Archive for December, 2015

No folate fortification for the grain-free

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Advocates of wheat and grain consumption claim that multiple nutritional deficiencies will develop if we eliminate them from our diet. Not true. Let’s explore this question.

Folates are a B vitamin necessary for multiple cell processes, including assembly of DNA and RNA. Folates are therefore especially necessary during pregnancy, as the fetus requires this nutrient to assemble and grow its own genetic code.


I finally got a full time job! I’m working at Arvato Services, a call center, and I’m a customer service representative for an American bank. Yes, I moved to Canada to work for an American bank. Too funny! We’re an inbound-only call center, so customers call us. (I didn’t want to work in a telemarketing outbound […]

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When to take Wheat Belly nutritional supplements

Alarm Clock in flat vector illustrationI’ve gotten a number of questions over the timing of taking the supplements advocated in the Wheat Belly lifestyle. So let’s talk about this issue. It’s actually quite simple.

Probiotic–Timing is unimportant. It’s also unclear whether they can or should be taken with food or on an empty stomach, as there are no clear data on this. So, until we have clarification, take it any old time. The only precaution is that it is probably best to not take your probiotic with anything really hot, e.g., coffee, as some species are heat-sensitive and will not survive. It is probably best to not take your probiotic at the same time as iodine, as iodine is an effective antimicrobial and may kill off some of the probiotic species.

John’s Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox transformation

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Remember Julie’s wonderful facial transformation and results on the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox? The extraordinary change in her facial appearance and weight loss of 13.5 pounds in the 10-day experience reflects the dramatic reduction of body-wide inflammation.

Her husband, John, had a similar experience. Although he lost a bit less, “only” 10 pounds (still pretty darned impressive, given that we do NOT advocate cutting calories, smaller portions, or extreme exercise in this program packed with filling dishes from the 10-Day Menu Plan in the book), he underwent a similarly dramatic change in facial appearance: less facial edema, less around-the-eye puffiness, larger eyes, sharped facial contours (though partly obscured by his beard). See John’s neck? As with Julie, his neck clearly shows positive changes, as well.