Wheat: Brainless Grain

Read Jean’s story of neurological impairment and pain turned around with elimination of modern wheat, the most destructive grain ever devised for brain and nervous system destruction:

The Wheat Belly book and the wheat-free diet have saved my life, or at least my quality of life. Thank you.

I read the book and saw myself and my future. Bleak. I was walking like an MS [multiple sclerosis] patient, step-by-step telling my feet what to do. No connection between my brain and feet. Staggering, no balance. My husband would help me out of bed in the morning, stand me up, and hold me until I regained some balance. Then I would walk slowly to the kitchen, holding furniture and walls. Stand for a minute or two and have to sit down.

Terrible nerve pain in my legs and feet. Felt like the pain was right in the bones. I was prescribed Lyrica in higher and higher doses. Just made me feel sick and gain more weight. Then I was left with taking Tylenol and Advil in the maximum doses, worrying about the side effects. But what else to do? My physician sent me to a spinal surgeon. I have degenerating discs in my lower spine. He said I have spinal stenosis and needed fusion and laminectomies. He would fix my nerves while he was in there pulling them away from spine. Scary thought.

Then I heard about the Wheat Belly book, read it and went wheat free. Two months later all my inflammation is gone, peripheral nerve pain gone, IBS [irritable bowel syndrome] gone, sleeping in the afternoon gone, feeling like I was developing old lady incontinence gone. I have more energy and my health back. My pain is about 75% relieved. Lost a size in my clothes and can walk again. Very little problem with my back.

This is wonderful and I will never eat that poison called “wheat” again. Again Dr. Davis: Thank you.

Is there any other way to describe a food capable of such incapacitating effects except as a “perfect chronic poison”? Taking nasty prescription agents like Lyrica, even facing a major surgical reconstruction–No other component of diet cause cause years and years of bone pain, inflammation, neuropathic pain, fatigue, bowel urgency/irritation, incontinence . . . yet enjoy the widespread and enthusiastic endorsement of our USDA, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, and every other provider of “official” dietary advice. How does the “eat more healthy whole grains” mantra ring in the ears of people like Jean?

Critics claim that experiences like Jean’s are the exception, not the rule. I would argue that experiences like this, as well as gastrointestinal destruction, acid reflux, mood and mind effects, appetite stimulation, migraine headaches, worsening of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, a myriad of skin rashes, food obsessions, weight gain, diabetes, “high cholesterol,” high triglycerides, heart disease, cancer, and dementia, all consequent to consumption of this creation of modern genetics research, are so incredibly common that Jean could simply have become one additional casualty of modern agribusiness lost in the crowd.

Jean lost the wheat, then lost all the astounding health problems that it brought to her life–before she became irretrievably ruined by wheat.

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63 Responses to Wheat: Brainless Grain

  1. Anne says:

    What a great story Jean. I hope you continue to heal. I have a friend who just had back surgery for similar sounding problem. He refuses to even consider that food could be related to this problem. I am happy to say that so far surgery has helped him but I am concerned that the inflammation has not been turned off.

    I had many health problems related to gluten. A few were peripheral neuropathy, sciatic pain, depression and stress incontinence. I still have some residual numbness in my feet, but there is no more leg or foot pain. Depression and stress incontinence are gone.

    Wheat is evil.

  2. barbara copeland says:

    Jean your story is awesome, Im starting next wk, to go wheatless, I have severe arthritis in my hips legs and back, i had the epidural, it did nothing, so Im going to try this, my sister swears by it.

  3. mark says:

    My journey with gluten sensitivity. About a year ago I noticed that I was walking to my left a little bit. This lasted for 2 days. I then started to feel tingling sensations in my legs. Eventually I started to loose the feelings in my legs when I was walking. My legs and brain were not communicating properly. I was incredibly frightened. My mother had just passed away 5 months prior after a 20 year bout with Parkinson’s disease. I have heard that this can be hereditary and thought I may have this dreaded disease. I immediately began searching for alternative treatments on the internet. I became acqainted with adult stem cell advancements. I jumped from link to link and listened. It was then I believed that I had multiple sclerosis. I made an appointment with a nuerologist. I had MRI’s from my lumbar spine to my brain. There were lesions found(scar tissue). The doctor wanted me to begin to inject pharmacueticals. I told him I was more interested in the regenative side of medicine and wasn’t keen on living my life on pharmacueticals. I the did more research and found out about Functional Medicine. I went to a nuerologist who also practised Functional Medicine. He is the one who told me about the book Wheat Belly. When my test came back I was very gluten sensitive. So I go from a recommendation of pharmacueticals to taking all natural supplements and eliminating gluten. Occasionally I will have an episode that lasts for 5 seconds and then disappears. But I used to have them 3-6 times a day. All I did was take supplements and eliminate wheat.

    • Dr. Davis says:

      More need to hear your story, Mark!

      When critics say idiotic things like “This is just about cutting carbs,” we have only to remind them that wheat destroys neurological health, including the brain!

      I’d like to post your story as a Wheat Belly Blog post. Thank you for posting it!