Monthly Archives: April 2013

Earth to Jillian: It’s NOT about gluten!

Jillian Michaels made a major nutritional boo boo with this recent piece of hers: MYTH: If You Want To Slim Down, Go Gluten-Free. “Only about one percent of the American population needs to be gluten-free because of an autoimmune disorder … Continue reading

Posted in Gluten-free, Weight loss | 149 Comments

Fettucine Alfredo from the Wheat Belly Cookbook

Here’s a recipe for Fettucine Alfredo from the Wheat Belly Cookbook: Prep time: 5 MINUTES Total time: 15 MINUTES Makes 4 servings Remember: Don’t be afraid of fat! Cheese, butter, and heavy cream shine in this Fettuccine Alfredo, minus the … Continue reading

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Saved by an angel

Kory posted this inspiring story of life turned around with wheat elimination: You have changed my life and it didn’t take long. I was pushing 195 lbs, which is huge for a woman who is 5’4″. I hid it well, … Continue reading

Posted in Wheat-elimination success stories | 47 Comments

Type 1 diabetes . . . cured?

Carrie posted this wonderfully thought-provoking comment about her diabetic son: My 13 yr old son was diagnosed over a year ago with Type 1 [diabetes]. Before his diagnosis, I was very ‘green’ — bought organic foods, bought meat from free-range, … Continue reading

Posted in Diabetes, Wheat-elimination success stories | 180 Comments

Maria Emmerich’s Protein “Noodle” Lasagna recipe

If you haven’t already stumbled on the fabulous recipes (and photography) of Maria Emmerich, well, then . . . you should! Maria “gets” it: She understands the wheat-free concepts, yet doesn’t make the common blunder made by so many others: … Continue reading

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Teeth and grains don’t mix

Lessons from examination of the Tyrolean Ice Man, Otzi, continue as his remains are sliced, examined, and scanned. We now learn that he had dental decay. See this National Geographic report: Leader of the Plaque: Iceman Otzi had Bad Teeth.: … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient forms, Anthropology and wheat consumption | 23 Comments

Food from Hell

Wheat Belly has inspired a number of creative efforts: the wheat belly portrait by artist Lesley Spanos; bread art; the song and video, Wheat Belly Blues, by James Winningham; and an irreverent poem. We now add this gem of dark … Continue reading

Posted in Wheat Belly Art Gallery | 25 Comments

Wheat Tooth

Evie encapsulates the peculiar appetite-stimulating effect of wheat that trumps all other appetite effects, “sweet tooth” included. I’ve been on the wheat-free plan for four months and have had good results with loss of 12 pounds, total resolution of digestive/intestinal … Continue reading

Posted in Appetite stimulation, Gliadin | 87 Comments

Open mouth, close mind

So much of what we talk about here and in other Wheat Belly discussions revolves around the mind effects of wheat. While there are other “foods” with mind effects, such as the euphoria and judgment altering effects of alcohol, or … Continue reading

Posted in Appetite stimulation, Brain effects | 56 Comments

Wheat, stalking, codependence and other abnormal relationships

Audra tells this tale of romance gone sour: Leaving wheat is like one of those break-ups where you still have to work with the person or maybe even remain roommates. In this example, wheat is a man, and we will … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional effects | 59 Comments