Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-05-09
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Peggy’s mind and body freed of wheat and grains!
Peggy shared her photos on the Official
Wheat Belly Facebook page,
along with a description of her mind-clearing, weight-purging
“This is 4½ months off wheat
and 1½ months off of all grains. I’ve lost
30 pounds and I feel great!
“I am now fully following the Wheat
Belly way of eating. Most impressive is that I don’t have
“brain fog” any more. (I am completely sleep
deprived in the picture on the right…. I only got about
3½ hours of sleep last night. I worked very long hours
yesterday.) I know I have a long way to go but I’m
actually excited. I am also amazed that I no longer have
dark skin under my arms any more.”
Losing brain fog is such a frequent observation
around here for those of us removing all wheat and grains from our
lives. And it’s on-again, off-again nature–i.e., gone
with removal, recurring with re-exposure–prove that
it is indeed blamable on the wheat and related seeds of grasses.
It’s an effect most likely due to
gliadin-derived opiates, the small 5-amino acid long peptides that
have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and exert mind
effects. For Peggy, the wheat/grain mind effect was fogginess. For
others, it can be appetite stimulation or food obsessions,
depression, suicidal thoughts, impulsivity, anger, anxiety,
paranoia, hearing voices, and the mania of bipolar illness (with
the last several phenomena also involving a gliadin protein-induced
autoimmune response in the brain). With the exception of caffeine
and alcohol, no other “foods” have the capacity to
exert such a range of mind effects. And, of course, there is
nothing pleasurable in such mind effects of wheat and grains.
By saying goodbye to all wheat and grains,
you are saying goodbye to a collection of mind-active drugs that
distort thinking and behavior regardless of age or sex, occupation,
body size, latitude, or ethnic origin–everybody.