I had the pleasure of meeting William Davis at the Longevity Now Symposium this last weekend. Not only was his talk engaging and interesting, it was well researched. In all the talks I have been to on the subject of becoming gluten free and irritable bowel syndrome, Dr. Davis made the simple yet profound point that it is not just about gluten. Gluten is the worst offender, but that doesn’t make other non gluten grains OK. As he said in his lecture, “Less bad is not good!”
The foods he recommends are: All vegetables, free range animal protein, nuts and seeds, healthy oils (especially omega 3 oils), and non sugary condiments like horseradish and mustard. He also recommends cheese in his book although in his lecture he said it is a gray area. I would add that for people not suffering from I.B. to try raw grass fed cheese and see how you do. Ultimately, testing is necessary to see what foods you are reacting to.
The vegan diet is ideal, however this is not an ideal world. Due to our exposure to higher levels of toxicity and stress, we need more protein for our bodies to heal and detox than we get from a pure vegan diet. This is especially true of those of us dealing with compromised immune systems, autoimmune conditions, or slow detoxers.
One possible solution for the vegans out there is to add superfood powders that supply more minerals, probiotics and vegan sources of protein to your diet, as vegan sources of protein take it easier on your kidneys than animal sources. I buy a lot of my superfood powders from Health Force Naturals and Raw Revelations at www.rrsuperfoods.com.
Bottom line, if you have a chance to buy and read Wheat Belly do so, and check out his website at: www.trackyourplaque.com.
Carey O’Rielly DDS has been a practicing dentist for 35 years. He went to USC Dental School and Duke University for his undergraduate degree. He grew up in Laguna Beach and now lives in La Costa with his wife Victoria, who runs his office.
He began his career by owning and operating a network of six offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Presently he owns a private holistic practice in North County San Diego’s Encinitas.
Dr. O started looking for solutions to his health challenges that resulted from the stress and environmental toxicity that built up over a ten year period running his dental network. He has dedicated himself to learning about oral systemic problems and how dentistry can affect your health. He has applied what he has learned over the last twenty years to ensure he, his staff and his patients are protected from the chemicals and toxic materials found in most dental offices. He has produced an environmentally friendly office that is also peaceful and calm.
He is an expert on dental materials having looked at hundreds of biocompatibility lab tests over the years. He has identified the most bio-friendly materials to use in his practice and which dental materials can be used to replace metal fillings and crowns, including BPA free and fluoride free ‘white’ fillings. He also uses metal-free Zirconia or ceramic implants and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) grafting materials which come from the patient’s own blood.
Dr. O’Rielly teaches C.E. courses on the systemic effects of gum disease. He is an expert in using phase contrast microscopy for analyzing dental infections, where he shows patients what kind of microbes, i.e. bacteria, amoeba, and yeasts like candida are populating the mouth and affecting the body as a whole.
He has an educational blog and is writing a book on dental health called ‘Hidden Dental Infections: Healing Root Canals and Infected Teeth with the Erbium Laser’ where he discusses dental nutrition, toxic dental materials and the effects of old root canals on inflammation and overall health.