Bread Art

The Grain Foods Foundation has a program they call The Bread Art Project, in which people make “artwork” out of bread.

So I couldn’t resist making a modest submission:















Although I do not admire the aims of the Grain Foods Foundation, they are supporting a worthy cause. I just couldn’t help myself!

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  1. PJ

    Click on the “Education” link on their site and find the outrageous propaganda the grains foundation would like everyone to believe. How about “Grains may lower the risk of certain gastrointestinal disorders such as irregularity and diverticular disease”? (Does this one make you want to bang your head on your desk, Dr. Davis?)

    Or, better yet, “Bread and grains provide fuel that the human body needs”. (I must not have a human body because I’m running on different fuel.)

    The only one that is sometimes true (I paraphrase) “All this grain crap is naturally low in fat”. (Yeah? So what?)

    Maybe artwork is the best use of bread yet! Yours absolutely gets my vote.

  2. Jeanne

    Brilliant! And I agree with PJ, artwork is a great use for bread. Make it so beautiful that no one wants to eat it , lol

  3. I love your artwork. It’s very inspiring in so many ways! I was thinking of doing a masterpiece of my own. The title would be “Cinnamon Rolls”.

  4. Elaine

    I sure wish you’d get rid of those purple-bikinied pregnant-looking women on your masthead. Why not just use silhouettes of a male and female instead of that awful grouping. I love your blog but I hate looking at those ‘rockettes’ each time I access your site. I’m offended.

    • jen

      i agree !
      i’d rather see an empowering image rather than something that looks like it’s from a cheesy diet site! The image of the bikini ladies takes away from the awesome message that you are delivering…how about a list of testimonials instead? or quotes from the wonderful comments section?

    • dale

      Ditto. And, since we read left to right, the visual narrative here is that the thin woman is getting fatter and fatter – the opposite of the intended message.

    • Garland Pope

      Not to pile on, but I agree that the blog header could use a makeover. Such an excellent blog deserves a more awesome look.

      • Okay, I hear you.

        When I was setting up the blog in the few weeks before the Wheat Belly book launch, I panicked when I realized that it was just around the corner. So I picked something just to get the ball rolling.

        Change is in the wind!

        • Cindi

          oh good, Dr. Davis. I thought that was weird too. I noticed it seemed backwards as well and felt uncomfortable with it as a left to right reader.

        • JoEve

          That’s some long, slow-blowing breeze! It’s been more than 2 years. Time to get rid of the bikini-lady!

  5. Dan

    This is a better use for bread than eating it.

    Of course they mention the “benefits” of fortifying grain products. BUT… If grains are so “healthy,” why do they need to be fortified??????

  6. cnmLisa

    OK |Dr. Davis…the conversation is started….I commented on how much I hated the cheesey purple clad woman at the top of the blog back in August. You posted that you were going to change it after your site got started and the blog conversation developed. It’s developed. It’s time. Get rid of it. :)

    “cnmLisa says:
    August 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    This has been bugging me since the inception of your blog (which I LOVE)
    Why don’t you have a man at the top of the blog page that has the same wheat belly transformation as the woman.
    Everytime I see the woman in the bikini, it makes me think that it’s just another “diet” site aimed at women.
    Having a man with the same transformation would be a powerful message.
    (Maaybe Jack would see it and have an ahh haa moment)”

    “Dr. Davis says:
    August 16, 2011 at 11:37 am
    Hi, Lisa–
    Great idea! I meant the pictures just as filler to get started. I’ll likely change it as the blog conversation develops.”

    • Okay, okay, CNM. I hear you.

      I figure with all the things to tackle, this is hardly a priority. Some love it, others hate it. But it’s about the message.

  7. Sol y Sombra

    I certainly agree about the pregnant-looking woman… The image is definitely perceived as gross and offensive by many and as much as I love posting links to your blog posts, Dr. Davis, and as useful as I find your work and activity on the Internet, I can’t help but feel that people who follow the links and come here for the first time, may be strongly tempted to close the browser just at the sight of those wheatbelly women on top… This is rather cheap imagery, and no offense meant, I do value your blog, I am on the Primal Blueprint diet myself right now and have been a low-carber for two years, I have lost a total of 50 pounds so far and I certainly and wholeheartedly enjoy and support what you’re doing. Don’t get me wrong – just change the image on top to convey the right idea.

    Anyway, thanks again for your useful blog!

  8. Courtney

    Dr. Davis-

    I am very interested in going wheat free. I do know that when I eat bread, pastas, etc my stomach hurts SO BAD. Also, I am definitely a wheat addict, never feeling full, always hungry. I also have ADHD, irretability, insomnia, headaches- basically everything you desribe wheat to be the culprit of. My only question is this- beer is going to be my biggest obstacle. It is the only alcohol I enjoy and I’m not going to lie, I am a person who is young in their 20’s who enjoys going downtown often (ironically, beer does not seem to disturb my stomach). If I give up everything wheat besides beer when I go out, will it still have a positive impact? Will drinking a beer cause me to never fully get off the wheat addiction? I don’t mind drinking wheatfree beer, but they don’t really serve it at bars…


    • Yes, it might. But this assumes that you don’t have an underlying sensitivity to gluten, in which case beer can be deleterious.

      Why not drink a glass of wine and be done with it? It sounds like you have plenty to gain by eliminating wheat.

    • dale

      Courtney, If you like dark beer, believe Guiness is wheat free and that’s a beer that’s frequently available in bars, in cans if not on tap.