A: The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” the American Diabetes Association and many other “educated” sources would have you believe that whole wheat (the universal component of whole grain foods) is good for you. But Dr. William Davis, who practices preventive medicine, has researched the development of modern wheat and exposes detrimental changes that hybridization and genetics research has done to modern wheat. In his books, “Wheat Belly” and “Wheat Belly Cookbook” he concludes “wheat is making us sick.” Thousands of his patients and many others who have read his book and eliminated wheat from their diets have lost profound amounts of weight and eliminated illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, gastric reflux, painful and inflamed joints and insomnia, to name a few. Eliminating wheat is like “removing poison” from our bodies which results in feeling healthy.
Personally, I had to eliminate wheat from my diet about 1½ years ago when antibodies to gliadin (protein in wheat) were discovered in my blood. Within three months of my wheat-free diet, I lost 10 pounds effortlessly. It turns out that whether antibodies are present or not, modern wheat grain is not good for us. In his books and blog sight, www.wheatbellyblog.com, Dr. Davis describes thousands of life-changing testimonies. I believe this isn’t just a fad diet, but potentially the most profound discovery of this century. If true, it explains the real reason for our increasingly obese society.
Information provided by Toni Sumpter, Medicap Pharmacy, 628 Nile Kinnick Drive South, Suite A, 993-1119.