OCALA — Noted research physician and bestselling author Dr. William Davis urged an overflow audience Wednesday to take charge of their personal health with a program that he said promises near fountain of youth results.
Davis says there are things people can “do on their own” and said a specific bacteria strain along with following several core health principles can “turn back the clock” with less tummy fat and fewer wrinkles. He made his remarks during the final Evening Lecture of the season at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) Center in Ocala.
Davis claims that consuming about a half a cup of yogurt daily containing the bacteria Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 6475 can enhance weight loss and increase muscle mass — as well as possibly help beat some illnesses — and restore more “youthful healing.”
He claimed the use of the bacteria, along with other dietary changes such as eliminating grain and sugar, gets the body to produce a naturally occurring hormone called oxytocin. Davis said people following the regimen often look “10 to 20 years” younger.
Davis is the author of “Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat and Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health,” which discusses eliminating the use of wheat that can turn to sugar and raise blood pressure and cause body-wide inflammation.
He also wrote the 2017 book “Undoctored,” which encourages people to be “empowered” about their own health care and “be smarter than your doctor.”
Pete Kaye, 66, came to the lecture from Daytona Beach to meet Davis, He said he has followed the principles in the Wheat Belly book and “lost 140 pounds.”
Ed Duffy, 64, who has followed Davis’ blog for several years and takes the bacteria Davis recommends, traveled from Orlando to attend the talk. He said he taken the bacteria for about five weeks, and has increased his weight-lifting poundage from 190 to 240.
Davis, 61, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, practiced for 25 years and now lectures and posts a blog, He has appeared on “Dr Oz” and other television shows.
Laurie Zinc, Development and Community Outreach Director with IHMC, said this years’ Evening Lecture Series, which started in September, was “the biggest yet” for attendance in five plus years. She said the next lecture will be Sept. 27.