William Davis MD is a preventative cardiologist who has gone back to basics in the treatment of his patients - with outstanding results. Understanding that something in our modern diet must be responsible for our modern diseases, he has isolated wheat as being the overwhelming major player.
Not only is our consumption of wheat what has been causing everything from cardiovascular disease to Alzheimers, from acne to psoriasis - eliminating it will reverse many of these disorders.
Wheat once digested, releases exorphins that act on the brain in the same way as opiates. Once we are in the cycle of eating wheat it makes us powerless to stop. Just like smoking tobacco. And just like tobacco there are adverse health outcomes - only much more so. Bringing wheat into our diet is probably the biggest evolutionary mistake humankind has made. Fortunately we can fix this error, as many enlightened people are now doing. You need to realise, however, that there are some multi-billion dollar industries that are going to be resisting this change - an even bigger resistance than that of the nicotine pushers. Educate yourself and heal yourself, read the book.
Having always been a person that adds salt to any meal until it 'tastes right', I had to have a laugh when I found out that reducing our salt intake to that of the recommended government guidelines, will actually reduce our life expectancy. It seems that science has been going in two different directions with this subject over the last 40 years. One school of thought that found a link between high salt intake and hypertension (you know - in the type of study where they feed rats 60 times more salt than humans would normally eat) as opposed to another school of thought that found heart disease patients had a higher mortality with reduced salt over time.
While more recent studies trying to link increased salt intake with poor health outcomes has proved "inconclusive" and "inconsistent", another set of studies trying to link the opposite ie. decreased salt with poor outcomes, seems to have found a much more consistent link.
So, if your doctor has you on statins to reduce your cholesterol, low fat diets and reduced salt - what are you going to tell him on your next visit?
If you don't believe me, Gary Taubes has written about it all here.
Problem solver from way back. Currently working on the challenge of weight and health. Hence this website.