Brianna shared her story with me a couple of years ago after she had lost 49 pounds living the Wheat Belly lifestyle:
Unfortunately, after learning that she was pregnant, she went off track and gained a lot of weight. She recently got back on the Wheat Belly wagon after delivering her baby and again shared her experience, with her 4 month results here:
“FOUR MONTHS no wheat, size 22 to 16 and still going. I seriously can’t believe it.
“I have PCOS [polycystic ovarian syndrome]. After 7 years of trying to conceive, six months following Wheat Belly last time I conceived twice, with second one resulting in a baby.”
Despite Brianna’s ups and downs, she now understands just how much control she has over weight and health. Females without PCOS can have many of the same problems as those with PCOS, but ladies with the genetic predisposition to PCOS have all the problems—facial and body hair, high testosterone levels, infertility, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes—much more readily. In addition to allowing her to conceive, getting back on the Wheat Belly lifestyle has also reduced Brianna’s testosterone level to normal, dropped a sky-high estrogen level (a risk for breast cancer) to normal, a prolactin level to normal, liver tests to normal.
The medical “solutions” to PCOS? Eat less, exercise more, then prescribe metformin for blood sugar, antihypertensive drugs for blood pressure, drugs to reduce testosterone, clomiphene and hormone injections for infertility, topical drugs to slow hair growth—PCOS is a financial bonanza for the medical system, although the woman suffers awful side-effects, endures the excess weight, and is exposed to thousands and thousands of dollars of expenses.
Yet Brianna now has a child, is losing weight at a rapid clip, and is reversing all the other PCOS phenomena—at virtually no cost.