Is it a Fad?
You have probably heard all about eating a wheat free diet-
cut out wheat and it will be the miracle cure for everything- lose that extra
10 pounds, get your energy back, cure your aches and pains, improve your
digestion and end that constipation forever. As with any “diet” or new innovative health product, as a consumer you should have questions and want to know the facts about why claims
are being made and why so many people are jumping on the bandwagon.
Do you want to know why wheat is getting such a bad rep these days? Do you want to understand the science and research behind the claims that wheat is causing distress for so many health issues? And, when it comes down to it, if you are like most of us, wouldn’t you like to understand why you will lose weight if you could just cut out the wheat?
Blood Sugar and Fat
Wheat Belly, by Dr. William Davis, takes a look at all of these things and more, and will open your eyes to understanding how wheat impacts everyone’s health and not just those who are Celiac or have a diagnosed wheat allergy.
Blood sugar goes up when you eat wheat. As blood sugar increases, insulin immediately increases, which not only triggers the uptake of glucose by cells but also the accumulation of visceral fat. As this accumulation of fat increases, cells become resistant to insulin and do not respond as well to the signal to uptake glucose from the bloodstream. And as less glucose is absorbed into cells, the pancreas produces more and more insulin, in an attempt to signal cells to take up the glucose. The more insulin the more fat is stored, and the more weight is gained. And so the cycle begins.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding the impact that modern day wheat has on health.
We work with so many clients who are on a wheat free and/or grain free diet. The results and successes that we have seen are incredible- increased energy, better focus, weight loss, balanced hormones, and amazing regulated digestion just to name a few. Many people come to us having no idea how to prepare food that tastes good when it is free of gluten and wheat. We design recipes and cook up meals that are bursting with flavour and make eating wheat-free enjoyable, fun and easy. We provide people with their meals and take care of the cooking- leaving them with the time they need to focus on the rest of their lives!
Meet the Man Behind the Book
Dr. William Davis will be speaking at an amazing event in Toronto- Wheat Belly Live- Experience Wheatlessness Canadian Tour. This is an event that you do not want to miss!!
When: Friday November 1, 2013
Where: John Bassett Theater- Metro Toronto Convention Center
This is not a diet. This is a movement that we call the Wheat Free Lifestyle; and this event is about ﬁnding our way to health and wellness through a process that starts with the experience of Wheatlessness, but quickly becomes so much more. While often portrayed as mere abstinence from wheat, this process is really about understanding the food we eat and our relationship to it.
Join Dr. William Davis as he discusses how the changed components of modern wheat stimulate appetite, contribute to the expansion of abdominal fat, trigger autoimmune diseases, and contribute to a wide range of other common health conditions. This timely and poignant presentation will change your relationship to food in an amazingly positive way. There is no product to buy, no complicated diet to follow - simply eliminate wheat and enjoy the instant beneﬁts to your health and feeling of well-being. Dr. Davis will also offer solutions to help people ﬁnd their way out of the tragedy created by "healthy whole grains,” and regain control of their health.