John shared his Wheat Belly story, starting with the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox in January:
“Today, I went in to review the results of my blood work. The difference is from December of 2015 to today, after starting my Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox January 19, 2016.
“To start, I am down in weight from 267 lbs to 219. My blood pressure is down from 158/74 to 126/56. Glucose down from 76 to 71. Triglycerides down 287 to 80. Cholesterol down from 215 to 174. HDL Cholesterol up from 36 to 38. LDL Cholesterol down from 122 to 120. Overall, the doctor was very impressed with the overall improvements.
“I’m still sleeping through the night and my psoriasis has improved drastically and almost completely gone. Overall, inflammation pain is down drastically and I am able to walk more than ever before. The process hasn’t been easy, but it sure has been worth it.
“In the process I lost my ‘remote shelf’ (my Wheat Belly) and have to put my remote on the side table now. Below are some before and after pictures. The one on the left is from summer of 2015. The one on the right is summer of 2016. Thank you Dr. William Davis and thanks to PBS. I am a big PBS watcher and supporter and after seeing you on PBS I was hooked and made the commitment to a lifetime of change. Thank you for all you do to change the lives of many. My target weight is 180 lbs and I look forward to reaching my goal. The best is yet to come!”
Down 48 pounds with multiple metabolic improvements in 5 months—not too shabby, especially after rejecting all conventional advice to cut fat and eat more “healthy whole grains.”
And the metabolic numbers are going to improve further over time, since weight loss dampens the improvement of these values. John’s triglycerides have plummeted, but will continue to drop, as they are artificially “propped up” by the ongoing process of weight loss that involves mobilizing fats into the bloodstream as triglycerides (fatty acids); HDL will rise over time, with up to two years required for this slow-responding parameter to show its full potential. I would not be the least bit surprised if John’s eventual HDL cholesterol reaches an impressive, healthy, and longevity-predicting 80, 90, or 100 mg/dl—values often regarded as impossible to achieve, particularly starting as low as 36 mg/dl. (In conventional circles, an HDL of 40 mg/dl is considered good despite being associated with extravagant and uncorrected metabolic distortions that contribute to cardiovascular risk—you should no longer be surprised that conventional advice ensures a future of disease.)
John may have to now reach for his remote, but he has reversed an entire collection of health problems, metabolic distortions, and inflammation, as well as earning envious looks from the people around him who wonder what he does to look so darned good.