An interesting argument.
Lots of intriguing and somewhat controversial ideas to challenge current thinking on nutrition.
He reads in a "no holds barred" style which demonstrates the author's evident frustration with the state of the SAD -standard american diet.
It should not be the only nutrition book you read but is definitely one of the great new approaches.
Listen? No. . .
Wheat Belly is an amazing new approach to looking at food. While there always will be debate when it comes to nutrition (I've already perused articles criticizing Dr. Davis' interpretations of clinical studies that support his claim), to me this book made a lot of sense. As a gluten-sensitive individual, it explained a lot for me. I'm hoping that adapting to his gluten-free diet will bring the changes in the weight gain I have experienced since going gluten free.
That being said, this is a TOUGH book to do on audio. For those who have no option, I'm glad this resource is available. The narrator is monotone and the text tedious at times. I personally only made it through the first three chapters and then paid for the text version. I just couldn't do it. This audiobook was wheat to my ears.
I'm also given to understand the audio does not have the recipes. I have not confirmed this. While understandable (how weird would it be to listen to a recipe read aloud?), I feel that's a big loss. The recipes are what I found the most valuable.Bottom line, if you have a choice- buy text.
If I had the pages where I could write and see certain figures. It is very advisable to have it in print.
It is a health program to consider
I have realized that technical science books it is advisble to have in print form instead of audibel.
Yes indeed! There was no way to get all the information from one listen. I need to listen to several areas again.
The moment when I realized that my eating "healthy whole grains" was killing me in more ways than one.
He just narrated - but his reading of the phrase "healthy whole grains" was awesome every time.
I wanted all the information, but it was to dense to try to absorb all at once.
Stop eating wheat!
The information in this book falls into the realm of "things you don't know, that you don't know."
I had no clue that the wheat we eat today had been modified and transformed without any significant testing—unlike the myriad of other products that must undergo USDA, or other agency testing and approval before going to market and human consumption.
I've been working to be wheat-free for a couple weeks now.
I don't have celiac disease or any other gastrointestinal issues, but I've begun to shed the pounds like magic.
This book was an eye and ear opener.
A must listen!
Very compelling. Don't know if I could have read this one page by page because of the details of the science behind it all. Thankful for audio and ability to listen at 2X speed which made it all extremely captivating and compelling so much as to start living life without wheat so I could see what the outcome it has on myself and loved ones.
If you want the most no nonsense, no BS read on the subject of wheat and gluten and all the facts to back up every word of every chapter then get this book.
After devouring it in 2 days of driving 4 hours each day I really don???t think this is another fade diet, rather a real epidemic that has real long term health effects on us wheat eaters. Luckily no one in our immediate family has the dramatic effects but instantly recognized issues that coworkers and friends and friends kids may have that could very well be caused by eating wheat with every meal every day. Please understand that I am not a tree hugging vegan loving, won't wear anything but hemp type at all. Just a road warrior business traveler who wants to find a way to live longer and enjoy good health longer than what I see going on around me.
Hope this book can give you the same benefits as I am noticing only 1 week into the wheat free diet.
The DOT Doctor
I feel better!
Helps you understand WHY and then motivates you to DO.
No I have not.
Loose the Wheat, feel great!
Wonderful book. Recommend to anyone who can't figure out why all the high fiber diets fail and who feel awful for no reason. Try it you'll like it....literally!
The book is very well narrated and the information is spot on.
No extreme reaction, just strongly agreed with the message.
This is a must read for anyone that has had, is dealing with, or knows anybody who deals with diabetes, ANY autoimmune issues, or struggles with their weight.
The fact that it had real people's experiences first hand and that some were not as drastic as I wanted. Made me believe.
The humor made all the data easier to listen through.
The incredible shrinking happy face!
I really believe the health benefits alone are so significant that anyone that reads this can't help but apply it their own life in some way.
family tree buff
While I buy the whole wheat is bad for you thing - he wants you to believe that pretty much every starch is evil.
I'm listening to Being Wrong now and thoroughly enjoying it.
He could have sounded less gruff.
I agreed with the author that people are eating way too much wheat, and I even believe it when he talked about the genetically altered wheat of today being bad for us. I just don't believe anyone can follow such a strict diet and this type of extremism creates a diet that is impossible to follow.
I like the idea of eating mostly whole foods, but he went into so much detail that only a chemist would understand.