Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2018-08-30
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Converting health to sickness
Alchemy is an ancient
pursuit dating back some 40 centuries, an
effort to explore immortality, panaceas that cure
any and all human diseases, and the conversion
of, say, lead to gold to generate endless riches.
It was also a collection of efforts that helped
divine scientific exploration and explore early chemistry.
So what is “malchemy”?
Malchemy (mal = bad) is my
term for the magical conversion of healthy, slender,
well-adapted humans with healthy skin, bones, teeth,
and gastrointestinal tracts to that of obese,
fatigued, bloated, red-faced, disease-plagued humans,
a startling and dramatic transformation. While most
aspects of alchemy have never been achieved over the
millennia, in the space of 50 years—1% of
the time that alchemy was practiced and
failed—the magic of malchemy has
The wisdom of the USDA, the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the
American Heart Association, the Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics, the American Diabetes Association and
others have refined malchemy into a science. Having
engaged in several decades of advice to cut total
and saturated fat, pack the diet with wheat and
grains, consume sugar in moderation, move more and
eat less, and they have achieved the equivalent of
converting a bowl of molten lead into 24-karat gold.
If you would like to view the
official dietary version of gold that makes the
alchemist hugely wealthy, just go to your nearest
Walmart or shopping mall: huge people who walk with
feet set far apart given their enormous thighs; arms
splayed to the side, suspended by enormous folds of
chest and abdominal fat; red, seborrheic faces;
hobbling gaits due to painful feet, knees, hips,
and edematous legs; oodles of motorized scooters;
prescription pill dispensers filled to the brim.
So where is the gold in this
modern version? Well, it’s not gold in the
pockets of Walmart shoppers—it’s gold
in the pockets of people who sell processed junk
food, pharmaceutical companies who “treat”
health consequences of conventional dietary advice,
multi-billion dollar hospital systems who deliver
what is now passed off as “healthcare”
for perverse sums, medical device companies who
live in the shadows but are among the biggest wealth
recipients of all, doctors who drank the healthcare
Kool-Aid and believe that they are doing public
good but are complicit in this perverted chemistry.
Americans are therefore the
victims of a peculiar and perverse form of health
alchemy. If you’d like to undo this
thing I call malchemy and return to your natural
state of being slender, vigorous, healthy without
need for medications, doctors, or procedures, I
can just wave my magic wand and—voila—you
can be restored to your natural, original state.
But it means doing the OPPOSITE that all
conventional healthcare advisers tell you:
DON’T cut your fat or saturated fat.
DON’T eat more “healthy whole
grains.” Do NOT engage in moderation,
do NOT move more and eat less.
Do NOT ask your doctor whether “Enbrel
is right for you.” Do NOT ask your
doctor whether fish oil is safe because
it “thins the blood.” Do NOT
ask the doctor why you have excessive gas,
bloating, and abdominal discomfort when the
solutions are an endoscopy, Prilosec, and a
pat on the back because you don’t have colon cancer.
You can perform your own
version of magic and, like a wizard converting a
frog back to a handsome prince, return to the
person you were meant to be before these evil
spirits got tangled in your life. That is what
we do in the Wheat Belly lifestyle: we perform
our own version of alchemy and convert big,
bloated, inflamed, people reliant on the
blundering of the healthcare system into sleek,
slender, highly-functioning people, restored
to the way you should have been all along.