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Zehren
Post Date: 7/2/2022
Diarrhea
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Lori_Miller: Have you been checked for H. Pylori? I had an acute infection of it years ago and had diarrhea for a month and a half.
Posted: 7/2/2022

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Coach April
Post Date: 7/13/2022
Dr. Davis Infinite Health BOOT CAMP STARTS JULY 13th
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Nan: i would like to join the boot camp July 13.  Need additional help with fine tuning gut health.
Susan Davis
smd1133@gmail.com
Posted: 7/2/2022

Coach April: MJWEB

Subscribe to this forum string for my posts.   No additional fee!!  No Zoom meetings scheduled at this time. 

Coach April
Posted: 7/1/2022

mjweb: What do we need to do to join this program?

Will it be a bunch of Zoom meetings? How many? What time each day? Is there a cost involved?

mjweb
Posted: 6/30/2022


Reference
Post Date: 12/25/2021
WBB: Saccharomyces boulardii Cranberry Cocktail
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cinemods
Post Date: 6/14/2022
Request for verification of advanced lipoprotein test order
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ChrisMo
Post Date: 7/1/2022
Histamine Issues Rhonda spoke of on last call
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ChrisMo
Post Date: 7/1/2022
Evivo B. Infantis
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RichieGo8
Post Date: 7/1/2022
My Yogurt Experiments for Iron Deficiency, Athletic Performance, IBS, Depression and Female Health
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Progutforme
Post Date: 7/1/2022
Blood Draw for labs today
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Progutforme: Thank you! That’s what I pretty much concluded so I set the tea aside for after the lab draw.
Posted: 7/1/2022

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Betty J
Post Date: 7/1/2022
nutritional facts of L reuteri yogart?
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HeartHawk
Post Date: 7/1/2022
The Great Microbiome Desert
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Bob Niland
Post Date: 6/28/2022
2022-06-29 (Wed) 7:00PM CDT Vmeet thread
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RichieGo8
Post Date: 6/30/2022
New Strain Documentation
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RichieGo8: Perfect thanks Bob.
Posted: 7/1/2022

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Whitsjr
Post Date: 6/30/2022
Impacted
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Malcolm: Whitsjr: If your rash is confined to one side if your body it might be Shingles.
Posted: 7/1/2022

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veromar
Post Date: 6/30/2022
making L-Reuteri yogurt
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Posted: 7/1/2022

Zehren: Question
Since I cannot make the yogurt
and since  biogaia gastrus tablets are aailable in a chewy form
how many should I take daily to simulate the yogurt?
Posted: 7/1/2022

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rapariga
Post Date: 6/10/2022
coagullans yogurt for arthritic pain
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rapariga: Must add, wen, must look more seriously into the yogurt making mode, as I have tried it before not very successful. As it happens just waiting for a batch I made using a Lakeland yogurt maker with jersey milk. Wonder if nut milk affects the texture.
Posted: 7/1/2022

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xtronics
Post Date: 3/22/2020
Relative risks - Coronavirus
Not understanding the attention gap  ... tell me where I am wrong ..

Corona virus - peek (so far) about 50-deaths/day
Car accidents - about -- 100/day  ( all age groups )
Death due to lead exposure  1095/day ( mostly older )

Lancet paper says something like number one cause of early death could well be lead exposure - low levels matter..

The paper says :

"Although we cannot exclude residual confounding, we estimate that about 400 000 deaths are attributable to lead exposure every year in the USA, of which 250 000 are from cardiovascular disease. Concentrations of lead in blood lower than 5 μg/dL (<0·24 μmol/L) are an important, but largely ignored, risk factor for death in the USA, particularly from cardiovascular disease."

"Our findings suggest that, of 2·3 million deaths every year in the USA, about 400 000 are attributable to lead exposure, an estimate that is about ten times larger than the current one."

So my take is 400,000 deaths a year is more important than the coronavirus by - how do I say this? -- A WHOLE LOT !!!  ...

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(18)30025-2/fulltext

,.,.,.
Those wanting to reduce their risk might want to consider BG and fattyacids..

http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2020/03/ards-and-linoleic-acid.html
http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2020/03/cell-surface-oxygen-consumption-4.html

( I have not had influenza after I started low-carb - many many years ago... )
,.,.

