Category Archives: Wheat-free

Opiate of the masses

Although it is a central premise of the whole Wheat Belly argument and the starting strategy in the New Track Your Plaque Diet, I fear that some people haven’t fully gotten the message: Modern wheat is an opiate. And, of … Continue reading

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Are you hungry?

Eliminate modern high-yield semi-dwarf Triticum aestivum . . . and what is the effect on appetite? A reduction in appetite is among the most common and profound experiences resulting from wheat elimination. I know that I have personally felt it: … Continue reading

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HDL 80 mg/dl

More and more people in my clinic are showing HDL cholesterol values of 80 mg/dl or higher, males included. Think about it: Nationwide, average HDL for males is 42 mg/dl and for females 52 mg/dl. Even though these average values … Continue reading

Posted in Fish oil, HDL, Low-carb diets, Omega-3 fatty acids, Uncategorized, vitamin D, Wheat-free | 72 Comments

Almonds are the new wheat

Once you eliminate this genetically-altered Frankengrain called modern wheat, the diet should center around vegetables, nuts, healthy oils like olive and coconut, fish, meats, cheese, olives, avocados and other real whole foods. This is, in fact, the diet that I … Continue reading

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Interview with Jimmy Moore of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb

Here’s my podcast interview with Jimmy Moore, host of the Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show. (If you want to fast forward to the interview, go to time marker 41:20 on the slidebar.) In the podcast, I talk about how the … Continue reading

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Do you eat wheat? I thought so.

I’m itching to say that face-to-face to anyone from the wheat industry–agribusiness, baking, retail distribution . . . anybody. Because it’s obvious; it’s written on the face . . . and belly, and brain, and knees, and hips. And I … Continue reading

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Chocolate almond biscotti

Biscotti are twice-baked biscuits or cookies that are perfect for dipping into coffee, latté, or espresso. These wheat-free, low-carb biscotti are rich with the taste of chocolate and almonds. Yield: approximately 15 biscotti Ingredients: 2 cups almond meal ½ cup … Continue reading

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Gluten-free is going DOWN

The majority of gluten-free foods are junk foods. People with celiac disease experience intestinal destruction and a multitude of other inflammatory conditions due to an immune response gone haywire. The disease  is debilitating and can be fatal unless all gliadin/gluten … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced Glycation End-products, AGEs, Gluten-free, Glycation, Low-carb diets, Wheat, Wheat-free | 18 Comments

Bet you can’t fast

People who continue to consume the world’s most destructive grain, i.e., wheat, can rarely endure fasting–not eating for an extended period–except by mustering up monumental willpower. That’s because wheat is a powerful appetite stimulant through its 2-hour cycle of exaggerated glycemia … Continue reading

Posted in Addictive Foods, Fasting, Weight loss, Wheat, Wheat-free | 28 Comments

Wheat-free pie crust

I’ve been working on wheat-free yet healthy recipes these past two months. You can buy wheat-free, gluten-free foods at the store, of course. But the majority of these products are unhealthy because cornstarch, rice starch, potato starch, or tapioca starch are commonly … Continue reading

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