The wheat of today is not the wheat of our mothers or grandmothers. Modern wheat is the product of genetic manipulations that have transformed its properties. Modern wheat is now a 2-foot tall, high-yield semi-dwarf strain, different in both appearance and multiple biochemical features from traditional wheat. Introduction of this new strain of wheat was associated with the appearance of a long list of health problems, along with weight gain and diabetes.
According to Dr. Davis, saying goodbye to all things wheat provides
outsized and unexpected health benefits, from weight loss, to relief
from acid reflux and bowel urgency, to reversal of diabetes, migraine
headaches, and learning disabilities in children.
Davis is author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, "Wheat Belly:
Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight" and find your path back to health
(Rodale, 2011), now debuting internationally in over ten foreign
languages. Wheat belly has helped spark a nationwide reconsideration of
the conventional advice to "eat more healthy whole grains."
Formerly an interventional cardiologist, he now confines his practice to
prevention and reversal of coronary disease in his practice in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Davis is a graduate of the St. Louis
University School of Medicine, followed by training in internal medicine
and cardiology at the Ohio State University Hospitals, and training in
interventional cardiology at the Case--Western Reserve Hospitals in
Cleveland, Ohio. He is also founder of the online heart disease
prevention educational program, Track your Plaque.
Watch Dr Davis talk about Wheat: The Unhealthy Grain: