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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:17 PM

Has anyone here read the book "Wheat Belly" by the heart doctor

William Davis? I'm currently reading it. It goes into some detail about how wheat that is grown today is substantially different than wheat we consumed in the 1970's and thousands of years before, specifically how it appears to have a MUCH higher glycemic index than wheat grown before the 1970's. Other different results too when we consume this new wheat, which is highly productive and disease resistant, but produces a higher reaction in insulin in our bodies. Interesting stuff.

Plus 99% of the wheat grown in the world is basically this same strain of wheat because it was bred with one purpose only--to be highly productive in the field, and resistant to disease. So pretty much everything you eat with wheat in has this same strain.

Anyway, if this kind of stuff fascinates you, it's an interesting book in my opinion.








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Reply Has anyone here read the book "Wheat Belly" by the heart doctor (Original post)
Lex Jan 2013 OP
mrsadm Jan 2013 #1
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JustAnotherGen Jan 2013 #2
gateley Jan 2013 #4
Lex Jan 2013 #5
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Response to Lex (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:21 PM

1. Yes, reading it right now, and following his blog

I was amazed to learn about how much wheat crops have been altered, and how little testing is required before bringing the foodstuffs to market. Sure would explain the rapid increase of not only celiac disease, but my waistline too!

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Response to mrsadm (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:36 PM

3. I've gone wheat free since last Sunday just to see how

I feel. Personal experiment, I guess. I want to see how I feel after 1 week wheat free, to see how I might feel, if hunger is tamped down, if any weight is lost, any increase in energy, that sort of thing.

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:24 PM

2. Yep

Anything on nutrition and specifically nutrition that eases the symptoms of auto immune diseases. I thought he gave a good overview for this new train of thought. And when you dive deeper into the alternative nutrition advice for things like A.S., Fibro, etc. etc. - you read some interesting things on rice too. . . all starches.

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:46 PM

4. I swear they must lace it with opium, too!

I've been bread free since the beginning of the year, and it's KILLING me!

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Response to gateley (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:47 PM

5. Part of what he discusses is that.

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Apparently, if you inject people with the drug that is used to keep Heroin from causing an addict to feel the high of Heroin (which is used to treat Heroin addicts obviously), but if you let regular folks (non Heroin addicts) eat their fill at lunch and supper, supplying a variety of foods including breads, crackers, cake, etc. and observe their intake, THEN a few days later, inject them with the drug that negates the effects of Heroin, and then present them with the same type of food, they eat 400 less calories of wheat based foods. So evidently wheat based foods are playing with those same receptors in the brain, or that's the theory.

I'm just paraphrasing what I read so it might not be exact.

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Response to Lex (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:54 PM

7. Wow -- fascinating! I'm going to look into this.

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Response to gateley (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:49 PM

8. After 5 days of wheat-free I can say with certainty

that my appetite has dropped, not as hungry, and it hasn't been difficult. Dropped a pound. I plan on doing this a bit longer and see if it has any other positive effects for me. I'm not eating "gluten free" but more strictly--no wheat products at all.


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Response to Lex (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:02 PM

6. I have the book. I have yet to read it.

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