"Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong." Friedrich Nietzche

"Any and all non-violent, non-coercive, non-larcenous, consensual adult behavior that does not physically harm other people or their property or directly and immediately endangers same, that does not disturb the peace or create a public nuisance, and that is done in private, especially on private property, is the inalienable right of all adults. In a truly free and liberty-loving society, ruled by a secular government, no laws should be passed to prohibit such behavior. Any laws now existing that are contrary to the above definition of inalienable rights are violations of the rights of adults and should be made null and void." D. M. Mitchell (from The Myth of Inalienable Rights, at: http://dowehaverights.blogspot.com/)

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Wheat Belly

Wheat Belly is the title of a book by preventative cardiologist, William Davis, M.D. He is one of a growing number of experts who are warning us about the harmful effects of a bad diet and Dr. Davis explains in detail why wheat, today, has become a frankenfood that is wrecking the health of millions, possibly billions, of people around the world.

Wheat actually has a higher gylcemic index than table sugar, sucrose. The modern wheat plant has been so hybridized that it has become, in effect, a genetically modified organism (GMO). The purpose of the hybridization was to make the wheat produce more grain per acre. That was done, but along with it came changes in how the wheat--all of its proteins--inter-react in our bodies when we eat it.

Dr. Davis says that in his personal experience--advising overweight, diabetic, and pre-diabetic patitents, sent to him by their family doctors because of their heart disease risk--he has seen people lose weight and either control or eliminate type 2 diabetes by getting wheat out of their diet. This applies to people with Celiac Disease, too, as well as other physical ailments. There are many aspects to how wheat negatively affects your body, many of which may not be apparent but will make you more and more unhealthy as you age.

I, personally, have eliminated all grains from my diet. I am following a paleo diet. But if you're not ready to do that, or can't afford to, then by all means get all wheat out of your diet. That would include so-called healthy whole wheat (grains) and sprouted wheat, too. I know that's a tall order considering just how much our society is addicted to wheat and wheat products, but your future health could depend upon it.

Wheat Belly is well-referenced with some studies going back decades. I highly recommend this book for anyone serious about controlling their health and losing weight. Also, you can go to wheatbellyblog.com to find out more. Go! Go now!

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