Jul 21, 2020
Years of agriculture modification has destroyed our wheat supply, stripping it of its beneficial nutrients and increasing harmful elements. I’m joined by Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly, to talk about how we can heal our chronic diseases likely caused by an overconsumption of wheat.
About Dr. William Davis
William Davis, MD is cardiologist and author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health, and several other books in the series. Most recently, he released his Revised and Expanded Edition of Wheat Belly with updated programs and strategies. His books have sold over 3 million copies in the North American market and are available in 40 countries.
National media appearances include the Dr. Oz Show, CBS This Morning, and Live with Kelly (Ripa), featured on Bill O’Reilly and the Colbert Report, and in print media including First for Women and Woman’s World magazines. Dr. Davis has a substantial online presence on his Wheat Belly Blog with 10 million visitors.
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, and empowering.
About This Episode
Bill joins me to talk about how modern agriculture has changed the core nutrition profile of wheat to actually make it indigestible by our bodies. This change came from good intentions - farmers modified wheat to increase yield for our growing population - but the lasting, negative impact on our bodies contributes to so many chronic and long-term diseases.
Bill encourages you to cut wheat and sugar out of your diet so you can finally start to feel better. Don’t worry, he’s developed some delicious recipes that mean you can still enjoy your favorite foods without using these modern kinds of wheat and sugars! Because Bill also lets us know exactly how much wheat a person can consume before it disrupts their health.
Bill also explains why he’s stopped prescribing statins to his patients with high cholesterol and heart disease. As he says, anything statins can do, diet and nutrition can do better. This includes taking supplements to improve your gut health.
Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) could actually contribute to many of our chronic health conditions. Bill recommends using an herbal antibiotic treatment alongside a change in your diet, including removing wheat and sugar, to treat this chronic problem.
Lastly, Bill shares some of his favorite recipes with us. He’s an advocate of fermented foods like kombucha and his own yogurt (which I’m developing a dairy-free version of). He also thinks everyone should drink magnesium water to improve their health!
Do you have chronic gut health problems? What’s your favorite fermented food? As always, you can ask me anything and let me hear your thoughts in the comments on the episode page. If you have questions, email@example.com.
In This Episode:
“This is not a mystery, it’s not speculation. It is widely established that a modern wheat is extremely destructive to human health.” (6:07)
“Anything statins do, we can do far better with nutrition.” (24:10)
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