Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health claims on the CBS Morning News that modern wheat is a “perfect, chronic poison.”
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Dr. Davis’ book Wheat Belly has been a best seller since it debuted in August of 2011. Thousands of people have been ditching modern wheat and whole grains of any kind and seeing noticeable improvements in the weight and health in general.
In the video, Dr. Davis says that modern wheat is bad because “It’s not wheat. It’s an 18-inch tall plant created by genetic research in the ’60s and ’70s.” Dr. Davis claims that the gliadin protein that has been added to modern wheat “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.”
So it seems that the purpose of this modification to the modern wheat supply we consume here in the US and many other areas of the world is to not only help grow ten times more of it in the same area as what used to be “regular wheat” but to also get us addicted to consuming it everyday.
The benefits to the people that are eliminating modern wheat is dramatic. “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,” says Davis. Ditch the modern wheat, lose the weight.
These benefits can be read about in Dr. Davis’ book Wheat Belly.
A PDF of Dr. Davis’ 2012 Low Carb Cruise Wheat Belly presentation slides can be downloaded here.