Wheat Belly: Lose The Wheat Lose The Weight

Wheat Belly – Dr William Davis: “Healthy Whole Grains” Are Not Good For You

Wheat Belly: 
Dr. Oz sits down with the controversial cardiologist who says wheat addictions should have a surgeon general’s warning  – Dr. William Davis. Are You Addicted to Wheat? Could eliminating wheat help you lose 15 pounds in 30 days? Maybe you could lose 20 pounds in a month. Dr. Oz talks to doctor Davis who thinks so! Learn why a controversial new “Frankenwheat” making you fatter and sicker than ever.


Wheat Belly


The Dr. Oz Show segment about Wheat Belly to discuss the destructive health effects of modern wheat airs Monday, December 3rd, 2012! On the show, Dr Davis gets the chance to discuss several of the important reasons why wheat is perfectly crafted to cause weight gain and destroy health, and why complete elimination of wheat is the most powerful weight loss and health-regaining strategy he has ever seen.

Dr. Davis will explain why he thinks wheat is harmful and what dietary changes you can make today to stay healthy. Forget everything you’ve learned about “healthy whole grains” instead remember that the need for “healthy whole grains” is pure fiction.”

My son purchased this book and brought it home to me and I started reading it that evening, I was interested in what Dr Davis had to say about the wheat we eat, I now have a better understanding of all the complications caused by eating wheat products.

Dr William Davis: Wheat Belly

This is not the first time Dr Oz has had quests on his show talking about ‘Could I be allergic to wheat and gluten intolerance.’ Dr Davis’s book “Wheat Belly” is a about a wheat free diet, this is what the back cover says A wheat-free diet has been associated with significant benefits including:

  • Weight loss of 20,30 even 50 pounds in the first few months
  • Alleviation of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes
  • Recovery from intestinal woes, like ulcerative colitis and celiac disease
  • Marked improvement in overall cholesterol counts
  • Improvement in bone density and reversal of osteoporosis
  • Cessation of skin conditions from psoriasis to oral ulcers to hair loss
  • Reduction of inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis pain

Wheat Free Diet

Dr Davis:

Since 2004, I have served as Medical Director of the heart disease prevention and reversal program, Track Your Plaque, an international meeting-of-the-minds to generate a collective effort to find better solutions to the scourge of heart attack and heart disease. In an effort to assist people, as well as my patients, reduce blood sugar–high in over 80% of people nowadays–I asked them to 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.

‘Cause it ain’t wheat. It’s this stocky little high-yield plant, a distant relative of the wheat our mothers used to bake muffins, but genetically and biochemically lightyears removed from the wheat of just 40 years ago. We have geneticists and agribusiness to thank for this transformation from 4 1/2-foot tall “amber waves of grain” to the 2-foot tall semi-dwarf genetic variant now sold to us in the guise of “healthy whole grains.”

Dr Davis’s Wheat Belly book is an easy read, he has quite the sense of humor to add to the mix. Plus at the beginning of the book Dr Davis explains wheat before geneticists got hold of it and why a loaf of bread, biscuits and pancakes for that matter of today is different than it’s counterparts of a thousand years ago, different from what our grandmothers made. The latter part of the twentieth century and an upheaval in hybridization methods have transformed grain. If I were to try an explain the whole ordeal I would have you totally confused.

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health


Wheat Belly Excerpt:

Gluten is the main protein of wheat, don’t replace wheat calories with wheat calories. Eliminating wheat means eliminating the amylopectinA of wheat, the form of complex carbohydrate that actually increases blood sugar higher than table sugar and candy bars. You don’t want to replace wheat’s amylopectin A with rapidly absorbed carbohydrates of powdered rice starch, corn starch, potato starch and tapioca starch. In short, don’t replace wheat calories with rapidly absorbed carbohydrates of the sort that trigger insulin and visceral fat deposition. Avoid gluten free foods if you are gluten free.

Dr Davis explains in his book along with recipes to help get you started on getting rid of the wheat belly you are carrying around with you. The consequences of wheat consumption are not just manifested on the body’s surfaces, wheat can also reach deep down into virtually every organ of the body, from the intestines, liver, heart, and thyroid gland all the way up to the brain, in fact Dr Davis says there’s hardly an organ that is not affected by wheat in some potentially damaging way.

Just buy the Wheat Belly book, I assure you that you will no be disappointed. Like I said before Dr Oz has done a few segments on how to go wheat free if you think you may have a gluten intolerance, but this is the best I have come across yet to get me started on going wheat free.

I have lost 7 pounds in 7 days just by eliminating all wheat products that I normally eat, less bloating and I know I have lost a few inches. It wasn’t that hard once I delved into the book. I have not had a chance to finish the book, which I now intend to do as I was replacing some of the wheat products with gluten free products. I found gluten free soup packs that are totally gluten free and free from rice starch, corn starch, potato starch and tapioca starch and the days that I ate these I felt a lot better overall as opposed to gluten free pizza and gluten free cereals.

Dr Oz: Gluten Free Diet – Try It For Two Weeks!

The man has a point and I have seen and felt the difference in one week gluten free. If anyone has been gluten free or is deciding on doing a wheat free diet, please leave us a comment so others will be able to learn from your experiences, tips and secrets to make a wheat free diet transition a little easier.