Really easy to understand and the life style change works. I have been wheat free for a week and already I have lost 5 pounds with no cravings or feelings of starvation. I have passed this on to several people and they are thrilled. Thank you for something that made me BETTER!!
Great vocalization and ease of understanding.
This is not my best purchase. I don't like the narrator. He seems to be lecturing. It sounds too much like a school lecture.
Not very entertaining . But if you are interested in wheat..
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
Overall an excellent book and one that I highly recommend. Although it is technical in most cases, the presentation created enough interest that I finished the book. Some of the items I practiced since my late teens (I am almost 56 as of this writing) and most of the items I wished I knew years ago (they would have saved me countless lost experiments with my diet and eating choices).
This is one of those books that work great as both an audio and written format with further study and research needed (if interested in this subject).
I found that the presentation of information worked better for me when I listened using my headphones vs in a car where I could not concentrate on the information.
I plan to listen to this again in the future knowing there is information that I missed.
Great references, and simple common sense observations
How illnesses were reversed, like the woman w/rumitory arthritis
The man with a heart condition and just wanted to get healthier
When he discussed hair loss
If you always have a book with you...
Loved this book. The author does a fantastic job explaining wheat from it's origins right up to today and the extreme effects it has on our lives. This book is a real eye opener and has changed my life. Based on science and actual accounts, Dr. Davis makes this a really enjoyable listen spotted with witty one liners throughout. Well worth the credit!
I went gluten free 3 years ago, only because my coach suggested it as well as my naturpath, I lost 100 pounds, threw away the nexium, and finished an Ironman-nuff said
Married to Phil Michaud. Hairstylist over 20 years in Canton, CT. Business owner and coach with Transitions Lifestyle System.
This is the first book that I have listened to. So, I can only say that the voice was very pleasant. The inflection was perfect for the medical/anticdotal/documentary history of wheat and it's effects on modern people. I have listened three times!
The story of Wendy, a 30 something wife, mother of two and a teacher, who was facing small intestine removal and replacement by a colostomy bag. She came to Dr. Davis for a heart concern. He learned her story and suggested the removal of wheat. She said she tested negative for Celiacs disease so didn't see how that could help. Dr. Davis urged her to try, she had nothing to lose by doing so. She came back three months later, 38 pounds lighter, no surgery and no more of the previous symptoms that were requiring surgery! Cured from symptyms by the removal of wheat!The point is, Celiacs is hard to diagnose and there is no down side to removing wheat regarding health, in this case a cure! Imagine getting saved from that fate? Having to carry around a bag with you the rest of your life, now your intestines work correctly and your health restored! This struck home with me because my health took a severe change from healthy to not, in a very short period of time. I am 48 years old, but I felt like I was 80! I was diagnosed with inflamation, and that was the way it was. I started a food program called Transitions, that calls for no sugar, no processed food, no dairy and no grains for a period of time to figure out what a person may be sensitive to. Through the course of a year I discovered I was sensitive to wheat. I did not understand why until recently when I listened to Dr. Davis' book. AMAZING!
I would never have made it through all of the medical jargon or information!
At appropriate moments, there was a little comedy. Mostly amazing story after story very well read!
I highly recommend listening to this book because every bit is important and everyone should have this information! It will effect your life and the ones you love in a very positive and quality of life way! Without the ability to listen to the book, I wonder if I would have made it through the whole book, thus missing some very valuable information!
Maybe, depending on the topic and length of time to listen and value that goes with it.
Maybe, depending on topic relevant tomy health concern.
Listening tone monotonous sometimes. too fast in citing examples, some words/examples not easily grasp by listener.
No. Discussion was too long already. Convincing enough to let us know of disadvantage of consuming wheat products.
Many examples of food are repetitoious. Should mention food items from other countries since listeners and marketing of the books is global. Some listeners are From Asian countries.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
The message is important and I'm grateful for it. The science was not friendly to me. I took 4 years of high school math, 1 semester of higher level college math, high school biology, chemistry, physics, and two semesters of college biology and one semester of college anatomy. With this background under my belt you would think I would find this authors science interesting. No, it is boring. It is hard to listen. This book educates on the bad side effects of "wheat". It needs a new writer and a new narrator. Here's an example of how it could deliver it's excellent message and reach more people: "The Omnivore's Dilemma" authored by Michael Pollen is an excellent treatment on the bad side effects of "corn". Both give us excellent facts to improve our health. But "The Omnivore's Dilemma" educates on the ills of genetically modified corn in a way that is fascinating. I read the book twice and plan to reread it annually(and it was 5 times longer!). It was great! On the other hand "Wheat Belly" is so boring (after the first 30 minutes) that I have to read another audio book between 30 minute intervals of reading "Wheat Belly" to stay alert. It is like listening to a college biology/chemistry class: boring. Info is healthful but prepare for 7 hours of a sleepy college lecture.
Warning - I did not finish the book, so take my review as you like.
Doom and gloom narration is over the top and annoying.
Found the book repetitive. Ultimately got bored and stopped listening.