Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wheat Belly explodes on the scene!

Wheat Belly is finally available in Barnes and Noble and all major bookstores nationwide! Also available at Amazon. Electronic versions for Nook and Kindle, as well as an audio CD, will also be available. The notion of Wheat Belly got … Continue reading

Posted in Wheat belly | 64 Comments

Good fat, bad fat

No, this is not a discussion of monounsaturated versus hydroxgenated fat. This is about the relatively benign fat that accumulates on your hips, rear end, or arms–the “good”–versus the deep visceral fat that encircles your intestines, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and … Continue reading

Posted in Inflammation, Insulin resistance, Wheat belly | 11 Comments

You could take vitamin D or . . .

You could take vitamin D and achieve a desirable blood level of 25-hydroxy vitamin D (I aim for 60-70 ng/ml), or you could: –Take Actos to mimic the enhanced insulin sensitivity generated by vitamin D –Take lisinopril to mimic the … Continue reading

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More lipoproteins zero!

A few posts back, I talked about how more people are showing us zero lipoprotein(a) and zero small LDL. That was about 4 weeks ago. By then, I had seen 3 people with zero values on both. Well, it’s now … Continue reading

Posted in Lipoprotein(a), Lipoproteins, Small LDL | 18 Comments

Diet: One size does NOT fit all

Heart Scan Blog reader, Frustrated, posted this comment: Dr. Davis, I have spent the last 5 months eating a diet that completely eliminated all wheat products. It was very low carb, and consisted of relatively high protein (eggs, grass fed … Continue reading

Posted in Apoprotein E, Lipoproteins, Low-carb diets, Small LDL | 33 Comments

Why ATP-3 is B— S—

A Heart Scan Blog reader posted the link to this very excellent presentation by Dr. David Diamond, a neuroscientist at the University of South Florida. ATP-3, or Adult Treatment Panel-3, is the set of cholesterol treatment guidelines as established by … Continue reading

Posted in Cholesterol, Low-carb diets, Statins | 8 Comments

How far wrong can cholesterol be?

Conventional thinking is that high LDL cholesterol causes heart disease. In this line of thinking, reducing cholesterol by cutting fat and taking statin drugs thereby reduces or eliminates risk for heart disease. Here’s an (extreme) example of just how far … Continue reading

Posted in Calcium, Cholesterol, Coronary plaque, Heart scan | 32 Comments

The best artificial sweeteners

Our new recipes, such as New York Style Cheesecake and Chocolate Coconut Bread, are wheat-free and low- or no-carbohydrate. They fit perfectly into the New Track Your Plaque Diet for gaining control over coronary atherosclerotic plaque, not to mention diabetes, … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial sweeteners, Blood glucose, Blood sugar | 23 Comments

Sugar Nation

Former Men’s Health editor, Jeff O’Connell, has just released his new book, Sugar Nation. Back in 2009, Jeff contacted me to obtain some background insights into diabetes and its relationship with diet. He recently sent me a copy of his … Continue reading

Posted in Blood glucose, Blood sugar, Diabetes, Low-carb diets, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Track Your Plaque makes Consumer Reports!

. . . but not in a good way. The September, 2011 issue of Consumer Reports showcases their Protect Your Heart discussion. Third paragraph: “The website Track Your Plaque warns, ‘The old tests for heart disease were wrong–dead wrong.’ It … Continue reading

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