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I’ve posted Ann’s wonderful Wheat Belly journey previously, detailing her relief from rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the phenomena of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), migraine headaches, chronic hives, asthma, and other conditions, as well as her success in losing a large amount of weight over several months.

Well, Ann is back with another update:

“I wanted to update you with my progress. Today it has been 10 months since I began this journey. I lost another 6 1/2 inches this month and have now lost a total of 125 lbs.

“I feel incredible. I am a new person. Without your books, this wouldn’t have happened.”

Doesn’t she look spectacular? Ann has truly undergone a life-changing transformation. In her communications with me, I also feel a new hopefulness that was most definitely not present just 10 months earlier. Note that Ann has not been counting calories, limiting portion sizes, or engaging in extreme exercise. And, although she has indeed been limiting carbohydrates, when would a low-carb diet alone achieve relief from an autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis, the endocrine disruptions of PCOS, or the misery of migraine headaches? Low-carb is not the defining, crucial factor here–it’s the elimination of wheat and grains.