Also - might be a link with people taking ace inhibitors and NSAIDs -- too soon to tell (I’ve said before that NSAIDs are not as safe as people think - I would only take a fever reducer if I had a fever over 103.5 - but then I might just do cold compresses..):

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2020/03/18/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2020/03/22/covid-19-update/


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xtronics
Post Date: 6/30/2022
Reducing plaque
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EricCM
Post Date: 2/22/2022
Radiant Skin Experience
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Kathy in OK: 
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HeartHawk
Post Date: 11/25/2019
New Member Discussion
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BonnieKav: Will do so Dr. Davis, thank you! I copied and pasted elsewhere with the same post.
Posted: 6/12/2022


Malcolm
Post Date: 6/29/2022
Educate Your Doctor
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hopscotch: I am in awe of this gift to your friend. I hope he listens.
Posted: 6/29/2022


Bob Niland
Post Date: 6/30/2022
2022-07-06 (Wed) 7:00PM CDT (00:00 UTC) Vmeet thread
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Rog
Post Date: 5/15/2022
Gastroenteritis
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Rog: Had the endoscopy . So far been diagnosed with Acid reflux ( 2 omeprazole a day , one before breakfast and one before dinner 20 mg )

Biopsy results next week , very paranoid .
Posted: 6/23/2022

Rog: Thx Heart
Posted: 6/17/2022


RichieGo8
Post Date: 6/28/2022
SIFO Yogurt - Lactiplantibacillus Plantarum 299v + Lactiplantibacillus Plantarum 6595
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Maria Helena: Please let us know how these 2 plantarums ferment!  Would LOVE to have a SIFO yogurt!!
Posted: 6/29/2022

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Dr. Davis : Interesting notion, Richie! 

How will you be following the fungal burden--stool testing? Symptoms?
Posted: 6/29/2022


Vortex11
Post Date: 6/6/2022
High cholesterol.......am I a walking time bomb?
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GSH1965
Post Date: 6/29/2022
Dr. Stephen Sinatra
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Dr. Davis : Sad.

I only met him once, but he was gracious and a gentleman.
Posted: 6/29/2022

Malcolm: 
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BuonBiome: In my dealings with him, I was impressed. Generous, kind and very informative. He made a big difference. RIP.
Posted: 6/29/2022


RichieGo8
Post Date: 6/29/2022
Simple Prebiotic and Net Carb Chart
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Reference
Post Date: 6/26/2022
IHB: Fecal transplant in a capsule?
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Dr. Davis : Excellent points, Bob. I can only hope that these are beginner’s mistakes, i.e., beginners in retailing products despite their deep experience in microbiome issues.


Posted: 6/27/2022


Lucky Lime
Post Date: 6/28/2022
Ferroptosis
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Lucky Lime: Huh...no one?

Most of us will probably appreciate to know how to deal with cancer....

I wish my father had that option.

...or the nice lady from Canada that was making yogurts with us.
Posted: 6/29/2022


Reference
Post Date: 6/29/2022
IHB: The Great Microbiome Desert
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camsi
Post Date: 6/28/2022
Fermented chickpeas?
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camsi: Quoted From Lori_Miller: Post pictures if anything explodes.

Haha!  Will do!
Posted: 6/28/2022

Lori_Miller: Post pictures if anything explodes.
Posted: 6/28/2022

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searcher7
Post Date: 1/12/2018
Serum vitamin D is correlated with lower heart disease, cancer and mortality
An observational study involving 26,916 individuals from a European consortium from six northern European countries with a median follow-up time of 10.5 years found significant inverse correlations between baseline serum 25(OH)D concentration and all-cause, cancer, and cardiovascular disease mortality rates [Gaksch, 2017]. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0170791

The all-cause mortality rate hazard ratio (HR) increased from 1.0 at 80 nmol/l to 2.8 at 5 nmol/l. There was no significant increase in mortality rate for 25(OH)D concentration >100 nmol/L.

While the authors stated that there was no significant linear association between 25(OH)D and cancer mortality, careful inspection of their data indicates otherwise. When the adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) for Model 4 of Table 4 were recalculated assuming that the value for 25(OH)D concentration >100 nmol should be set to 1.00 by multiplying all values by 1/0.79 = 1.26, and then the HRs and the 95% confidence intervals (CIs) plotted vs. 25(OH)D concentration for each of the six categories, the linear fit to the lower 95% CI rose above 1.0 near 90 nmol/l. Only one lower CI for 25(OH)D below 90 nmol/l fell below 1.0, that for the lowest 25(OH)D category. This type of bias against benefits from vitamins in reporting results is widespread in clinical journals.
http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/index.shtml

http://orthomolecular.org/subscribe.html

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Ian989: I wonder how much of that benefit could be explained by sun exposure vs Vitamin D supplements. It looks like they didn’t address that question in the study 
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bbircie
Post Date: 6/28/2022
Preventing antibiotic damage
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bbircie: Thank you, Bob...those are good ideas.  I ordered the BQ Antibiotic Antidote.  Figured at the very least it won’t hurt and may well help.
Posted: 6/28/2022

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Bob Niland
Post Date: 1/27/2019
Brief History of the Programs

Brief History of the Programs

Edition: 2022-06-28

Official History Resources

2017-07-04: The History of the Undoctored Program (members)
2017-07-04: The History of the Undoctored Program (public)

Publications & Sites Timeline

Here’s a rough time line, based on my collection of materials gathered for use in support of handling blog FAQs. This is just the interactive sites and assets that might be germane to the forum audience. There are other books, sites and events not listed. This timeline also omits the social media sites, as I am not a user of any of them, so have no insights.

