In the very top.
All of the health problems caused by wheat, especially bi-polar mental illness, I have dealt with this first and second hand!
Relief, my health problems were real, not in my head. Healing here I come!!!
This is the most helpful book I have ever read on health! I have read it 3 times so far. I will probably try to read it once a month!
Excellent Science to back his works.
The diversity of the effects wheat has on our bodies. His works are superbly spelled out so you completely understand. He uses some good humor as well. Not at all dry, great book. Loved it.
He is a great reader. He has good all around reader qualities. He does hard to digest material well. Legal, political and this book which is medical. All well delivered without feeling like you're watching paint dry.
I gave it space, I also re listened to some chapters as there are points that are technical but not complicated.
After this book. I eat NOTHING wheat at all. Nor have the rest of our family. All seeing improvements. Great recipes in the download. That alone is worth the book.
This book is not for dummies. If, after hearing what this man has to say, you continue to eat wheat (and sugar - HFC) you are a real dummy. I bought this audible book a few months ago and implemented a wheat-free regimen after listening to it the very first time. I have now listened to it 3, probably 4 times, and learn something new each time I hear it.
I think the author, William Davis, is right in his evaluation of the current state of American health. I have lost 47 pounds in the last six months. You know, it's tough, but after I started looking at certain foods (wheat and sugar) as being poison, I just don't put them in my body anymore. Oh, yes. My diabetes is under control, I have lost 13 inches around my waistline, and I have found my lap again. I can fit in an airplane seat, in a restaurant booth, and no longer drag the chair I'm sitting in up with me when I stand up. I've lost 3 dress sizes, too. Whole grains are NO GOOD!
I did some research on the author and on the whole "wheat controversy", and there are a lot of people out there, including my own health insurance company, that told me not to do this diet. They can shove it. I don't consider it a diet. It's my new lifestyle, and I am thrilled!
If you have a medical condition that justifies that you avoid wheat then this is a good book. The problem is that wheat is a health food for the vast majority of people and this book avoids the facts of current medical research as it pertains to the benefits of wheat. I recommend reading "The China Study" if you want a book based on the facts as supported by hundreds of medical studies.
I really enjoyed this book. I had been meaning to listen to it for a while now, but of course waited until after the Thanksgiving holiday to do so. I am convinced that the wheat that we consume today is very different from the wheat consumed by our ancestors, and this is evidenced in part by the obesity epidemic our world faces today. The author offers practical and helpful scientific background and tips for going wheat-free and embarking on a healthier, more "whole"-istic lifestyle. I have followed the book's principles for over a month now, and I feel great. The narrator was a bit monotone, but I'm assuming that this is often the case for books like this one. I would recommend listening in chunks, and maybe going back and forth with a fiction novel or memoir.
Yes, and I've recommended it to others
I instantly started applying some of the principles
The information was presented in a clear manner.
The examples of the participants results were most most helpful.
His word inferences on the subject matter was professional and appropriate for the text.
Davis presentation of complicated information was presented in an understandable format. Weiner's reading made it clear and enjoyable.
I have already recommended this book to some friends, but with the caveat that it may be too restrictive to follow.
Suffering from arthritis in my hands, I was hopeful that following this diet would help relieve the pain. I've been eating vegan for several years and found that I would need to eliminate most of the protein from my diet if I were to follow this diet.
No. I don't know how this plan could be changed or enhanced.
The author tries too hard to invent ways that wheat has an adverse affect on the human body. We do have issues with wheat, but we have issues with all human manufactured carbohydrates. The author alludes to this fact many times, but then singles out wheat. Wheat is bad, but HFCS is equally, if not more responsible for obesity.
This is a really scary book. Let me warn you of that before you read it. It's scary because it's true. It's scary because if we are what we eat...well, you'll have to read the book to find out just how scary that idea can be.
I don't want to dissuade you from listening to a really good book, but if after reading it you have nightmares about wheat, don't say I didn't warn you.
This book addresses the genetic mutation of foods (particularly wheat), the mass marketing of the wrong kinds of foods (particularly wheat), and what these foods (particularly wheat) are doing to our bodies.
The narrator is good. Tom Weiner has an interesting voice with a good cadence, and he keeps you interested.
You'll find a lot of great advice about how to eat healthier and make better food choices. The author isn't all doom and gloom - just be prepared to never look at pastry (or any other wheat-based food) the same way again.
This is not to say that I will never eat pie again. I did not become a vegetarian or vegan or go on a super-restricive diet after I read this, but it really made me think about my food choices, and now, I often choose differently than I otherwise would have, so I guess the wheat nightmares are worth it.