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Posted: 6/30/2012 12:00:00 PM
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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.

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