2004

Book: Track Your Plaque
This is still available on Amazon, but was to have been replaced by a 2nd edition in 2010 (below); no associated on-line content that I know of.

2005

Book: What Does My Heart Scan Show?
Still available (Amazon); no associated on-line content that I know of.

2006…2013

Blog: Heart Scan Blog (HSB)
Interactive; was, now vanished: (heartscanblog.blogspot.com, www.heartscanblog.org)
Mostly preserved as Cureality Blog, parts also preserved on internet archives. A few HSB blog posts have been mirrored on the Inner Circle PCM. Here’s a prescient entry from 2006-04-20, mirrored on the IHIC PCM.

2007

Site (2007…~2016): Track Your Plaque (aka TYP, trackyourplaque.com)
This was the original membership site. As with Cureality/Undoctored, and Undoctored/InfiniteHealth, TYP ran in parallel to the later Cureality for some years. URLs for it now redirect to Cureality. All the TYP content became Cr content.

2010

Galley: Track Your Plaque, Second Edition
This was to have replaced the original book, but was belayed by Wheat Belly. PDFs for the content pages were made available to TYP members, and are still at this Cureality page.

2011

Book: Wheat Belly
The original 2011 book may now be out of print, having been replaced by the Revised & Expanded edition in 2019.

2011…2021

Blog: Wheat Belly Blog (WBB)
(www.wheatbellyblog.com, now redirects to IH Blog (IHB), and went to a subscription model in 2017-07) The full back traffic is available to subscribers on the IHB. The back posts are being mirrored in the IC PCM.

2012

Book: Wheat Belly Cookbook
As seen on Amazon.

2013

Book: Wheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) Cookbook
As seen on Amazon.

2014

Book: Wheat Belly Total Health
As seen on Amazon.

2014…present

Site (2014…): Cureality
stood up alongside TYP. It’s still running, but is deprecated, yet contains valuable content and features not yet migrated to UIC.

The Cureality forum is still running. It largely, but not completely, overlaps with the UIC forum. Things posted there appear in the front page scroll here, but when viewed on IC, may show up as forum "UnKnown", as the subfora don’t map 1:1. Such threads are being cross-mapped as they come to the attention of moderators. Note: the Inner Circle portals support Unicode. Cureality may not.

Blog (2014-2015): Cureality blog
Was interactive; incorporates preserved Heart Scan Blog. New content stopped in 2015. Comments closed.

2015

Book: Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox
As seen on Amazon.

2017

Book: Wheat Belly Slim Guide
As seen on Amazon.

Book: Undoctored
As seen on Amazon.

Blog (2017-2021): Undoctored Blog (UdB: blog.undoctored.com)
{Was} interactive, comments now closed. Although all content is public, the posts are planned for mirroring in the IC PCM, to enable member commenting (and possible retirement of the blog).

Site (2017…): Undoctored Inner Circle (UIC)
This was the main membership/discussion site from 2017-2021. Use IHIC going forward, which is just a newer portal to the same database of assets.

2019

Book: Wheat Belly Revised & Expanded (WBR&E)
As seen on Amazon.

2022

Blog (2022…): Infinite Health Blog
Formerly the WBB, this is a separate subscription from IHIC (below), but the posts are all mirrored in near real-time in the IHIC PCM. This is now the sole blog for the program.

Site (2022…): Infinite Health Inner Circle
You are here (presumably). This is now the main subscription forum.

Book: Super Gut
As seen on Amazon.

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Reference
Post Date: 4/20/2006
HSB: Warning: This product may contain wheat!

Sourced from: Cureality Blog (CrB), by Dr. Davis, originally posted on the Heart Scan Blog (HSB): 2006-04-20

Note: This HSB post is mirrored on the PCM because it’s cited by other Inner Circle content (and because it may be the earliest blog mention of wheat as a health antagonist). Although available to Inner Circle members in the Cureality archives, mirroring it in the PCM makes the content available to search, and may avoid an extra login. Program strategy may have changed since the original post.


