With his book, Wheat Belly, William Davis, MD, has touched a nerve in the public on the topic of low carb weight loss and the toxicity of wheat. I posted a review of his Wheat Belly Book earlier this year and I’ve been staggered by the number of visitors I have received on that review. He is the Medical Director of the Track Your Plaque programme and an advocate of early heart disease prevention and reversal. He practices preventative cardiology in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Wheat Belly is not so much about a fat belly as it is about a health danger that is with us every day “the wheat most of us eat in several forms”. Consider taking the time to read this book and you might find, as I have, that the symptoms, health issues, and solutions related to wheat are worth taking seriously.
As I read this book, I found several scenarios and symptoms that I have experienced myself or that I’ve heard about right from friends of mine. The book was #5 in the Sept, 2011 bestseller list for “Advice and How To” books.
One of the subjects raised by Doctor Davis is the LDL (low density lipoprotein) count when your blood is a
nalyzed for cholesterol and other blood traits. LDL has historically been employed as a presursor of heart disease risk “the higher it is, the worst the danger”. As low carbohydrate dieters have come to learn, there are really 2 components of the LDL count, fluffy and tiny particle. It seems that the fluffy LDL cells aren’t dangerous. It’s the small, dense particles that are the danger factor.
Sadly, as pointed by Doctor Davis, few doctors suggest testing the small particle LDL count. Instead they rely on the LDL count, which can be misleading.