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Quite funny. Do you know someone who’s addicted to pasta?
Is food made out of wheat flour addictive? Does it result in weight gain and disease? That’s what Dr William Davis claims in his book Wheat Belly.
After spending a long time at (or close to) the top of the New York Times bestseller list Dr Davis was finally invited to the very popular The Dr Oz Show. Nobody likes whole grains more than Dr Oz, so kudos to him.
Dr Davis gave a great performance. And I mostly agree with him – apart from the claim that wheat affects the brain like heroin and makes us eat 440 calories more per day. That seems more sensation-seeking than scientific.
On the other hand wheat can certainly result in extreme blood sugar elevations, insulin spikes and fat storage. I also love Dr Davis’ analogy between whole grain flour and filtered cigarettes (just because something is less bad doesn’t mean it’s good). I often use that analogy myself. Hearing it on this whole grain-loving show was fantastic.
All in all a victory for low carb in America.
Congratulations dr William Davis! From now on you can call yourself a #1 New York Times bestselling author.
PS: When I’m back from the AHS I’ll finish editing my video interview with dr Davis on his healthy crusade against wheat.
I just saw the first episode of the much talked about HBO program Weight of the Nation, about the American obesity crisis. As you’ve probably heard they take an utterly conventional approach. When it comes to causes of this disaster all we’re hearing is the same old failed talk about too much food, fat and calories in – and not enough exercise.
Is that tired advice going to fail less badly today than it has failed us during the entire obesity epidemic? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is, as Einstein’s famous quote goes, insanity.
But what really blows me away is the title graphics, pictured above. When wheat (starch!) is considered an icon of health, is it any wonder that the massive weight of the nation is increasing every year?
The producers should be sent a copy of Wheat Belly.
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