“I’m convinced that it (wheat) is not human food. These grasses are not what we evolved eating.” Schedule at http://MetabolicCoaching.NET. Local & Online Distance Metabolic Coaching Available. Join us for our monthly webinar or weekly local courses! And Mark says, “I’m real happy that I don’t eat wheat any more. I recommend it to everybody!”
Why??? Mark Hall is an MD, a pediatrician. A couple of years ago I mentioned to him that our family was “wheat-free” and “gluten free” because of my sons allergies. Since he’s a pediatrician, I though this might benefit some of his patients, children with chronic allergies, eczema and asthma. From that point, Dr. Hall started doing his own research into the benefits of a wheat-free lifestyle with amazing results.
He was able to get off of all three of his high blood pressure medications. And 20 years of chronic back pain finally stopped. How long did this amazing health transformation take? “About 6 weeks,” Mark recalls.
As a pediatrician, Dr. Hall says, “I think I’ve always thought nutrition was important to some degree, and I’ve frequently told patients that. But I really had no idea (how important),” because there is not that much training on diet in medical school. “I ate reasonably healthy, meaning getting some fruits and vegetables in my diet but I didn’t pay any attention beyond that.” And then things changed…
Mark and I had a short conversation about our family being wheat-free and gluten-free. What did he think? He says, “I thought it was a little odd when you first mentioned it (being a wheat-free house), because I hadn’t hear anything about that… But it made me curious. So I looked into it and picked a copy of the book ’Wheat Belly.’ It was very convincing and illuminating.“
“We are all at risk for heart disease. And it sounds like if you eat wheat: if you’re going to have a heart attack, you’re going to have it sooner, if you’re going to get Alzheimer’s disease, you’re going to get it sooner – if you’r eating something (wheat) that is that inflammatory.”
What happened when he stopped eating wheat?
CHRONIC BACK PAIN – GONE
Dr. Hall says, “So I decided to stop eating wheat. And about 6 weeks later, I noticed the back pain I had had for decades was easing up, and just went away entirely. I had had a couple of minor car wrecks several decades ago. I wasn’t seriously injured, but i jacked up my back. And it hurt a little bit every day – sometimes quite a bit. But it just stopped! That constant input of something that was causing inflammation (wheat and gluten), having had it withdrawn finally allowed it to stop being irritated.”
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – GONE
And he continues, “But then I noticed my blood pressure was dropping. Every day I was at work… I would have one of my nurses take my blood pressure, and it was always elevated. I was on three different medications for it. But it was still, on a good day, 150/90… I was just willing it to be lower. I didn’t want to be on more medication. But it started, once again, 6 or 7 weeks after not eating wheat, it started dropping more and more – like systolic in the 90’s and diastolic in the 50’s. And it took me another week to put it together. I stopped taking my (blood pressure) medicines altogether. And the systolics were between 100 and 120, and diastolic anywhere between 60 and 80. And it stayed that way.”
So what caused Mark’s 20 years of back pain to resolve? What caused his chronic blood pressure requiring 3 medications to resolve? In his word, it was “All from not eating wheat.”
Although it might sound “inconvenient” to eat a wheat-free, gluten-free diet in our society where hamburgers, sandwiches and bread are everywhere, Mark says, “It’s not convenient to have back pain every day. It’s not convenient to have to put medications into your body to counteract the effects of that wheat – like blood pressure medications, or whatever.”
Who does Dr. Hall believe could benefit from a wheat-free diet like we teach at Metabolic Coaching? “Anybody that’s breathing.” That about sums it up!
PS – Mark lost 15 pounds!
You can learn the a wheat-free diet like Dr. Hall used to improve his blood pressure and chronic back pain by watching the videos 1-7 at: http://metaboliccoaching.net/free-content/. Written instructions, the audio version, and low-carb meditations can be found at: http://metaboliccoaching.net/free-content/.
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This video depicts a real person, not an actor. He has NOT been paid or otherwise compensated for his contribution to this video. This communication is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Any health and/or lifestyle modification program should be undertaken only under the direct supervision of your doctor. Individual results may vary.