Warning: This product may contain wheat!

Jerry experienced a peculiar sensation in his chest one evening while watching TV with his wife and kids. He squirmed in his chair and experienced a little breathelessness. But he kept it to himself and didn’t say anything to his wife.

Fortunately, the feeling passed. But it concerned Jerry enough that he called a local heart scan center and scheduled a CT heart scan.* Minutes later, Jerry had a heart scan score of 112. At 46 years old, this placed him in the 90th percentile compared to other men in his age group.

Jerry came to my office for consultation. Among the first steps we took was to perform lipoprotein testing. Jerry showed striking abnormalities that included an HDL cholesterol of 38 mg, triglycerides of 210 mg, an unimpressive LDL of 133 mg but comprised of 99% small LDL, and excessive IDL (meaning that he was unable to clear dietary fats after eating).

At 5 feet 10 inches, Jerry weighed 190 lbs. He showed a slight excess bulge at the tummy, but hardly obese.

Jerry’s history was remarkable, however, for the amount of carbohydrates he ate. "I’m addicted to bread. I love it! If I smell a loaf of fresh baked bread, I sometimes eat the whole loaf!"

Jerry also admitted to over-indulging in bagels (whole wheat), pretzels, low-fat snack chips, Raisin Bran cereal, Cheerios, and noodles. In fact, many days he’d have 5 or 6 servings of any of these foods. He also complained of an extraordinary amount of bowel gas and cramping. "Sometimes, I’m afraid to go to a group function. I might embarass myself."

I suggested an experiment: For a 4 week period, completely eliminate wheat-containing products--breads, pretzels, breakfast cereals, pasta, etc. In their place, increase intake of protein foods like eggs, raw almonds and walnuts, low-fat yogurt, cottage cheese, chicken, fish, and use healthy oils (olive, canola, grapeseed, flaxseed) more liberally.

Just four weeks later, Jerry came to the office a new man: 8 lbs lighter, brighter, with bursts of energy he hadn’t had in years. And no gas!

Lesson: Wheat-based carbohydrates can be the culprit behind many lipoprotein patterns, especially low HDL, high triglycerides, small LDL, and others. Wheat can also be responsible for a myriad of abdominal symptoms, even joint pains and rashes. In its most extreme form, it’s called "celiac disease". But experiences like Jerry’s are quite common--not as obvious and dramatic as full-blown celliac disease, but smouldering and destructive, nonetheless

Track Your Plaque expert, Dr. Loren Cordain of Colorado State University, tells us that, in his reconstruction of the history of human illness, there was an extraodinary surge in disease just about the time when humans began cultivating wheat around 8000 B.C. (Track Your Plaque members: Read Dr. Cordain’s fascinating interview at www.cureality.com/reports/paleo_diet_cordain)

Do you need to eliminate wheat products entirely from your diet? It’s something to think about, particularly if you share any of the difficulties that Jerry had.

*In general, I do not recommend heart scanning as a self-prescribed tool for chest pain or other symptoms. Symptoms should always be discussed with your doctor.


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WBB: Mary looks and feels different on Wheat Belly

Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2016-02-09
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Mary looks and feels different on Wheat Belly

Mary before and after

Mary’s facial changes living the Wheat Belly lifestyle reveal the typical changes we expect: facial edema/swelling reversing, around-the-eyes puffiness regressing, bigger eyes, causing Mary to change her facial appearance quite dramatically. But she has also experienced some important changes in her emotions, appetite, and thinking:

“I think I am becoming sane. My moments of clarity are becoming more frequent. I really think wheat was messing with my brain chemistry.

“My cravings are gone. I can approach food rationally and make choices based on my health and not some carnal urge to consume. It is weird. Is this what normal people live like all the time? When people said push yourself away from the table, I would laugh. They obviously did not understand my addiction to food. Now I can stop. I’m so grateful. My life has changed.

“I have features again. I’m calmer too.”

We see this time and time again: Shift your choices in foods away from wheat and grains and appetite plummets. Pushing the plate away seems effortless, inadvertently missing meals becomes common, all of it adding up to weight dropping without having to cut calories or fight cravings. For Mary, it was an addictive relationship with food that was defeating her health, now all dissolved without gliadin-derived opiates driving the phenomenon. She now has also been freed of the mental “fog” that is so common with these opioid peptides from wheat and grains, now replaced with clarity.

And look at the changes in Mary’s face reflecting the drop in inflammation—no amount of calorie-counting can accomplish that.

Unlike any other approach to health and weight loss, the wheat/grain-free Wheat Belly lifestyle restores an astounding degree of control to your life. And look at how terrific Mary looks.


