I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.
The author is a cardiologist like myself and he was diabetic until he discovered that wheat is the problem of today's world. Wheat causes acne, cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart failure, bloating, obesity.... and even death. You get it, right? Wheat is the cause of all evil. It is genetic modified and unlike "real" wheat, it spikes your blood glucose way higher, destroying your body and making a cascade of imune response.
It almost made me change my diet.
Why didn't I change?
It is all speculation.
Good book, but you should read it with double vigilance.
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.
Filmmaker and artist in Los Angeles.
I'd heard variations of this info but it was nice the way it was organized. The narrator does a great job, the book has great info. The basic point is get back to organic veggies, good meats, nuts, some fruits and your body should normalize from avoiding processed, wheat laden foods.
The last two hours for me were the most informative on how to start this program.
Retired to mountains of California. Sell on eBay as Prsilla. No TV. Volunteer in wildlife rehab. Knit, sew or embroider while listening.
Yeah, I give 5 stars to fiction writers, too. I'm a doctor's daughter. In the 1940's Dad, an osteopath, survived terminal TB to begin his practice in Bakersfield, CA of dustbowl fame. He told his overweight patients to eat God's food. Our milk man brought certified raw milk to the front door. And I grew up (and later OUT) on Oroweat Honey Wheat Berry bread! Meanwhile, I was learning to follow recipes, first sifting the flour and leveling it in the measuring cup with a knife and to win blue ribbons at the county fair! Betty Crocker! And tonight I felt Dad was listening with me, telling me to pay attention because for sure the big boys have really done it now! However, Dr. Davis does point out that wheat was originally modified for greater yield, in hopes of feeding a hungry world. Greed has certainly taken over -- greed and stupidity and not really caring about people. I love this book! Thank you, Dr. Davis!
Tom Weiner reads very well. I have no scientific background. I had to just sit and listen, almost holding my breath to take it all in, almost as though it were in a foreign language. And yet, Mr. Weiner makes the following as easy as possible. The book is also well written. I loved the story about the President of the Soupbone Club. My dad would comment, "Oh, he's a walk-off!" [It seems God was making people one afternoon and left some sitting on the fence to dry and their heads off a little way. When He came back next day, they had walked off. Without their heads.] I am already following Dr. D'Adamo's Blood Type Diet plan and as I work with wildlife and love animals, I am vegan or at least vegetarian. While listening, I realized I would have to turn on my oven and look around for recipes, ask questions at my health food store and try a lot harder to cook well for myself. Dr. Davis is loving. He says more than once that people are genuinely trying to follow food guidelines, but . . . and I for one don't FEEL like exercising! My love handles ache. I live in HUD housing and the Powers that Be bring us charity junk food. Well, I just put aside a lot of it to take back to the "free" table for someone who really needs it. . . . When I think of the decades of "good" breakfasts I had, getting up so early and not wanting to go to those jobs, slightly sickened by the wheat? Maybe so. Dr. Davis mentions several specific ailments I have already suffered. . . . I don't have precious little kids to feed, but I do have long-lived parents and grandparents, baby birds to go feed, good things yet to do. Thank you, Dr. Davis, for giving me hope. And for the PDF with great recipes. As the girl said, "Because I'm worth it!"
This book does a very good job of highlighting medical research and the author's own experience with excessive wheat in peoples' diets. This book expands on what I thought I already knew about excessive carbohydrates in our diets by delving into the genetics of modern wheat and providing the details as to why wheat bread has a higher glycemic index than table sugar. The revelation of ancient wheat available to us today does provide some hope that a smidgen of whole grains in the diet might still be possible for me. Most of all, this confirms my resolve to drastically reduce refined carbohydrates from my diet, and most particularly gives me a new-found respect for the ills visited on us by wheat. Well put together and interesting.
Well thought out and presented argument.
Although, you need to research further before deciding that the ideas presented are true, it is a good place to begin thinking.
Informative, life-changing, helpful
Yes, I was annoyed by the tone of his voice, but I got used to it. Mispronouncing words like Quinoa (Keen-wa is correct), and Shiitake (sh-tah--kee is correct) and other examples of mispronouncing things drove me up a wall and was distracting.
Mother, Wife, Cultural Anthropologist, always a scholar and lover of books!
I enjoyed this book and found far too many of my own symptoms listed in the problems of gluten.