Thanks Mind and Dr. Davis for the very informative chat. I learned quite a bit about this very important topic. After listening I had to do a bit of thinking though. Dr. Davis recommends cutting out wheat entirely and pretty much getting rid of corn and the other grains (I assume this includes rice) leaving only a small amount of oats in that food group. However he also didn't sound like he promotes meat-eating.
I had to scratch my head to figure out how to hold the food that is left together. Even a tortilla is made of wheat or corn and contains some carbs. I finally hit on the idea of using salad as the matrix or substrate for delivering the other ingredients of this type of diet. I'm way too addicted to my grains to take the whole plunge but I figure I can easily do one meal a day and start making a difference. Tonight I went to the store and bought the following items to get me started:
Eggs (to be hard-boiled)
I still plan on getting some cheese and veggie deli slices as well as some walnuts and pecans to add to the mix. I already have salad dressings. My plan is to have everything cut up and ready to go in a multi-section tupperware container in my refrigerator. Then when it's time to eat I can just pour out some salad, grab whatever I feel like from the container, and eat. Did I mention I don't have much time to prepare food these days?
Here my notes from the talk:
Desirable blood level: 60-70 ng/ml
Average male requires 6000 units/day
Average female requires 5000 units/day
Dr. William Davis takes 10,000 iu per day
EBT heart scan = 4 chest x-rays = mammogram
multi-detector device = 8-10 chest x-rays
CT chest angiography = 100 chest x-ray equivalent
One more thing I should add: Dr. Davis has found that when people go cold-turkey on the wheat and carbs that they feel mentally "slow" for about 5 days and that he's not aware of any way to get around this. The up side is that after this passes the metabolism adjusts and you feel fine. However it doesn't sound like the kind of thing you'd want to try on a test week or when getting ready to run a marathon.
Edited by lunarsolarpower, 20 September 2008 - 09:33 AM.