Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2012-09-22
“Cured by Wheat Belly”
Take a look at Mary’s story
posted on the Wheat Belly Blog:
I used to be diabetic. Now I am not.
Cured by Wheat Belly.
Fasting blood sugar less then 87 mg/dl
consistently. Postprandial [after-meal] readings at one hour at
100 mg/dl or less. HbA1c 5.5.
No dietician can tell me any lies about
wheat or proper carb intake. I struggled for 10+ years following
ADA [American Diabetes Association] diet guidelines.
I gained 15+ pounds. I walked 15 miles a week at
training heart rate.
I stopped all that nonsense because it
only produced higher and higher blood sugar numbers, even on
metformin and with exercise. Something was obviously wrong and I
knew it wasn’t my laziness or overindulgence. It was the horrendous
advice that was killing me!
Now I avoid carbs with the same dilgence
that I avoid dieticians and doctors/nurses who give ADA advice. It
doesn’t work and it never will. More people are diagnosed with
diabetes and/or obesity every year. And with so many dieticians
with such rock-solid advice? Hmm . . . Maybe it’s the
dieticians who are propelling people to diabetes and obesity.
That was certainly the case for me.
Thanks, Mary. Isn’t that wonderful?
And, by saying goodbye to wheat, she has done more than “just”
lose the diabetes, of course.
Let’s be clear on this: Grains
and sugars CAUSE type 2 diabetes. Wheat is the worst of
all grains and therefore wheat causes diabetes. (Wheat also causes
type 1 diabetes, by the way, an entirely different, though VERY
disturbing, conversation.) Let us count the ways:
1) The amylopectin A
“complex” carbohydrate of wheat, given its unusual
susceptibility to digestion by the salivary and stomach enzyme,
amylase, raises blood sugar to sky-high levels. You know my line:
Two slices of whole wheat bread raise blood sugar higher than
6 teaspoons of table sugar. (And, no, it does NOT mean eat
2) High blood glucose damages the delicate
pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin, a process called “
3) Following consumption of highly-digestible
carbohydrates, such as the amylopectin A of wheat, the process
of liver de novo lipogenesis causes a flood of
triglyceride-rich liver lipoproteins like VLDL particles to enter the
bloodstream. This damages the pancreatic beta cells, a process
4) Repetitive high blood sugars, such as that
developing after a diet rich in “healthy whole grains,”
via an uncertain cascade of events, leads to insulin
resistance, that places greater demand on the pancreas to
produce more insulin.
5) Insulin resistance triggers the accumulation
of visceral fat: muffin top, love handles, or wheat belly.
6) Visceral fat is inflammatory
fat that worsens insulin resistance.
The above are well documented. Less well
documented but potentially just as important: The combined action
of the gliadin protein of wheat and the lectin protein, wheat germ
agglutinin, are directly toxic to the pancreas, as well as to the
gastric/duodenal signaling apparatus for pancreatic endocrine/exocrine function.
wheat consumption = diabetes. Accordingly,
no wheat often means no diabetes.
Key: Lose the wheat before it’s too late. Pancreatic beta cells for
the most part do not regenerate once destroyed. If you have only 70%
residual beta cell function remaining, for instance (VERY common), do it
now or else the diabetes is irreversible.
It makes Novo Nordisk, Novartis, and Sanofi Aventis
very happy when you have incurable type 2 diabetes. Note that the
great majority of people on diabetes drugs–responsible for
double-digit revenue growth in these diabetes drug manufacturers,
recession be damned!–are taking them for a reversible,
curable disease. People have heart attacks, develop breast cancer,
have strokes, and undergo amputations of limbs and go blind . . .
from this reversible disease.
The American Diabetes Association continues to
advise diabetics to eat more “healthy whole grains” and to
follow a diet that is dominated (60%+ of calories) by grains. They are
nicely assisted in their cause by Novo Nordisk, Novartis, and Sanofi
Aventis, not to mention Cadbury Schweppes, the world’s largest
candy and soft drink manufacturer.