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Saturday, March 21, 2015

What's Wrong with this Video?

Presented without comment, which doesn't mean you should refrain (grin).  Have a great weekend!


25 comments:

Steve G said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oht9AEq1798

carbsane said...

This has been going around my FB circles. It is hilarious! Thanks for posting!!

MacSmiley said...

Priceless! Worth tweeting!!

StellaBarbone said...

Is the answer that there is no blanket condemnation of linoleic acid in the video?

carbsane said...

grin

River Rance said...

Wheat Belly is appropriate about 4:14 when he enters....looks like he packed a few on and it wasn't wheat is my guess...a consult with Eades and maybe pick up a man girdle next time....I know it's a cheap ad hominem attack...couldn't resist.

carbsane said...

Around 7 min when they discuss how he lost weight and reversed his diabetes is just mind numbing.

MacSmiley said...

I couldn't believe that Dr. Oz didn't insist on taking a waist measurement on Davis when he was in the show. So why didn't The Fifth Elem…Estate didn't do that either.

MacSmiley said...

Hmm. My images disappeared when I edited my comment. 😣 Here they are. The camera adds 10 pounds. 😜😝

MacSmiley said...

Disqus has been flakey today. My comment about tweeting referred to this video. This was so funny. Loved the part about pretending to like gluten-free foods.

MacSmiley said...

Ironic to see John Ioannidis complain that ppl don't trust science/scientists considering his recent study, which was strategically cited by Nina Teicholz in her debate with John Mackey:

John Ioannidis has dedicated his life to quantifying how science is broken
http://www.vox.com/2015/2/16/8034143/john-ioannidis-interview

Comes in handy when you want to deny a study used to counter one's argument is valid in the first place.

Thanks, John. 😣

carbsane said...

His 85% of science is wrong or whatever study was a statistical model to make broad reaching conclusions. It has been portrayed as if he did a systematic review of thousands of studies and FOUND the conclusions were wrong. This is nowhere near what he did.

carbsane said...

It's almost in your face. He could dress to camoflauge this (e.g. close the jacket!), but he doesn't as he talks about wheat making you fat. Aaaaah!

MacSmiley said...

Who wrote that upend reported on it properly, then?

Karin said...

Is he really claiming that if no one eats wheat, that will eliminate 70-80% of diseases (4:54)? Sinus infections are caused by wheat?? And what exactly is congesion? Ok, maybe that's a typo and it should be congestion, but again - wheat?? I haven't even watched ten minutes yet, and I'm just... I just can't. I have to stop now.

Berny3 said...

When I stopped eating wheat, I stopped having the severe heartburn episodes that plagued me for years. I used to have at least three per week, most of the time waking up in the middle of the night and running to the kitchen to down some milk and then to the cabinet for some Tums. Then, a few years ago, I tried a low-carb diet with disastrous results (hypothyroid symptoms among other things). But suddenly I realized that I hadn't had any heartburn since I started the low-carbing. I went back to my regular diet, and after starting and stopping wheat a few times, it became apparent that it was the trigger. Now, I'm not saying that it's "celiac disease" or a gluten issue, I'm just saying that I do not suffer from heartburn anymore. That's good enough for me. However, I would never presume that what works for me will work for everyone else.

The other day I did a search for all of your postings on "Wheat Belly Scam." Yes, he
did talk with David Duke, and he probably overstates his case, but I don't see you addressing his basic arguments, all I see is a blanket dismissal. If I'm mistaken, please educate me.

I am not a scientist or in the medical profession, and I read health blogs to find things that can help me. I see a lot of "hurray for our side" in a lot of these blogs which creates a barrier to learning on my part and I suspect others.

carbsane said...

You don't need a book full of hyperbole to address situations like yours which appear to be a legitimate sensitivity to wheat, probably celiac disease.

Overstating the case, as you say, is scare mongering, and ultimately does more harm than good.

Jane Karlsson said...

There is a serious problem with Davis' ideas: the astonishing health of the wheat-eating people of northern India studied by McCarrison 100 years ago. I don't know whether Davis mentions them in his book. But I suspect this is the reason he says modern wheat is different. Actually it isn't different, according to Chris Masterjohn. The only significant difference is in mineral content, but this is only 30% lower at most. Refined wheat is much worse: up to 80% lower. It isn't surprising that Davis' patients benefit from eliminating wheat if most of it was refined.

Davis knows very little about what the removed minerals do. He is a heart doctor but apparently does not know copper deficiency produces heart disease in animals. I tried to tell him once, and he removed my comment from his blog.

charles grashow said...

Amazing how wheat belly never mentions this - even though he posted it one his own website
http://www.cureality.com/blog/post/2009/11/28/what-goes-up-cant-come-down.html

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25226795/William_Davis_MD_Omega3_VitD_Study_2009.pdf

Effect of a Combined Therapeutic Approach of Intensive Lipid Management, Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation, and Increased Serum 25 (OH) Vitamin D on Coronary Calcium Scores in Asymptomatic Adults

William Davis, MD, FACC, Susie Rockway, PhD, CNS, and Mary Kwasny, ScD

charles grashow said...

http://obesityppm.connect2be.net/sitebup/Partners/an-open-letter-to-the-grain-foods-foundation.html

An Open Letter to the Grain Foods Foundation


Chemical mutagenesis using the toxic mutagen, sodium azide, of course, is the method used to generate BASF’s Clearfield herbicide-resistant wheat strain. These methods are being used on a wide scale to generate unique genetic strains that are, without question from the FDA or USDA, assumed to be safe for human consumption.

In short, my view on the situation is that the U.S. government, with its repeated advice to “eat more healthy whole grains,” transmitted via vehicles like the USDA Food Pyramid and Food Plate, coupled with the extensive genetic transformations of the wheat plant introduced by agricultural geneticists, underlie an incredible deterioration in American health. I propose that you and your organization, as well as the wheat industry and its supporters, are at risk for legal liability on a scale not seen since the tobacco industry was brought to task to pay for the countless millions who died at their product’s hands.

I would be happy and willing to talk to you personally. I would also welcome the opportunity to debate you or any of your experts in a public forum.

Wiliam Davis, MD

Berny3 said...

A "book full of hyperbole" -- does that mean you read the book?

charles grashow said...

http://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-b9c4e929a7fbf4784a5336a451906d9f?convert_to_webp=true

carbsane said...

Yes. I should add that lots of the hyperbole was building on his blog in advance of the book's publication.

Don't eat oatmeal! Sulfuric acid!! Oh wait, that's wheat in the book. Eat bacon and eggs.

http://carbsanity.blogspot.com/2011/09/wheat-belly-on-acid.html

carbsane said...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fGvFnpY4nFE/ToHPOB8kCOI/AAAAAAAAAuw/0DdQ_gr7WCs/s1600/ScreenHunter_04+Sep.+27+09.14.gif

macrauchenia said...

I give up, what's wrong with the video?

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