Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-07-08
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Wheat Belly is an anti-inflammatory lifestyle
Zheeta from the U.K. shared her 9-week facial change following the Wheat Belly lifestyle. This is a perfect example of what happens when you remove the inflammation provoked by wheat and grains. Putting aside the lighting differences in the “before” and “after,” there are obvious changes: less eye puffiness resulting in larger eyes, less edema (water retention and inflammation) in the cheeks and around the mouth.
While Zheeta doesn’t mention it, I will bet that she experienced relief from some other forms of inflammation, such as leg edema, joint stiffness and discomfort, and rough, red skin.
Remove wheat and its closely related seeds of grasses, and you remove powerful causes of body-wide inflammation. This reduces risk for diabetes, for coronary heart disease, for autoimmune diseases, for cancer, for Alzheimer’s dementia. Banish wheat gliadin, rye secalin, barley hordein, corn zein, oat avenin, as well as gliadin-derived peptides, omega-gliadin, wheat germ agglutinin, the blood sugar-insulin raising amylopectins, the wide collection of allergy-provoking proteins such as alpha amylase and trypsin inhibitors, and the hormonally-disrupting and bowel flora-disrupting effects they bring, and the complex web of metabolic responses we label “inflammation” recedes. You can witness this as dramatic drops in tests such as levels of c-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), interleukin-2, white blood cell count, and many others . . . as well as see it play out on the face of the happily wheat- and grain-free like Zheeta.