Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2013-04-23
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Saved by an angel
Kory posted this inspiring story of life turned
around with wheat elimination:
You have changed my life and it didn’t
I was pushing 195 lbs, which is huge for a
woman who is 5ft 4in. I hid it well, though: most people just
thought I was pregnant and kept asking when I was due.
I am a lifeguard, so I am always swimming and
active, but my belly just kept growing. I went to a popular weight
loss company for help. I said I was hungry; they said fill up on
“whole fibers,” so I bought steel-cut oats, wheat germ,
and put it in everything, but my weight just went up–even when I
was working out 5 times a week for an 1.5 hrs, plus swimming
3 times a week!
I ended up in the hospital one night with my
belly hurting sooo bad I thought I was going to explode. Test after test
came back and nothing was found. A nurse (an angel) came in to check
on me and quietly asked if I had heard of “The Wheat Belly”
book. I read it and started right away. I have lost over
35 lbs, my arthritis is gone, and what’s more important than
the weight loss is that I have gone from a size 16/18 to an 8/10. My
doctor is amazed, as are my family and friends. It only took a month
and half to lose 30 lbs. The tummy was flat within a matter of weeks.
My husband loves how I look and feel.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
I can’t stop talking about your
wonderful life-changing book. I will never go back! I only
wish everyone could experience what I have! I am looking forward
to the summer for the first time in many years!
Isn’t that wonderful? Kory makes an
important point: Yes, wheat elimination can yield substantial weight
loss from visceral fat–30 pounds and several inches–but
the health benefits are what really matter. The relief from
arthritis means that inflammation has been reduced or turned off. The
loss of visceral fat means that measures like blood sugar, insulin, HDL,
triglycerides, small LDL particles, c-reactive protein and other
inflammatory mediators, blood pressure, and estrogen have improved across
the board. It means that she has reduced or eliminated the risk for
metabolic syndrome, diabetes, dementia, breast cancer, and heart disease.
Yes: Eliminating the food we are all told to eat
MORE of–“healthy whole grains”–transforms health.
Wouldn’t one big collective “I’m
sorry” be nice to hear from the USDA, the U.S. Dept of Health and
Human Services, the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Heart
Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Surgeon
General’s office? “We’re sorry: We were wrong. We
should never have provided such advice based on misinterpretation,
misperception, and naivete about agribusiness and agricultural
genetics.” Ah, but then watch the legal fireworks start with
such admissions of wrongdoing. So guess what:
It ain’t never gonna happen!
This is why it is so important for everyone to
review the facts, consider the arguments, then make your own
decision–because the right answer will NEVER come from the
agencies that got us here.