Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-07-12
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Jill’s astounding Wheat Belly facial transformation
Jill shared this stunning chronicle of changes of her face and skin on the Wheat Belly lifestyle:
“These are all approximately 1 year apart.
“2013 pic- felt horrible. Looked horrible. Started with a hormone specialist who said ‘Read Wheat Belly and try to cut it out of diet.” Um, ok. Never did it. Started a candida cleanse (did 2 rounds) and started taking bio-identical hormones and all vitamins I was deficient in. Honestly, that’s where I needed to start. I was mean and tired and ate my feelings.
“2014 pic- 6 months of diet changes. No wheat was goal, but hard to do and I didn’t make my stand.
“2015 pic- this is one year wheat-free and 9 months grain-free. I am not skinny. I am healthy and strong. I could lose more weight and I may try later this year. But my body has reshaped and is smaller naturally than it’s ever been. I don’t count calories. I eat all I can and rarely overeat. Inflammation gone. The truth is in the eyes and the skin coloring. I have good energy and rare cravings. I am healthy and that’s where it is.”
Jill’s face underwent a dramatic change. Look at her skin color: she has lost the redness on the cheeks, the characteristic rash of wheat and grain consumption, as well as the edema (swelling) around the eyes, cheeks, and chin. Changes visible on the face are paralleled by internal health changes, such as relief from body-wide edema/water retention; reduced inflammation of joints, gastrointestinal tract, and other organs; changes in mental and emotional health, including freedom from incessant hunger and moodiness.
Experiences such as Jill’s are why we often say that the Wheat Belly lifestyle is not a “diet” in the sense that you follow a program and lose a few pounds. The Wheat Belly lifestyle is about setting food choices right and eliminating a class of “foods” that should never have been regarded as food in the first place: wheat and grains, the stuff chewed happily by ruminants equipped to digest the components of grasses, but not Homo sapiens.
Even though all official providers of dietary advice urge us to eat as much of them as we can, doing the opposite and eliminating the seeds of grasses–“grains”–from your dietary menu yields astounding changes, much as you can see on Jill’s face.
By the way, we are hearing more and more stories like Jill’s in which a doctor recommended the Wheat Belly lifestyle, a sign that healthcare practitioners are becoming open-minded and recognizing what a powerful healing force this lifestyle can be. Isn’t that terrific?