Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-02-05
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Another spectacular Wheat Belly work-in-progress
Nikki posted a wonderful Wheat Belly lifestyle transformation that highlights how dramatic the facial changes can be.
“You can definitely see the improvement in my face. So far, I’ve lost around 30 pounds since I stopped eating wheat back in October, 2014. On the left was when I was at my heaviest and on the right is me now and still powering on with staying off wheat and exercising daily.
“Hopefully by May I will be able to lose the remaining 25 pounds that I have left to go.”
Nikki combined her Wheat Belly lifestyle with exercise though, while beneficial for many reasons, exercise is not necessary to achieve the health benefits that result from living without wheat or grains. Though lighting in these “selfies” is always a struggle, I believe we can make out the facial redness and puffy edema in Nikki’s “before” photo that is the signature appearance of wheat and grain consumption, gone in Nikki’s “after” photo.
If there is inflammation and edema in the face, then there is inflammation in other body parts, such as the ankles, the abdomen, even internal organs like the liver and brain. This is because wheat and grains have several indigestible or partially-digestible proteins that exert marked inflammatory effects: gliadin, gliadin-derived peptides, gliadin-initiated entry of bacterial lipopolysaccharide, wheat germ agglutinin, and the inflammation promoting effects of high blood sugar and insulin provoked by grain amylopectin A are among the components of grains that contribute to such effects.
Yes, you could follow the lead of conventional healthcare and find a drug for every manifestation of wheat and grain consumption. . . or you could just stop eating them.
For a full discussion on how to fully reverse wheat and grain provoked inflammation with effort that go beyond wheat and grain elimination, see the new Wheat Belly Total Health.