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General Discussion / Still losing weight without being hungry
« on: August 04, 2014, 07:26:50 AM »
It's phenomenal: in 2009 I was 100 kg. Now I reached 82 kg! And without being hungry, I can eat less and less if I want. I like to hear experiences of others. It's terrific to have a normal weight - I am 1.87m. My goal is 80 kg and maybe 78 kg.

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> Sometimes when I read the Wheatbelly blog ...

And in case you're wondering why Dr. Davis rarely engages when the subject drifts to vegetarian, here's an old remark of his when he did.

http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2012/11/nervous-breakdown/comment-page-1/#comment-56288
"I don’t pick on the message of people like Dr. Esselstyn, Ornish, etc., as they are fighting the same battle as we are: Trying to best understand how to use diet effectively. If there are enemies, it is Big Food, Agribusiness, and Big Pharma, not these people.

However, there are a long list of reasons why the approach advocated by these people, I believe, is dead wrong, including the Ornish diet made me develop diabetes around 23 years ago. I am no longer diabetic having done the opposite of what Dr. Ornish advocated."


"Dr. I just had a conversation with my father who is following Dr. Esselstyn’s recommended diet. Basically only grains and vegan."
Grains! Boys, girls, it is not about eating grains, not about being vegan, it's just about not eating or rarely eating meat, or just fish, or just eggs and diary. Wheat free of course! I never heard dr. Davis say something against that.

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But why? If the meat eaters tolerate the less meat eaters or only fish or eggs or diary eaters or whatever, everybody is happy. Main thing is that we don't eat wheat. Sometimes when I read the Wheatbelly blog I have the feeling that the meat industry wants a piece of the pie of the succes of wheatbelly.

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I see it at the wheatbelly blog, time after time vegetarians get a slap in the face. Live and let live is my device.

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I don't count carbs either, sometimes I eat rice and sushi. Yesterday I ate corn crackers with cheese. I know, corn is bad, but after 50 years of eating a lot of wheat products I am not yet totally free of the addiction. In the beginning of my wheat free live I ordered a lot of corn crackers via internet. After 2,5 years I think that once in three months or so I buy a pack of corn crackers.  Most of the time I don't need them anymore.
I easily gain weight with cheese, corn crackers, salmon, rice.

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Djokovic has won Wimbledon. He is on vegetables too!

“I also make sure my diet is full of fruit and leafy green vegetables so my body has the nutrients it needs,” he says.
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/428272/Novak-Djokovic-Going-gluten-free-was-a-real-game-changer

He eliminated gluten, dairy, and tomatoes from his diet, and instead focused on eating nuts, seeds, vegetables, fish, chicken, and quinoa.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/10449779/Novak-Djokovic-diet-going-gluten-free-is-not-a-magic-cure.html

Look at this photograph!
At 6ft 2in, and just over 12st of pure muscle, Novak Djokovic – aka The Serbinator – is built like a racehorse.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2545845/This-gluten-free-diet-did-Djokovic-work-Its-dismissed-fad-Novak-Miley-swear-no-wheat-regime.html

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General Discussion / Djokovic has won Wimbledon
« on: July 08, 2014, 01:11:42 AM »
Djokovic is a tennisser who eats gluten free. Last year he was second, this year he won!
http://www.amazon.com/Serve-Win-Gluten-Free-Physical-Excellence/dp/0345548981

Going gluten free is something anyone can try assures the tennis ace. He suggests starting by eliminating gluten from your diet for two weeks. For the following fortnight try to cut down on excess sugar and dairy.
 
 “You’ll feel great. One thing my friends have noticed is how much my moods and energy levels have evened out. I’m no longer anxious, unfocused or prone to smashing a racket after a disappointment.
 
 “My life has changed because I now eat the right foods for my body. I feel fresher, more alert and more energetic than I have in my life. You certainly don’t have to be a tennis pro to make the changes I did to improve your body, your health and outlook on life.”

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/428272/Novak-Djokovic-Going-gluten-free-was-a-real-game-changer

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General Discussion / Re: Has anyone given up dairy?
« on: July 04, 2014, 01:21:34 AM »
I think diary is not necessary, I eat it sometimes for luxury, not to often because I think it may cause cramps in the night when eating it too much.

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Vegetable protein is an incomplete protein source. That's just a fact.
You have a diet which is highly based on animal sources?

Here is another source of another study about protein intake, but not about low carb:
http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-41311400062-X
It says: taken together, these results indicate that respondents ages 50–65 consuming moderate to high levels of animal protein display a major increase in the risks for overall and cancer mortality; however, the risks may be somewhat decreased if protein does not come from an animal source.

I think I should consume less nuts and seeds!

