Defiant Health Radio with Dr. William Davis

What's Missing From Dietary Guidelines

September 24, 2022 William Davis, MD
Defiant Health Radio with Dr. William Davis
What's Missing From Dietary Guidelines
Show Notes

In this episode of Defiant Health, let’s discuss how the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans got a lot of things wrong. Of course, I have previously discussed on many occasions the hazards of a diet reduced in fat and rich in “healthy whole grains,” a style of eating that increases the likelihood of weight gain, fatty liver, type 2 diabetes, even increases cardiovascular risk, largely due to amylopectin A carbohydrate of wheat and grains, as well as gliadin protein-derived opioid peptides that are appetite stimulants. This was the focus of my Wheat Belly series of books. 

But the dietary guidelines that encouraged Americans to reduce fat intake also led to some inadvertent blunders that pose real health consequences. Perhaps we would never have learned about these issues if we had not made the national mistake of reducing fat. So let’s talk about these inadvertent blunders and what you can do to compensate for them.

Supplements mentioned:

Collagen hydrolysates--bovine, porcine, chicken, marine
Hyaluronic acid
Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA + DHA
Facto-fermented foods


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