Thank you Dr Davis for all of your work in this field. My health has improved a lot since eating real food and cutting out the rubbish. Mood and general outlook on life has improved 100% also. Thanks!
Great read. Very technical here and there. Last two hours are home run hit with less eggheaded narration, which may be of value to some. I do not have celiac disease but choose to follow a 95% gf diet, occasionally eating breaded fish. Have lost 60 lbs since gf begun.
Opened my eyes to the world of what's really the reason we cant loose the weight! Really informative and guides you through the mine field of the world of gluten confusion.
Say something about yourself!
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Audio Rating: 3.00
What I thought of the information: I thought the views were a bit extreme for non-gluten allergy people. One example was calling for warning labels on wheat containing products in the vain of tobacco (extreme health risk) instead of like peanuts for allergies (health risk to a specific group). Also, I found it a bit hypocritical the he called for the usage of artificial sweeteners after saying the problem with wheat is that it has been genetically altered different than what our grandparents ate. That being said, I did enjoy hearing the science behind his research. What was found through several studies made for intriguing and thought provoking moments. It did give me pause and I imagine there is a lot of truth jumbled up in all the extreme views.
I listened to this book because there are a few people I work with that have given up wheat/gluten. I am not sure if they officially have issues with these but they swear they feel much better. I do try to be wheat/gluten light and follow a mostly hunter/gatherer type of diet. That being said, I don't know if I could (or would) give up wheat/gluten completely. This book would be super interesting for those suffering from wheat/gluten issues and even those interested in giving a different type of lifestyle a try. I agree that so much of what we eat now is not the same as what our grandparents did. It is genetically changed and I am sure that means we don't process it the same.
What I thought of the audio: I think this book would be more suited for print but the PDF that came with it is helpful. It was a little to clinical for audio and not something you can really listen to while doing other things. That being said, I think it would be a perfect companion to the print version. I have done that with clinical books and it makes retaining the information much easier.
Overall: Interesting book that I am glad that I listened too. I don't know that I will be doing a total wheat ban but I now understand what my friends have to look at when deciding what to eat (I have a few that actually have gluten allergies).
I read like a madwoman all my life but now I have bad eyes. Thank goodness for audio books
Very educational, After trying this diet I have had less joint pain, and felt more energetic. Thanks to the helpful printout included with this audiobook, the recipes and other charts are available to make the transition to this diet easier. Anyone thinking of trying it should plan on at least 30 days and if you have not lost weight or don't feel better I will be surprised. I was skeptical at first but have made it a way of life. I don't practice fanaticism and never have wheat but it is a very low part of my diet.
It seems impossible that the material could be made any more dry, but Tom Weiner, the narrator did just that, so probably not.
perhaps if he was just a little less repetitive.
kinda felt like I was being yelled at in church
oh, the wheat for sure
I tried 3 times to finish this book, and I just couldn't. I was actually interested to learn more on the topic, but the dryness and seeming repetition of the same 4 pages over and over drained the interest from my soul.
A nutritionist has discussed the subject of wheat and how it effects my health. I so appreciated this subject and the discussion on the subject of wheat. My nutritionist made the claims that Wheat is not our grandmothers flour. I remember baking bread with my Grandmother on the farm and this book hit home, especially with struggling of belly fat and diabetes. Dr. Davis filled in all the reasons for this issue in my life.
No, he turned me off with his accentuation and felt like a force march. The book needed a more sympathetic voice. Not so much in your face and lecturing voice.
The Wheat Belly book, gave me an understanding of the subject and motivated me to start removing wheat once again from my diet. Good Job Dr. Davis
ARGH!!! This is a book of diagnostics for the first half then stories of terror and fear through the rest. When he gets onto what not to eat, beyond wheat, at about four chapters from the end, I began to laugh. You basically should eat nothing but veggies the rest of your life, and you won't miss anything and darn, isn't fasting fun? Uh. Hmm...
The whole concept is really more or less the Atkins Diet - Carbs make you fat! Duh. I thought there was a little bit of hyperbole in there also.
Not at all. He's great.
I suppose you could say it's the Atkins Diet for the next generation. Same stuff, new title.