Wheat Baloney -Another Bad Book - Roger Mason
Wheat Belly is a
new book by Dr. William Davis. This is one of the worst diet books ever
written. Words fail in describing this abomination. His thesis is that all your
health problems will be cured if you simply stop eating wheat. Eat beef, pork,
sausage, pepperoni, chicken, turkey eggs (read Eggs are Bad Food), dairy foods, sour cream, cheese, and endless
desserts sweetened with artificial poisons. He actually touts toxic sucralose! The
fact that people in America
eat almost zero whole wheat in their diet seems to escape him. Americans eat
only about 1% whole grains, and almost no whole wheat. The bread is white, the
cereals are white, the flour is white, the noodles are white- it’s all white
flour in America.
It also seems to escape him that Americans eat twice the calories they need,
42% fat calories (mostly all saturated animal fats), 160 pounds of sugar they
don’t need, and twice the protein they need. And get no exercise. This
is the cause of obesity, not eating white flour. Davis admits the old historical wheat was a
healthy staple, but claims all the modern breeding has made it a “toxic
poison”. He claims whole wheat raises blood glucose more than white sugar. He
says wheat raises estrogen levels and causes gynecomastia in men. All skin
problems, including baldness, are due to wheat. All mental problems, including
schizophrenia and autism, are due to wheat. Whatever disease you have is caused
by eating wheat! He says, “Our society has indeed become a whole grain world.”
How can that be true when Americans eat a mere 1% whole grains, and less than ½
of 1% whole wheat? Folks, all grains, all crops, all vegetables, all fruits,
all livestock have been bred over the centuries to improve them. Everything
we eat today is a far better hybrid of what people ate centuries ago. Everything.
We are NOT talking about the very recent abomination of genetic modification
(GMO) of course. He is also a True Believer regarding the ridiculous Glycemic
Index (read Glycemic Index is Goofy).
Anyone who claims, “Oatmeal will cause blood sugar to skyrocket” has a mental
The Chinese eat, grow, and import more wheat than any other
country. (They also have about 1.2 billion people.) It is estimated they only
eat less than 20% whole wheat (rural Chinese), but more than 80% refined white
flour (urban Chinese) products though. Rural Chinese are far healthier than we
are. Wheat is a staple in Northern China. He
completely misquotes a great book The
China Study (read the article China
Study). He uses graph charts with no source at all.
Prove all this to yourself. Take all wheat (barley and rye)
out of your life for a month.
You will see there are no benefits at all. None zero. (Of
course, you should take all the refined white wheat out of your life, along
with white rice.) You won’t feel better, your digestion won’t improve, your
health won’t improve in any way, and you won’t lose an ounce of weight. The
idea of losing weight by taking wheat out of your diet is asinine. Try
eating 50% whole grains rather than 1%. Stop eating 160 pounds of various
sugars every year (read Sugar is Sugar Fat
makes you fat not food ).
Stop eating 42% fat calories. Eat half the calories and half the protein you
now eat. Never touch milk or dairy foods again. Make better food choices, and
you can eat all you want, lose weight, and never be hungry. “Use oils generously” he advises. “Eat meat and
eggs” he further advises. “Eat dairy products” is more inane advice. Consume
oils, meat, eggs, and cheese in “unlimited quantities”. He wants you to eat all
the nuts you want, and says, “You cannot overdo nuts, provided they are raw.”
Folks, nuts are 90% fat calories, and only used as a garnish, not a staple food.
Dark chocolate is a “healthy snack” that is "good" for you. What a
moron. We can only hope and pray chocolate is a health food! Why not alcohol,
coffee, cigarettes, opium, and cocaine? Then we’d really live in an ideal
world! He claims gluten intolerance and celiac disease are outright epidemics. Read
the article Gluten Free Insanity in
our free library. The fact is, gluten intolerance is a rare condition- if it
exists at all. People diagnosed with “celiac disease” generally have IBS, diverticulitus,
Crohn’s disease, colitis, and similar digestive issues, having nothing
whatsoever to do with gluten. All the symptoms of "celiac" are almost
identical to IBS.
blathers on to say wheat is a major cause of obesity because it raises your
insulin levels more than white sugar or Snickers® bars. He also says it is an
“appetite stimulant”. He claims wheat is an addictive “exorphin”, just like
heroin and morphine. He actually compares wheat to opiates, and says you go
into withdrawal when you stop eating wheat.
“Many people are enslaved by wheat..and are wheataholics.”
That’s a quote folks.
He says replacing white flour with whole wheat is simply
“less bad”, and still extremely harmful. “Forget everything you’ve learned
about, ‘healthy whole grains’…the need for healthy whole grains is pure
fiction.” The truth is whole grains should be at least 50% of your diet. He
doesn’t like beans and legumes either, and says they are as harmful as whole
grains. That pretty much leaves you with red meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products.
in a mental institution for his own good. Let’s repeat something... Americans
eat about 1% whole grains, and less than 0.5% whole wheat. Americans have eaten
wheat as a staple for over 200 years now. The entire world has eaten wheat as a
staple for over 6,000 years now. Modern wheat is just a better selective
hybrid like every other food we eat. Our health problems are due to
eating 42% saturated fat calories, twice the protein we need, twice the
calories we need, refined grains rather than whole grains, and 160 pounds of
various sugars every year. That is the problem!
Instead of whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread, whole
grains, beans, and legumes, he wants you to eat carrot cake, cheese cake, dark
chocolate mousse, chocolate fudge, and ginger cookies. Sweeten them with toxic
is an understatement.
The sad thing is not that a preposterous, stupid, asinine
book like this was written, but rather than millions of morons will read it and
take his advice. Of course Davis
will fall over dead prematurely from following his own deadly advice. The royal
road to success is telling people what they want to hear. Tell people what they
want to hear, and they will cheerfully follow you through the gates of Hell.