Very interesting, haven't bought a loaf of bread since and I loved wheat! (or thought I did)
I already have listened to it twice. Lots of information.
Amazing how much we don't know about how food affects us. Very well written, though tends to get technical and sometimes felt I needed to go back to listen again to understand. Would have been nice to have the recipes to go along with this book. As it feels I now have lots of information but no recipes or plan of how to achieve a gluten free eating plan.
I grew up on Golden Age Radio, I love to learn about a great many things, and I enjoy a wide variety of genres. Me, bored? Never!
I got this on the daily deal. $3 and a few hours later, I've learned that virtually every health problem I'm suffering through is caused by this mutagen they've been calling wheat since the mid-50s, and the damage can be reversed... if you can handle the withdrawals. The claim about the withdrawals are akin to stepping off morphine or heroin, which sounds melodramatic, but we'll see. I don't consider myself overly reactionary, nor am I any kind of health fanatic, but within minutes of finishing the book, I was in the grocery store, reprogramming my lifestyle to go wheatless.
Guess I'll know in the next few months if this really works. Don't you just wish Audible let you go back and edit reviews after you post them? It would come in handy for this title.
This book is packed full of interesting information, but I did find myself rolling my eyes at much of the preachy content. I would recommended this book to everyone, but caution that you take it with a grain of salt.
I believe the premise that Wheat may be very bad for us is sound. But the author then goes on to blame genetic modification of the Wheat for the badness. Isn't is far more likely that the problem is the amount of wheat that we consume because it's so inexpensive and plentiful?
There are a lot of little annoyance like this in the book. The author never really defends why he only advocates a wheat elimination diet, rather than a wheat reduction diet for the masses.
And as long as I`m pointing out annoying bits... I remember near the end, something like ``Is nuclear fission just another chemical reaction"? I don't know about your school, but in my school we leaded that nuclear fission was a nuclear reaction, not a chemical reaction :-)
Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.
I would spend pages and pages to describe this book, but let's try to simplify.
As soon as I started listening to this book, I was so terrified by the things wheat can do to your body, that halfway through the book I decided to divorce from wheat. In 5 days I lost 2 kilos, aprox. 4 pounds, I feel better, and my tummy looks smaller.
I do not have celiac disease, but I decided to give this book's strategy a try, since I have been eating well, but still gaining weight. I completely removed wheat from my diet. My hunger diminished. I also changed the content in my pantry, since many processed foods have gluten disguised in them.
Wheat makes you hungrier, grumpier and makes your thoughts foggier, among so many other things.
Everyone should read this book!
How many of us have been on diets prescribed by doctors and have not gotten the expected result, since you have been following every little detail on that specific diet? Well, this book provides many answers, actually more answers than what you expect.
I have no reason to doubt what dr. William says since I have been trying these teachings and have been feeling so much better. Only 6 days to feel the difference ( this was how long it took me to listen to this book ). Imagine what it can do to your whole life ahead of you.
The information contained in this book should be read over and over. Happy listening / reading!
This book resolved my confusion about choosing between whole and processed wheat products - they're not much different! Once I took its advice and left out wheat from the menu altogether, I saw my weight gain stop and reverse soon afterwards. It's incredible!! Don't just read the book, try it for a couple of months and see for yourself.
To everyone who suffers of optical migraines , knee problems , obesity , insomnia , massive cravings. This has changed me so much i'm 5 months wheat free products. And I feel amazing!
Wheat is an addiction and I felt it the first week of my trial.
I recommend this book to everyone. This book should be mandatory reading.
This book blew my mind. Though I am not overweight or suffering from celiac disease or any other ailment[s], I will never ever again eat wheat. Goodbye wheat. I swear that, because of this audiobook, I will go to my grave gluten free.
Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres.
I haven't been very convinced that genetically modified food could be harmful and I am quite certain that some of the modifications that allow more production on less land have helped to reduce starvation in the world. However, I just coincidentally listened to this book after just having listened to Temple Grandin's "Animals in Translation" where she has a really interesting section about some of the harmful side effects (like rapist roosters - yes, really!) of genetically modified animals. She explains how selecting for one attribute can produce an animal that has some very negative qualities because of the gene-linking that we don't always understand or appreciate in advance. I know from first hand experience as a rescue volunteer that many breed dogs now suffer serious temperament and health problems due to selective breeding to meet AKC standards for the same reasons that selective breeding in livestock can go awry. So when William Davis in Wheat Belly started reviewing the enormous changes that have been made to wheat in the last 60 years, a light bulb kind of went off. Maybe I'm really not eating the same kind of wheat my great grandma did. Maybe my wheat really could be hurting me.
I picked up this book because it was on sale and I was recently diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis. This is not the worst of the diseases that can affect your large intestine, but it's not much fun either and it is very frustrating that the doctors don't have a clue what causes it. Since a lot of people believe that wheat may be at the root of many digestive tract troubles, I snapped up this book when it went on sale just to see what Davis had to say. I am kind of a natural skeptic so I am reserving final judgement - proof is in the (gluten free) pudding, right? But William Davis spelled things out in enough scientific detail to convince me to give it a try.
Not the most entertaining subject, but if you have diabetes, any of the chronic intestinal disorders, or are just fighting "wheat belly", you will probably have enough vested interest in the material to stay tuned in.
the extensive research on the hybridization of wheat
This book is scientifically written which can make it a little hard to follow but necessary to provide background data to support his extreme claims on wheat.