PODCAST

Defiant Health Radio with Dr. William Davis

William Davis, MD

William Davis, MD, cardiologist and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Wheat Belly books, as well as Undoctored, brings the unvarnished truth about many health conditions. So much information in health is crafted by industry, bent to the benefit of healthcare systems, delivered by willfully ignorant physicians. Yet a critical mass of truly useful, safe, effective health information has been reached--but someone has to deliver it to you. That is Dr. Davis' intention. Among the topics the Defiant Health Podcast covers are:--Microbiome health--The key to so many health conditions, as well as preservation of youth and vigor, can be found in the microbiome.--Heart health--You will find no mention of cholesterol or statin drugs here, only hard-hitting, science-based insights.--Thyroid health--Why do endocrinologists and other doctors get thyroid health so wrong? Let's get it right.--Weight loss--We don't count calories, don't push the plate away, or echo other ineffective knuckle headed solutions that have created the most overweight population of humans in history.--How to get rid of type 2 diabetes--it's painfully easy. --Get on the road to reversing autoimmune diseases--Take steps today to prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's dementia, Parkinsonism, and multiple sclerosis--And many others.For more information on Dr. Davis' insights and programs, seeWheat Belly books--esp. the Wheat Belly Revised & Expanded Edition, 2019Wheat Belly 30-Minute CookbookWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorWheat Belly Blog: www.wheatbellyblog.comTalk to me through my membership website, the Undoctored Inner Circle:InnerCircle.Undoctored.com

Little Known Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
If you've been following my programs, you are likely already supplementing around 3000-3600 mg per day of EPA+DHA for heart health benefits, as well as reduced potential for Alzheimer's dementia and to reduce triglycerides. But did you know that there are important benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for pregnancy, lactation, early neurodevelopment, and for reducing endotoxemia? Omega-3 fatty acids are a good example of something that is essential, as they play crucial roles in many aspects of human health and development.Get your Paleovalley discount on fermented grass-fed beef sticks, Bone Broth Collagen, and low-carb snack bars:Use the coupon code "Defiant" for an additional 15% discount. Go to this page on the Paleovalley website, enter the code and the discount will be automatically applied to your order:https://paleovalley.com/offers/grass-fed-beef-sticks-bk-lt-promo/defiant?uid=123&oid=2&affid=733______________________________________________________________________________________________________My new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book is Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
3d ago
19 mins
Unexpected Ways to Boost Your Immune Response
Here are a number of strategies that you can adopt on your own to substantially improve your immune response and thereby maximize protection against viral and bacterial infections, while also improving other aspects of the immune response that could otherwise lead to autoimmune disease and even cancers. I therefore provide actionable steps you can take to boost the immune response, methods that most doctors are unaware of but allow you to achieve a level of health that is superior to that obtained through a doctor's office.Get your Paleovalley discount on fermented grass-fed beef sticks, Bone Broth Collagen, and low-carb snack bars:Use the coupon code "Defiant" for an additional 15% discount. Go to this page on the Paleovalley website, enter the code and the discount will be automatically applied to your order:https://paleovalley.com/offers/grass-fed-beef-sticks-bk-lt-promo/defiant?uid=123&oid=2&affid=733One source of L. reuteri is the BioGaia Gastrus product available on Amazon or through the U.S. distributor, Everidis: everidis.comStore locator for Yakult, the source for Lactobacillus casei Shirota:https://www.yakultusa.com/store-locator/______________________________________________________________________________________________________My new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book is Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
May 18 2022
20 mins
What should blood sugar be after a meal?
