Cheryl posted this brief but powerful observation that highlights the incredible mind effects of wheat, the unexpected freedom from even incapacitating effects with its elimination:
I have suffered with major depression and chronic fatigue for the last ten years of my life. This past Christmas I actually wanted to die! I couldn’t live like I was anymore. Practically bedridden. I was at the point of having to have electroshock treatments, as none of the medications were working.
I read your book, Wheat Belly, and the diet has changed my life. I have never felt better in my life! Just by eliminating wheat, my depression is gone! I have the most energy I’ve ever had and feel great.
I’m telling all my friends and family now about this book and diet. I can’t thank you enough for having the courage to publicly share your findings. It’s criminal that the Food and Drug Administration is promoting something that is making us so sick! Thank you so much!!
Eat no wheat versus a lifetime of hopelessness, partially-effective antidepressants, even electroshock therapy–is there any choice here?
The mind effects of wheat are highly variable, depending on the unique susceptibility of the individual. Wheat consumption via the mind active gliadin protein can show itself as behavioral outbursts in children with ADD or autistic spectrum disorder, as food obsessions in those with a tendency towards binge eating or bulimia, worsening of paranoia in people with schizophrenia, or as appetite stimulation in everyday people. And, in people like Cheryl, it can cause crippling depression.
Can you appreciate the enormity of experiences like Cheryl’s?