Archive for September, 2017

Discount on the Nima gluten testing device for Wheat Belly followers

If you are interested in your own Nima device to test your food for gluten residues, they are offering a 20% discount on the Nima Starter Kit if you enter coupon code WHEATBELLY.

The Nima device is useful for anyone with substantial gluten/grain sensitivities. While it only tests for gluten residues, this can serve as a marker for grain contamination. You can find more information about the device and the starter kit here.

In my experiences, the device is easy to use:

 

It’s easily portable, small enough to carry in your purse or jacket pocket.

The Prebiotic Fiber Test

If you have excessive gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, or diarrhea within the first hour of initiating prebiotic fibers to cultivate healthy bowel flora, it is highly suggestive of a condition called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO.

Confirming, then correcting, SIBO will then be a crucial issue in your full health recovery. Failure to correct SIBO can result in greater risk for type 2 diabetes, increased triglycerides, higher blood pressure, emotional disturbances, autoimmune conditions, and increased risk for diverticular disease and colon cancer.

A Brief History of Wheat

Many newcomers to the Wheat Belly (and now Undoctored) concepts have not heard some of the basic arguments behind it.

This video therefore initiates a series of brief discussions to explain how and why wheat and grains are so destructive to human health and why removing them yields such extravagant, unexpected health benefits. Here I talk about the history of wheat from einkorn to modern strains, why wheat was a mistake we made 12,000 years ago and how agribusiness got into the act and amplified many of the health problems associated with wheat consumption.

Assisted Fasting With MCT Oil

Medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, are a form of oil found in food that can be taken in concentrated form to facilitate weight loss and accelerate reversal of health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and fatty liver. You can also use MCTs to make intermittent fasting easier, as they effectively suppress appetite because they modestly raise the level of blood ketones such as beta-hydroxybutyrate.

My favorite way to take MCTs is as a coffee creamer using MCT oil powder.