Category Archives: Gliadin

How to survive wheat withdrawal

During my recent appearances in British Columbia, speaking to crowds in Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops, and Vernon, I received many questions about how to better deal with the unpleasant symptoms of wheat withdrawal. Because this question came up so many times, … Continue reading

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Gliadin: The Universal Human Poison

Autoimmunity is the process describing an immune response waged against our own organs. The complex collection of mechanisms consisting of T and B lymphocytes, antibodies, and others, meant to provide protection against viruses, bacteria, and other body invaders, is misdirected … Continue reading

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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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Anatomy of a poison

There is a substantial amount of science devoted to characterizing the gliadin protein in wheat. There are thousands of versions of this molecule, varying in amino acid sequence. But there are sequences shared by most forms of gliadin proteins. (These … Continue reading

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1500 calories LESS per day . . . and a question

A reader who calls himself “Not Hungry in NC” posted this wonderful story along with an important question at the end: My story: Was advised to read Wheat Belly by a friend who’d had success with it. Started wheat free … 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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What do you have that chimps don’t have?

Besides your nice new iPhone and a receding hairline, what do modern Homo sapiens have that chimpanzees do not? I recently attended a conference in which Dr. Alessio Fasano spoke. Dr. Fasano is a noted celiac disease investigator who has … Continue reading

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Just add water: Instant diabetes reversal

Teresa posted this wonderful comment of diabetes reversed within 48 hours of losing the wheat: I just recently started this new lifestyle after reading the book about 12 days ago. I was a type 2 diabetic on Metformin and Byetta … 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

Posted in Appetite stimulation, Bowel flora, Gliadin, Small LDL particles, Wheatlessness | 116 Comments

Modern Wheat: A Terrorist’s Delight

Modern wheat is the perfect disrupter of bowel health, a creation that even Al Quaeda couldn’t top. Let’s put aside issues like celiac or gluten-sensitivity triggered by the new gliadin proteins (such as the Glia-alpha9 sequence in most modern wheat), … Continue reading

Posted in Bowel permeability, Gliadin, Inflammation, Lectins, Wheat germ agglutinin | 66 Comments