Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-03-04
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Ashley: now pain-free and slender on the Wheat Belly lifestyle
Ashley turned her life and health around by following the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Not only is she now 60 pounds lighter, but has experienced dramatic relief from a list of health problems.
I’ve been debating on posting my picture. But I want to share my story so bad!
In September 2014, I weighed 211 pounds. I was miserable. My lab work had come back and at age 32 I had problems that I shouldn’t have. I was on so much medication. I had debilitating migraines, very high blood pressure, I was borderline type 2 diabetic and on 1500 mg of metformin. My back and joints hurt all over. I couldn’t stand or walk for long periods of time without my feet killing me. I was convinced I needed back surgery from the severity of my pain. An orthopedic surgeon said there wasn’t anything wrong with my back. I had severe acid reflux. I was downright miserable.
After leaving my doctor visit the last week of September, I went and bought the Wheat Belly book. I started immediately, cut wheat/flour and sugar cold turkey. By Christmas I had lost 40 pounds. Today, I left the doctor medication-free with a current weight loss of 60 pounds.
I feel like a new person. I don’t have headaches anymore, I don’t have pain in my joints, I feel like I have a new back–I could do cartwheels! I sleep all night, every problem I had is gone. I have friends message me daily asking me what I’m doing and to please help them. I love adding them to this [Facebook] page so they can see stories like this and before and after pics to help encourage them!
Had Ashley not discovered the power of the Wheat Belly lifestyle, imagine what would have become of her: medications for migraines, medications for joint pain, drugs and insulin for diabetes, impaired activity from pain, complications of diabetes, side-effects of medication, etc.–a fairly bleak future filled with all the “solutions” modern healthcare has to offer.
Instead, she is freed of all these problems just by making some simple changes in her choice of foods. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Wheat Belly lifestyle is not just another low-carb diet, it is not a gluten-free diet, it is not just cutting calories. Wheat Belly applies anthropological, biological, and scientific evidence that points at wheat and grains as the most destructive “foods” added to the human dietary experience with effects now amplified due to changes introduced by Big Agribusiness. Understand this simple fact and you can be freed of an astounding number of health issues, just as Ashley was.