Dr. Davis is a preventive cardiologist who practices in Milwaukee. He sheds light on the destructive health effects of today’s hybridized commercial wheat crops in Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health.
After noticing that more than 80% of his patients were pre-diabetic or diabetic, Dr. Davis asked them to remove all wheat products—organic, multi-grain, whole grain and sprouted—from their diet to reduce their blood sugar. This was based on the fact that generally, foods made of wheat flour raise blood sugar higher than nearly all other foods. Patients returned several months later showing lower blood sugar, often sufficient for pre-diabetics to be non-prediabetics, weight loss, marked improvement or total relief from arthritis, significant improvement in asthma, complete relief from acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, as well as disappearance of leg swelling and numbness. Most reported increased mental clarity, deeper sleep, and more stable moods and emotions.