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  1. Tanya

    I saw that last night!!!!

    I don’t usually ever watch late night shows like this, but I walked into the room and was just about to change the channel when I heard him talking about Dr. Davis being on CBS. It was such a coincidence! In a way I was hoping you hadn’t heard about this cuz he seemed to be making fun of it…

    As for a mascot, well what about a bird of some kind? Just about only birds and rodents can eat grain….

  2. Jeri

    I look at it like this…Without exposure in all forms, many people will still be ignorant about the harmful affects. I work full time during the day and had not heard about the book until I was on vacation during the Christmas holidays and saw the segment on Dr. Oz. I went right out and bought the book, which I read in three days. I also just got the companion cookbook from Amazon today and will definitely be going wheat free in the next week or so.

    I like the idea of McGnaw as a mascot since going wheat-less means you can actually “gnaw” down on REAL food!

  3. James

    “Maybe we need a wheat-free mascot, too—not a beaver, but a . . . . Any suggestions?”

    A bikini-clad woman maybe ? …

    hehe, just a joke Doc :)

    Cheers!
    J.

    PS: The Colbert piece was quite hilarious :)

  4. Megan

    Hi everyone I’m in Rockingham Western Australia and I feel like I’m doing this all on my own not even the bookshops have heard of this diet yet. I thought all was well till I read its not a good idea to eat gluten free packaged foods, well that sent me into a spin. It’s 8 days in and I haven’t lost any weight so I’m feeling worried :(
    Regards Megan

    • JIllOz

      Hey Megan,
      don’t feel alone, I’m in Oz too and have been off wheat for almost a year now.
      Very happy about the choice to do so.
      Seriously, don’t worry about the weight yet, give your body a chance to adjust and look at the other posts here on possible underlying problems you might need to take care of.
      I haven’t lost any weight either but in my case, based on past experience, I find more vegetables (raw) and exercise helps. YOur body might need something different, but time is a major factor.

      AS for the book, while I have not seen it bookshops I have seen it at several local libraries so that’s handy. If you don’t see it, order it in.

  5. Annette

    The Wheat Heat
    Anytime I post on fb something relating to wheat like Saskatchewan changing their wheat logo I always say the Wheat Heat…Not sure what the mascot would be…

  6. Agentzero

    Dr. Davis,

    You should absolutely go on the Colbert program yourself. He’ll have some fun with you, acting out his super-right-wing comic persona (“What about the ‘amber waves of grain,’ Dr. Davis! Are you a COMMUNIST??”) But no more than he does with all sorts of serious government and science personalities. He’ll also let you make your point. You’ll have fun too, and I can think of no better way to get the message to the 25- to 40-year old age group, who might realy be receptive to it. Particularly those that are now starting to lose their youthful figures and can’t quite figure out why.

  7. JoAnne

    > Maybe we need a wheat-free mascot, too—not a beaver, but a . . . . Any suggestions?
    Of course, there’s always the greyhound. Greyhound dogs have extremely thin ‘waists.’ I have a co-worker who breed dogs and participates in dog show competitions to win prize money, and their prize dogs are fed wheat-free/gluten-free diets.

  8. Lauren

    Personally, my family is Paleo, so no wheat for us! But… this skit was hysterical!

    Alan the Almond… LOL… that made me laugh too! I like it! Or Coco the coconut LOL

  9. As a weat free mascot I would propose the gorilla to point to the fact that no primate on this Earth eat grains/wheat. Not even the gorilla that is 99,9 % vegan. And the macronutrients the wild gorillas get from thier veggies is not at all what most people think. In fact it´s a low carb diet (about 16 % calories from carbs), high fat diet (about 60 % calories from fat, most of it from free, short chain, saturated, fatty acids produced from fibers by bacteria in thier colon. I wrote a long blogpost about gorilla diet and health here: http://www.lchf.com/?p=171

  10. JillOz

    Dr Davis, to be quite honest, I reckon you’re the good mascot choice!

    You’re a former diabetic.
    You went from standrd cardiologist to a nutritionally aware cardiologist.
    You listened to your patients – a rare faculty apparently.

    From the TV angle, you have a friendly grin, an endearing visage and photograph well.

    Dammit, man, get an animation company to do a carttoon about Wheat Belly
    and you’re gold!!
    Some suggestions for episode titles:
    I Beat Diabetes Before It Beat Me.
    Wheat Free, Free, FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
    Coconuts, Flaxseeds and Almonds Oh My!
    Stop Lyin’, It;’s the Gliadin!

  11. mpetri98

    How about advice columnist Amy Alkon (with her permission, of course). She’s on a low-carb diet quite similar to yours, and she has the body to prove it. She has also discussed your book from time to time.

  12. Becky

    Bill O’Reilly would be my choice if we are looking for a real persona. He follows the Wheat Belly lifestyle, and he looks so nice in a suit! :)

  13. Cindy

    I think the mascot should be a ferret because they are long, lean, very active and would be a unique mascot. Wheat Belly people are unique. Also ferrets are pretty smart, like people who are wheat free.