Tracking finger stick blood glucoses can be an extremely powerful tool for health--if used properly. Unfortunately, most conventional doctors have no idea how to do this and instead advise you that blood sugars of up to 200 mg/dl are acceptable. This is absolutely and completely wrong. Tracking blood sugars prior to a meal, then 30-60 minutes after a meal, to identify peak blood glucose provides insights into diet and health that can even be used  by someone with type 2 diabetes to become non-diabetic, to facilitate weight loss, and even to address risk for heart disease. We do so by following my "No Change Rule" for blood glucose.Get your Paleovalley discount on fermented grass-fed beef sticks, Bone Broth Collagen, and low-carb snack bars:Use the coupon code "Defiant" for an additional 15% discount. Go to this page on the Paleovalley website, enter the code and the discount will be automatically applied to your order:https://paleovalley.com/offers/grass-fed-beef-sticks-bk-lt-promo/defiant?uid=123&oid=2&affid=733My new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book is Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
May 12 2022
17 mins
The Oxytocin Project
Lactobacillus reuteri is one of the most important bacterial species in the human microbiome. Yet it has been lost by the majority of Americans due to this microbe's susceptibility to common antibiotics like amoxicillin and ampicillin. One of the terrific benefits of L. reuteri  is its ability to provoke release of the hormone, oxytocin, from the brain. Until recently, there was no user-friendly way to boost oxytocin. It cannot be ingested orally because the digestive process breaks it down. It can be injected but lasts only about 3 minutes. It can be administered via nasal inhaler but requires 3 squirts four times per day in each nostril, with each dose lasting only 60-90 minutes. We now know that restoring this lost microbe, L reuteri, is key: restore it and you create a source of endogenous oxytocin. Oxytocin is the hormone of love and empathy. It causes you to engage with other people, take an interest in them, understand their points of view better--can you appreciate how important this hormone can be for human social interaction? Spread the word: you can restore L reuteri and thereby oxytocin and perhaps make the world a little better place. One source of L. reuteri is the BioGaia Gastrus product available on Amazon or through the U.S. distributor, Everidis: everidis.comI shall be reporting on the results of our animal study comparing different strains of L. reuteri, meaning that we will know which strain is most effective for this phenomenon.______________________________________________________________________________________________________My new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book is Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
May 3 2022
18 mins
Become a Microbiome Citizen Scientist
The tools and insights into the human microbiome are exploding and everyday people--non-scientists, non-microbiologists--are able to generate new experiences and learn new lessons that provide important advantages in health. We, as microbiome citizen scientists, are learning new lessons virtually every day: how to increase energy, smooth skin wrinkles, reduce arthritis pain and perhaps even slow or reverse joint arthritis, improve mood, deepen sleep, all by managing our microbiomes. For example, we have discovered that microbes fermented to high counts generate deep sleep, a phenomenon not previously described in experimental clinical trials. Join the movement and become a microbiome citizen scientist and empower yourself in health. Mentioned in the podcast:"SIBO Yogurt" contains Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus reuteri, and Bacillus coagulans. Full details (strains, how to source, fermentation methods) can be found in my Super Gut book as well as the DrDavisInfiniteHealth.com Inner Circle membership website. BiotiQuest Sugar ShiftAIRE device for breath H2 and methaneMy new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book is Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Apr 20 2022
25 mins
Making Sense Out of Thyroid Health
Although I and others have discussed thyroid health issues many times over the years, I still see people struggling to understand how to best manage this important area of health. And getting thyroid right to optimal levels is really fairly straightforward, except that many doctors remain uninformed or disinterested in helping you achieve ideal thyroid status.Among the issues I address:How to recognize symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, especially hypothyroidismHow to use oral temperature as a screening tool for thyroid diseaseWhat blood tests you need to insist on for a full thyroid assessmentHow to manage iodineWhy so many people taking levothyroxine remain hypothyroidThe role of the microbiome in thyroid healthWhy addressing the T3 thyroid hormone is our workaround for an inability to fully avoid industrial chemicalsMy new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book is Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Apr 13 2022
