By Lana Lokteff | redicecreations.com
Most people freak out without their morning wheat toast. However, more and more people are beginning to turn to the wheat-free diet, experiencing liberation from chronic health ailments, weight and blood sugar spikes. In the book, Wheat Belly, preventative cardiologist William Davis explains how eliminating wheat from our diets is the key to achieving permanent weight loss and relief from a range of health issues.
After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic—and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health.
Every day, over 200 million Americans (and millions more elsewhere in the world) consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” Davis says that excess fat is not related to inactivity or high fat diets but is due to our love of foods like bread, pasts, muffins and cakes. None of these foods were consumed by our Paleolithic ancestors. It doesn’t matter if you eat whole wheat, multi-grain, unsprouted, germ, organic or gluten free because wheat is wheat. In Wheat Belly, Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the public as “wheat” informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat.
Dr. Davis’s diet plan fits in line with Nora Gedgaudas’ bookPrimal Body, Primal Mind. Nora Gedgaudas is one of the world’s leading experts on Paleolithic (Paleo) nutrition, certified in holistic nutrition and a clinical neurofeedback specialist. Like Dr. Davis, in her practice, she has seen incredible results by removing high carb foods for her patients’ diets, healing them of diseases modern medicine has deemed incurable. Her book like William Davis’ detail the horrible effects wheat and high carb grains have on the human body and even on the mind. The Paleo diet is reversing chronic diseases, relieving stress and psychological issues. Also, since it is a pre-agriculture diet, it doesn’t negatively impact the environment as it doesn’t require ludicrous agricultural practices or GMOs like grain diets require.
Dr. Davis points out that two slices of whole grain bread will increase blood sugar higher than two tablespoons of pure sugar cane, a candida favorite! Although many turn to wheat free grains, spelt, kamut, quinoa, amaranth, teff, millet, brown rice and buckwheat, these are all still high carb foods which turn to sugar and spike blood sugar levels causing Hyperglycemia or Hypoglycemia when levels fall again. This causes great stress on the body. People argue this is only the case of high glycemic index foods but others say this includes all high carb foods.
Weston Price, was a dentist known primarily for his theories on the relationship between nutrition, dental health, and physical health. He founded the research institute of the National Dental Association, which later became the research section of the American Dental Association, and served as its chair from 1914–1928. By 1930, Price had shifted his interest to nutrition. In 1939, he publishedNutrition and Physical Degeneration, detailing his global travels studying the diets and nutrition of various cultures. The book concludes that aspects of a modern Western diet (particularly flour, sugar, and modern processed vegetable fats) cause nutritional deficiencies that are a cause of many dental issues and health problems. The dental issues he observed include the proper development of the facial structure (to avoid overcrowding of the teeth) in addition to dental caries.
Weston Price’s research discovered that cereal grain foods are the worst possible thing for our teeth! He discovered that foods high in dense nutrients, such as animal fats, were the best foods for our teeth. The reason for this is because animals were designed to collect all of the most valuable nutrients. These people had no degenerative diseases and perfect teeth. No traditional groups of humans throughout history were vegetarians as these foods were not available year round. However, Dr. Price found two eastern African tribes, the Kikuyu and the Bantu that ate a mostly vegetarian diet. They experienced tooth decay unlike their neighboring meat eating tribes. Continue Reading