100 episodes

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 Circle:InnerCircle.Undoctored.com

Defiant Health Radio with Dr. William Davis William Davis, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 102 Ratings

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 Circle:InnerCircle.Undoctored.com

    Potpourri: Hyaluronic acid, allulose, L. reuteri and reproductive health

    Potpourri: Hyaluronic acid, allulose, L. reuteri and reproductive health

    There are a great many emerging ideas to discuss, but sometimes these topics are just not big enough to fill out an entire podcast episode. So I decided to start something I call “Potpourri,” a collection of unconnected but interesting topics that may be helpful in guiding you in your health journey. I’d like to say “Ask your doctor about these issues,” but you and I know that they will, more than likely, know absolutely nothing about these questions because 1) it’s not a pharmaceutical or procedure, and 2) it will make no money for them. But just because your doctor is indifferent or ignorant does not mean that they don’t pack a wallop of potential health benefits for you. 
    So in this episode of the Defiant Health Podcast, I’d like to talk about hyaluronic acid, the sweetener allulose, and the relationship of Lactobacillus reuteri and reproductive health.
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    Better Animal Handling
    Weekly 10 to 20 minute lessons in handling of dogs, horses, and other animals.
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    Ask a Farmer
    Answering questions about Canada's food system
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    Support the showBooks:
    Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight
    Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded ed

    • 28 min
    My recent antibiotic experience

    My recent antibiotic experience

    I recently had an experience in which I had to take an antibiotic. Those of you who have been following my Defiant Health podcast discussions, or have been reading my thousands of blog posts on DrDavisInfiniteHealth.com, or my books, especially my latest Super Gut book, know that I advocate for absolutely minimizing our reliance on antibiotics, as they are extremely destructive to the microbiome. Antibiotics disrupt microbial composition of the gastrointestinal tract, the airway, the sinuses, reproductive organs, urinary tract, and other body parts with serious potential long-term consequences. 
    Well, I had a failed root canal and crown put in more than 30 years ago. It recently failed and I had the tooth extracted, following by insertion of an implant. Because the periodontist had to drill into the jawbone and insert an anchor for the implant, he prescribed an antibiotic to prevent osteomyelitis, or infection of the jawbone that can be catastrophic. I therefore spent weeks dreading this process as, in past, I’ve had some nasty experiences with antibiotics: GI distress, abdominal discomfort, skin rashes. But I was especially dreading the awful insomnia that I feared I’d experience with loss of the L. reuteri that I had been supplementing for several years that converted me from a severe chronic insomniac to a deep sleeper. 
    To my great surprise, I experienced none of these effects and I wanted to share with you why and how I believe I, and my listeners who have engaged similar strategies, avoided these effects from antibiotics. It’s my n of one experience, along with some of my listeners, so it’s proof of nothing. But, because these concepts are evolving rapidly with very little formal evidence, it’s worth at least being aware and even trying some of these strategies.
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    A 15% discount is available for Defiant Health podcast listeners by entering discount code UNDOC15 (case-sensitive) at checkout.*
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    Get your 15% Paleovalley discount on fermented grass-fed beef sticks, Bone Broth Collagen, low-carb snack bars and other high-quality organic foods here.*

    For 12% off every order of grass-fed and pasture-raised meats from Wild Pastures, go 
    Better Animal Handling
    Weekly 10 to 20 minute lessons in handling of dogs, horses, and other animals.
    Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Support the showBooks:
    Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight
    Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded ed