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WBB: Christine’s breathtaking Wheat Belly transformation

Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2016-02-08
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Christine’s breathtaking Wheat Belly transformation

Christine before and after

This is Christine’s impressive Wheat Belly transformation: weight down 100 pounds over 15 months, back pain, migraines, sinus infections all gone.

Christine before and after

“This picture of me in the rocking chair was the day I bought your Wheat Belly book. My Uncle had told me about it. I now tell EVERYONE I meet to buy & read it!

“My health is amazing. My blood pressure is down and I was borderline diabetic and my doctor wanted to put me on medication. I was suffering SEVERE lower back pain, migraines and suffered CHRONIC sinusitis.

“Also, need to add I was exhausted ALL the time and had horrible acid reflux and swallowing problems. My husband got on board, down 30 lbs., my sister down 27.5 and my father down 25!”

Can you see why I stress over and over again: the Wheat Belly lifestyle is a path back to HEALTH, weight loss just being a happy side-benefit. Christine reversed a list of chronic health conditions that stumped doctors or prompted prescriptions, each with its own set of health consequences.

Why not instead simply remove the cause of so many health problems?


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Post Date: 2/5/2016
WBB: Dying, obsessing, scheming for food

Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2016-02-05
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Dying, obsessing, scheming for food

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Those of us living in this magnificent Wheat-Free Zone have been hearing incredible tales of freedom from eating disorders. Remember TJ’s story of her release from lifelong bulimia?

Michele tells this story of her release from the binge-eating bonds of wheat and its appetite-stimulating hold over her life.

I have to write. When I read the post from TJ, the woman who suffered from bulimia and various forms of eating disorders for years, I totally related. My first diet started when I was 12 years old. I was not overweight, but my mom and dad always warned me that, if I kept eating the way I was eating, I was going to be fat. My dad said Omar the tentmaker would have to make my clothes. That first diet ended within a couple days with a binge.

“My first ‘successful’ diet happened when I was 17 years old. I went from 126 pounds at 5 feet 3 to 85 pounds. I was emaciated and felt fat. I would writhe in pain at night as my body ached with cramps and hunger pains. I lasted about 2 years like this. Then I went off to college and discovered laxatives. My roommate chose vomiting. I was not that ‘lucky’ to be able to vomit. At my worst I took 100 laxatives and ended up in an eating disorder unit for 6 weeks. When I got out of the eating disorder unit I knew absolutely no more than I did going into it about how to prevent myself from binging. I spent the next 27 years thinking about food every single day and how ‘this would be the day I would successfully diet and not binge.’ But every single day ended up in another binge. Binges could get as bad as several donuts, pizza, pretzels, cookies–anything I could get my hands on.

“Over the years I tried every diet known to man. I spent many hours in counseling. Each counselor told me that, if I would resolve the abuse of my past, then the binging would go away. Somehow I knew this was not true. You see I am making strides in my life from painful childhood and abusive marriage. However, the consistent part is that I kept on binging. After each of my three babies I abstained from binging long enough to get the weight off. However, in recent years I ballooned up to 160. This is much too much on my frame. I was at my wit’s end. I knew I was addicted to something. I have been a slave to food for so many years. I felt if only I could stop eating altogether, like an alcoholic who abstains altogether from alcohol.

“I recently was online and stumbled upon Wheat Belly. I downloaded it to my Audible app. I listened and listened, again and again. I thought, ‘What do I have to lose?’ I need to try to give up wheat and see if my urge to binge improves.

“Well, after exactly 5 weeks, I can tell you that, for the first time in my life, I have gone to bed for the past 3 weeks without dying for food. Without obsessing and scheming to get food. Last night I went to bed and had not eaten since 5 pm. This is unheard of for me. I have always–and I mean always–had late-night binges.

I have lost 6 pounds. I am no longer bloated. I am no longer having a daily stomache and headache. I am most excited about the fact that I have discovered that I am truly addicted to wheat and I can eliminate a ‘food’ and not food as a whole and live as a normal human being. I could never understand how people could push away from the table. I get it now. I am very thankful to you for writing this book.”

Update:

“I have been wheat-free for almost 8 weeks now.

“Still no night time cravings. I have now lost 10 pounds. I just found that my triglycerides are 73 and my HDL 45. My overall cholesterol is down to 207 (which it was when I was 22 years old. It was around 245 in my 40’s.) My LDL is 150 and my VLDL is 14.

“When I was addicted to wheat like a crack addict, I might have seemed lazy by my body size. However, I have always worked out. I have always been on one diet or another. It was part of my eating disorder. I have ran marathons. It did not matter. Until I eliminated the ‘crack,’ I was never going to lose weight. I only believe it because I tried it and for the first time in my life I have FREEDOM.”

