Category Archives: Appetite stimulation

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

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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

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Prisoner to food

Jacey posted this plea for help in gaining control over her wheat-induced binge eating: I have read your book and have read the blog over and over again. I also attempted to eat wheat-, sugar-, and grain-free over and over … Continue reading

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Safe sex . . . on weekends only

“I think totally eliminating wheat is too hard! What if I cut back, say, 80 or 90%? Can I still get most of the benefits?” The short answer: No. Let me explain. If you cut back on sugar by 90%, … Continue reading

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Felled by a crouton

Maxwell is a smart guy. A faculty member at a local university, he teaches graduate students and performs research. A pretty darned sophisticated sort of guy. At age 62, he’s got heart disease, coronary heart disease that has necessitated 3 … Continue reading

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Down and out wheat addiction

Anne posted this comment. Her story provides a perfect example of the wheat withdrawal process we encounter when we go wheat-free. I finished reading your book. I’m truly inspired to make a lifestyle change, but have failed at all attempts … Continue reading

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Wheat is an opiate

Although it is a central premise of the whole Wheat Belly argument, I fear that some people haven’t fully gotten the message: Modern wheat is an opiate. And, of course, I don’t mean that wheat is an opiate in the … Continue reading

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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

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Why do we eat more?

It’s a well-established fact: Americans eat more. Several large studies have documented the increased calorie intake of Americans. This study, for instance, calculated a 440-calorie increased intake per day from 1977 to 2006 in 28,400 children and 36,800 adults. Increased … Continue reading

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The Gliadin Effect

Gliadin is a protein found within wheat gluten. It is, from a cold scientific viewpoint, a fascinating issue, a protean protein capable of incredibly varied biologic effects in humans. Among the things we know about gliadin: –Gliadin is the most … Continue reading

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