23 mins
The Intestinal Microbiome and Sleep
The intestinal microbiome, i.e., the collection of microbes in your gastrointestinal tract, are proving to be major players in the length, quality, and content of your sleep. The intestinal microbiome can make the difference between deep, restful, dream-filled sleep, to superficial, disrupted, dreamless sleep, and all the emotional and health consequences that accompany these crucial differences. You can take steps, including cultivation of specific microbial species, to regain wonderful, restful, dream-filled sleep by taking control over your microbiome, including cultivation of specific species that exert effects over sleep.L reuteriSourced initially as BioGaia Gastrus tablets. You can find it on Amazon or from their North American distributor, Everidis.L casei ShirotaSourced from the commercial product Yakult, available from most big box stores (in the dairy refrigerator). www.yakultusa.comBifidobacterium longum 1714Lactobacillus plantarum PS128Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3My new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book is Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Apr 3 2022
26 mins
The Birth of Wheat Belly
How did a cardiologist aborting heart attacks, putting in stents, and performing other heart procedures end up talking about the destructive effects of wheat?It was far from a straight line but a series of blunders and inadvertent discoveries that led me down this path. But it was a path that showed me how powerful going against conventional advice could be that led to spectacular weight loss in people, putting many people with type 2 diabetes into remission, reducing blood pressure, and reversing numerous other common chronic health conditions. To read further about the rationale, science, and practice of wheat/grain-free living, see my Wheat Belly: Revised & Expanded Edition. My new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book is Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Mar 30 2022
46 mins
Vitamin D: Get It Right For Full Benefit
It's a basic requirement of life and health: vitamin D. Even after I and others have been broadcasting this message for over 10 years, many still ignore it, remain skeptical, or simply don't get it right. And, sadly, you cannot rely on your doctor to get it right, as they often say things like "You can get all the vitamin D you need from diet, or "Just get some sun," or "There's no need for vitamin D"--all of which is tragically wrong. But getting it right yields SO many health benefits. So it is important for YOU to know when vitamin D is just right and enjoy all its spectacular health benefits. My new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Mar 25 2022
33 mins
SIBO Yogurt
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO,  in which unhealthy bacterial species have proliferated and ascended up the 24-feet of small intestine, is now epidemic, an epidemic that underlies common health struggles that include weight gain, obesity, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and numerous other health conditions. Solutions for SIBO typically involve antibiotics, despite being a condition that was likely caused, or at least worsened, by antibiotics in the first place. But I believe that we may have a solution that involves cultivating specific microbial species as a yogurt, something I call "SIBO Yogurt" that provides microbes with specific characteristics that may reduce or eradicate SIBO.  AIRE device from FoodMarble:https://foodmarble.comFor the full instructions on how to use the AIRE device for detection of SIBO, the herbal antibiotic regimen we use, and the recipe on SIBO Yogurt, see the Super Gut book:My new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Mar 20 2022
25 mins
Depression and the Gut-Brain Axis
Conventional "solutions" for depression are largely inadequate: often ineffective, with side-effects that include weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and suicide. Evidence is increasingly pointing towards the intestinal microbiome as a source for depressive symptoms. This tells us that prescription drugs such as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, that only address a step in the pathway of serotonin metabolism, do not address the underlying cause of many, if not most, cases of depression: disruption of the intestinal microbiome. Species such as Turicibacter sanguinis are proving to be crucial players in mood, while bacterial and fungal overgrowth, SIBO and SIFO, can also be common contributors to depression. The bad news: these disruptions of the intestinal microbiome are common and widespread. The good news: there are steps you can take to remedy the situation and thereby potentially have marked effects on mood and depression.AIRE device from FoodMarble:https://foodmarble.comBioGaia Gastrus tablets are the source for Lactobacillus reuteri: https://everidis.com/product/biogaia-gastrus/(From the North American distributor)My new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book is Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Mar 8 2022
18 mins
