As a cardiologist, Dr. William Davis spends his days telling his patients how to live
But he had problems heeding his own advice. Dr. Davis was packing on the pounds
until he made one big change to his diet.
Take a look.
The latest health advice tells us to eat more whole grains. But eating two slices of whole wheat bread, even the so-called healthy wholegrain wheat can be worse than drinking fizzy drinks or eating a chocolate bar.
Cardiologist and New York Times bestselling author, William Davis , found that today’s genetically modified wheat can actually harm the body.
He says eliminating wheat from your diet can help you lose weight and improve overall health.
Before discovering that wheat was an evil villain, Dr Davis struggled with his weight for years and it seems like nothing he did would work.
Initially, he cut out fat and then increases the so-called healthy whole grains.
He also took up jogging – 5 miles a day in fact, but the weight kept creeping up.
He gained 30lbs and became a diabetic!
Discovering that wheat was a problem didn’t happen overnight.
As a Doctor, Davis was keen to help his patients.
However, he didn’t specialise in obesity or even weight loss.
He ran a heart disease prevention clinic, which more often that not reduced blood sugars by upto eighty per cent of the people that came through his clinic.
Many of these patients with heart disease also had diabetes or pre-diabetes.
And so Dr Davis used very, simple logic.
“If two slices of whole wheat bread raise your blood sugar higher than most chocolate bars and table sugar, let’s see what happens if we cut it out. “
Three months down the line and these patients would come back to the clinic with much lower blood sugar, but not only that…
They would tell him of the many other benefits.
“I lost 30 pounds”, “My leg edema has gone”, “My migraine headaches that I’ve had every day for 20
years are now gone”, “My rash I’ve had for eight years, three biopsies, no diagnosis,
is now gone”, “My acid reflux is gone”, “My irritable bowel syndrome, cramps and diarrhea, all gone.”
Happy days, huh?
At first Dr Davis was unsure.
How could the removal of wheat improve our health and well-being.
Was it a coincidence?
The results became so consistent, so frequent, that it became clear that this was fluke.
Because of the nature of our modern day diets this is a very intimidating thought for many people.
Based on his experience, Dr Davis, goes on to explain that if he were to simply make two changes to our diet he would remove wheat and supplement with vitamin D.
He believes that those two things could cut back numerous health conditions by as much as 80 per cent.
Vitamin D is such an important factor in people’s lives, which I won’t go into here as this article is all about wheat.
Unfortunately, the wheat today in our diet is very different than the kind of wheat that was grown years ago.
The wheat of 1,000 years ago, the wheat of the Bible is very different from what we’re being sold today.
Now, I know I bang on about wheat being evil and all, but this wasn’t an evil act.
It was in fact to increase the yield of the crops, so that more people had access to food worldwide.
But this change has affects the plant’s genetics.
If you look at modern wheat, for instance, it’s a two-foot tall plant.
It’s not the four and a half foot, five foot tall amber wave of grain we all think of it.
These changes in the plant are accompanied by a very substantial internal biochemical and genetic change as well.
When I suggest people go wheatless for the first time, they kind of look at me as if I’ve just insulted their mother.
That’s because it’s in so many of our everyday foods, it makes it difficult to cut it out completely without some thought.
Not everybody is into health and fitness like me, so eating ‘clean’ and dodging wheat might be a tough place to start.
Fortunately, many food manufacturers have cottoned on to the wheat free craze and have started to produce some wheat free alternatives.
You can get wheat free bread, pasta, crackers and all sorts of things nowadays.
Unfortunately, many of these products contain one of the following or more: corn starch, rice starch, tapioca starch and potato starch.
All of which raise blood sugar and cause other problems.
So, the best thing to do is go back to the drawing board and use ingredients and recipes that don’t use wheat.
Wheat flour is usually a tricky issue for those who love to bake, but you can use all sorts of different flour.
Take for example almond flour, coconut flour and chick pea flour.
If you’re not too handy in the kitchen then all it takes is a quick look on the old interweb for wheat free recipes and bobs your uncle.
The point is that going wheat free isn’t all that bad.
This is coming from someone who used to eat three slices of bread with every meal!
If your health is suffering in one shape or form I encourage you to go wheat free for at least a short period of time.
Whether it’s weight loss or just to improve your overall health you won’t regret it.
If you’re interested in learning more about wheat and the implications it can have on your health check out ‘Wheat Belly’ by Dr William Davis on Amazon.