Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2013-03-01
Allen kicks his
cholesterol panel in the butt!
Take a look at what Wheat Belly Blog reader
Allen posted about his cholesterol testing:
Just wanted to report that I had my first
blood test since starting Wheat Belly back in July, 2012.
I just got a note from my company doc:
“I just wanted to write as your medical
consultant how impressed I was by your recent labs. You said you
lost 20 pounds – congratulations. Your hemoglobin A1c was fine,
not indicating pre-diabetes. And your lipid profile showed more
improvement than I’ve ever seen from weight loss, exercise and
diet – many find this just genetic and cannot get it down with just
these measures, but your’s has really improved.
Total cholesterol (in U.S. units) down from
264 to 197, LDL or bad cholesterol down from 203 to 138, HDL or good
cholesterol from 21 way up to 47. Your triglycerides are normal now.
This is great – glad you were so successful!”
His doctor’s comment that Allen’s
lipid profile “showed more improvement than I’ve ever seen
from weight loss, exercise and diet” hints at the extravagant
metabolic transformations that develop with elimination of all things wheat.
When you eliminate wheat,
2 + 2 = 11 . . . the total is greater
than the sum of the parts. Beneath the surface of his markedly improved
lipid values, Allen has also:
–Reduced or eliminated small LDL
particles, the lipoproteins that are the REAL cause of most
–Has markedly reduced the process of liver
de novo lipogenesis, the liver’s conversion
of carbohydrates, such as the amylopectin A and amylose of
wheat, to triglyceride-containing lipoproteins (“high
triglycerides”) that lead to heart disease, hypertension,
diabetes, and “fatty liver.”
–Reduced the production of postprandial (after-meal)
lipoproteins, such as VLDL remnants, that lead to heart disease.
–Reduced the potential for LDL particle glycation,
the glucose-modification of the (apoprotein B particle component
of the) LDL particle. (Small LDL particles are 8-fold more
glycation-prone than large LDL particles.)
–Reduced oxidized LDL particles of the sort
that are more likely to be recovered from atherosclerotic plaque.
“Glycoxidized” LDL particles, i.e., glycated and oxidized,
are probably the primary form of LDL particles that cause atherosclerosis.
–Improved endothelial function–Reductions
in VLDL/triglycerides, postprandial lipoproteins, and small LDL particles
are associated with greater arterial flexibility (“endothelial
–Reduced various inflammatory
phenomena–signaled, for instance, by reductions in
–Reduced potential for other health
problems–Allen’s striking rise in HDL–more
than doubling–suggests improved protection from not
just heart disease, but also cancer (via HDL’s antioxidative function?).
Should Allen also lose weight and visceral
(“Wheat Belly”) fat, all the above benefits are further
compounded, with further improvements in VLDL reduction, greater
reductions in postprandial lipoproteins via de novo
lipogenesis, further rise in HDL, etc.
Allen did this at virtually no cost, without
side-effects, without drugs. He went against the advice of the USDA
and its Food Plate, went against the advice of the National
Cholesterol Education Panel that drafts guidelines for cholesterol
treatment, probably went against the initial advice of his doctor
. . . only to demonstrate stupendous correction of both
overt and the hidden but correlated markers of metabolic health.
Wheat elimination is GOOD for you
. . . VERY good for you.