Monthly Archives: November 2011

Chocolate . . . for Adults Only

If you’ve got a serious chocolate addiction and you’d like to make it as healthy as possible, give this X-rated dark chocolate a try. I call it X-rated because it is certain to not satisfy young, sugar-craving palates, but is … Continue reading

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A Wheat Belly Primer

Sean Croxton at Underground Wellness put together two excellent summaries of the Wheat Belly arguments. They are especially helpful for anyone just getting underway with their wheat-free experience and trying to understand why wheat is such a destructive component of … Continue reading

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Flash in the Pan Fad Diet?

Wheat Belly Blog reader, Boundless, left this wonderfully detailed comment on his/her thoughts on how the Wheat Belly message might be handled by various agencies and media. (This is a repost, since we lost the posts of the last 48 … Continue reading

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The Wheat Deficiency Syndrome

Beware the dreaded Wheat Deficiency Syndrome. This is what will happen to you if you eliminate wheat, the food that the USDA and U.S. Dept of Health and Human services tell us, through their Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to eat … Continue reading

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Quit your pushing

I don’t like talking about it since it makes me wonder whether I’m starting down that inevitable decline towards the day when all I want to talk about is having a “good bowel movement.” But the C word–constipation–has come up … Continue reading

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Wheat and Depression: 2

Unfortunately, the question of wheat’s relationship to depression is very poorly charted in the medical literature. We do know that people with celiac disease experience more depression and commit suicide more often than the general population (a big issue all … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional effects | 38 Comments

Wheat-free Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is one of those fixtures of Thanksgiving dinner that, when recreated without wheat, can be enjoyed without worry. No worries over weight gain, increased blood sugar, triglycerides, blood pressure. No leg edema, abdominal cramps or diarrhea. No depression, … Continue reading

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Wheat and . . . depression

Barbara left this informative comment about depression and her wheat-free experience: Hi, I live in Brooklyn, New York. After devouring your book at the end of September, I decided to do “one” month of wheat free living. I was suffering … Continue reading

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Tracking your wheat-free experience

A comment was posted on the Facebook page for the Wheat Belly Blog about tracking the wheat-free experience. It concerned me because he/she was going to track things like cholesterol values. Sadly, cholesterol values can be a crude and often … Continue reading

Posted in Metabolic markers, Wheat-elimination success stories | 24 Comments

Is it too much to say that eliminating wheat TRANSFORMS lives?

I don’t think so. Because I see it every day. I see people discovering that the “secret” to weight loss has been staring them in the face for years in the form of the bran muffin or breakfast cereal, all … Continue reading

Posted in Wheat-elimination success stories | 51 Comments