From The Desk of Josh Gitalis

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Some Key Points We Discussed…

  • One of the most common mistakes people make when going gluten-free (3:07)
  • Why we need to consider going “grain-free” and not just gluten-free (4:28)
  • How grains became part of almost all processed foods (6:00)
  • The effects of not just gluten, but other grain components on the body (7:33)
  • Why phytates are the reason grains need to be nutritionally fortified (8:41)
  • The link to multiple nutrient deficiencies (10:36)
  • Bill’s thoughts on a recent study debunking gluten-sensitivity (14:17)
  • What symptoms can indicate your child has a sensitivity to gluten (15:45)
  • The link between agribusiness and Type II diabetes in both kids & adults (17:52)
  • What Dr. Davis has learned since writing the original Wheat Belly (19:23)
  • Dr. Davis’ recommendations for re-establishing healthy gut flora (22:57)
  • Factors aside from diet and going grain-free that affect weight loss (24:07)
  • What Dr. Davis would do if he was in charge of U.S. healthcare (25:08)
  • Dr. Davis’ top 3 most-influential books that he recommends people read (27:21)

Resources Mentioned

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.