Wheat Belly on Fox & Friends
Dr. "Wheat Belly" Davis was on Fox and Friends a bit ago. Video HERE. For starters, he looked nothing like the picture on his website. His presentation was weak overall. He started out discussing the gliadins in wheat and how they've been modified to make them addictive, but when Gretchen asked him about gluten-free products and he likened them to filtered cigarettes. This is when he did his BG schtick with the whole two slices of whole wheat bread will spike BG as much as 2 Tbs of sugar thing. He discussed his preventative cardiology practice - paraphrasing - 80% of my patients are either diabetic or prediabetic and the rest are what I call pre-prediabetic. Therefore making it out that we're all destined for diabetes if we spike our blood sugar.
Has anyone here read Wheat Belly? Are the references there for his assertion that wheat specifically causes visceral fat accumulation? I'm very interested in the referencing of that book.
Unless he did much better in his other appearances, I don't see how this book is making such a splash, he sure didn't sell it very well. I think many of us can certainly benefit by eliminating wheat because (a) some of us are clearly intolerant to it, and (b) it means eliminating (or dramatically cutting down) bread and other baked goods. Aside from sandwiches, bread is often added to a meal = extra calories. But the over-the-top rhetoric isn't going to square with most people.