Category Archives: Gliadin

Among the most ignorant about wheat? Celiac experts!

The University of Chicago Celiac Center’s Facebook page contained this response to my CBS This Morning interview from a Dr. Stefano Guandalini: I was quite surprised to see that CBS news would provide unquestioned credibility to Dr. Davis, the author … Continue reading

Posted in Celiac disease, Gliadin | 97 Comments

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

Posted in Appetite stimulation, Gliadin | 35 Comments

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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Corn Belly

Say you’re starting from scratch and contemplating some change in diet. You suffer with heartburn, your joints hurt, your feet are swollen after standing on your feet for 8 hours. On your last visit to the doctor, your blood pressure … Continue reading

Posted in Carbohydrates, Gliadin | 63 Comments


I’ll bet you pride yourself on living a pretty clean life. It’s doubtful that I’d stumble on you in some alley, track marks up your arms, lying in a puddle of your own urine, unconscious from a night of shooting … Continue reading

Posted in Brain effects, Gliadin, Neurologic consequences of gluten | 105 Comments

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

Posted in Appetite stimulation, Gliadin | 45 Comments

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

Posted in Appetite stimulation, Genetic changes, Gliadin | 44 Comments

Nails in the coffin

There are several of what I call “nails in the coffin” for wheat. These are potential issues related to wheat that are so bad that, if any one of them prove true, then once and for all it will be … Continue reading

Posted in Autism, Cancer, Gliadin, Leptin resistance | 126 Comments

Can you say "gliadin"? Megan's story

Here’s what Megan posted in the comments of the Wheat Belly Blog post, Quick and Dirty, a tale of being released from the appetite bonds of wheat: Two weeks ago, I started eliminating wheat and ordered the book. If I … Continue reading

Posted in Gliadin, Wheat-elimination success stories | 39 Comments