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It's extremely difficult to maintain, let alone, any kind of strength or muscle mass on vegetable protein.
Source?

You don't have to leave it all out, certainly not, just not everyday steaks and so on with three tablespoons of vegetables.

This is also a recent study:
The latest wisdom – guaranteed to raise a groan from those already perplexed over stories of suspect sugars and dodgy fats – arises from a study carried out by experts at University College London, who analysed the eating habits of 65,000 people, revealed through eight years of the Health Survey for England, and matched them with causes of death.The clear finding was that eating more fresh fruit and vegetables, including salads, was linked to living a longer life generally and in particular, to a lower chance of death from heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Eating at least seven portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day was linked to a 42% lower risk of death from all causes.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/01/fruit-and-vegetables-seven-portions-ucl-study

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20820038?dopt=Abstract
I see it is not so recent, study is from 2010.

I have to say I feel better with a lot of vegetables, fruits - I don't follow the advice to limit the intake of fruits - and limited intake of fish, diary and so on, than with a lot of fish and diary intake. NB I eat no meat/ very limited portions of meat. And I eat quite large amounts of nuts and seeds.

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General Discussion / Re: Quinoa
« on: July 02, 2014, 04:51:26 AM »
I see, I thought that quinoa was low in carbohydrate, like sesamseed, but it isn't.

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This I found on wiki:

A recent study shows that a low-carbohydrate diet on mostly animal sources the risk of death increases by 23%. The chance of dying from heart disease increases by 14% and cancer by 28%. A low-carbohydrate diet rich in vegetable protein and fats, however, reduces the risk of death by 20% and the chance of heart disease die by 23%.

Source:

[size=85%](en[/size][/font][/i]) Fung TT, van Dam RM, Hankinson SE, et al. Low-carbohydrate diets and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: two cohort studies. (2010) Ann Intern Med 153:289-298. PMID 20820038.

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Wheat Free Tips / Re: coffee and gluten sensitivity
« on: July 02, 2014, 01:39:44 AM »
I have problems, probably some sort of inflammatory stuff, they tested me for high antibodies, and I drink ridiculous amounts of coffee...I cant stop I need it. but I know its hurting me . I don't know how to stop, caffeine is a hell of a drug

It took me three months. After that, you can try do drink no more than 4 cups a day. It is possible. Try to drink it black at home.

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General Discussion / Quinoa
« on: July 01, 2014, 07:46:30 AM »
Hello, what do you guys think of quinoa? It has a low GI. It seems to me it are seeds. I have not tried it already.

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General Discussion / Re: Fasting
« on: June 24, 2014, 03:07:39 AM »
I think fasting is more easy to do for people who eat wheat free.

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General Discussion / Re: Anyone else test blood sugar for fun?
« on: June 16, 2014, 03:09:40 AM »
After a year glutenfree my doctor tested my blood sugar and it was ''excellent!!!''. I only don't know what 'excellent' means. It was never tested before by the way.

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General Discussion / Re: Processed meat
« on: June 15, 2014, 12:29:17 AM »
I think it's a bit odd to avoid processed food except processed meat.

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General Discussion / Re: Fungal nails a thing of the past
« on: June 14, 2014, 12:23:03 PM »
Loekie, are you completely sugar and carb free at this point?  What do you think is killing off the fungus?

Not completely sugar and carb free; I do eat rice sometimes and chocolate almost daily. I think a better immune system is killing the fungus.

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General Discussion / Processed meat
« on: June 14, 2014, 05:01:00 AM »
What do you all think of processed meat?

Sausages, ham, bacon and other processed meats appear to increase the risk of dying young, a study of half a million people across Europe suggests.
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-21682779

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General Discussion / Re: Fungal nails a thing of the past
« on: June 13, 2014, 06:25:31 AM »
Loekie,
Try a product called "No Miss", available via Amazon.
Not necessary, I guess about two years it's all over.

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General Discussion / Re: Fungal nails a thing of the past
« on: June 11, 2014, 05:30:23 AM »
Unfortunately, the nail fungus is back at large toe nail, but less severe as last year and last year it was less severe than the year before. There is definitely improvement!
It comes back every year in february, got worse until july and than it disappears again.

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General Discussion / Re: New & Improved Wheat Belly Blog....
« on: June 11, 2014, 05:28:58 AM »
> I see no blog...  :(

It moved:
http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/blog/
Yes, I found that, but I see no blog. The homepage appears when I click on 'blog'.

