Category Archives: Inflammation

Wheat Belly transforms lives in New Zealand . . . and a bread recipe!

Annie posted this story of complete health turnarounds in her formerly ill parents involving diabetes/prediabetes and a condition called Wegener’s Granulomatosis: I live in Christchurch, New Zealand, and saw you briefly on a programme called “60 Minutes” when they were … 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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Wheat liberation

Abbey tells this story of life transformed minus wheat. I call it “wheat liberation” because her story makes me think that she was a prisoner of the wheat message, in pain all the time and not understanding why. Let the … Continue reading

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Better than any NSAID

Karen posted this story of dramatic relief from the inflammatory effects of wheat: I’ve been experimenting with this diet for the past two weeks. I’m 26 years old and I have scoliosis. At the age of 23, I got in … Continue reading

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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


Just think of the enormity of the impact of wheat consumption on the human condition. Consumption of modern high-yield semi-dwarf wheat leads to: –Weight gain–especially visceral fat in the abdomen, i.e., inflammatory fat –Diabetes, pre-diabetes–via the appetite-stimulating effects of modern … Continue reading

Posted in Allergy, Brain effects, Celiac disease, Constipation, Diabetes, Inflammation, Joint pain, Migraine headaches, Neurologic consequences of gluten, Premenstrual syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis | 56 Comments

A musician strikes a chord

Tyrannocaster left this fascinating tale of guitar-playing ability lost, then regained, with elimination of . . . yup, you guessed it: wheat. (He apparently wrote this for another venue, but reposted it in the comments for this blog, thus the … Continue reading

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Gretchen's "cheat day"

Gretchen posted this comment about her dramatic turnaround from incapacitating inflammatory joint disease, going from crippled to back on her feet, once she said goodbye to wheat. I was diagnosed with autoimmune disease early in 2010 after being referred to … Continue reading

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