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Ask The Low-Carb Experts (Episode 3): ‘Healthy Whole Grains?’ | Dr. William Davis

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It’s been fun launching my THIRD podcast dedicated to promoting the positive and life-changing message of healthy low-carb living. In just two short weeks, the “Ask The Low-Carb Experts” podcast has broken into the Top 10 of Health podcasts overall, been featured among the “New & Noteworthy” Health podcasts on iTunes, and garnered some truly fantastic ratings and feedback from listeners who are excited about this interactive LIVE show that airs on Thursday nights at 7PM ET. If you’ve been listening and become a fan of my new show, then I’d LOVE to have your review on iTunes to help us keep the momentum going to tell the world that low-carb is far from being a “fad” and that health is genuinely improving in the lives of real people who are implementing this effective nutritional approach. If you missed Episode 1 with Jackie Eberstein on “Weight Loss Obstacles” or Episode 2 with Dr. Ron Rosedale about “All Things Leptin, then go check them out to see what my new podcast project is all about! Fans of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” will appreciate this weekly focus on specific topics with some of the most highly-qualified expert guests in the world featuring a Q&A session with callers on the line and questions e-mailed ahead of time. I hope you are enjoying listening as much as I am enjoying hosting it!

In Episode 3 of “Jimmy Moore Presents: Ask The Low-Carb Experts,” we pull out the big guns for a pet peeve subject in the realm of nutritional health by tackling the issue of “Healthy Whole Grains?” highlighting a Wisconsin-based cardiologist who knows a thing or two about how the health of this nation is being destroyed, not helped by the promotion of wheat and other whole grains as “healthy.” His name is Dr. William Davis and he’s certainly no stranger to the low-carb community. In 2011 he released his long-awaited book called Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health about how obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases have been brought on by the enormous changes made to wheat crops in modern times.

Dr. Davis is a preventive cardiologist whose unique approach to nutrition (that is unlike what most of his fellow heart doctors are using) allows him to advocate for reversal, not just prevention, of heart disease. He is the founder of the Track Your Plaque program and lives in the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Davis has been on the cusp of identifying the key causes of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease for well over a decade with his examination into the negative impact of consuming “healthy whole grains.” He was a special guest speaker on The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise discussing his work promoting heart health through prevention with the use of an inexpensive CT Heart Scan test and he will be one of the featured guest speakers on the May 2012 Low-Carb Cruise sharing more about this subject in a lecture entitled “The Great Whole Grain Caper.” But we were glad to have him join us on ATLCX answering listener questions in EPISODE 3 on January 26, 2012.

Listen to Dr. William Davis address the topic “Healthy Whole Grains?”:

