Category Archives: Diet articles

The Magic Pill: A Bold New Documentary from Chef Pete Evans, Director Rob Tate

My first reaction to viewing the trailer (above), then the full documentary, The Magic Pill, was surprise and gratitude that—finally—somebody got the dietary message right. This isn’t the usual semi-scientific misinterpretation that dominates food documentaries nor a misinformed defense of the status quo. Weaving together a story from varied sources such as journalist, Nina Teicholz, for instance, to recount how the “science” of low-fat nutrition gained traction but was little more than misinterpretation and misrepresentation. Or author and former vegan, Lierre Keith, and organic farmer, Joel Salatin, […]

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A new program for wellness and to halt cognitive decline/dementia

    We are planning to launch a bold and exciting new program at the Villas at Manalapan in central New Jersey. The Villas is a retirement community that incorporates cutting-edge wellness practices through its Revite Wellness program that includes efforts targeted to prevent, even reverse, cognitive decline. I will be bringing many of the Undoctored and Wheat Belly concepts to the Villas and I will be present to provide education and lectures from time-to-time. The setting will be an apartment-home community mirroring the ambience and accommodations […]

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Be ketotic . . . but only sometime

Achieving ketosis by engaging in a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat lifestyle is an effective means of losing weight, breaking insulin and leptin resistance, reversing type 2 diabetes and fatty liver, reducing blood pressure, reversing the inflammation of visceral fat, and may even cause partial or total remission of selected cancers. So what’s the problem? The problem comes when people remain ketotic for extended periods. We know with confidence that long-term ketosis poses substantial risk for health complications because thousands of children have followed ketogenic diets over the years […]

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Fermented raw potato for probiotics AND prebiotics

Here’s an easy way to add both probiotics and prebiotics to your life: Fermented raw potatoes. The mildly tangy flavor of these fermented raw potatoes go well tossed into a salad, though you can just eat them right out of the jar, too. Because they are raw, there are zero net carbs but plenty of fiber. (When heated, however, fibers depolymerize or break down into sugars. When raw and unheated, fibers remain in polymer form.) Raw potatoes therefore provide you with prebiotic fibers to nourish bowel flora. When you […]

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Thinner, healthier . . . and younger

Time and time again, people following the Wheat Belly lifestyle report on their wonderful weight loss successes, fitting back into old jeans with smaller waists, thighs, and other measurements, while also enjoying a wide range of health improvements. But something we have not talked enough about are the AGE-REVERSING changes in appearance, flexibility, and day-to-day performance. Take a look at what happened to Di (photos above): “It definitely works!! I started in April, have lost 25 kgs [55 pounds] and never felt healthier.” Clearly, much of Di’s […]

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Which beers are safest for the grain-free lifestyle?

Football games, tailgating and beer always seem to go hand in hand. This can be problematic when you are adhering to a grain-free lifestyle. Virtually all ales, beers, malt liquors, and lagers are brewed from grains. Thus, there are measurable grain protein residues present in most beers— generally 1 to 2 grams per 12 ounces. This is not a lot, but it’s enough to stimulate appetite, provoke inflammation, and initiate autoimmunity. People with celiac disease or the most extreme forms of gluten sensitivity should avoid beers altogether, […]

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The Opioid Crisis–In Your Cupboard

The opioid epidemic of the last 20 years has served to illustrate the powerful addictive properties of anything that binds to opioid receptors of the human brain. Lives are ruined by opioid addiction, more than 100 deaths now occurring every day from overdose as people either take more and more to overcome the partial tolerance or new potent drugs like fentanyl make their way into street versions. Drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl bind to the brain’s opioid receptors provoking a “high” while causing the user […]

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Lactobacillus reuteri yogurt: An anorexigenic effect?

  I have lately been discussing the impressive effects that were observed in an elegant series of mouse experiments conducted at MIT with supplementation of the probiotic species Lactobacillus reuteri strain ATCC PTA 6475. Among the effects they observed were: Failure to gain weight on an obesogenic diet Thicker dermis and overall skin thickness, increased collagen Increased testosterone in males Increased oxytocin Anti-inflammatory effects Accelerated wound healing The increase in oxytocin—a doubling of blood levels—is especially interesting. Oxytocin is a hypothalamic gland hormone that has been shown […]

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Carb Loading: Outdated and Dangerous

It has become a familiar scene at athletic events: sugar and carb-fests before and during marathons, triathlons, swimming competitions, and other sports among amateurs and professionals, even high school athletes and grade school soccer players. They do it for energy and enhanced athletic performance, having been told that loading up on carbs is the ticket to winning. This common practice is based on decades-old flawed studies that reported that athletes experienced reduced performance when deprived of carbohydrates, performance restored upon restoration of carbohydrates. Thus was born the […]

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The next Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge starts Wednesday Jan 31st!

Through my New York Times bestseller, Wheat Belly, millions of people learned how to reverse years of chronic health problems by removing wheat from their daily diets. But, after reading the original Wheat Belly or the Wheat Belly Total Health book, or even using the recipes from the Wheat Belly Cookbook and Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook, people still said: “I’ve read the books, but I’m still not sure how to best get started on this lifestyle.” That’s why I wrote the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox and […]

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