Proposing some of the most alerting findings in nutritional research, controversial cardiologist Dr. William Davis warns about the detrimental effects of America?s favorite crop?wheat. Advocating the complete elimination of your favorite breads, bagels, and cereals, Dr. Davis suggests that, ?Wheat is making us sicker than ever.?
Coining the term ?Frankenwheat,? Davis explains that the scientific transformation of wheat has turned the crop into a poisonous, addictive, ?modern creation of genetics research.? Now an ?18 inch tall, high yield, semi-dwarf creation,? Davis elaborates that consumption of modernized versions of wheat has created implications for human health that were never anticipated from the traditional plant.
? Heart disease
In his New York Times Best Seller, Wheat Belly, Davis spurs the movement to completely eradicate wheat from the American diet. He reveals that modernized wheat consumption produces an abundance of adverse physical and mental effects – sometimes devastatingly, sometimes subtly. Tagging the crop as toxic, Dr. Davis further discloses that there has not been a single organ system or condition that cannot be related back to the consumption of wheat. Euphemistically labeled ?organic,? ?sprouted,? or ?multigrain,? Davis reiterates his perspective that not a single variation of wheat is good for you? ?No human should be eating this modern creation of genetics research!? He even challenges the recommendations of a renowned Dr. Oz and his support of whole wheat and grains – claiming it is false logic to provide the poor alternative to merely ?take something bad for you and replace it with something less bad.?
Not only does modernized wheat test the boundaries of the physical capacity of human health, Davis states that its habit-forming nature has been researched to be as addictive as drugs such as heroin and morphine. He describes that by consuming modern wheat products, you are inevitability vulnerable to carbohydrate cravings. Like addictive drugs, wheat?s unique glycoprotein, Gliadin, has the ability to ?bind to the opiate receptors in the human brain.? Stimulating the appetite to consume increased amounts of junk foods and carbs, the brain is triggered to consume a whopping 440 more calories per day, 365 days per year?thus, not surprising why Davis identifies modern wheat as a ?perfectly crafted poison to make you gain stomach weight.?
Unfortunately, Davis?s sole solution pertaining to modernized wheat consumption is black and white – declaring that removing wheat from your diet is the only way to protect yourself. However, the cardiologist ensures that, ?If you get rid of wheat, you will experience wonderful, unexpected transformations in weight & health.?
Earlier this year I gave up bread for lent and never went back.? Well, not really never, but I mean a really rarely ever eat bread now.? It has to be one of the only options.? It wasn’t as hard as I thought to give it up.? Burgers are still pretty good without the bun and passing on pre-dinner bread at restaurants is not too hard any more.? The hard part is the alcohol…Beer? Now the term “beer belly” is making more and more sense to me!
What do you think? Can you do it? Maybe a resolution for 2013?