Dr. William Davis is a Milwaukee-based American cardiologist, low-carbohydrate diet advocate, and author of health books known for his stance against “modern wheat”, which he labels a “perfect, chronic poison.” He wrote the NY-Times best-selling author of Wheat Belly and has a new book out called Super Gut.
Dr. Davis believes there is a common belief that genuine health is only achievable through the care of a doctor–but that simply is not true. In fact, it is the farthest from the truth. The truth is that, given the right information and tools, magnificent health is achievable without prescription drugs, without medical procedures, all by applying some basic principles of nutrition and efforts to address common nutrient deficiencies and a disrupted microbiome.
After 25 years of practicing cardiology, it became clear that he was in the business of dispensing prescription drugs and procedures, not health. Once he rejected conventional notions of delivering “health” through drugs and procedures and instead began to seek out ways to restore health naturally, logically, inexpensively, so many answers became apparent. Delivering these ideas to people has resulted in reversing hundreds of common health conditions, effortless weight loss, day-to-day functioning at higher levels, as well as many age-reversing effects.
It all got started a number of years ago when he observed that over 80% of the people he met in my cardiology medical practice were pre-diabetic or diabetic. In an effort to reduce blood sugars, he asked patients to remove all wheat products from their diet based on the simple fact that foods made of wheat flour raise blood sugar higher than nearly all other foods. Yes, that’s true for even whole grains. More than table sugar, more than a Snickers bar. Organic, multigrain, sprouted–it makes no difference. Not only that but wheat and other grains throw our microbiome out of balance and can wreak havoc on so many other bodily functions. I observed dramatic effects when he asked people to banish all wheat and grains from their diet.
Now he’s on The Steve Jordan Experience to share his insights, education, and passion around helping people live their best lives through their gut!