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Why You Should Add Wheat to Your Diet

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: In order for your body to properly digest wheat or gluten from other grains, you need to repair your digestive system.
Air Date: 2/21/17
Duration: 30:25
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: John Douillard, DC, CAP
John-DouillardDr. John Douillard, DC, CAP, is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com, the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resource on the web with 5 million views on YouTube. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with over 700 articles and videos proving ancient wisdom with modern science.

Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development and nutrition expert for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, bestselling author of seven health books including his newest Eat Wheat, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz Show, and featured in USA Today, LA Times, and dozens of other national publications.

He has been in practice for over 30 years and has seen over 100,000 patients. Dr. John directs LifeSpa, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the year in Boulder, CO.
  • Book Title: Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/dr.douillard
  • Guest Twitter Account: @JohnDouillard
Why You Should Add Wheat to Your Diet
Many individuals experience negative effects from eating foods that contain wheat (gluten) or dairy, including digestive distress, rashes or hives, and brain fog.

Why would you eat something that makes you feel bad?

While you may temporarily solve those issues by removing the suspected problem food, you haven't really addressed the root cause. 

Dr. John Douillard, author of Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet, explains that a breakdown in digestion has damaged the intestinal wall and leaked undigested foods and environmental toxins (i.e. pesticides, herbicides) into the body’s lymphatic system, causing “grain brain” symptoms and food allergies.

In order for your body to properly digest wheat or gluten from other grains, you need to repair your digestive system. 

Dr. Douillard suggests the following approaches:

Liver and gallbladder: improve your bile flow by eating red beets, artichokes, leafy greens, turmeric and fenugreek. 
Upper digestion. The five spices of ginger, cumin, coriander, fennel and cardamom.

The key is to eat whole wheat in its natural state, as opposed to refined wheat products, which do cause negative health effects. Remember, any food in a processed version is a poison.

Listen in as Dr. Douillard joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to explain why wheat is not the enemy, as well as provide tips for restoring the health of your gut and allowing for healthy consumption of gluten and other typically problematic foods.

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