“The majority of diabetes is reversible,” said Dr. Davis, author of the bestseller, Wheat Belly Total Health.
“Most people can make the choice to have diabetes or to not have it. This is because it is caused by diet. Sadly, it is caused by conventional advice to ‘cut your fat and eat healthy whole grains.'”
In his practice, Davis observed that patients experienced relief from diabetes, joint pain, heart disease, inflammatory disorders, acid reflux, asthma, migraines and depression by eliminating wheat and sugar from their diets.
“Wheat is a big reason — if not the biggest reason — why Americans are the most overweight population in the history of mankind,” said Dr. Davis, who called wheat poisonous and addictive.
According to Dr. Davis, the wheat we eat today is totally different from the wheat our parents and grandparents consumed because it has been scientifically engineered.
He said today’s “Frankenwheat” raises your blood sugar more than most candy bars, and noted that two slices of whole wheat bread raises blood sugar higher than 6 teaspoons of sugar.
Blood sugar spikes fuel inflammation, which causes weight gain, belly fat storage, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
Eliminating wheat, reducing sugar intake and boosting your consumption of healthy fats aids weight loss and prevents depression, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
“More than sugary foods, grains raise blood sugar to high levels,” said Dr. Davis, who also wrote Wheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) Cookbook.
“The glycemic indexes, for instance, of whole wheat bread, oatmeal, and multi-grain breads are among the highest of all foods. They ensure having high blood sugars.”
To ensure healthy blood sugar and optimal health, Dr. Davis suggests consuming a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic-style diet that incorporates plenty of high-quality animal fats, olive oil, coconut oil, vitamin D, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Dr. William Davis is a proponent of low carb, high-fat diets such as the Paleo, Atkins and ketogenic diets, saying unprocessed saturated fat is healthy.
Obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman agrees. Westman, director of the Duke University Obesity Clinic, has helped hundreds of morbidly obese people lose thousands of pounds and reverse their diabetes and heart disease with a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic-style diet.
Reducing carbs and consuming plenty of healthy fats accelerates weight loss and protects your brain and body, said Dr. Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
“I tell my patients not to fear the fat,” said Westman. “Eat lots of fat. There’s no problem with fat.”