Provocative ideas on subject of wheat avoidance.
Mispronounced some words.
I want to go on the wheat avoidance diet. Already bought the book in hardcover and a cookbook/menu book to go with it.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this audio book. Very interesting content & written in a style that is suitable for narration. I was able to listen via my blue tooth while doing tasks at home (sometimes I feel guilty about reading all day when there are chores to be done). This format allows both! Very engaging. Anecdotally, I have already seen improvements in my weight, joint discomfort and sleeping in the 4 short weeks that I have been wheat free. Placebo effect? Maybe. I feel better and look better and I'm going to go with that. I'm not feeling deprived at all. There is such a vast array of food choices besides wheat--Dr. Davis delineates a list of these towards the end of the book-the list is HUGE.
This was my first audio book.
The part about heart disease.
The narrator is amazing and definitely helps sell the ideas in the book.
I was astonished about all of the supported claims that are backed up by science which go against current popular belief which is supported by huge organizations.
If you are interested in nutrition or better health you must read this book. As the parent of a child diagnosed with diabetes 6 years ago and celiac disease 5 years ago, I have become pretty educated on nutrition out of necessity, Reading this book was more eye opening than perhaps anything I have ever read. Through practicing what I have learned in this book I have personally lost weight and become much healthier in a multitude of ways. The results are so noticeable and I talk about it so much that numerous friends and relatives have read the book and experienced the same results. My brother in law who is a physician has read the book, experienced the results and is literally dumbfounded as to why this information is not taught in medical school. I have never been one to believe in conspiracy theories, but why this information is not common knowlege is inexplicable.
Don't take my word for it, read the book and form your own opinion, it will be life changing.
Change your Eating
It was not overloaded with statistics but gave enough stats to make the point.
Processed food has become the staple for most households. As I have tried to restrict carbs in my diet, this took it one step further to eliminating "wheat".
Some laughter but no tears
A good book and one that I would recommend that people read or listen to. It is very interesting the processing changes and how that has had an impact on health.
Excellent, well written
Did an excellent job of reading the book to me.
Listen to it and you will cut out wheat.
I am very impressed with the knowledge and sourcing that went into this book. It is very detailed with fact finding and less opinion.
Highly recommended for those trying to understand our food chain and it's impact on the modern day American.
I have long known that wheat and especially white wheat and pastries is nothing for me. As good it may taste, I usually feel the negative effects soon afterwards: I become Irritated, sluggish and sleepy.
But dr. Davis' book is simply not very good, he takes a rather fanatical approach blaming wheat for everything from teenagers acne and overweight to diabetes and death. Some of it is probably true but he fails to refer to any studies, it's mostly experiences from his clinic.
The book is also quite repetitive and full of dry lists.
But the narration is good.
For a more interesting book on a similar subject I would recommend the book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
OK, I was feeling a bit desperate to lose some weight. I did the recap of the
diabetes education on eating right for diabetics. and GAINED another 30 lbs in
the last 6 months. so fine I give up. Best friend used to say, why are you doing the same old thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Dr. Davis, at least is willing to try something different and the results, I took wheat containing foods off my plate. I like vegetables, all kinds of vegetbles, and in three weeks I have lost 14 lbs. I don't do any additional exercise. The best part is I am not hungry. OH yeah, my morning sugars are down 50 points, and I run normal blood sugars all day. I can't wait till my next visit to my PCP to get the new hbA1c results and see what those are like.
It is in the top 25% of all the audiobooks I have listened to.
It's hard to criticize the book for being too science and fact focused, because that is one of it's most convincing aspects. But there were times, during the "History of Wheat" section, that I thought about skipping ahead. It's interesting that wheat of today is nothing like the wheat of 1000 years ago, but a whole chapter devoted to that was a bit much.
He kept a technical book interesting. That was his primary challenge with this material.
"They say this book could not be turned into a film.... They were wrong!"
This is worth the investment of 7-8 hours to listen to - during your drive, workout, or other time. You will definitely understand the many many ways wheat is bad for you. And hopefully you will eat much less of it as a result. I recommend.