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November 6, 2013

Food As Medicine
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Interview with Dr. William Davis

Some Key Points We Discussed…

  • How many people are sensitive to gluten
  • What happened to humans 10,000 years ago
  • When celiac disease was discovered
  • Why celiac is not predominantly a problem of the gut
  • Gluten sensitivity testing
  • Molecular mimicry
  • What happens when gluten is eliminated from the diet
  • Connection between gluten and cardiovascular disease
  • The difference between “optimal” and “normal” levels of Hemoglobin A1C
  • Dr. Davis’ recommended diet

William’s Bio

Since 2004, I have served as Medical Director of the heart disease prevention and reversal program, Track Your Plaque, an international meeting-of-the-minds to generate a collective effort to find better solutions to the scourge of heart attack and heart disease. In an effort to assist people, as well as my patients, reduce blood sugar –high in over 80% of people nowadays –I ask them to eliminate wheat, including whole grain products based on the simple fact that wheat products increase blood sugar more than nearly all other foods.

I am a 1985 graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine and the Ohio State University Hospitals for training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. I even trained in advanced cardiac catheterization techniques and coronary angioplasty in the Case-Western Reserve University system in Cleveland, Ohio. But I’ve essentially left that training in the dust of new-lessons-learned, including this incredible wheat-free world I’ve stumbled into.