Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-12-08
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Goodbye, Bagel Face!
Time and time again, we witness the impressive changes in facial appearance when people banish all wheat and grains from their lives living the Wheat Belly way.
Just take a look at Amy and her husband’s facial changes: less edema/puffiness, a dramatic change in appearance compared to a year ago, more than can be accounted for by weight loss alone. And always look at the eyes: bigger from the loss of puffiness around the eyes.
“No more brain fog, more energy, no more GERD [gastro-esophageal reflux disease] or the pills to go with it. Life is so much better grain-free and, thanks to you and others who post grain-free recipes, we eat AWESOME, delicious food! Contrary to the grain eaters’ thinking/believing, we are not suffering.”
As I often remind everyone, this is because wheat and grains contain multiple components that are inflammatory, such as gliadin, gliadin-derived peptides, wheat germ agglutinin, and various allergens. To make matters worse, the high blood sugars that result from the amylopectin A starch of wheat and grains raises blood sugar to high levels, accompanied by high insulin levels. Repetitive consumption of wheat and grains raises blood sugar and insulin over and over again, leading to insulin resistance, higher insulin levels, more weight gain, and substantial increases in visceral fat that is inflammatory.
In other words, eating wheat and grains is like picking at a wound, reinjuring your skin, reprovoking inflammation, inviting complications like infection, a source of constant irritation.
But accept that human consumption of the seeds of grasses, AKA grains, was a mistake humans made as a species in the relatively recent past in a moment of desperation and realize that they never belonged in the human diet in the first place, and you’ve stumbled on an incredibly powerful strategy for overall health by removing them. And, as photo after photo and story after story tell us, eating no wheat nor grains provides a means of turning back the clock on aging and disease.