013: Dr. William Davis Of Wheat Belly – Why Wheat & Grains Are Killing Us!

Since 2004, Dr. Davis  served as Medical Director of the heart disease prevention and reversal program, Track Your Plaque.  In an effort to assist people and his patients reduce their blood sugar (high in over 80% of people nowadays) Dr. Davis had them eliminate wheat, including whole grain products, based on the simple fact that wheat products increase blood sugar more than nearly all other foods. The unexpected result: Incredible weight loss; relief from acid reflux and the gas, cramping, and diarrhea of irritable bowel syndrome; increased energy, more stable moods, and deeper sleep; relief from arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis; dramatically improved cholesterol values; reduced blood pressure and inflammatory measures, and on and on. It became clear that this was no coincidence. This was real. And it was all due to eliminating this thing being sold to us called wheat.  As a result, Wheat Belly was born.

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3 Key Points:

  1. Humans were never meant to eat grasses… including wheat
  2. Much of what we’re told isn’t necessarily true
  3. We can solve most of our lifestyle problems/illnesses with lifestyle changes

Show Notes

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  • [02:26] – Dr. William Davis explains how he discovered the hidden problem of wheat on a person’s body!
    • Dr. Davis’ mom almost died of heart disease, so he set out to find better ways so people wouldn’t just drop dead
    • The effects of wheat on the coronary calcium scan showed INCREDIBLE findings
    • The typical doctor advice wasn’t working (i.e. lower your fat intake and take statins)
  • [04:54] – The expert advice was to ignore the scan!
  • [05:25] – EVERYONE is at risk for heart disease and their coronary calcium levels increase each year… even if you look healthy
    • Typical scores go up 25% per year… (This is bad)
    • Lipoprotein tests showed that the dominant cause for heart disease is an excess of small LDL particles
    • Small LDL particles are caused by only two things: sugar and grains
    • Meanwhile, a slew of symptoms disappeared when cutting out sugar and grains (like IBS, restless leg, psoriasis, depression, acid reflux, type II diabetes, etc…)
  • [08:00] – if this is so good, why doesn’t everyone know about it?
    • These conditions are very profitable for big pharma
  • [09:54] – Why grains are so bad for us
    • We added grains into our diets relatively recently (anthropologically)
    • When our ancestors added grains, tooth decay went crazy
    • When humans started consuming grasses, we started getting sick
    • Now we have genetically modified grains, which are even worse!
  • [11:27] – Wheat germ agglutinin is in GMO wheat that is toxic to humans
    • This is used as a pesticide
  • [12:36] – Why the US Dietary guidelines are flawed
    • The US Food pyramid is not based on science
    • The guidelines recommend foods that are still bad, but just “less bad”
    • Dietary guidelines are largely crafted by industry and big corporations
  • [15:02] – How cutting grains out can get rid of most of our health issues
    • Seborrhea, eczema, and IBS can be gone within a week!
    • Vitamin D is a huge problem
    • SIBO is a bigger epidemic than diabetes
    • Why wheat is a foundation of almost all auto-immune disorders
  • [18:23] – Practical steps that YOU can do to get started
    • All seeds of grasses are bad!
    • Humans don’t have the enzymes to digest wheat and gluten
    • Quinoa and buckwheat are SAFE and not grains
  • [20:36] – How to get carbohydrates without grains
    • When you go “grain free” you will actually lose fat, gain muscle, and get rid of inflammation
    • Boosting Oxytocin is another way to gain muscle
  • [20:05] –Books with great tips to get started
    • Wheat Belly total health
    • Undoctored
  • [23:28] – How the hormone Oxytocin can create an anti-aging effect
    • Oxytocin was typically used to induce labor
    • How Dr. Davis made YOGURT to make his body create Oxytocin for astounding results:
      • Dramatic increases in muscle
      • Skin thickens
      • Collagen increases exponentially
      • Hair grows faster (and can grow back)
      • Bone density is preserved
      • Deeper sleep
      • And more…
  • [28:32] – Action steps you can do today!
    • How to get what you need in your diet
    • You need prebiotic fiber
    • The problem with Keto diets is lack of prebiotic fibers
    • Many people who do the Keto diet (or Atkins) re-gain weight, have metabolic distortions, and can develop SIBO & constipation.
  • [30:42] – How to get prebiotic fibers, which are only in carbohydrate foods
    • If you have bad effect with the prebiotic fibers, it’s a good indication you have SIBO
  • [32:07] – Why it’s dangerous to buy commercial prebiotics and probiotics
  • [34:32] – What are the signs of SIBO and how to know if you have it
  • [37:10] – Dr. Davis leaves parting pieces of wisdom and how to educate yourself with what really works

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