In one year, Sherry has come a long way in weight,
health, and appearance on the Wheat Belly and now
Undoctored lifestyles. Here is what she posted recently:
Just becoming a non-type 2 diabetic is a huge
change in the course of Sherry’s future:
she will be spared all the complications such as
kidney failure, heart disease, peripheral vascular
disease and amputations, and accelerated dementia.
And, with successes like this, people like Sherry
regain their confidence, self-esteem, and a sense
that they are in control of their lives, not the
doctor, prescription drugs, or a disease.
Dr. Davis: Welcome Sherry, and
thank you for giving us some of your time.
I saw your story that you posted
originally in the Undoctored Inner Circle
discussion forum. It was so over-the-top
wonderful, and your pictures showed so graphically
how far you’ve come, that I wanted to hear
more about this story, and I wanted to share it
with everybody. So could you tell us why you even
started this lifestyle?
Sherry: Yes. I was miserable,
after 20 plus years of trying to lose weight,
only to be unsuccessful. I would try to eat
right, and exercise more, and cut the fat … all the
things that the doctors were telling me to do.
I would try to follow their guidelines, even
the diabetic diet, with lower carbs, but I was only
able to stick with it … maybe three months, maybe
four months, before giving up, because I was
frustrated and I was hungry.
I learned about Wheat Belly from a friend at
church. I observed that she had lost a
considerable amount of weight, and asked her in
the parking lot one day: “what are you doing?”,
and she said: “go online look at Wheat Belly.”
I did, and I read about it. It was a little
while later that I actually began in earnest.
I bought the Undoctored book.
I started out with the 10-Day Detox. Then I read
more and went ahead with Undoctored. I just
began in earnest about a year ago, to follow the
lifestyle, to change my diet, to eliminate
grains, to include more fat.
Here I am a year later, with 40 pounds off,
six inches smaller in my waist — lost weight
all over. I’m going to participate in a 5K
this coming weekend. I couldn’t do that
before. I was diabetic. My A1c has dropped,
originally from 7.4 at the highest, right now
it’s 5.6, still have some work to do, but
I’m getting there.
I haven’t lost as much weight as I want
to, but it’s only a year. I’m willing
to give myself more time to get there. I’m
just starting with some intermittent fasting,
trying that, and I’m sure that as I learn
more, and as I’m able to do more with that,
I’ll be more successful.
Basically I was miserable, and I was tired of
the the doctor not giving me help. I even
told her a year ago: “I don’t want to
be stuck like this. What can I do?” The only answer
she had were the typical ones of: following a
diabetic diet. I mean, from living with my
husband who’s been diabetic for over
10 years, that that really wasn’t the
answer. I needed more, and this program
has given me has given me more.
Dr. Davis: Reversing reversing
type 2 diabetes is a huge accomplishment, as
you know. Did you reverse any other conditions?
Sherry: Well, my blood
pressure has greatly improved. I’m a school
teacher, so during the school year it tends to go
up. During the summer it was great. It was no
problem. But you know, the stresses that come with
work — you know, you spend the day with 7 &
8 year olds — so I’m dealing with that.
I’m increasing my fish oil. I’m
increasing my melatonin, and trying to get enough
sleep at night, things like that, to help.
Dr. Davis: Have you been able to get
off prescription medications?
Sherry: Yes. A year ago,
I was on 6. 3 of them were for blood
pressure. 1 of them was, I never can say it
right, Atenolol [e.g. Tenormin®],
something like that. It’s one of the
‘lol ones. I weaned myself off that
one gradually. I was on something for acid
reflux. I was on a generic form of Singulair®
[montelukast sodium] for allergy issues.
I don’t take anything now.
Dr. Davis: That’s fabulous.
Does it save you money?
Sherry: Yes. Yes it has.
I had blood work done about a month ago.
My triglycerides are down almost 75 points.
A year ago they were like 124. Right now
they’re at 51. So I’m thrilled with
Dr. Davis: Fabulous — what was
your doctor’s reaction to the health
changes you’ve experienced?
Sherry: Well, the way it has
worked at my doctor’s office, I’ve
seen a different person the last couple of times,
so I didn’t get to see my original doctor.
She’s moving into a different job now. But
they’re delighted. But the doctor that I
saw, her reaction was “Well, there’s not
much I can do for you. There’s nothing wrong
with you. There’s nothing I can help you
with. You just come back in six months.” I’m
like, sure. They don’t know what to do
Dr. Davis: That’s great.
As you know, I often say: make yourself useless
to the healthcare system by being healthy.
Sherry: I’ve done that.
Dr. Davis: Very good. Well,
Sherry, I deeply appreciate you taking the time
and effort, and congratulations really on a job
spectacularly well done. As you know, this is
just a year. It took many years, of course, to
get here, but it gets better and better and
better the longer you stick with the program.