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Helen Smith


September 15, 2011 - 4:22 am

I am in the middle of a book called Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health. I have always wondered if I had celiac disease but never been tested so figured it couldn’t hurt to give this book a try.

The book is written by cardiologist William Davis who says that thanks to the actions of Big Food and government agencies such as the USDA and places like the American Heart Association that are always pushing “whole grains,” we are sicker and fatter than ever.

Davis discusses how modern-day wheat can be dangerous and can lead to weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and neurological disorders. “Wheat,” the book says, “has changed dramatically in the past 50 years under the influence of agricultural scientists who have genetically altered it beyond recognition with little or no questioning of whether these agricultural “evolutions” are compatible with human health.”

Have you tried getting off wheat? If so, did it help?

Helen Smith is a psychologist specializing in forensic issues in Knoxville, Tennessee, and blogs at Dr. Helen.
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