Five Events That Transformed My Views on Health
Over the past 30 years, I have made a number of blunders in health. But I always made it a point to learn from my mistakes. Doing so taught me a number of important lessons in health and nutrition, lessons that revealed just how little conventional ideas on health yielded and how doing things very differently yields enormous health advantages. In this episode of Defiant Health, I therefore recount:How cutting dietary fat and eating plenty of "healthy whole grains" leads to metabolic disastersHow the death of my mother from sudden cardiac death showed me how inadequate heart procedures are for dealing with coronary heart diseaseHow rejecting cholesterol and resorting to more advanced lipoprotein testing illustrated how not cutting fat and banishing all grains and sugars yielded huge advantages and led to methods to reduce coronary calcium scoresDespite the enormous advantages of the Wheat Belly grain-free lifestyle, there were people who had residual health issues such as stalled weight loss, food intolerances, or autoimmune conditions that finally responded to more vigorous efforts to rebuild a healthy microbiomeHow identifying, then replacing, microbes lost from the modern human microbiome yields extraordinary benefits such as deeper sleep, restoration of youthful muscle, smoother skin with fewer wrinkles, and preservation of bone density. And why and how following these strategies, drawn from lessons learned by making huge blunders in health, yields a level of health that is superior to the "health" the doctor provides.BioGaia Gastrus tablets are the source for Lactobacillus reuteri: https://everidis.com/product/biogaia-gastrus/(From the North American distributor)My new book is Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight that shows you 1) how to identify and replace lost microbes from the human microbiome with extraordinary results, and 2) how to beat back unhealthy microbes that have proliferated and can be responsible for numerous health conditions.Find Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book is Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Mar 4 2022
40 mins
I read an excerpt from my new book, Super Gut: Chapter 5
Here I read an excerpt from my new book, Super Gut: A Four-Week Program to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight, specifically chapter 5, Mind Your Mucus.Before we get to the business of restoring lost microbes and pushing back unwanted species from the upper GI tract, we can also take action to strengthen the mucus barrier. Some strategies I advocate can bring relief from issues like abdominal discomfort and bloating within minutes to hours of adopting. I discuss:What role mucus plays in gastrointestinal healthWhy the fragile single-layer mucus barrier of the small bowel is ill-suited to blocking microbes normally present in the colon and stoolHow and why foods like the eugenol of cloves and catechins of green tea can be used to thicken and fortify the mucus barrierFind Super Gut in these bookstores:Barnes & NobleAmazonBooks a MillionFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book is Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Feb 25 2022
31 mins
"I have SIBO--So What's Next?"Make Saccharomyces boulardii Sparkling Cider Probiotic
Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic fungus, a relative of Saccharomyces cerevisiae used to ferment wine and beer, but better adapted to living in the human gastrointestinal (GI)  tract. Although it does not take up long-term residence, its passage through the GI tract has been associated with substantial health benefits. Making a sparkling cider with this microbial species is an easy  way to increase the number of microbes you can obtain while enjoying this delicious effervescent drink. It also saves you money, as future batches can be made from previous batches.Florastor is our preferred source of the Saccharomyces boulardii CNDM I-745 strain, available at most major pharmacies and department stores, as well as online sources. If these sorts of unique methods to rebuild a damaged microbiome interest you, then take a look at my new book, Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight, available through all major book retailers.For more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:My new book released Feb 1st, 2022: Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Feb 5 2022
18 mins
Yogurt of Love
Restoration of a microbe lost by the majority of people, Lactobacillus reuteri, causes the brain to release oxytocin, the hormone of love, affection, and empathy. It brings you closer to other people, helps you see another person's point of view--it makes you a better human being. It also brings on what can be regarded as age-reversing effects: smoother skin, restoration of lost muscle and strength, deeper sleep, reduced appetite, accelerated healing, and other benefits. We increase bacterial counts 1000--fold by fermenting the microbe as yogurt with impressive results for many people.L reuteri yogurt recipe:https://drdavisinfinitehealth.com/201...The L reuteri yogurt recipe and many other recipes that you can use to replace lost microbes can be found in my new book, Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight available through Amazon and other book retailers.https://www.amazon.com/Super-Gut-Four... BioGaia Gastrus tablets:https://everidis.com/product/biogaia-...For more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Jan 26 2022
