149. Hard To Swallow: The Toxic Truth About Wheat & Gluten with Dr. William Davis

William Davis

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William Davis, MD is cardiologist and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health, Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight-Loss Life Plan, and two cookbooks, the Wheat Belly Cookbook and the Wheat Belly 30-Minutes (Or Less!) Cookbook, also NY Times bestsellers and, most recently, the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox

His books have sold over 4 million copies in the North American market and are published in over 40 countries. Major national media appearances include the Dr. Oz Show, CBS This Morning, National Public Radio, and Live with Kelly (Ripa), featured on Bill O’Reilly and the Colbert Report, and in print media including the covers of First for Women and Woman’s World magazines, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Atlantic, and Women’s Health. Dr. Davis has built a substantial online presence on his Wheat Belly Blog (www.wheatbellyblog.com) with more than 28 million views since launch in September, 2011. There are also substantial followings on social media, including 300,000 followers on Facebook. More than a book, more than social media, the Wheat Belly phenomenon has proven to be a movement, growing over time and creating an audience eager for food solutions that are healthy, delicious, convenient and consistent with the Wheat Belly message. 

Most recently, Dr. Davis’ new book, Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor has been released. This new book takes the lessons learned through the worldwide Wheat Belly experience and adds new concepts including how to harness the emerging power of crowd-sourced wisdom and new technological health tools. We are living in the dawn of an age when the health consumer can accomplish an astounding amount in regaining health on their own—without the doctor or healthcare system. 

Dr. Davis is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine, with training in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease at the Ohio State University Hospitals, advanced training in angioplasty at the Case Western Reserve University Hospitals where he also served as Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship and Assistant Professor of Medicine. He now focuses on preventive care and providing self-empowering strategies to the public through his books and projects.   

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is presented for educational and exploratory purposes only. Published content is not intended to be used for diagnosing or treating any illness. Those responsible for this show disclaim responsibility for any possible adverse effects from the use of information presented by Luke or his guests. Please consult with your healthcare provider before using any products referenced. This podcast may contain paid endorsements for products or services.

It’s insanely profitable to be wrong when it comes to health – of course, it’s not profitable for me or you, but perpetuating misinformation makes some shady executives out there loads of cash. 

And there are few things we are more misinformed about in the Western world than those amber waves of grain, which now make up 70% of all calories consumed by humans on the planet. 

But here’s the thing – grains were never part of the human diet until relatively recently, and certainly not in these ridiculous proportions. And when we remove wheat from our diet, the results are downright miraculous: weight melts away, inflammation disappears, migraines subside, some disease reverses entirely, and our gut stops feeling so crappy all the time.

That was the idea behind the #1 New York Times bestselling book Wheat Belly, written by today’s guest Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist and one of the world’s foremost experts on wheat and gluten.

Wheat Belly has grown into a movement of people hungry for food solutions that are healthy, delicious, and convenient. And Dr. Davis’ new book, Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor, takes the lessons learned through the worldwide Wheat Belly experience and adds new concepts, including how to harness the emerging power of crowd-sourced wisdom and state-of-the-art health technologies. 

We are living in the dawn of an age when the average person has access to information and the choice to regain their health and heal their body, without a doctor or the healthcare system... So what will  you choose?

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • How a family member’s death led Dr. Davis to start investigating wheat and gluten
  • Why cholesterol testing is like a “beat up old ‘57 Chevy with rust up and down the sides and flat tires” – that is, outdated and virtually useless
  • The insane profit in medical misinformation 
  • Why modern “Frankenwheat” is even more harmful than the grains of yore
  • What humans should be eating to fuel their body
  • The lies we’ve been told about animal fats
  • How indifference to people’s health (and love of money) has corrupted healthcare, and why the REAL solutions to our health will come from real people like us, not the healthcare system
  • Why just two slices of whole wheat bread is worse for you than six teaspoons of table sugar
  • How our reliance on grains has inadvertently created a nation of addiction – and how BIG PHARMA is taking advantage of that fact
  • Why many “gluten-free” foods are actually worse for you (and the gluten alternatives that are healthy)
  • What happens chemically in your body when you eat grains and gluten
  • The difference between A1 and A2 dairy
  • Why no society in human history has ever thrived on (or sustained) a vegan diet

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