  • The “ubiquitous” message of promoting “healthy whole grains”
  • How the grain industry has the money and platform to push their message
  • The “series of blunders” that led us to believe grains are good for us
  • Why no questions are asked about the suitability for human consumption
  • The “inadvertent reengineering” of the gliadin protein in wheat
  • How gliadin increased daily consumption of calories by 400-500
  • The surge in weight and eventual diabetes epidemic because of gliadin
  • Type 1 diabetes rates have skyrocketed and wheat “smells bad” in this
  • Kids with Celiac disease have a 10-20 fold risk of Type 1 diabetes
  • Kids with Type 1 diabetes have a 10-20 fold risk of Celiac disease
  • Whether wheat gluten is better than tofu for vegetarians
  • The emotional and mental effects that come from consuming gliadin
  • Whether spelt and rye are just as deleterious as wheat in our diet
  • Why wheat was “more benign” in the past, but it’s never been “harmless”
  • Why he’d never consume any grain no matter how ancient it is
  • How farmers are lured into these high-yield dwarf strain of wheat crops
  • Rye is so closely intertwined with wheat that it’s “equivalent”
  • Something bad replaced with something less bad is promoted as healthy
  • Whether consuming other foods with phytate in them is just as harmful
  • Quinoa falls into “non-wheat” carbohydrates, but not recommended
  • The “quite a high blood sugar” than come from these non-wheat carbs
  • The lack of data that phytates are a “practical issue” regarding health
  • Why it’s important to “pick our battles” in diet to promote health
  • Wheat, HFCS, sugar, pesticides, and factory farming are all important
  • Why he’s “just not convinced” about needing to soak nuts and grains
  • Wheat leads to “extreme acidification of the body” that harms bone health
  • Why the arguments against wheat are probably much worse than he is saying
  • Lectins blocking leptin means that wheat leads directly to obesity
  • We’ve “only scratched the surface” on the impact of wheat on health
  • Whether wheat germ is worse or not as bad as consuming wheat bread
  • The “superiority of health” that wheat germ has, but it’s undeserved
  • The highest concentration of glycoprotein lectins are in wheat germ
  • How wheat germ penetrates “foreign substances” into the bloodstream
  • Whether fermentation or sprouted wheat merely makes it even worse
  • If there are other physicians who are embracing the anti-wheat message
  • How this wasn’t “even on the radar” of most doctors before his book
  • How people are now connecting the dots between wheat and disease
  • Whether he’s had medical colleagues contact him since his book released
  • How patients are hearing their doctors recommend Wheat Belly
  • Many people are become “sour” on the idea that nutrition is powerful
  • The healthcare system is “treating poor nutrition” from foods like wheat
  • The incentives and penalties for the various health procedures
  • Whether there are no symptoms from wheat isn’t a license to eat it
  • How high blood sugar levels from consuming wheat leads to declined health
  • Why you never “feel” small LDL particles and most people have it
  • The “very rare” existence of people who don’t have Small LDL-P
  • Why a high Small LDL-P makes it “crystal clear” about what to do
  • His protocol of wheat elimination and a low-carb diet
  • Why statin drugs won’t improve the Small LDL-P issue
  • Why it’s not enough to “just eliminate wheat” without other changes
  • The genetic condition that leads people to be skinny but high Small LDL
  • How avoiding wheat isn’t just about gluten, but also amylopectin A
  • It’s about wheat avoidance and not gluten avoidance for health
  • The rise of gluten-free foods that are just as harmful as eating wheat
  • Whether soaking brown rice removes the anti-nutrients makes it healthier
  • Rice is a “more benign grain” but is susceptible to genetic modification
  • Why the geneticists never look at whether food is for human consumption
  • What to do when going grain-free doesn’t control blood pressure
  • Why health concerns still happen despite wheat-free, low-carb living
  • What’s worse for you–white bread or whole grain bread?
  • The “shades of bad” when you’re looking at the various breads
  • Fiber and B vitamins in whole grain bread doesn’t make it good for you
  • Whether consuming flax seed and chia are safe or not
  • Why research fails to look at grain consumption vs. eating no grains
  • Whether wheat promotion is the “biggest health nutrition blunder” ever
  • Nutritional changes promoted in schools to combat childhood obesity
  • How “decades” of change that is going to have to happen at USDA
  • The role parents have to play in shifting the paradigm in diet
  • Why educating “through the back door” is what will make change happen
  • The USDA is “not in the business of protecting the consumer”
  • What is happening when you “feel sick” after eating wheat
  • The Wheat-Free Research Foundation that will examine issues with wheat
  • What you can say to people who claim you can’t get fiber without grains
  • There is no deficiency in essential nutrients when you eat wheat-free
  • Regularity improves consuming a low-carb, wheat-free diet plan
  • Whether it’s possible to control diabetes with low-carb, wheat-free diet
  • The promotion of a high-carb diet which leads to worsening of symptoms
  • Why doctors don’t promote a low-carb diet ahead of time for diabetes

    There are four ways you can listen to Episode 3:

    1. LISTEN LIVE ON THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 7PM ET by calling (712) 432-0900 or on Skype at “freeconferencing.7124320900″–whether you call or Skype, be sure to use the access code “848908.” You can listen and even participate on the topic discussion by asking your questions directly to the featured expert.