    • 25 min
    How to Stop "Treating" Health Conditions

    How to Stop "Treating" Health Conditions

    It’s a concept that many people struggle to embrace or understand. But once you ‘get” it, a lot of issues in health will become clearer and you can save yourself a considerable amount of time, effort, and money. The idea is to get away from the idea of “treating” health conditions. This is the approach used in pharmaceuticals and employed by most doctors. If, for instance, blood glucose is high, drugs like insulin, metformin, or a GLP-1 agonist like Wegovy or Ozempic is introduced to force blood glucose down. If blood pressure is high, a drug such as a thiazide diuretic, beta blocker, or ACE inhibitor is prescribed to for blood pressure down. If there is an inflammatory or autoimmune condition, they pick a single inflammatory mediator and block it. But there are major drawbacks to approach health in this way that I will discuss in this episode of the Defiant Health podcast. 
    Instead, I would like you to consider a completely different approach. Rather than try to improve some health measure with a pharmaceutical or even a medical procedure, I would suggest that we instead address and correct the common factors that allow such health conditions to emerge in the first place. I’ll explain what that means. But it means that this approach can not just reduce blood glucose or blood pressure or reverse many inflammatory or autoimmune conditions, but also result in weight loss, loss of abdominal fat, reduce inflammation, improve insulin resistance, restore youthful characteristics, smooth your skin, restore healthy musculature and provide other effects that yield benefits that go beyond the original issue. It is not uncommon, for example, to take this approach for, say, weight loss but find yourself no longer a type 2 diabetic or pre-diabetic, or no longer hypertensive, while enjoying relief from multiple forms of skin rashes, irritable bowel syndrome, fatty liver, anxiety or depression and hundreds of other conditions. 
    So, in this episode of Defiant Health, let’s discuss this radically different approach to health. 

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    For BiotiQuest probiotics including Sugar Shift, go here.

    A 15% discount is available for Defiant Health podcast listeners by entering discount code UNDOC15 (case-sensitive) at checkout.*
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    Get your 15% Paleovalley discount on fermented grass-fed beef sticks, Bone Broth Collagen, low-carb snack bars and other high-quality organic foods here.*

    For 12% off every order of grass-fed and pasture-raised meats from Wild Pastures, go here.


    *Dr. Davis and his staff are financially compensated for promoting BiotiQuest and Paleovalley products.
    Support the showBooks:
    Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight
    Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded ed

    • 31 min
    A conversation with JJ Flizanes: Identifying your obstacles to success in weight loss, health, money, career, and relationships

    A conversation with JJ Flizanes: Identifying your obstacles to success in weight loss, health, money, career, and relationships

    A former actress and long-time personal fitness coach, JJ Flizanes has focused these last few years on helping people identify the reasons that they often fall short of their goals, goals such as weight loss, enjoying successful relationships, success at work, or just finding happiness. Through her several popular podcasts that include Fit 2 Love and Spirit Purpose and Energy and her books, JJ helps people identify the obstacles to success and how to manage or correct them to finally achieve the goals you desire. JJ is especially adept at identifying the internal dialogues that people conduct with themselves that often result in self-sabotage, dialogues that many are completely unaware of. In this episode of Defiant Health, JJ therefore describes her unique approach that she also shares in her book The Invisible Fitness Formula. 
    For more about JJ Flizanes:
    JJFlizanes.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@jjflizanes
    Invisible Fitness, the book, on Amazon:Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight & End Body Shame
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    For BiotiQuest probiotics including Sugar Shift, go here.

    A 15% discount is available for Defiant Health podcast listeners by entering discount code UNDOC15 (case-sensitive) at checkout.*
    _________________________________________________________________________________

    Get your 15% Paleovalley discount on fermented grass-fed beef sticks, Bone Broth Collagen, low-carb snack bars and other high-quality organic foods here.*

    For 12% off every order of grass-fed and pasture-raised meats from Wild Pastures, go here.


    *Dr. Davis and his staff are financially compensated for promoting BiotiQuest and Paleovalley products.
    Doctor, I have a question
    William L Hoover, II, M.D. and Gordon L MacPherson, Medical Media Producer, will dig...
    Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Support the showBooks:
    Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight
    Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded ed

    • 57 min
    Infertility, miscarriages, brain fog and environmental toxins: My conversation with Dr. Tom O’Bryan

    Infertility, miscarriages, brain fog and environmental toxins: My conversation with Dr. Tom O’Bryan

    In this episode of Defiant Health, Dr. Tom O’Bryan discusses his unique approach to managing environmental toxins that now flood our lives, toxins that increase our risk for numerous health struggles including cognitive impairment, autoimmune diseases, and cancers. Dr. O’Bryan brings his considerable experience in educating and investigating the effects of such factors as particulate matter in air, glyphosate, abnormal gut permeability, and diet. He has a special interest in reproductive and cognitive health and describes his and his family’s unique approach to minimizing exposures in their home and environment. Among Dr. O’Bryan’s unique abilities is to translate the science into practical, actionable steps that you and your family can adopt. 
    News for how to join Dr. O'Bryan's upcoming summit, The Inflammation Equation, can be found on his Facebook page. 

