Defiant Health Radio with Dr. William Davis

Defiant Health Radio with Dr. William Davis

William Davis, MD, cardiologist and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Wheat Belly books, as well as Undoctored and, most recently, Super Gut, 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


January 24, 2023 29 min

You have likely observed that humans, especially overweight humans, come in a variety of shapes and sizes. We all know that excess body fat is not a good thing for health, nor for self esteem. But where fat is distributed on the body plays a big role in whether excess fat increases risk for conditions such as type 2 diabetes, coronary disease, stroke, cancer, cognitive decline, dementia, and premature death—or whether it is only a ...

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In this episode of the Defiant Health podcast, let’s talk about this destructive thing in the human diet called wheat. Those of you familiar with my Wheat Belly books may know a lot of this already and this will just serve as a reminder to help you stay on course and preserve the health and slenderness you achieved. I’m always impressed that, because TV ads, misinformed dietitians, and other dietary conversations all urge you to co...

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December 21, 2022 44 min

In this episode of the Defiant Health podcast, let me tell you about five things cardiologists will not tell you about heart health. Having practiced cardiology for 25 years, I learned what works and what does not work to prevent heart disease. Sadly, follow conventional health and diet advice from cardiologists and other doctors and you are following a recipe for developing heart disease, as well as type 2 diabetes, weight gain, f...

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December 10, 2022 24 min

In this episode of Defiant Health, I’d like to talk about the unique oral skin health product I formulated called Gut to Glow.

Some of you may know that, in addition to writing books, speaking, and supporting my programs, I have also taken on the role of Chief Medical Officer for a company called Realize Therapeutics that I co-founded, created to commercialize some of the concepts that I have developed. 

Those of you following my Lac...

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December 1, 2022 31 min

There are a number of factors that drive aging. Among the most important are inflammation, insulin resistance, glycation, endotoxemia, and hormonal senescence, in addition to genetically programmed factors. We cannot, of course, influence genetically determined factors. But we have enormous control over the other factors. 

The sad truth is that a conventional diet and modern healthcare advice accelerate aging via these mechanisms. J...

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In this episode of Defiant Health, I’ve brought empowerment strategist JJ Flizanes back for a second interview. Because JJ brings such high energy and unique wisdom to emotional issues—issues that I do not discuss much at all—that I thought it would be helpful to everyone to bring her back on. JJ has a varied background as an actress, personal trainer, and now as a coach on behavior, helping people find their weak spots, behaviors ...

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November 6, 2022 22 min

There is no shortage of silly advice on how to reduce sugar cravings, the seemingly irresistible desire for something sweet. “Eat just a little,” “Combine sweets with other foods,” “Get more protein” or other advice dominates this conversation. This advice is ineffective and makes no physiological sense.

Yet it is possible to completely ablate this impulse, turn it off entirely and put you back in the driver’s seat of appetite. But ...

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October 27, 2022 25 min

I’ve previously discussed this important micronutrient, iodine, but I fear the message has not gotten through to many people. So let’s tackle it again, highlighting just what a huge public health problem iodine deficiency was for most of human history until recently. Now, due to misguided modern dietary advice, deficiency of this important micronutrient is making a comeback and, with it, thyroid problems and all the associated chal...

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In this episode of Defiant Health, I interview Oklahoma dentist, health and wellness coach, and advocate of managing the oral microbiome, Dr. Debbie Ozment.

I met Dr. Ozment during one of my two-way weekly video meetups on my where she provided a presentation on the oral microbiome. I was impressed with her tremendous command of this area that drives home the message that oral health and the oral microbiom...

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October 3, 2022 15 min

In this episode of Defiant Health, I’d like to talk about how the intensity of love, affection, and other emotions and social interactions have lost intensity. The love of today, I’m going to argue, is less involved, less intense, less soul-wrenching, involving more superficial commitment than it used. If we could compare the love and affection of, say, 50, 100, 1000 years ago, I am going to illustrate how our current version of th...

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September 24, 2022 19 min

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 an...

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In this episode of Defiant Health, let’s clear up some misconceptions about the common problem of constipation, an issue that plagues around 10-20% of people at any one time. 

While the official definition of constipation is having 3 or fewer bowel movements per week, I would say that the official definition is way off. 3 or fewer bowel movements per week is an awful standard, one that is likely to impact health in other ways, as we...

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In this episode of Defiant Health, let’s talk about some new insights into a very serious issue that afflicts many females: repeated urinary tract infections, or UTIs. This can happen to a female at any age, but becomes an especially frequent problem as women get older. Of course, the conventional “solution” is to prescribe course after course of antibiotics that disrupt the entire body’s microbiome and not uncommonly leads to dysb...

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August 20, 2022 24 min

For years, unpleasant symptoms such as abdominal pain, headache, joint pain, and skin rashes experienced with consumption of wheat and grains were dismissed as just being in our imagination, the product of a neurotic mind. If celiac disease was not diagnosed, then these sorts of abnormal symptoms were dismissed as inconsequential.

Recent evidence tells us that this absolutely not true and that the awkwardly named non-celiac gluten ...

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Many people have been advised by their doctors or have decided on their own that adverse reactions to dairy products are due to an inability to digest lactose, the primary sugar in dairy products.

While there are indeed people who have lost the ability to digest lactose, numerous people who have adverse reactions to dairy are not truly lactose intolerant, but have disruptions of the gastrointestinal microbiome that are responsible ...

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July 23, 2022 18 min

In previous episodes of Defiant Health, I've discussed many of the spectacular potential health effects of boosting oxytocin.

Let's now discuss the emotional, social, maternal, and sexual effects of oxytocin that essentially define the human experience. Because modern people have lost much of their capacity to boost oxytocin to high levels, we have lost many of these beneficial effects. Yes: you can regain this capacity and...

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July 11, 2022 28 min

Make no mistake: the low-fat dietary message of the last 50+ years has been a huge disaster. Coupled with predatory practices of Big Food companies, the result is the world's worst epidemics of obesity and overweight, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, and Alzheimer's dementia in the history of humans on this planet. Yet there has been no attempt by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, USDA, or any other agency ...

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June 29, 2022 32 min

Compared to human populations following hunter-gatherer lifestyles, we have lost hundreds of microbial species in our gastrointestinal microbiomes. Many of these species performed useful functions in human health that we have therefore lost. Loss of these species has also allowed unhealthy, potentially pathogenic species, to proliferate and dominate, even ascending up the small intestine. This situation--small intestinal bacterial ...

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While the world obsesses about this silly notion of cholesterol as a cause for heart disease, they ignore the many other--and more important--causes of heart disease, causes that you can manage effectively on your own.

It does NOT require prescription drugs or procedures to have a major impact on the factors that lead to heart attack, need for heart procedures, or sudden cardiac death. The number one killer of men and women worldwi...

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Here are two nutrients and two microbes that play huge roles in material and infant health, yet almost no obstetrician or gynecologist is advising their patients about them--a major oversight!

Because doctors are not doing their job in advising people on how to stack the odds in favor of not having premature labor, correcting vaginal dysbiosis, and markedly improving the health of their child, you can take the reins of health on yo...

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