People with eating disorders—binge eating in Michele’s case and bulimia in TJ’s case–are the extreme end of the spectrum. Most of us do not endure 24-hour a day food obsessions, nor have we had to suffer the emotional swings and turmoil to the degree Michele and TJ have. By eating modern wheat, we have some of this experience—but not as bad. You may experience it as the hunger at 9 a.m. after a full breakfast at 7 a.m. Or the need to snack just 2 hours after a full dinner. Or the nighttime cravings that make you regret eating an entire bag of potato chips.

The gliadin opiate in wheat binds to the opiate receptors of the brain and thereby stimulates appetite, much as other opiates do but without the pain-relieving or euphoric effect . . . “just” appetite stimulation. And, in people susceptible to the effect, it triggers eating disorders that can be physically and emotionally crippling.

The cure for many is simple.


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Post Date: 2/4/2016
WBB: Caroline’s fabulous skin changes with the Wheat Belly Detox

Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2016-02-04
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Caroline’s fabulous skin changes with the Wheat Belly Detox

Caroline before and after

Caroline shared her “before” and “after” photos after completing the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox.

“Day 10 of the Detox. Lost 6 pounds and 6 inches! Loving what I feel like and what I eat…..going to stay on for another 10 days and see what happens! I can feel the difference more that I can see it, but I love it! Left: before. Right: today.”

Take a look at Caroline’s facial skin: she has lost the around-the-mouth rash in the 10 days of the Detox. It’s no wonder she is feeling better: she is reversing skin and body-wide inflammation by following the strategies of the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox. Nearly EVERY strategy included in the 10-Day Detox plays a role in reversing inflammation: removing the inciting causes (wheat and grains), vitamin D restoration that reduces release of cytokine inflammatory mediators (e.g., IL-6 and Tumor Necrosis Factor, TNF), EPA and DHA from fish oil to address the prostaglandin axis of inflammation, cultivation of bowel flora to reduce intestinal “leak” to inflammatory bacterial lipopolysaccharide, and other effects.

Here’s another look at Caroline’s skin after completing her Detox:

Caroline’s skin post-detox


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Post Date: 2/3/2016
WBB: Billy sets a new Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox weight loss record!

Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2016-02-03
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Billy sets a new Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox weight loss record!

Billy at start, and 10 days later

Billy shared his “before” and “after” photos after completing the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox.

“We started the 10-Day Detox on 01/24/16 and I’ve lost a total of 21 pounds and 15.5 inches total!

“I no longer have pain in my feet, knees, and I wake up every morning refreshed and full of energy. I’m never going back to Grains! Looking forward to a healthier, longer life!”

Critics say that losing two pounds a day, as Billy has, is physically impossible, a violation of the laws of thermodynamics. But that is not true.

As Billy has experienced, the reversal of visceral fat and the relief from joint and feet pain reflect the impressive reversal of inflammation and the water retention that accompanies it. Yes, Billy has also mobilized fat stores and lost fat weight, but he mostly lost a huge amount of inflammatory edema—a terrific development for health, as well as appearance.

Billy has more to lose, but I’d say he’s had a pretty darned successful Wheat Belly Detox process!


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Post Date: 2/2/2016
WBB: Marcie: Body by Wheat Belly

Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2016-02-02
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Marcie: Body by Wheat Belly

Marcie before and after

Marcie originally posted her progress living the Wheat Belly lifestyle back in May, 2015 when she told us about her loss of 50 pounds and freedom from previously severe insomnia.

She’s back now with an update, now down a total of 85 pounds and feeling better than ever:

“Wheat Belly has been a blessing in 2015, and I will forever be grateful to Doctor Davis for showing us this vital information to get my health and happiness on track.

“In September 2014, I weighed 232 pounds, tired and lacking energy to even sleep soundly through the night. I began the steps to get my health back by finding the weight loss support group and preparing myself with a new way of eating. I decided that, in 2015, I was going to give Wheat Belly my full attention and to try and follow this. I do have to tell you that it was not easy at first—I did not realize how addicted I was to wheat products.

“I now sleep better at night and have alleviated foot pain along with heartburn. I just love walking now with a minimum of 10,000 steps each day and find that I can fit more projects into my daily tasks with increased energy.
One of the surprising things I noticed since going wheat-free is how my skin has cleared up. I no longer have a rash rimmed around my face and my arms are no longer covered with hives and rough skin. Another surprising aspect of cutting out wheat is my ability to eat certain foods again without a reaction to them.

