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.
The main concept of this book is very simple. However, the author goes into great technical detail to prove is point. I have lost about 15 pounds in three weeks. I fell good and I sleep great.
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.
Say something about yourself!
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.