    For more of Dr. O'Bryan's educational materials, go to his website, TheDr.com.
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    For BiotiQuest probiotics including Sugar Shift, go here.

    A 15% discount is available for Defiant Health podcast listeners by entering discount code UNDOC15 (case-sensitive) at checkout.*
    _________________________________________________________________________________

    Get your 15% Paleovalley discount on fermented grass-fed beef sticks, Bone Broth Collagen, low-carb snack bars and other high-quality organic foods here.*

    For 12% off every order of grass-fed and pasture-raised meats from Wild Pastures, go here.


    *Dr. Davis and his staff are financially compensated for promoting BiotiQuest and Paleovalley products.
    Support the showBooks:
    Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight
    Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded ed

    • 41 min
    The Perils of Carb Loading and the Power of Fat Adaptation for Athletic Excellence

    The Perils of Carb Loading and the Power of Fat Adaptation for Athletic Excellence

    You likely know people who engage in strenuous exercise—a marathon, triathlon, long-distance biking, even just day-to-day exercise—or perhaps you do so yourself. In anticipation of the need for a great deal of energy to engage in such an effort and to increase endurance and performance, many people follow a practice called carb loading. While there are number of protocols for doing so, for most people carb loading typically consists of a large serving of pasta consumed the day before, followed by liberal consumption of sugary soft drinks and sugary energy bars, all designed to maximize liver and muscle glycogen stores that can be burned for energy. 
    Is carb loading safe? Is it necessary? In this episode of Defiant Health, let’s discuss how and why carb loading is an unhealthy process with some effects that are irreversible. I’ll also discuss how you can maintain or increase performance without relying on this unhealthy practice.
    I also want you to consider supporting the sponsors of this Defiant Health podcast, Paleovalley and BiotiQuest. Choosing high-quality products to support your health journey is important. This is why Paleovalley is a supporter of my Defiant Health podcast. Their grass-fed pasture-raised beef sticks, for instance, are fermented, unlike nearly all other beef sticks. If you haven’t tried their pasture-raised pork sticks, you are in for a real treat, as they are irresistibly delicious. And BiotiQuest, also a sponsor of this podcast, provide unique probiotic products that, in my experience and the experience of the followers of my program, are unlike all other probiotics, as they are crafted using the scientific insights of academic microbiologist, Dr. Raul Cano, an innnovator in the concept of collaborative effects among microbes. 

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    For BiotiQuest probiotics including Sugar Shift, go here.

    A 15% discount is available for Defiant Health podcast listeners by entering discount code UNDOC15 (case-sensitive) at checkout.*
    _________________________________________________________________________________

    Get your 15% Paleovalley discount on fermented grass-fed beef sticks, Bone Broth Collagen, low-carb snack bars and other high-quality organic foods here.*

    For 12% off every order of grass-fed and pasture-raised meats from Wild Pastures, go here.


    *Dr. Davis and his staff are financially compensated for promoting BiotiQuest and Paleovalley products.
    Support the showBooks:
    Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight
    Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded ed

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Seth Lockard ,

The yogurt

I’ve been making the many yogurt recipes and if that’s all I learned from Dr Davis, that would be enough! There are so many easily understandable suggestions to follow and I’ve been constantly learning more. I feel at 40+ years old better than I have in my whole life. My gut health is incredible.

closing bell ,

Cured my Fibromyalgia

I am a fan of this podcast, Dr. Davis is one of the most credible voices out there. And his insights probably saved me years of misery!

When I switched to a LCHF diet, I also started with Dr. Davis’ SIBO yogurt.

SIBO yogurt was instrumental in curing my fibromyalgia. I feel amazing after suffering so long.

SusTemA ,

One of the best ways to improve your overall health

Dr. William Davis is one of the best sources of science-based info to dramatically improve your overall health. I’ve listened to every podcast and take action items from each one. He explains exactly what you need to do in easily understandable language, empowering you to take control of your health. Thank you Dr. Davis!

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