experienced all the phenomena attributed to his
Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome, all
back with a vengeance with just a few slices of whole grain bread.
Elimination of modern semi-dwarf
wheat, the brainchild of genetics research in the 1970s,
is not just about weight loss; it is about relief from
an astounding array of health conditions from hypertension
to dementia. And they are all subject to this on again,
off again effect if there is any doubt.