Category Archives: Wheat Belly counterattacks

Shame on the Chicago Tribune

A blatantly pro-wheat piece ran in the Chicago Tribune that bashes the anti-grain movement. Read it here. Written by dietitian, Marsha McCullough, it is full of the oversimplifications and partial truths echoed by the wheat industry. (So it smells and … Continue reading

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Will you survive Wheat Belly?

Dietitian Kristi King reviewed Wheat Belly for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), full text here. Among her comments: ” . . . there is very little guidance as to what are appropriate substitutions during meals, therefore, one who … Continue reading

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Baking industry acknowledges the impact of Wheat Belly

Here’s an interesting piece of news from the baking industry: Almost a third (30%) of American adults say they are trying to reduce or exclude gluten from their diet, according to the NPD Group, which conducted a consumer survey in … Continue reading

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Food Network: FOOD FIGHT!

Dietitan and Food Network blogger, Toby Amidor, recently posted this review of Wheat Belly on the Food Network website. Imagine walking into a room of former alcoholics and asking, “Anyone want a drink?” Among the tidbits: “The website [Wheat Belly … Continue reading

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You’re diabetic because “you are lazy and self-serving”!

Read the comments of dietitian Janelle Schnake RD, CDE that she posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: Dr. Davis, As a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator I really, completely, totally agree with your statements about whole wheat and how … Continue reading

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Throw more tomatoes!

Sometimes the best lessons come in the form of criticism. The occasional negative “review” of Wheat Belly on Amazon, for instance, reminds me that: 1) The Wheat Lobby is watching. At least some of the book’s critics oddly never posted … Continue reading

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Panic in the Heartland

Bill O’Reilly’s recent vociferous attacks on wheat have earned him a bit of a backlash from Kansas wheat farmers. Here is a report from a Kansas TV station: Towards the end of the report, listen to the inane comments from … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers wanted

So something happened to wheat in the 1970s during the efforts to generate a high-yield strain that required less fertilizer to make a 24-inch, rather than a 48-inch, stalk. Multiple other changes occurred, including changes in the structure of gluten, … Continue reading

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Grain Foods Foundation takes the fight to the schools

BakingBusiness.com posted this press release about the Grain Foods Foundation’s new initiative to “educate” schoolchildren about “healthy whole grains”: BOSTON — A grains nutrition curriculum promoting the healthfulness of grain-based foods has been developed and is being distributed this month … Continue reading

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The Wheat Lobby Smokescreen

The Wheat Lobby has been busy. The Grain Foods Foundation, the Whole Grain Council, and other lobby/trade groups for the wheat industry are in panic mode. After all, a recent 4.5% reduction in bread sales for the year were just … Continue reading

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