Monthly Archives: March 2012

Your liver is fat

Wheat Belly Blog reader, Denise, posted this question: My doctor has prescribed a low fat diet due to a barrage of tests that ended up showing I have a very fatty liver. I am overweight, have high blood pressure, IBS … Continue reading

Posted in Carbohydrates, Metabolic markers | 100 Comments

Wheat Belly Focaccia Bread

This recipe provides an unusually sturdy focaccia bread suitable for a variety of dishes. I used it to make a Reuben sandwich, for instance: a thick layer of corned beef topped with sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing sandwiched between two … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | 154 Comments

Let’s get high

Some things in life are best kept to a minimum: war, crime, debt, rap music, and . . . insulin. High levels of insulin–”hyperinsulinemia”–is among the fundamental steps that lead to so-called resistance to insulin that, in turn, leads to … Continue reading

Posted in Appetite stimulation, Gliadin | 45 Comments

Jelly beans and ice cream

What if I said: “Eliminate all wheat from your diet and replace it with all the jelly beans and ice cream you want.” That would be stupid, wouldn’t it? Eliminate one rotten thing in diet–modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat products that … Continue reading

Posted in Carbohydrates, Gluten-free, Low-carb diets | 80 Comments

The Wheat Lobby Smokescreen

The Wheat Lobby has been busy. The Grain Foods Foundation, the Whole Grain Council, and other lobby/trade groups for the wheat industry are in panic mode. After all, a recent 4.5% reduction in bread sales for the year were just … Continue reading

Posted in Wheat Belly counterattacks, Wheat industry | 62 Comments

Asparagus Tomato Frittata

Celebrate your freedom from wheat with some good old eggs! Frittatas are essentially quiches without the crust. While they require a bit of preparation, they are wonderfully useful to prepare, say, on the weekend and eat slice by slice during … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | 43 Comments

Wheat is hebetudinous

Darin posted this comment about his wheat-free experience in obtaining relief from depression: I’d never heard of celiac disease before reading your book. I”d always sort of rolled my eyes at the black helicopter hysteria about GMO in general and … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Wheat-elimination success stories | 89 Comments

Breaking bread and beating wheat

An anonymous commenter left this post on Amazon: I wanted to post this review because I am absolutely shocked at how quickly and easily the no-wheat advice worked (which I just did as an experiment that I was SURE would … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional effects, Weight loss, Wheat-elimination success stories | 59 Comments

April 23rd, 1979

“Hey, Stan: You’re not going to believe this!” “What”? “One of the food science guys, Finkel-something or other down in R&D, told me they had this funny thing happen in one of their taste tests.” “What’s that?” “So they get, … Continue reading

Posted in Wheat industry | 61 Comments

Can gluten-free ever be . . . good?

Are there every situations where gluten-free foods can actually be healthy for us? Readers of Wheat Belly and of this blog know that conventional gluten-free foods: –Make you fat–They especially cause visceral fat accumulation, i.e, Gluten-Free Belly. –Spike blood sugar–Few … Continue reading

Posted in Gluten-free | 118 Comments