Featured Presenter Bio:
Dr. William Davis is author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling book Wheat Belly: lose the wheat, lose the weight and find your path back to health (Rodale, 2011), now debuting internationally in over ten foreign languages. Wheat Belly has helped spark a worldwide reconsideration of the conventional advice to “eat more healthy whole grains.”
Formerly an interventional cardiologist, he now confines his practice to prevention and reversal of coronary disease in his practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Davis is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine, followed by training in internal medicine and cardiology at the Ohio State University Hospitals, and training in interventional cardiology at the Case-Western Reserve Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.
In an effort to assist patients reduce their blood sugar–high in over 80% of the population– Dr. Davis asked them to eliminate wheat, including whole grain products based on the simple fact that wheat products increase blood sugar more than nearly all other foods. The unexpected result: Incredible weight loss; relief from acid reflux and the gas, cramping, and diarrhea of irritable bowel syndrome; increased energy, more stable moods, and deeper sleep; relief from arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis; dramatically improved cholesterol values; reduced blood pressure and inflammatory measures, and on and on. It became clear that this was no coincidence. This was real. And it was all due to eliminating this thing being sold to us called wheat.
The unexpected results witnessed in his heart disease prevention program led Dr. Davis to believe that these observations applied to more than his own patients and online following. This was a widespread societal problem. It became clear that “wheat” consumption was responsible for an incredible amount of the human illness, obesity, and suffering we are all witnessing on an unprecedented scale.
When Dr. Davis set out to understand why removing wheat yielded such unexpected health transformations, he discovered that the wheat of today is nothing like the wheat of 40 years ago, having undergone extensive genetic change. In his presentations, Dr. Davis discusses how understanding this enormous societal issue carries profound implications for the health of individuals.
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