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General Discussion / Re: New & Improved Wheat Belly Blog....
« on: June 11, 2014, 02:58:57 AM »
I see no blog...  :(

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General Discussion / Re: Bulletproof tomato juice in the morning
« on: March 22, 2014, 01:28:58 PM »
I mean bulletproof tomato juice of course...  :-[

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General Discussion / Re: Bulletproof tomato juice in the morning
« on: March 22, 2014, 12:07:29 PM »
A thick liquid of tomatoes without additives. :)

Tomato purée
or passata is a thick liquid made by cooking and straining tomatoes.[1] The difference between tomato paste, tomato purée, and tomato sauce is consistency, and the thicker the consistency, the deeper the flavor.[2][3]
The definitions of tomato purée vary from country to country. In the US, tomato purée is a processed food product, usually consisting of only tomatoes, but can also be found in seasoned form. It differs from tomato sauce or tomato paste in consistency and content; tomato purée generally lacks the additives common to a complete tomato sauce, and does not have the thickness of paste.[4]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_pur%C3%A9e

You can also choose ready made tomato juice but I always use passata.

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General Discussion / Bulletproof tomato juice in the morning
« on: March 22, 2014, 03:33:38 AM »
Better than bulletproof coffee is this bulletproof tomato juice:

- 1 dl organic passata di pomodoro
- 1 tablespoon linseed oil or walnut oil
- 1 tablespoon broken linseed or sesame seeds or poppyseeds
- salt with iodine
- water

Stir all together and add water till you get jomato juice.
Drink it with your vit. d tablet and/or visoil tablet or whatever.
Eat also a boiled egg and an apple or put some fresh lemon juice in your tomato juice and you have all you need till lunch time. :) Also nice: cummin powder, also named djinten, added to the tomato juice.

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General Discussion / Re: Dutch medals
« on: February 25, 2014, 02:13:41 AM »
And are they completely off gluten too?


My mom keeps sending me updates on the dutch skaters.  :)

I read that there is also wheat germ in it.  Not wheat flour.

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General Discussion / Dutch medals
« on: February 23, 2014, 01:36:23 AM »
No one understands the succes of the Dutch skaters at Sotsji. But what do you think of this: they eat special bread of teff and flaxseed flour!

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General Discussion / Fungal nails a thing of the past
« on: February 04, 2014, 11:07:12 AM »
My fungal toenails seems to be a thing of the past. Only my little toenail left foot is a bit thick but also there is a normal nail 'coming'.
Anyone else with the same experience? I have not read this before, so I am curious. Maybe there are people who did not notice that their nails are better than before, but I have taken pictures from the moment the nails looked better.

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General Discussion / Re: My eyes are improving
« on: February 02, 2014, 02:37:22 PM »
Also recently, my fungal nails seems to be a thing of the past. Only my little toenail left foot is a bit thick but also there is a normal nail 'coming'.
Anyone else with the same experience? I have not read this before, so I am curious. Maybe there are people who did not notice that their nails are better than before, but I have taken pictures from the moment the nails looked better.

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General Discussion / Re: My eyes are improving
« on: February 01, 2014, 02:40:09 AM »
Hi Loekie,


Yes, it is true!  Dr. Davis has explained it.  He thinks it is because the inflammation around your eyes has diminished allowing an improved blood flow.  The halting of blood sugar glycation which was caused by eating sugar/grains and other high carb foods also helps because the eyes aren't stressed as much by the blood sugar swings.  Just as your overall blood circulation improves, this happens around the eyes too.  Just another little perk of WB!    :)
I think also that nutrients are better absorped. No leaky gut anymore.
 
 

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General Discussion / My eyes are improving
« on: January 31, 2014, 10:39:41 AM »
I see definitely clearer recently. I heard before that your eyes can improve with a wheat free diet, and it took two years but now I can admit it is true. Anyone else with the same experience here?

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General Discussion / MS and ketogenic diet
« on: January 23, 2014, 04:38:28 AM »
I stumbled across this on the internet:

Ketogenic Diet - a possible therapeutic approach for MS  The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, extremely low-carbohydrate therapeutic diet. Neurologists are investigating its use in treating multiple sclerosis. In this diet the brain no longer obtains its energy from glucose, a sugar, but from so-called ketone bodies produced in the liver.

http://www.dw.de/ketogenic-diet-a-possible-therapeutic-approach-for-ms/av-17380748


Maybe also a suggestion for A.L.S.?






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General Discussion / Re: Thyroid
« on: January 18, 2014, 11:03:32 AM »
Maybe after wheat free the thyroid needs time to heal?

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General Discussion / Re: When do i start to lose weight?
« on: January 17, 2014, 05:30:38 AM »
I lose weight again, I am 85 kg now! At some point in 2009 I was 100 kg. It stayed a long time around 88 kg.  I can't believe that I am 85 kg! I am very proud on myself!

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General Discussion / Re: Wheat in cat food
« on: January 12, 2014, 04:56:50 AM »
Aha, there's a lot grain free in the Netherlands too, I had to look at 'graanvrij', just the translation of grain free. Thanks.

