I’ve posted Keoni’s wonderful Wheat Belly testimonial video before. But he recently posted this inspiring reflection on his experience that started with an emotionally tumultuous Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox:
“If climbing a mountain were easy everybody would do it. If we could be dropped off at the top we would never experience the life teaching virtues along the way.
“I remember when I started the 10 day detox. By Friday I thought my legs were going to fall off climbing that mountain of feeling horrible. Then came all the crazy thoughts. No need to elaborate, some of you you know what I’m talking about. I don’t think I would have made it if it were not for the detox page and all the support. 2 days later I had turned the corner or you may say, reached the top of the mountain! In retrospect, I think I camped out there for quite some time enjoying the view or you might say, the reward of all the poisons leaving my body.
“Once the 10-day detox was over, I descended that mountain just to find that on the other side was an entirely New Life waiting for me. I felt like an infant that developed into something I could have never thought possible. In fact this past 4 months, at times, I feel unstoppable. I’ve been following the wheat belly lifestyle a little over two years & I’m going to be 59 in a few months.
“I just wanted you all to know that are going through the detox, you are not alone, we know how you may feel, and better yet, we know where you’re headed! And we’re looking forward to watching you break on through to the other side where we all enjoy the rewards of The compound effect, otherwise known as consistent and persistent effort over time.
“Each of us need all of us and all of us need each of us!”
Keoni Butcher, Tracy California: I was obese. I couldn’t hold a conversation without having a coughing fit, and every joint in my body ached.
I weighed 242 pounds, and I had been struggling for years and years, and … I’m always in the health food store, and trying to find this thing and that thing, and nothing worked, including the doctor. Until one day I was in a health food store, and as I was leaving the store, a fellow was coming in and I said excuse me sir, and he said “Hold it right there.”
He says “I’ve got something to tell you. You know you’re in this place to be healthy right?” I said yes, I am. He said “Well, I’ve got to tell you something.” and he pointed at the guy at the cash register, the owner, and he said “That guy gave me a book to read, and changed my life.”
That book was Wheat Belly. My weight started coming off, a pound a day, for almost a week — 6 pounds in a week — and then 20 pounds over 40 days. Oh, and what happened to my joint pain? I can sleep more at night. My sinuses are clear. I didn’t need to put nasal medicine or steroids in my sinuses anymore. My other ailments started going away.
You know I love to cook. I love to barbecue. I love slow-cooked meats — brisket ribs. And then there’s other things, like pizza that Dr. Davis tells you how to make. Haven’t even had to go without pizza. So I try post a lot of recipes, to help people
Health restoration starts in the kitchen; not in a drive-through. You know you’re not the only one in your household, but you might be the only one doing this. You know, doing this alone isn’t as hard as you might think. We have a great support system. It’s a private page on Facebook, the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox. I mean, so many people make it because of that page alone. You can go on there, ask questions. There’s other new people. There’s veterans. All your questions can be answered.
So now I’m on cruise control. I’m sticking with it the rest of my life. That’s for sure. And as many people that can come on, that I can help, I’m ready to do so.
My advice for people, when I meet them on the streets or family or friends: I tell them to investigate on their own, the way I did. I give them the directions: here’s the books, here’s some links. Look into it. Just do it. See how many medications you’re getting off of. See how much more activities you can do. Then make a decision. This isn’t a diet or fad. This is the way our bodies work, and this is what our bodies need.
Dr. Davis, thank you. I didn’t think I was going to outlive my dad. He made it to 84, but at the age of 48 I was a disaster, health-wise. That’s not the case anymore. 80 pounds later I can do anything I could could have done in my 30s. I plan on living a long life. I am setting a goal for at least 100 years old. So thank you for that opportunity.