Archive for February, 2018

Which beers are safest for the grain-free lifestyle?

Football games, tailgating and beer always seem to go hand in hand. This can be problematic when you are adhering to a grain-free lifestyle. Virtually all ales, beers, malt liquors, and lagers are brewed from grains. Thus, there are measurable grain protein residues present in most beers— generally 1 to 2 grams per 12 ounces. This is not a lot, but it’s enough to stimulate appetite, provoke inflammation, and initiate autoimmunity.

Fermented foods to beat back SIBO and dysbiosis

If you’ve been following the Wheat Belly discussions, you already know that efforts to cultivate healthy bowel flora in the wake of wheat/grain elimination is a key factor in regaining health. While I’ve emphasized the importance of a high-potency (e.g., 50 billion or more CFUs per day), multi-species probiotic supplement and prebiotic fibers, I’ve not focused on the importance of fermented foods. This issue comes to light in particular with our experience in battling small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO.

Fermented veggies

I’ve been discussing the role of fermented foods in preventing or treating dysbiosis and the more difficult condition small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO. While a high-potency probiotic supplement and prebiotic fibers continue to play important roles, I’d like to expand the conversation about the role of fermented foods.

Thinner, healthier . . . and younger

Time and time again, people following the Wheat Belly lifestyle report on their wonderful weight loss successes, fitting back into old jeans with smaller waists, thighs, and other measurements, while also enjoying a wide range of health improvements.

But something we have not talked enough about are the AGE-REVERSING changes in appearance, flexibility, and day-to-day performance. Take a look at what happened to Di (photos above):

“It definitely works!! I started in April, have lost 25 kgs [55 pounds] and never felt healthier.”