    2. Listen at the iTunes page for the podcast:

    3. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site for the podcast:

    4. Download the MP3 file of Episode 3 [65:31m]:

    If you cannot join us LIVE on the podcast on Thursday nights at 7PM ET, then you can still ask your questions of the expert guests in two ways. First, you can visit AskTheLowCarbExperts.com and fill out the form along the right-hand side of the page under “Submit Your Question” to input your name, e-mail address, the name of the expert you want to ask, and your question for them. These questions will be asked LIVE on the show airing on Thursdays. Or, for your convenience we have set up a way for you to e-mail us your questions directly to AskTheLowCarbExperts@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name, the name of the expert you want to ask your question to in the subject line, and your question on the specific topic of discussion. This is a golden opportunity for you to tap directly into the wealth of knowledge and experience on all things related to healthy low-carb living featuring the best and brightest experts in the realm of health!

    Did you have any feedback about what Dr. William Davis shared about “Healthy Whole Grains?” Sound off about it in the show notes section of Episode 3. If you want to learn more about the deleterious effects of consuming whole grains and especially wheat, then definitely pick up a copy of Dr. Davis’ New York Times bestselling book Wheat Belly and keep up with all he is doing promoting this message at WheatBellyBlog.com. The educational fun continues in EPISODE 4 next Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 7PM ET with low-carb physician Dr. Fred Pescatore who wrote The Hamptons Diet. He’ll be addressing the all-important topic of “How To Improve Cardio-Metabolic Health.” You can start submitting your questions for Dr. Pescatore using the “Submit Your Question” form (on the right-hand side of the web site) or e-mail your name, the name of the expert you want to ask your question to in the subject line, and your question on the specific topic of discussion to AskTheLowCarbExperts@gmail.com. If you are concerned about the relationship between your diet, its impact on metabolism, and heart health, then be sure to tune in LIVE next Thursday night to ask your question directly to Dr. Pescatore.

    Here are the upcoming experts and topics we’ll be covering on #ATLCX:

    EPISODE 5: February 9, 2012 | Mark Sisson | “Ketosis: Devil or Angel?”
    EPISODE 6: February 16, 2012 | Chris Masterjohn | “Cholesterol 101″
    EPISODE 7: February 23, 2012 | Dr. Cate Shanahan | “Long-Term Effects Of The SAD Diet”
    EPISODE 8: March 1, 2012 | Dr. Mary Vernon | “What Questions Should I Ask My (Non-Low-Carb Friendly) Doc?”
    EPISODE 9: March 8, 2012 | Mat Lalonde | “All Things Calories (Calories 101)”
    March 15, 2012–NO PODCAST–ATTENDING PALEOFX
    EPISODE 10: March 22, 2012 | Chris Kresser | “All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 101)”
    EPISODE 11: March 29, 2012 | Dr. Jeff Volek | “Saturated Fat Is Good For You?”
    EPISODE 12: April 5, 2012 | Denise Minger | “The Fallacy Of Vegan/Vegetarian Diets”
    EPISODE 13: April 12, 2012 | Dr. Cassandra Forsythe | “Low-Carbing Women & Weight Lifting”
    EPISODE 14: April 19, 2012 | Dr. Larry McCleary | “Dietary Remedies For ADHD”
    EPISODE 15: April 26, 2012 | Dr. Eric Westman | “Exploding The Low-Carb Myths”
    5-3 and 5-10: NO PODCASTS–ON THE 5TH ANNUAL LOW-CARB CRUISE
    EPISODE 16: May 17, 2012 | Valerie Berkowitz | “Low-Carb, Pregnancy & Kids”

    Spread the word about this podcast: PLEASE REVIEW THE SHOW ON ITUNES!

    • Exceptionally Brash

      Thanks!

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for being there! We’ll get you to ask a question on the air one of these days.

    • Kevin

      Love these expert podcasts! (Listen to them on my walks). Now that I’ve seen your schedule, I’m really excited at all the upcoming shows!

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Kevin! If you have time, leave a review at iTunes. Glad you’re enjoying it. :)