Monthly Archives: October 2011

Small LDL particles and increased HbA1c–An evil duo

Small LDL particles are triggered by consumption of carbohydrates. Eat more “healthy whole grains,” for instance, and small LDL particles skyrocket. Increased hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, a reflection of the last 60-90 days’ blood sugars, is likewise a reflection of carbohydrate … Continue reading

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Unforgiving small LDL particles

Small LDL particles are triggered by carbohydrates in the diet: Eat carbohydrates, small LDL particles go up. Cut carbohydrates, small LDL particles go down. A typical scenario would be someone starts with, say, 2000 nmol/L small LDL (by NMR) because they’ve been drinking … Continue reading

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I eliminated wheat . . . and I didn’t lose weight!

Elimination of wheat is a wonderfully effective way to lose weight. Because saying goodbye to wheat means removing the gliadin protein of wheat, the protein degraded to brain-active exorphins that stimulate appetite, calorie consumption is reduced, on average, 400 calories … Continue reading

Posted in Low-carb diets, Thyroid, Weight loss | 33 Comments

Do the math: 41.7 pounds per year

Consumers of wheat take in, on average, 400 calories more per day. Conversely, people who eliminate wheat consume, on average, 400 calories less per day. 400 calories per day multiplied by 365 days per day equals 146,000 additional calories over … Continue reading

Posted in Wheat, Wheat belly | 21 Comments

We got the drug industry we deserve

A biting commentary on just who is writing treatment guidelines for diabetes and cardiovascular disease was published in the British Medical Journal, summarized in’s HeartWire here. “About half the experts serving on the committees that wrote national clinical guidelines … Continue reading

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Wheat “debate” on CBC

“Many Canadians plan warm buns, stuffing and pie for their Thanksgiving meals tonight. But I’ll speak with a cardiologist who thinks we have no reason to be thankful for any food that contains wheat. William Davis says our daily bread … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake

This is among my favorite recipes from the Wheat Belly book. I reproduce it here for those of you who read the Kindle or audio version and therefore didn’t get the recipes. I made this most recently this past weekend. … Continue reading

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Why wheat makes you fat

How is it that a blueberry muffin or onion bagel can trigger weight gain? Why do people who exercise, soccer Moms, and other everyday people who cut their fat and eat more “healthy whole grains” get fatter and fatter? And … Continue reading

Posted in Gluten-free, Glycemic index, Weight loss, Wheat | 32 Comments