Dr. Oz asks “are you addicted to wheat?”on his December 3 show. Oz invites William Davis, MD, author of Wheat Belly, to share his opinion on how modern wheat is destructive to human health.
“Nobody, no human, nobody in this audience should be eating this modern creation of genetics research,” says Davis, a cardiologist, on the show. He posits that the wheat today, which is genetically modified, has negative implications that were never anticipated when scientists started producing sturdier, mass-produced crops.
In Wheat Belly, Davis also writes that not only is wheat unhealthy, it is poisonous and addictive. Wheat is poisonous, he says, because it has so many adverse effects on humans. “There’s not an organ system or condition that has not been related to consumption of modern wheat,” Davis tells Oz.
Davis links wheat to stimulating brain receptors into wanting more refined carbohydrates, much in the same way heroin and opium produce cravings. He says that this adds around 440 calories per day to wheat eaters, a number that soon adds up and packs on belly fat.
So should people just eat whole grain products? This is where Davis directly contradicts the USDA’s and most traditional physicians’ advice. He says that while whole grain foods are the lesser of two evils, it is still incredibly harmful. He also advises caution when buying gluten-free products, as many of them are processed with ingredients like rice starch and cornstarch that produce a spike in blood sugar levels.
Davis calls our modern version of wheat “frankenwheat,” and a “perfectly crafted poison to make you gain weight.” Davis and Oz unveil a plan to help you lose up to 15 pounds in 30 days. Oz says the results are shocking. Watch for yourself and see if you agree.