Skip to comments.Modern wheat a "perfect, chronic poison," doctor says
Posted on 09/29/2012 5:32:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Modern wheat is a "perfect, chronic poison," according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist who has published a book all about the world's most popular grain.
Davis said that the wheat we eat these days isn't the wheat your grandma had: "It's an 18-inch tall plant created by genetic research in the '60s and '70s," he said on "CBS This Morning." "This thing has many new features nobody told you about, such as there's a new protein in this thing called gliadin. It's not gluten. I'm not addressing people with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. I'm talking about everybody else because everybody else is susceptible to the gliadin protein that is an opiate. This thing binds into the opiate receptors in your brain and in most people stimulates appetite, such that we consume 440 more calories per day, 365 days per year."
Asked if the farming industry could change back to the grain it formerly produced, Davis said it could, but it would not be economically feasible because it yields less per acre. However, Davis said a movement has begun with people turning away from wheat - and dropping substantial weight.
"If three people lost eight pounds, big deal," he said. "But we're seeing hundreds of thousands of people losing 30, 80, 150 pounds. Diabetics become no longer diabetic; people with arthritis having dramatic relief. People losing leg swelling, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and on and on every day."
To avoid these wheat-oriented products, Davis suggests eating "real food," such as avocados, olives, olive oil, meats, and vegetables....
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Yes. Love this, thanks for posting.
I’ve severely reduced the wheat products I eat and feel a heck of a lot better.
Like we need a multi billion dollar agency of wet to regulate the environmental concerns of fish.
I havent reduced my intake of wheat products, and I feel fine. I weigh 98# soaking wet.
There’s always a new theory or fad going around. I try not to fall for them.
Anytime you lower your caloric intake, you should lose weight.
So have I - among other improvements my joints aren’t so stiff. I’m trying to get my elderly parents to cut back as well.
I’m not buying it, at all.
Wheat is one of the best, most complete, foods you can eat, if you mill it yourself, whole. It isn’t called “the staff of life” for nothing.
The flour you buy in a sack at the store is worthless. They’ve stripped everything good out of it, then pumped a bunch of chemicals back in so they can call it “enriched.” Junk.
I think moderation is the key to a healthy diet. I’ve lost 40 pounds in the last year by limiting carbs and high fat content food. But once in a while I do scarf a bacon double cheesburger (while they’re still legal).
Wheat mixed with DHMO . . . Zombie Apocalypse??
Not to worry. The resident experts here on FR will deem it safe and call anyone who believes otherwise a gullible fool.
I didn’t say I lost weight. I said I feel better.
Its not a theory or a fad. its science.
So wheat is a poison because it’s full of calories and prevents people from starving?
This is what really irritates me. Wheat is a “poison”, sugar is a “toxin”. What a bunch of newspeak lies. ARSENIC is a poison, and has no nutritional value at all.
I’m sick of all this garbage being spew as a way to control how people eat.
So you just read the headline?
The incidence increases in frequency as folks age.
Read a bit more about rice allergy ~ they've got that down to the gnats eyelash, and it's a very real biochemical problem mediated by LgE antibodies just like Coeliac, but with a different effect.
If you weight 98 lbs without trying, you are one of the lucky ones who were born with a wonderful metabolism. The rest of us need to cut back on gluten/carbs to live a healthy life.
I agree 100%. My wife and I began an Atkins diet this month. Within 5 days I had more energy than in the last 15 years (i’m 55).My joints feel much more limber. My blood pressure the last 2 evenings was less than 120/80.My wife’s blood sugar was running 125-130 for years, in the last 3 weeks she has checked it as 118,109,106,102,96.I am very noticeably more mentally alert. Haven’t fallen asleep in meetings or Church.
My boss and his wife started the same diet a week after us and have announced parallel results.
Oh.and another nice bonus; i have lost 25 lbs.
There wasn’t a wheat problem until crop circles started showing up.
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