Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-08-25
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
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Ann still going strong
Ann provided these photos, a “before” on the left and her most recent update on the right.
“That’s a picture 5 years ago that was not at my heaviest. I was about 300 pounds in the picture.”
You may remember Ann from two previous Wheat Belly Blog posts: April, 2015 and a June, 2015 update. Ann began her Wheat Belly journey in October, 2014 after being put on a waiting list for gastric bypass surgery while plagued with rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), migraine headaches, chronic hives, asthma, chronic pain and other conditions. She did not proceed with the gastric bypass procedure and, within weeks of starting her Wheat Belly journey, reversed her health conditions.
Ann also shared this Facebook post that she made before she began:
“That was a post from last year that I had made to Facebook at one of the lowest points in my life. I honestly didn’t believe I’d be here talking about this now. It’s amazing how much my life has changed in that time. Reading your book and realizing that it was what I was eating, not how much, that was causing not only my weight issues but also my many health issues.
“One year later here I am still on my journey, but down over 133 lbs and pain-free, and except for gallstones, I no longer have any medical issues. Without your book, none of this would have been possible. Thank you for saving my life.”
Ann’s story should serve as an inspiration to the millions of people who struggle with weight, even extreme obesity, and multiple health problems and feel as if they have lost hope, resigning themselves to a lifetime of impairment, limited mobility, pain, medications and medical procedures. She is left with gallstones that required decades of misguided diet to create, but one small issue remaining from years of life plagued by far worse.
Just think of it: Ann reversed rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, the phenomena of polycystic ovarian syndrome, migraine headaches, chronic hives, asthma—without a doctor, without medication, without surgery. She did it on her own and she accomplished all this by defying all conventional dietary advice.