Wheat Belly: Advice for Healthier Meals—and Feet!

Robert G. Parker
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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.

Wheat Belly bookIn the search for optimal health, you as the consumer must take charge, because even scientific study may not always be aimed at what is best for you, and the goal of agribusiness is profit—not your wellbeing. For information about diet and foot health, we want to recommend the book Wheat Belly, by Dr. William Davis, to give you some alternative information to what is currently out there.

Dr. Davis’ contention is that modern wheat products—which are far from the natural grains grown in centuries past—may be doing you more harm than good. He attributes the increase in many “modern” health issues like obesity, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis to increased consumption of these grains—specifically genetically modified ones grown commercially. He goes even farther to say that he believes eating grains in general has always been problematic.

The book also discusses other factors such as blood glucose management and promoting healthy bowel flora (the colonies of microscopic bacteria and microorganisms in your digestive tract). Dr. Davis believes paying attention to these as part of health care can dramatically reduce the incidence of—and may reverse the progression of—inflammatory and autoimmune diseases in our society.

Since rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes are closely related to problems in your feet and ankles, we are always looking for ways to attack these health problems. We can treat arthritic joints and diabetic wounds, but we would much rather be part of a solution that can help you avoid these conditions in the first place.

Wheat Belly does more than point out the problems of wheat consumption—it offers resources to help you take control of your diet, while still providing nutritious and delicious meals for yourself and your loved ones. Get your copy today and see if its information can help you toward better foot health. And in the meantime, come to Parker Foot & Ankle for all your foot care needs. Call our Houston office at (281) 497-2850 to make your appointment today.

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