18 mins
Statins, Anger, Hate, and Aggression
Widely-prescribed statin cholesterol drugs have been associated with muscle weakness and pain, as well as markedly increased potential for type 2 diabetes, while providing minimal reductions in cardiovascular risk. But there is also potential for a rarely discussed collection of side-effects not reported in the billions of dollars of clinical trials sponsored by the drug industry: anger, hate, and aggressive behavior. Paleovalley is Defiant Health's sponsor. To order their excellent grass-fed beef sticks and other products with a 15% discount, go to Paleovalley.com and enter the discount code "defiant."For more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis' Infinite Health Blog: www.DrDavisInfiniteHealth.comDr. Davis' Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.InfiniteHealth.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Jan 16 2022
16 mins
The Seven Hidden Dangers of Sugar
Everyone knows that sugar rots teeth and raises blood sugar. But there are additional phenomena that result from consumption of sugar that even your doctor is likely unaware of. Understand how and why sugar impacts health in so many unexpected ways and  your efforts at regaining health, losing weight, and slowing the phenomena of aging will be more effective.Sugar Science: https://sugarscience.ucsf.eduFor more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightThis is not another “take a probiotic, get some fiber” book on the microbiome.  Super Gut is a blueprint for health like no book before it.  Super Gut will do for the power of the microbiome as the Wheat Belly book did in redefining the notion of a healthy diet. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Wheat Belly Blog: www.wheatbellyblog.comWheat Belly Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.Undoctored.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Jan 9 2022
18 mins
Ancient Love
Because most of us as modern people have lost the intestinal microbe, Lactobacillus reuteri, that is responsible for increasing release of the hormone, oxytocin, from the brain, are the phenomena of love, affection, and concern for other people less intense than they used to be in prior times? Was love and affection stronger, for instance, in the 19th century, the Middle Ages, or the Greek Empire? I share a unique personal experience that indelibly imprinted this question on my brain. In the meantime, you can enjoy the restoration of increased love, empathy, and social connection by restoring this microbe to your intestinal microbiome.Sources of BioGaia L. reuteri tablets:Gastrus tablets: everidis.com/shop-products/How to make  L. reuteri yogurt using extended fermentation:www.wheatbellyblog.com/2019/07/how-to-make-l-reuteri-yogurt-step-by-step/More about my new book, Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight, including extras for anyone pre-ordering before Feb 1, 2022 release:https://www.wheatbellyblog.com/super-gut/For more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis Infinite Health Blog: www.wheatbellyblog.comDr. Davis Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.Undoctored.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Dec 29 2021
21 mins
Secrets of the Microbiome Revealed in my new Super Gut
My new book, Super Gut: A 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight, will be released Feb 1, 2022. It is a book packed with new ACTIONABLE strategies that show you how to take back control over health. Among the issues I discuss:How replacing microbes lost from the human microbiome can yield extravagant health benefits such as deeper sleep, smoother skin, increased muscle and strength, increased empathy and reduced social anxietyHow to recognize, then manage, the very common problem of overgrowth of unhealthy microbes in the GI tract that can be experienced as autoimmune conditions, type 2 diabetes, obesity and difficulty losing weight, fatty liver, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and numerous other health conditions. And, of course, Super Gut includes my now famous L. reuteri yogurt and other fermentation projects that provide some astonishing health benefits ordered up just like ordering a meal off a restaurant menu. Pre-order Super Gut and you receive several additional incentives ahead of release:www.wheatbellyblog.com/super-gut/For more information on Dr. Davis’ programs:Books:Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorAnd his new book, Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightOnline media:Wheat Belly Blog: www.wheatbellyblog.comWheat Belly Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Undoctored Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.Undoctored.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!
Dec 10 2021
14 mins