Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-06-13
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Wheat and grains make you sick
Jennifer shared her “before” and “after” photos after just 3 weeks of following the Wheat Belly lifestyle:
“I am 30. I have been dealing with health issues my whole life. About a month ago, I had to go to the ER for severe abdominal pain and nausea. I still don’t know all that is going on, but I do know the Wheat Belly diet is helping me to get better (docs haven’t been helpful thus far).
“This is a pic of me before Wheat Belly on the left and 3 weeks after starting the diet. I have followed your Facebook and seen all the ‘before’ and ‘afters’ and wanted to share.”
Jennifer’s experience reminds us that wheat and grains make you sick: Contrary to conventional wisdom that they only cause celiac disease, those of us following these discussions understand that celiac disease is just the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of other conditions caused by the worst grain of all–modern wheat–and its closely related brethren, other seeds of grasses, AKA “grains.”
Immune system diseases that have nothing to do with celiac disease (or are worsened by wheat/grains) include cerebellar ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, ADHD, autism, temporal lobe seizures, Lou Gehrig’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, gluten encephalopathy/dementia, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, seborrhea, psoriasis, rosacea, autoimmune hepatitis and pancreatitis, and many others.
Direct gastrointestinal toxic effects (due to wheat germ agglutinin and gliadin-derived peptides) include acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and dysbiosis. Nutritional deficiencies caused by wheat and grains (due to phytates) include vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency, zinc deficiency, magnesium and calcium deficiencies. High blood sugars (from the amylopectin A of wheat/grains) lead to high blood insulin that leads to insulin resistance, accumulation of visceral fat, inflammation, water/salt retention, endocrine disruption, diabetes, and, over time, risk for cancer, coronary heart disease, and dementia. Allergic effects (due to many wheat/grain proteins, many changed by agribusiness) include skin rash, gastrointestinal distress, and asthma.
I could go on, but you get the idea. Wheat and grains are an astoundingly common cause for many, many human illnesses. The cure: Don’t eat them–just that simple. No drugs required, no expensive testing required, no doctor’s misguided misdiagnoses, prescription drugs, and procedures required. As Jennifer is learning, an enormous quantity of human misery, both acute and chronic, are solved by simply removing this dietary poison from your lifestyle–yes, the one you are told you should consume every day, every meal, else you will become constipated, fat, and suffer from many diseases of grain deficiency.
Are you getting a sense for the enormity of this dietary blunder and its implications for human health? And did you notice how different Jennifer looks, just 3 weeks into her new lifestyle?