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Take a minute and ask: Is that really grain-free?

Living the Undoctored and Wheat Belly Lifestyles may take a bit of effort, but the results are so worth it. You have to really think before you order your meals. Hidden sources of grains and corn by-products are lurking in some unlikely places. You may have thought that by skipping the bread/sandwich and choosing the soup-n-salad would ensure that your meal was safe. Think again…

9 Budget Friendly Ways to Live the Grain-Free Lifestyle

Some people balk at the prospect of following a grain-free lifestyle because they’re concerned that the increased reliance on pasture-fed, organic, meats and vegetables will end up costing them an arm and a leg. They worry about how difficult and costly a life without quick, inexpensive, processed, convenience foods will be. Have no fear! Wheat Belly is here!

There are a number of strategies that you can use to keep a lid on costs as you make your new food choices. Incorporating just a few of these can really help your budget.


Avoiding the processed foods full of harmful grains, sugars, and chemicals can save you more than just calories. Have you looked at the price of a box of crackers lately? Make your own healthy snacks.


Grow your own herbs. If you don’t have the luxury of an outdoor garden you can grow herbs indoors. You will no longer have to pay for a few fresh leaves of basil, but will simply pull a few off your own plant, which will regrow in just a few days. Dry what you don’t use and save yourself a bundle.



Grow your own fruits and vegetables. You don’t need a big, fancy garden, just a simple 5’ x 5’ plot, fertilized with coffee grounds and composted organic materials. Never gardened before? Choose the vegetables that are easiest to grow, such as: cucumbers, zucchini, and squash, and save your seeds for the next year.


If you find yourself left with more produce than you can consume. Freeze, can, or ferment the excess. Wheat Belly Total Health has some great suggestions for fermenting foods.


We embrace fat: It is essential for life and is good for health. It is also satiating. Buy fatty cuts of meat, such as: chuck, rib eye, tongue, and fatty ground meat. Round, brisket, and shank, while not rich in fat, tend to be less costly cuts. If the cuts you choose are tough, don’t worry, pound them with a meat mallet before cooking or use a slow cooker.


Save fats in a glass jar, and set them aside to cool. Use the saved fats as your cooking oil, which is healthier and cheaper than buying bottles of polyunsaturated oils.


Eggs are a great source of protein and Vitamin B. Combine them with vegetables, oils, olives, herbs, and other ingredients, to make wonderful frittatas or quiches that can be exceptionally low-cost breakfasts, or even dinners.



This is one of my favorite strategies. It allows you to dehydrate leftover meats, vegetables, herbs, and fruits to convert them into delicious snacks. Spice your up meats and vegetables with turmeric, ground red pepper, sea salt, and other spices prior to dehydrating. A dehydrating device can be purchased for as little as $ 30 to $ 40 and will pay for itself after just a few uses.


Purchase vegetables from your local farm or farmers’ market. Subscribe to a community supported agriculture (CSA) for vegetables, eggs, and meats. By eliminating the middleman and avoiding high-end stores, you will shave off unnecessary added costs.

Yours in grainless health,

Dr. William Davis

PS: Living a grain-free life still means enjoying delicious and affordable foods. I have some great recipes to share with you from our friends at Wheat-Free Market:

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.

Look Catrina in the eye and you can tell she’s grain-free!

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Catrina shared her photos before and after her Wheat Belly experience:

This is me after two months grain-free. I have lost 10 pounds and 10 inches so far.

“After one month, I tried corn nachos and regretted it due to stomach pain and anxiety.”

Look at the change in Catina’s eyes: they’re bigger. While this might simply be due to facial expression, this effect is so common with the loss of facial edema in people following the Wheat Belly wheat- and grain-free lifestyle that I believe it is a genuine effect in Catrina. It is, of course, simply part of the body-wide reversal of inflammation and edema (water retention) that plagues grain-consumers. The weight difference is 10 pounds, but the loss 10 inches of Catrina’s measurements likewise signals the reversal of inflammation out of proportion to the weight loss.