Sep 18, 2019
While Jimmy and Christine are gone on a much needed and deserved sabbatical for six months to rest and recuperate, we will be bringing you the best of the best from the vast archives of shows that Jimmy has accumulated over the last 15 years. We also will be airing shows from his wildly popular JIMMY RANTS live show that originated on Instagram Live and now resides at JimmyRants.com.
“Wheat has not been changed by modern genetic modification, it’s been changed by older processes that are not as precise, far more crude, and much worse for us.”Dr. William Davis
Today’s Best Of interview features one of the most popular authors in the low-carb community. He is Milwaukee, WI-based cardiologist Dr. William Davis who wrote an incredible (then) new book warning of the dangers to health and weight of consuming wheat called Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health. While this seemingly harmless food we are consuming is actually promoted by health experts and in government guidelines as “healthy,” Dr. Davis warns that major changes in the gliadin content of modern-day wheat is what makes it so dastardly for us to be consuming now. This book is one of the more seminal works on this subject that will hopefully spawn even more research and a closer examination by others in the years to come.
Plus, Dr. Davis answers these questions from LLVLC Show listeners:
Thank you Dr. Davis for writing the book “Wheat Belly”. I’ve bought 3 copies to hand out to friends, plus the audio version. It’s making a difference. I’m sure you are receiving lots of success stories. I have lost 145 pounds, one big reason is I put the wheat out. I tell everyone I know to read your book.
If wheat has addictive properties, are their any supplements or even drugs that someone who is wheat addicted might take to help them wean themselves off wheat. Can you list the other grains that have possible wheat like effects? Hops are used in beer. Any thoughts on beer?
I’ve listened to the audio version several times. You mention the “accompanying CD ROM”–Is there a CD ROM that goes along with the book? Will there be a paperback version and if so what will be the updates?
If your doctor has told you that they want to put you on statins, what (evidenced-based) references would you quote to argue against it?
Check this out: ‘Statins can cut prostate threat’: Medication for cholesterol can reduce risk of cancer
Now that Lipitor’s patent has run out, here’s the latest “coincidental” side effect benefit of statins: Just more one more BS epidemiological study.
PETER FROM TAIWAN ASKS:
Regarding the Apo E4 gene, about 1 in 5 people have it putting them at greater risk of developing atherosclerosis. Shouldn’t people find out if they have this gene before starting a low-carb, high-fat diet?
Should individuals with high heart scan calcium scores avoid the heavy ingestion of fat at one meal followed immediately by intense exercise or exertion?
Does saturated fat contribute to coronary plaque because it has a flat molecular structure unlike unsaturated fats whose molecular structure is “bent” or “kinky”?
You explain in Track Your Plaque that 20% of coronary artery plaque is calcium. A heart scan measures calcium in the arteries. Therefore total plaque can be estimated by multiplying the calcium score by five. In this regard can you answer the following questions. Proponents of chelation therapy contend that chelation can remove plaque from the arteries. Do you believe chelation therapy removes calcium from the arteries? What is the purpose of the body including 20% calcium in plaque?
If someone has HDL of 79 and triglycerides of 62, but an LDL pattern A of 199, is this a concern? The reason my naturopath is concerned is that i have high blood pressure and took a cardiac test which measures to the fraction the carotid artery which is supposed to be very indicative of the whole artery system and it showed very little plaque but lots of thickening (from the high blood pressure). I’m 53 and have the carotid of a 72 year old. Yikes. He was trying to blame this on Atkins, but i’ve only been on Atkins for 6 months. So I’m probably saving my life right?
Do you think CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) will aid in weight loss? Have you ever used it with patients?
Don’t miss listening to the rest of the “Encore Week” 2012 interviews featuring Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Paul Jaminet, Jenny Ruhl and Dr. Jack Kruse.