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General Discussion / Asbestos in bread
« on: January 11, 2014, 10:44:52 AM »
In our country the Netherlands, you have the risk to eat bread with asbestos. Happy meal!
http://www.nltimes.nl/2014/01/09/bakkersland-admits-asbestos-bread/

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General Discussion / Wheat in cat food
« on: January 10, 2014, 06:00:48 AM »
In many cases wheat or grains are the main ingredient of cat food.
I buy cat food for young cats eventhough I have two cats older than seven, because catfood for young cats contains less wheat.
 

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General Discussion / Re: What do you all do for exercise?
« on: December 23, 2013, 01:52:31 AM »
I think the lack of advocacy for exercise is the weakest point of Dr. Davis's program,

In 2008 problems began with right leg. February 2012 - at that time right leg very bad and neuropathy in right feet - : starting wheat free, leg improved. 2013: problems with knee after badminton. The physiotherapist found that muscles in right leg and knee were too weak. Starting fitnessprogram for knee and leg in september 2013. After three months fitness training two times a week, leg much better. Started again with badminton. Last week: skating on ice for the first time in 20 years. It was fun! Swimming once a week. Long walks.
I think there is no program for everyone, each person is different.

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General Discussion / Re: Dental Exams....
« on: December 21, 2013, 02:07:11 AM »
I've tried it but the coconut oil melts immediately in my mouth and goes right to my stomach.

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General Discussion / Re: Gluten impacts Vitamin D
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:11:42 AM »
Scrupulous....YES, I was thrilled! I've been using coconut oil after I brush at least 4 times per week.....maybe more.  I keep it in my mouth and swish as long as I can stand it, then I spit it out. My dental hygienist said the difference is remarkable and my dentist charted the improvements.....this s**t works!

Coconut oil?

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General Discussion / Re: Thyroid level
« on: December 13, 2013, 07:53:14 AM »
Can there be fluctuations in one day?

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General Discussion / Thyroid level
« on: December 12, 2013, 03:43:05 AM »
My Theroid levels three monts ago: 7.3. Last week: 5.1.
That's better! Just with more iodine in the food! - and supplements: vit D, vit E and fishoil.
Next week I gonna talk with my doctor for a new test about three months.
The normal level has to be 0,4-3.5.

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General Discussion / Re: Mother's lab results
« on: December 08, 2013, 02:43:04 AM »
I don't know if it makes any sense for you, but I had terrible cramps in my legs at night. A lab test revealed that my thyroid worked to slow. The cramps disappeared with the following supplements: vit. E, fish oil, vit. D and eating some sea weed daily, using salt with iodine and drinking enough water in the evening. I had also some pain in my left hand and it seems that diary - milk, yoghurt - can be the trigger. Cheese is no problem. Magnesium is also important for the muscles, therefore I eat lots of seeds and nuts and tomatoes/tomato juice.

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General Discussion / Re: Thyroid
« on: December 04, 2013, 03:42:14 AM »
Probably been asked this over and over so forgive me but are you taking iodine? Also, if your gut isn't healthy it doesn't help with depression. I've read from Dr. Brownstein in a great little book he wrote about thyroid that the makers of synthroid have donated to all the medical schools and that's why drs. only know about TSH.

I had a test three months ago which showed my thyroid - i don't know if it was TSH, T3 or T4 - was working slow. Doctor wanted to give me meds. I refused, have eaten seaweed daily the last three months and I used salt with iodine. Next week I go for a test again. I had read on the internet that the meds you get for a slow thyroid, has to be taken lifelong. Not me!

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General Discussion / Re: really confused
« on: December 04, 2013, 03:35:12 AM »
I'm confused. After an initial weight loss,  I am now gaining weight.
This happened a few years ago when I did Adkins. I had an initial loss then too, but then the weight started adding up again and I stopped.
I really don't know what's going on.  :'(

Have you checked your thyroid function? Are you also getting tired again? Needing multiple powernaps and so on?

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General Discussion / Re: Questions about sweeteners
« on: November 29, 2013, 09:20:44 AM »
I can't believe that something called xylitol, can be healthy.  Maybe they should change the name.  :o
And what do you guys think of swerve?

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General Discussion / Questions about sweeteners
« on: November 28, 2013, 05:37:01 AM »
I use stevia for tea, I love it, but for coffee it is awful.  What is a good sweetener for coffee?
Today I saw 'coconut palm sugar' in the shop. Is there anyone who have tried this? Is it nice for the coffee?
 
 

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General Discussion / Gluten free datingsite
« on: November 26, 2013, 07:17:26 AM »
http://www.glutenfreesingles.com/

After the vegetarian datingsites we have now also the glutenfree datingsites coming!

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