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Is Whole Wheat Worse Than a Candy Bar?

gluten free bread 024by Sean Croxton

A tablespoon of pure white sugar.

A Snickers bar.

A banana.

And a slice of whole wheat bread.

If I were to ask you which of the edible items above causes the greatest surge in blood sugar, which would you choose?

My guess is that most people would pick the Snickers bar.

It’s a candy bar, and candy bars are sugar bombs that lead to diabetes, right?

Yup, but…

The answer is actually the one you likely least expected — the slice of whole wheat bread.

I kid you not. If you take a look at the glycemic index (GI) — which measures how quickly blood sugar rises after eating particular foods — you’ll find that whole wheat bread has a GI of 71.

Sugar – 68. Snickers – 55. A banana – 54.

Whole wheat wins!

Or loses…

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This is Your Brain on Gluten.

brainonglutenby Sean Croxton

You eat your morning toast, then can’t remember where you put the car keys?

You have a sandwich for lunch, then can’t seem to focus on your afternoon tasks.

Coffee, please!

Your kids slurp down whole grain cereal for breakfast, then come home from school with notes from their teachers about “attention deficit”.

Could these all be connected?

According to Dr. Tom O’Bryan — renowned gluten expert and host of the upcoming Gluten Summit — the scientific literature seems to think so.

In fact, the research shows that the consumption of gluten can cause reduced blood flow to the brain.

Like the doc says in today’s video, try crossing your legs for two hours, then stand up and walk.

This is your brain on gluten — low blood flow, poor function.

Click THE VIDEO below to watch the first of a series of 3 videos the doc and I filmed this week sharing a few of his favorite pearls from the summit.

And be sure to SAVE YOUR SEAT at the free, online Gluten Summit at the link below. Doors open Monday, November 11th!


Happy Friday,


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How Wheat Makes You Fat!

by Sean Croxton

So, last night I burned through the first half of Wheat Belly while half-watching the Philadelphia Eagles blow yet another game.

While reading, I figured that I should probably make a video about how wheat makes us fat and is actually worse (from a blood sugar perspective) than consuming sugar.

Kinda ironic when we’ve been told to ditch the simple sugars (table sugar, for example) for more complex carbohydrates (wheat!).

This ridiculous dietary recommendation has only served to create more obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and more.

Check out the video below, as I drop truth bombs about how wheat makes you fat!

To learn more, pick up the book Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.

While you’re at it, listen to my podcast with Dr Davis HERE.

See you tomorrow!

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss

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These Ain’t the Same Grains! – video version

by Sean Croxton

Here I go hating on grains again!

Last month, I posted the written version of this one. You can read it HERE.

Today, as I flipped through Dr. William Davis’ ridiculously awesome (and funny) book Wheat Belly for the 80 billionth time, I got the itch to post this video version.

Be sure to send this to all of your friends who swear by the virtues of whole wheat, and those who assume that the grains we eat today are the same ones consumed during Biblical times.

Oh, how things have changed.

By the way, thanks for the birthday love yesterday. You guys rock!


Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss

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The Milk-Gluten Connection (Devil in the Milk #3)

by Sean Croxton

It just keeps getting more and more interesting.

While I was reading Devil in the Milk I couldn’t help but notice how similar A1 milk is to gluten when it comes to opiate-like effects on the brain.

So, in this video I discuss what A1 milk has to do with Type 1 diabetes, and what gluten and BCM7 have to do with schizophrenia and fat loss.

You’ll also learn what Gatorade has to do with autism research. Who knew?

Click the video below and prepare to be truth bombed.


Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss