Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-07-07
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
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Denise is not gluten-free—she’s grain-free!
Denise shared her photos and comments chronicling her first few weeks on the Wheat Belly lifestyle:
“In February when this first pic was taken, I had been just gluten-free for 2 weeks. My endocrinologist introduced me to Wheat Belly.
“The progress pictures are from today after strictly following Wheat Belly just for the past few weeks. Overall I’m down 21 pounds. I’ve lost 6 in the past 2 weeks! I have Hashimoto’s and am finally starting to have more energy and not feel as bloated.
“I’ve even got my husband on board (reluctantly) but, even though he hasn’t been as strict as I have with lunches, we can tell a difference in his face and belly!”
Thank goodness Denise figured out that just being gluten-free is not good enough–going grain-free is the answer. Her appearance has been transformed. Had we tracked metabolic blood markers, we would have witnessed equally impressive improvements in such measures as insulin, blood sugar, inflammatory markers, triglycerides, HDL, small LDL particles, and many others.
I feel kind of bad that I have been guilty of being critical of endocrinologists as a specialty, as I generally find them a close-minded, dogmatic, my-way-or-the-highway sorts of medical practitioners, the first to adhere tightly to the pharmaceutical script set for them by industry and to completely ignore issues of real health, certainly never trying to empower the individual in taking back control over personal health. But Denise found one of the exceptions: extraordinary! Maybe he’ll even address her T3 thyroid hormone without Denise having to insist on it!