The lead into the point is very long - we get it after a few chapters, but the information is nonetheless very valable and well documented.
This is an information book - as stated, it is long in unwinding to the actual point. But the evidence is well covered, thorough and interesting.
Information - not emotion
Maybe the papercopy would have been more appropriate, to refer to certain points or lists, but the associated cookbook covers that. I would not have read through had it not been in audio format.
I'm glad I bought this book, because it convinced me that eliminating wheat (and other carbs) from my diet is my best route to better health. The accompanying PDF is useful, especially for the recipes it contains, but I ended up buying the e-book in addition to the audio book to aid my understanding of the information. There are so many facts, figures and websites mentioned, that I found it useful to have both. My mind tends to wander when listening to books that are so data intensive, so I found that I was constantly backing up to listen to sections over (and over). I've listened to the audible book several times, just to remind myself WHY I shouldn't eat that plump, delicious bagel, but when I want to explain to someone else why I'm just eating the cream cheese, lox and tomato, it helps to have the BOOK as an aid to explaining how damaging the wheat can be.
When I learned that eschewing wheat products can protect me better from breast and colon cancer, osteoporosis and broken bones, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and insulin associated conditions like diabetes than drinking milk, using artificial sweeteners and taking medications and supplements. And I was thrilled to learn that FAT is not my enemy!
It must be really hard to read a book like this well! I thought the performance was a little overly dramatic, but the poor guy had to do something to prevent the reading from being dry and dull.
I highly recommend this to anyone interested in nutrition, trying to lose weight, or living with MOST conditions considered "chronic". According to this book, eliminating wheat can improve or even cure everything from Alopecia to Schizophrenia. There is enough information and evidence in the book to make it worthwhile to eliminate gluten for a month just to see if the conditions improve. My motto: "It can't hurt, and it just might help!"
The narrator has a pleasant tone that makes listening easy
Hard to say. The whole book is so informative.
Good to know, but you should read around about some of the research he uses to make some of his conclusions.
Probably not because it's a lot of scientific information, which, in my case is something easier learned with visuals and time to contemplate and absorb.
It was nonfiction
Not a bad voice, but he clearly didn't know anything about the material he was reading. He pronounced quinoa "kwi-no-ah" which made me flinch every time. It didn't seem like he was even listening to himself talk.
I really liked learning how wheat has changed over the last 50 years from "amber waves of grain" to 18-inch GMO dwarf wheat and how gluten exacerbates the symptoms of schizophrenia.
The wealth of information and clear, hard data.
Learning the history of modern wheat, particularly the incredible lack of any safety testing as wheat's genetics were manipulated over and over again.
Wheat kills slowly.
If you eat, you should read this book.
Shed the bellyfat.
Understanding how wheat can kill you.
I was amazed as to the bill of goods we have been sold over the last 50 years.
Learning information about wheat (so-called) that is new to me. I've removed wheat as much as possible from my diet to see what happens.
It opened my eyes about what is in our food...lots of "wheat"..... Parts of it cross the blood-brain barrier and head for the brain's morphine receptors? Wheat is addictive? Is this why when I follow a low carb/no carb diet I do not get hungry?
No. Except that I bought a hard copy for my daughter and mom-in-law.
I would probably not try another book by the author William Davis. While the information is worthwhile on the whole, some (see minimal) investigation on google reveals that a lot of the source material for the book is fraudulent. That being said the message provided and the benefits to be gained from a keto-esque diet make it a still worthwhile read.
The most shocking to me was the depictions of how the grain wheat has changed through the years