“I now feel very healthy at 146 pounds and I know that being wheat-free gives me the freedom to be healthy and happy.”

Here she is holding up an old outfit up against her new slender Wheat Belly body:

Marcie in pre-Wheat Belly blouse and slacks

Freedom from foot pain, insomnia, heartburn, cravings/hunger, skin rash—not only does Marcie look terrific, she feels terrific after having removed all the inflammatory and brain/neurological effects of wheat. THAT is why the Wheat Belly lifestyle is so powerful. Despite the spectacular weight loss successes I share here (because you can see weight loss), it’s really the transformations in health that are the most fascinating.


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Post Date: 2/5/2016
WBB: You’ve Been Rolled, Tossed, and Baked

Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2016-02-05
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You’ve Been Rolled, Tossed, and Baked

Here’s another brief excerpt from the new Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox book. In this book, I bash all the conventional notions of healthy eating that have impaired the health and weight of a generation, replacing them with strategies that actually work . . . really fast.

cover: Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox“Follow a balanced diet low in fat.”

“You need whole grains for B vitamins and fiber.”

“It’s unhealthy to eliminate an entire food group.”

This should all sound familiar to you because these nutritional mantras have been repeated over and over again by dietitians, doctors, and the media. And, like many such pieces of conventional wisdom, there is a germ of truth in each of them—but just a germ and nothing more. Adhere to such advice and, not only do they not help control weight or obtain health, following such pearls of conventional “wisdom” destroy your grasp over weight and health. Following such advice can be as ineffective or disastrous as believing that total health is restored by taking a prescription drug, subjecting yourself to a 4-week program of “cleansing” enemas, wearing a tighter girdle or concealing bulges under a new set of Spanx.

Don’t feel bad if you fell for it, cutting the fat off meat, choosing low-fat yogurt, and opting for whole grain breads, muffins, and bagels. Many ideas, once accepted as gospel, have fallen by the wayside over the years, trampled over and kicked to the curb by new discoveries, new science, new understanding. It wasn’t all that long ago that you would have been burned at the stake for believing that the earth revolved around the sun, prosecuted for voicing the “wrong” political views during McCarthy era purges, or cheered for Milli Vanilli’s “Girl You Know It’s True” win at the Grammy Awards. Human history is filled with such campaigns of misinformation. But only in the recent past has such misinformation permeated nutritional advice on such a grand scale.

Half-baked
Eat more healthy whole grains, thereby lose control over health and weight, doctors stumped over why you feel so awful despite doing everything “right,” prescribing drugs with effects that create “need” for more prescription drugs—this is the modern downward health spiral that most people find themselves trapped in today. Once you understand this absurd and self-defeating situation, you are empowered to change it. And you can begin to powerfully reverse this situation over the next third of a month, the number of days it takes your husband to stop procrastinating over fixing a leaky kitchen faucet—just 10 days. I call this a head-to-toe body and health makeover, reprogramming your body and health at so many levels, both internal and external. Your body and health will undergo a transformation that may even have friends and family not believing it’s you.

With the bad science and politics that drove the “cut your cholesterol, fat, and saturated fat” agenda of the latter half of the twentieth century, the bonfire lit even brighter by over-the-top profit opportunities for Big Food, the low-fat message gained a huge following. In its wake now lies the result: obesity, diabetes, arthritis, dementia and other health disasters on a scale never before witnessed in the history of mankind—an unprecedented man-made social and health apocalypse that make reports of tornadoes and radiation spills seem banal. The low-fat message, because it eliminated a source of satiating calories from fat, caused everyone to resort to more carbohydrates, particularly the carbohydrate source that most nutritional authorities felt to be the healthiest: whole grains, such as whole wheat, oats, and rye.

But, like the message to cut fat and saturated fat—now debunked by more recent studies showing us that fat and saturated fat have nothing to do with cardiovascular disease—so the “eat more healthy whole grains” message was also based on flawed science and misinterpretations. The purported health benefits of whole grains were based on epidemiological studies, i.e, studies of health in large populations demonstrating that, if white flour products are replaced with whole grains, there is less diabetes, less weight gain, less heart disease, less colon cancer—that is indeed true and not in question. Careers and entire university departments of nutrition have been built on this premise. But the next question should have been: What is the effect of removing grains, white and whole, altogether? We cannot answer that question with the same “replace one with the other” epidemiological studies, but have to look elsewhere. Such grain eliminating studies have indeed already been performed.

