Heidi shared her Wheat Belly experience since late 2014:
“Started Wheat Belly in September. I’ve lost 36 lbs so far and joined a gym in January. We are now expecting baby #3–this will be healthiest pregnancy so far.
-no more headaches
-helped fertility (I’m having baby #3)
-down 36 lbs since August/Sept of 2014.
-my skin is clearer
-my hair seems to have more volume
-overall happier mood
“If I slip or cheat and eat wheat, my knees & joints ache for days.”
Heidi experienced changes in her brain (headaches, mood), skin, hair, hormones, and metabolic factors by doing the opposite of all conventional dietary advice to eat plenty of “healthy whole grains.” Not just weight loss, not just a reduction of a few dress sizes, not just reversal of “gluten intolerance”. Heidi experienced a constellation of health benefits by removing the entire collection of dietary poisons in modern wheat:
Gliadin-derived opiates that drive appetite and exert mind effects
Gliadin that, when left intact due to incomplete digestion, initiates autoimmune phenomena (such as in skin, hair, and joints)
Amylopectin A that contributes to visceral fat accumulation
Gliadin-derived peptides, intact gliadin, wheat germ agglutinin, and several other proteins that drive inflammation
Had she measured iron levels (serum iron, ferritin), she would have witnessed a marked increase. Had she measured vitamin B12, she likewise would see the levels climb as her stomach and ileum recovered from wheat consumption. Zinc and magnesium levels would likewise all go up, reflecting the removal of phytates that block absorption of positively-charged minerals.
Add it all up and you can appreciate that wheat removal achieves a virtual head-to-toe health and body makeover.