It’s great that more and more people are exploring the advantages of ketogenic, paleo, low-carb, Wheat Belly and other diets, since “official” source of dietary advice got it all so wrong. Choosing the right diet can be a great start to restoring slenderness and health.
But that’s ALL they are: a start. There are MANY other strategies you can adopt to take health, slenderness, and youthfulness further to reverse numerous health conditions, lose more weight, even turn the clock back a decade or two.
And the results you can obtain are dramatically SUPERIOR to the “health” that you obtain from the doctor or healthcare system.
Hi, I’m Doctor William Davis, author of the Wheat Belly and Undoctored books. You know, I get this question frequently: which diet is better: the Wheat Belly diet, ketogenic diet, low-carb, Atkins, paleo, etc?
Well, we could debate the relative merits of each, but I need to remind everybody that there is more to health than diet. Diet is important — no question about that — it’s a huge and powerful start to your restoration of health, control over weight, etc. But there’s so much more you can do, for full restoration of health, weight loss and youthfulness.
Such as, restoring iodine — supplementing iodine — because your thyroid gland needs iodine. You can’t get that from diet most of the time.
Vitamin D: it’s really tough to get very much vitamin D in diet at all. You have to eat liver, some in egg yolks, but the rest comes from sun exposure — if you’re younger, and get lots of surface area of your skin exposed to intense sun. But most of us have to supplement vitamin D.
How about all the issues surrounding bowel flora, which is about half the things we do now in the Wheat Belly and Undoctored programs. We’re dealing with restoring bowel flora. How to nourish them with prebiotic fibers. How to reverse the common condition called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and intestinal fungal overgrowth. How do we restore organisms like Lactobacillus reuteri that boosts hypothalamic oxytocin, and smooth your skin, accelerate skin healing, restore bone density, increase muscle mass, increase libido, and deepen sleep.
There are far beyond factors, benefits, you can obtain just from diet. Diets are fine. They’re great starting places. But don’t let you health efforts end with just diet alone.