What happens when we remove grains? Clinical studies have shown:

Not less weight gain, but weight loss
Reduction in overall calorie intake
Drops in blood sugar and hemoglobin A1c ( a long-term measure of blood sugar). Many diabetics can become non-diabetic.
Reduction of blood pressure
Increased likelihood of remission of rheumatoid arthritis
Reversal of neurological conditions such as cerebellar ataxia, some forms of seizures, and peripheral neuropathy
Reversal of multiple forms of skin rash
Reductions in paranoia and hallucinations in people with schizophrenia
Improved attention span and behavior in children with attention deficit disorder and autistic spectrum disorder
Relief from the bowel urgency and disruption of irritable bowel syndrome


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Post Date: 2/2/2016
WBB: The Wisdom of the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox

Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2016-02-02
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The Wisdom of the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox

I will be posting some brief excerpts from the new Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox book here to highlight some of the information in this new way to begin (or resume) the Wheat Belly lifestyle.

cover: Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox

Don’t Exercise
That may sound odd, given the benefits of exercise. But exercising during the withdrawal process is like trying jog, swim, or jump rope while suffering the flu: it will be a miserable experience minus the sinus congestion. Don’t torture yourself—and don’t feel guilty for not exercising during this process. At most, do something at a leisurely pace: go for a walk in the woods or around your neighborhood, or take a casual bike ride. But it would be counterproductive to force yourself to run, bike hard, or strength train, as the effort will make you feel worse. Rest assured that, once the fireworks of withdrawal are over, you will feel so wonderful that physical activities and exercise will not just be possible again without all the discomfort, but you will feel eager for the freedom and movement of vigorous physical activity.

Some people are skeptical that this might be true. After all, most people feel terrific after a round of vigorous exercise. But I’ve found this to be true over and over again: exercise during your wheat/grain detoxification and withdrawal, and you will be nauseated, lightheaded, poop out way earlier than usual, and even provoke joint and muscle cramps/pains you’ve not had before. It is simply not worth it. So I really mean it: no exercise during the first week!

You will get beyond this phase of the Wheat Belly lifestyle, and it is a small price to pay to feel and look wonderful.


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Post Date: 6/23/2022
why are my labs getting worse?

I just received my annual blood test results, and they show that I’m going backwards in many areas.

I have been sticking strictly to the Undoctored program for two years now, and until six months ago was making good progress. (Background: I am 67 male, 165 pounds [steady], BMI 23.5, exercise every day including 2-3 weightlifting sessions per week. I had bypass surgery 18 months ago and have made a full recovery.)

In December 2021, I had a mild case of covid and recovered quickly, but since then my numbers have been going the wrong way. Here are the main concerns, compared with 12 months ago:

Fasting blood glucose: up from 93 to 109

A1C: up from 5.0 to 5.4

Insulin: up from 3 to 9

Triglycerides: up from 74 to 123

ApoB (NMR not available): formerly down from 130 to 48, now back up to 78

HDL: down from 81 to 61

LDLC: up from 58 to 73

CRP: up from 0.4 to 0.7

Blood pressure: mornings 130-150, rest of the day 95-115

Carotid scan: shows no regression in 25-50% stenosis since beginning the program

CAC scan: no longer available since bypass – was 1320.

As stated I follow the program strictly and nothing has changed there, so I’m thinking much of this might be post-covid effects. A google search finds several studies showing that glucose and lipid markers can become elevated post covid.

For the record, here is my daily diet and supplement schedule:

Breakfast: half an avocado in an omelet or on almond-flour toast, half-to-full cup L. reuteri yogurt, 2 squares Lindt 85% dark chocolate, black decaf coffee

Lunch: fiber shake with small raw potato, tablespoon acacia fiber, 2 teaspoons inulin, one scoop each of Paleo Valley greens powder, collagen, amino acids, creatine powder, a handful of walnuts and 2 tablespoons of organic raspberries.

Snack: walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds

Dinner: Fish or chicken with green vegetables, 2 glasses wine

Supplements and medications:

3200 DHA/EPA fish oil

5-10,000 IU D3

500mg magnesium

1 kelp tablet

500mg Vit C

1 tablet Koncentrated K

1 tablet Tocotrienol

1 tablet Carnosine

3 tablets Paleovalley organ meat extract

3 tablets Lifeextension Senolytics (weekly)

1 gram NMN powder

1 gram Resveratrol powder

20 mg rosuvastatin

10 mg ezetimibe

1 baby aspirin

I am seeing my regular doctor next week, and I am going to start a course of Metformin, and if that’s not enough then I’ll look at SGLT2 inhibitors, and possibly Rapamycin. Blood glucose is the mortal enemy in my opinion, the doorway to all disease. I was getting it in good shape until Covid, but I intend to launch an all out war against it. I don’t care if it’s diet, supplements or pharmaceuticals, so long as they work.

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