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Wheat Baloney - Another Bad Book -Roger Mason

Wheat Belly is a pitiful book by Dr. William Davis. It's just another rehash of the deadly ketogenic diet. This is one of the worst diet books ever written. In 2021 it has almost disappeared off the radar screen. Words fail in describing this abomination. His thesis is that all your health problems will be cured if you simply stop eating wheat! Just eat beef, pork, lamb, sausage, chicken, pepperoni, turkey, eggs (read Eggs are Bad Food), dairy foods (read Milk Kills), sour cream, cheese, and endless desserts sweetened with artificial poisons. He actually touts toxic sucralose (read Splenda® is not Splendid)! Yes, he's that stupid! 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 pasta is white- it’s all white flour in America. How can you blame whole wheat when almost no one eats it?  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 almost no exercise. This is the cause of obesity, not eating refined wheat. 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's obviously completely nuts. 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 selectively bred over the centuries to improve them. Everything we eat today is a far better selective hybrid of what people ate centuries ago. Everything. Hybrids are natural selections. 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, for example, claims, “Oatmeal will cause blood sugar to skyrocket” has a mental disease.

The Northern Chinese eat, grow, and import more wheat than any other country. Whole wheat is the main dietary staple for the rural Chinese. The urban people eat refined wheat. Wheat is their everyday staple. They have far better health than we do, and live longer. He then completely misquotes a great book The China Study (read the article China Study) to "support" his stupidity.

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. Taking wheat out of your life won’t make you feel better, your digestion won’t get stronger, 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%. That's right, eat brown rice, whole wheat, corn, barley, and other whole grains as a staple. Stop eating 160 pounds of various sugars every year (read Sugar is Sugar). Stop eating 42% fat calories. Don't use artificial sweeteners. Eat half the calories and half the protein you now eat. Make better food choices, and you can eat all you want, lose weight, and never be hungry. Fat makes you fat, not food per se. “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 (read Chocolate is Deadly article)! 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” really have IBS, diverticulitus, Crohn’s disease, colitis, and similar digestive issues. None of which have anything to do  with gluten. Our digestive problems are caused by our horrible diets and lifestyles.

Davis 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. This clearly defines psychosis. In 2021 his book has disappeared, but gluten insanity is still very popular.

“Many people are enslaved by wheat and are wheataholics.” That’s a quote folks. He belongs in a mental institution along- with the people who follow his advice.  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. Davis belongs in a mental institution for his own good. Let’s repeat this…Americans eat about 1% whole grains, and less than 0.5% whole wheat. 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. We eat eight times the fat we need and the wrong kind of fats. 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 sucralose. "Moron" is an understatement. The sad thing is not that a preposterous, stupid, asinine book like this was written, but rather than millions of morons read it and took his advice. One girl made his book her personal Bible. A year later she ballooned up to 200 pounds at 5'6". 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.



Isn't it funny that old William is clearly overweight? Look at that double chin. One must be a very good example of health if you want people to believe in what you write.



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