Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-06-03
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Look Catrina in the eye and you can tell she’s grain-free!
Catrina shared her photos before and after her Wheat Belly experience:
“This is me after two months grain-free. I have lost 10 pounds and 10 inches so far.
“After one month, I tried corn nachos and regretted it due to stomach pain and anxiety.”
Look at the change in Catina’s eyes: they’re bigger. While this might simply be due to facial expression, this effect is so common with the loss of facial edema in people following the Wheat Belly wheat- and grain-free lifestyle that I believe it is a genuine effect in Catrina. It is, of course, simply part of the body-wide reversal of inflammation and edema (water retention) that plagues grain-consumers. The weight difference is 10 pounds, but the loss 10 inches of Catrina’s measurements likewise signals the reversal of inflammation out of proportion to the weight loss.
Catrina’s experience also illustrates how grains–the seeds of grasses–cross-react, as grain elimination resulted in Catrina experiencing a toxic effect from consuming corn. Remember: corn may be “gluten-free” but has a protein called zein that is quite similar to wheat/rye/barley gliadin (within the gluten protein molecule), not to mention a collection of other proteins. This is why we are free of all grains in the Wheat Belly lifestyle.
Isn’t this wonderful? The Wheat Belly lifestyle is a powerful way to reverse inflammation in its many varied forms: skin rashes like rosacea and seborrhea, joint pain, autoimmune conditions, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s, and the unperceived forms of inflammation that lead to diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. And you can see it plain as day in the eyes.