She has also been able to discontinue a list of
toxic medications, including metformin, Prilosec,
and Remicade. And, as you can readily see, turned
the clock back 20 years in appearance. Here
is my interview with Tammy to get some of the details.
Dr. Davis: Tammy, thank you very
much for taking the time to share your story. Your
story was so over-the-top spectacular and it got
so many wonderful comments. In particular, I think
what caught everyone’s eye was the
astounding age-reversing effects you enjoyed.
I want to hear from you, in your own words,
what exactly brought you here and what you experienced.
Tammy: I was headed down a really
bad road of diabetes. I also was diagnosed with
rheumatoid arthritis 24 years ago, and because
of the medications that I was taking and everything,
I suffered with IBS. I was diagnosed with
hypothyroidism. I was pretty much a metabolic mess.
My triglycerides were off the charts, and my HDL
was bad. My LDL was bad — everything.
My doctor friend suggested that I read
Wheat Belly. As a matter of fact
she wouldn’t even support me with anything,
unless I read the book. So, of course I got the
book and, … I’m a tad dyslexic, so I had to
reread and reread and reread. Cutting out all
breads and pastas, and all the stuff that we had
to start, all of us, that are on this way of
eating, have to do. Then she started helping me
with the supplements.
I went to my rheumatologist, oh, I want to say
it was probably four months into it, and I had
already taken off like 30 pounds. My blood
work — she agreed to help me follow. At that time
I was on Remicade® (infliximab) infusions
once a month, which were not only horribly bad
for my body, but horribly expensive.
Anyway, a couple months later it was phenomenal.
My lab work started coming back. I was starting
to edge closer to within normal limits of everything,
and I had taken off 20 more pounds. So, she is
totally on board (my rheumatologist). The good news
is I just saw her in November, and my inflammatory
markers, my SED rate,
all that, are the lowest they’ve ever been
in 24 years.
Dr. Davis: So Tammy, all the pain
swelling of the rheumatoid arthritis is now gone?
Dr. Davis: How about your diabetes?
Tammy: My diabetes … at the
beginning of the year was 8.4 (% HbA1c).
I just had an insurance person come and do a
physical on me. They did another A1c and it was
down to 4.9.
Dr. Davis: That’s fabulous.
How about your irritable bowel syndrome?
Tammy: Gone. TMI, people,
but I was on the toilet 24/7 prior to eating this
way. I go once a day now. I don’t
have the gut ache. I don’t have the
cramping. I don’t have the swelling.
It’s just been amazing. I was on
40 milligrams a day — I don’t
even have heartburn anymore.
Dr. Davis: That’s great
Tammy: If I eat something I
shouldn’t, my body tells me immediately,
within 24 hours. Then I do get a little
bit of heartburn, or a little bit of diarrhea,
or whatever. The one thing that I learned
through eating this way is, you learn to
listen to your body.
Dr. Davis: What’s been the
reaction of family and friends, who now see you
looking 20 years younger?
Tammy: They are amazed.
Everybody keeps asking me: what did you do?
what did you do? what did you do? That’s
what everybody wants to know, but you know, the
thing is, you’ve really gotta want it, and
you really gotta stick to it. I mean, it
wasn’t easy getting rid of bread.
I’m a carboholic. Now I’m meat and
vegetables; however, I’ve learned,
through the recipes that are on your website
and whatnot. Originally, it wasn’t about
losing weight. That wasn’t part of what
I wanted. I wanted to get healthy again.
Dr. Davis: Oh by the way, how
much weight did you lose in total?
Tammy: I started out at 205
and I am now down to 115.
Dr. Davis: What’s become of
your prescription medications?
Tammy: I am only taking
Nature-Throid® (an NDT).
I was on blood pressure medicine. I was
on rheumatoid arthritis medicine, the Prilosec,
antispasmodic type medicine — you know all those
type of medicines. I don’t take any of that
— metformin, all that. I don’t
take any of it anymore.
Dr. Davis: That’s great.
You look fabulous and tell me you feel fabulous.
You’re doing what you should be doing, that
is, helping spread the word by example.
I love stories like yours, where not only
are you slender now, and healthy, and off your
medications, but you got 20 years back in
appearance. People accuse me of putting up
mother-daughter photos and calling them
before-after. No. We don’t have to do that,
because this is what happens on this lifestyle.
People reclaim youthfulness. Thank you again
Tammy. You look fabulous.
Tammy: Thank you.