Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dr. William Davis in Denver. Pictures!

Dr. Davis, author of Wheat Belly, gave a lecture in Denver tonight. His message was familiar to regular readers of his blog and books: it's not just gluten and it's not just celiac disease--there are many components of wheat that damage human health from every angle, from mental health to dental health and heart disease to autoimmune illness. He took some questions from the audience, but first, let's look at the charge that some have made that Dr. Davis is overweight:

Dr. William Davis at the University of Denver, August 19, 2013.
He looks trim to me.
Some questions from the audience, and Dr. Davis's answers, paraphrased:

Q: How does wheat elimination help heart disease?
A: What drives plaque is small LDL, and what drives small LDL is grain and sugar.
Q: What about being vegetarian?
A: Maximize what's left. (Dr. Davis recounted his own vegetarian experience after hearing Dr. Dean Ornish, and recalled that he ended up diabetic.)
Q: Why are so many doctors not getting the message about wheat elimination?
A: Some doctors are catching on, but basically, there's no money in good health. Sick care is where the profit's at.
Q: Are you still practicing cardiology?
A: Yes, but Dr. Davis has cut way back to focus on writing and lecturing.
Q: Is it OK for kids to go wheat-free?
A: Yes, as long as your kids are Homo sapiens and not ruminants.

Dr. Davis said he's working on two more books: 30-minute recipes and Wheat Belly Perfect Health for those really tough cases (like mine) that need more than wheat elimination. He hinted at problems with dairy protein (which I have), so I'm looking forward the second book.

4 comments:

tess said...

ah, when i heard he was speaking in Denver, i wondered if you'd see him! :-) thanks for the report!

Lori Miller said...

He's very good at getting his message across in front of an audience. He also said that saturated fat was good. Praise the lard!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Lori

So great to see this on your blog. Loved the questions and answers. Keep spreading the good word cut out those carbs they are not doing any of us any good, and eat butter !!!!!.

All the best Jan

Lori Miller said...

Yes--Dr. Davis gave the same eating advice.