I have been on a sabbatical from stress, and on a mission to listen to my body and find what foods bring my body health. There is a lot of knowledge to choose from, in a variety of formats that provided a hit and miss approach to my mission. When I discovered the book Wheat Belly, that was a "Eureka" moment! I have been applying the principals in the book, and my health is increasing.
I like that it is written by a cariologist, who has applied his medical knowledge to discovering answers to his own health mysteries, and that he has been applying his findings to his patients for the last 10 years. The background history, applied scientific knowledge, and patient case studies, are impressive.
Since I am not a Dr. who is skilled at pronouncing medical terms, this was the perfect book to listen to on Audible! Though it does contain technical information, it was very understandable, and at times quite humorous! Also I love that it comes with a PDF full of wheat free recipes. Yes, I have found this book to be life changing!
This book laid out plenty of scientific facts and details about how bad wheat is for modern day man. I had recently switched to a paleo diet, about 2 weeks ago, after reading several books on the topic. This book just hammered home what I had been thinking since switching over. I've felt so much better since getting away from processed foods and grains. No more snack cravings after dinner, and I've lost about 10 lbs in the past 2 weeks!
This is information that needs to be spread to the public. I've had co-workers ask me about my paleo diet since I've started. I'm going to highly recommend they read/listen to this book!
Performance is a little dry, but this book isn't necessarily supposed to be 'entertaining'. It's meant to wake people up, and make them think before eating something.
Confirmed my recent diet choices!
I had NO idea how much things had changed thru the years. Bloated, fat, unhappy and constipated I wandered thru life wondering what happened to me that I couldnt lose weight, I couldnt focus, I couldnt use the toilet like everyone else. Why do I have to have MS, sjoghrens, visual issues, and tummy aches. My naturopath gave me a diet and a list of books to read. After completely removing ALL grains from my diet my weight dropped easily and quickly without exercise and without going hungry. No more starvation, no more tricking myself into thinking I was doing good for myself by eating low fat, high fiber, and low sugar.
Thank you for this book! I thought I was pretty enlightened about the food I ate. I was sooo wrong! from lot fed beef, to grains that hike your blood sugar to beans not being good for you. This book opened my eyes yet one more step towards being truly conscious about what I stuff in my gob.
Did not read print version.
The End of Illness and Animal Vegetable Miracle because the topics open the reader's eyes to important areas of health not commonly publicized.
Someone who could convey the sense of humor that Davis has. Tom Weiner is too dry.
It would be a documentary -
Again I will emphasize that Type2 diabetics should consider eliminating wheat as part of their disease control and possibly even cure.
anyone and everyone should take some time to listen to the wise words of William Davis. Who'd of thought wheat may not be the nice guy we all thought he was.
A moving moment for me was when I realized that just by counting to 20 this diet would be a way to get rid of processed food, milk hormones, and focus on healthy food. I was suprised how easy it was to walk away from carbs. The 50 pound weight loss was a breeze after a lifetime of misery on every other diet in the world. I feel so much better than before reading this book. Thankyou Mr. Davis
Buy this book, you won't be sorry!
Yes, To revisit the Details.
The fact that this knowledge will improve my health & prolong my life.
Yes, when the tall wheat stalks fell over and died.
Good and bad; Wheat really feeds the world but in such a way that it causes, in the end, diabetes, heart disease and fat, fat, fat.
I really liked this book. I agree with his very excellent and well presented research on the problems wheat is causing in our diet.
After the second chapter I stopped all wheat consumption. That was five weeks ago, and I have lost three pounds. I am not fat, but was getting a wheat belly. It has gone down two belt notches and I feel much less bloated.
Mainly, I feel much better, I don't have the wild cravings for crackers and cookies I was living on.
I now understand the cycle of glucose intake and how it effects my body, and why.
If you struggle with weight, rashes, mood swings, low energy, READ THIS BOOK.
The narration is excellent but it does have medical and scientific terms so have a dictionary
handy. He mostly explains all the terms but it will be daunting for some and stop others.
I recommend he write a consumer edition and scale back on the scientific nomenclature.
This is a VERY important book, it needs to be read and understood by the masses.
Sad to say many of the masses can't read well enough to get through this book.
I would recommend this to a friend who complains about random stuff and/or might need to loose a few pounds.
My fave character was wheat. He was the root of all evil. So simple, sitting there hiding in plain view. We just didn't pay attention to him...
The moment the root of all evil is found, voila, no more problems!
Golden death in the history of humanity
Doctors, Chemists, and Tecnocrats.
Tooooo technical. Took tooooo long to get to the point. I should have bought the 30 minute version.
He is a good narriator with no annoying speaking maniorusms.
I am going to follow the wheat free program and hopefully loose weight.