Without going into the paleo vs. vegan debate, the book itself had good information about the potential pitfalls about wheat for someone doing his first bit of reading on the subject. The suggested recipes were interesting but would have preferred the non-audible version for this book in order to go back to recipes etc.
The end of the book though made drastic leaps of faith by suggesting removal of all carbohydrates without providing compelling evidence for that conclusion.
Books have replaced TV in my life.
It makes sense - and I feel better after just two weeks off of wheat
I didn't realize our wheat and grains had been genetically modified - such that it would have an impact on health.
I didn't give the doctor a high rating - he isn't a performer - however - he did a great job of getting his point made.
Given the subject - it could have made me cry - I love roles and homemade bread - but no longer.
If you adopt this - be prepared for others around you to defend wheat so they won't feel bad about still eating it.
I am wheat intolerant BUT I learned so much more about eating wheat from listening to this book. I think EVERYONE should read this!
This book has answered so many questions, I never knew I needed to ask about eating healthy. Having just finished Finding Ultra by Rich Roll, I found ths work to be a complementary and insightful boost to the path off the Pre-Diabetis Train I am currently riding and was failing to escape due to the USDA and aided and abedded by the ADA "recommended" "Healthy Whole Grain" insanity!!! UGH! I always knew I didn't trust a bureacrat when it came to my money why should I be surprised to discover my health was never their primary concern either. The ADA should know better. They claim to be seeking the cure and clearly they are not. The ADA has lost a lot of brownie points in my world, they will never see one more penny from my bank account until they change their stance on this death pact they have with the wheat lobby.
I thought I was eating healthy an yet nothing was helping my numbers improve. They have slowly crept upward with each year's blood test. Last year I lost my gal bladder and things improved for a few months and then I recomitted to eating more healthy foods! Yep! I just unwittingly followed the recommended daily's like so many before me. My earlier weight loss began to reverse itself almost immediately.
I have lost a younger cousin to a digestive system cancer that was rare and unexplained. Now I suspect the cause may have been his "healthy diet" he encouraged me to adopt full of healthy whole grains. My mother in law is killing herself on the ADA dietary plan. This is a nightmare that those who should be watching out for the public as a whole have allowed and even profited by inattentive and or borderline criminal negligence.
My wife and I have begun the process of removing ALL WHEAT from our family's diet. It will be interesting to see the effects it has on our two Autism Spectrum boys. I am so very glad I picked up this title. I have purchased the ebook version of it and of the Cookbook too.
The Faithful Traveler
Open Your Eyes. I think that's best, bc this book really opened my eyes to the science, the facts behind the foods we eat. And it was eyeopening. :)
How the science was presented in an interesting and understandable manner.
there aren't scenes in this book. :) it's nonfiction.
learning about how the wheat we eat today isn't what our grandparents ate, and how that affects our health was amazing.
After reading this book, I've completely changed my diet--just started doing the Whole30 challenge. I've really shied away from wheat products and feel so much better as a result!
Very informative. He gives info of the development of wheat and it's historical changes, how it effects the diet and all the body systems it effects. He has worked with many folks with varied diseases and suggests they change their diet to exclude wheat and in a short time changes the expression of that disease process in their body! Not at all dull and boring but from the perspective of health and healing veeeeerrrrrrrrryyyyyy goooooooooodddddddd info
As insightful and informative as Potateos not Prozac
Dr Davis outlines a number of USA specific diet issues. He opens with aplomb, directness and gets right on to the issue. Wheat is plain bad, and not just “can be in circumstances” – he calls it to be bad, and explains why so. The book comes with a pdf with recipes on food alternatives to wheat – which I thought was great to have.
As a fit person, who maintains weight and nutrition – I am comfortable with eating wheat. However, for an average layman who doesn’t want to go the whole hog, or pay for quality education and monitoring, this is a good book. Clearly, the book is meant for people who eat processed wheat (I don’t eat processed wheat, at all, e.g. breads, etc.). Wheat is quite pervasive and the list that Dr Davis provides proves so.
The book has also motivates (albeit by fear) to get rid of wheat. However, in some minor criticism, Dr Davis at times labours on the same point over and over again. As other reviewers have stated, in the end, Dr Davis comes round to the key point – the big issue is carbs. You need to replace carbs with lean proteins while avoiding grease. I eat a fairly controlled amount of carbs and so should all people – as all processed foods, fast foods these days have enough carbs to give an elephant indigestion. If you are thinking, “Hey, I’ll replace bread with rice.” – well you’ve got another thing coming. Dr Davis advises in the end against rice based, potato based or tapioca based starches as well – i.e. all high carb alternatives.
Losing weight is more than a fad and needs careful dietary and exercise management. This book might help you with the first step but people need more help and support to get further.
As a book, it has its moments, which are great.
I have been on a sabbatical from stress, and on a mission to listen to my body and find what foods bring my body health. There is a lot of knowledge to choose from, in a variety of formats that provided a hit and miss approach to my mission. When I discovered the book Wheat Belly, that was a "Eureka" moment! I have been applying the principals in the book, and my health is increasing.
I like that it is written by a cariologist, who has applied his medical knowledge to discovering answers to his own health mysteries, and that he has been applying his findings to his patients for the last 10 years. The background history, applied scientific knowledge, and patient case studies, are impressive.
Since I am not a Dr. who is skilled at pronouncing medical terms, this was the perfect book to listen to on Audible! Though it does contain technical information, it was very understandable, and at times quite humorous! Also I love that it comes with a PDF full of wheat free recipes. Yes, I have found this book to be life changing!
This book laid out plenty of scientific facts and details about how bad wheat is for modern day man. I had recently switched to a paleo diet, about 2 weeks ago, after reading several books on the topic. This book just hammered home what I had been thinking since switching over. I've felt so much better since getting away from processed foods and grains. No more snack cravings after dinner, and I've lost about 10 lbs in the past 2 weeks!
This is information that needs to be spread to the public. I've had co-workers ask me about my paleo diet since I've started. I'm going to highly recommend they read/listen to this book!
Performance is a little dry, but this book isn't necessarily supposed to be 'entertaining'. It's meant to wake people up, and make them think before eating something.
Confirmed my recent diet choices!
I had NO idea how much things had changed thru the years. Bloated, fat, unhappy and constipated I wandered thru life wondering what happened to me that I couldnt lose weight, I couldnt focus, I couldnt use the toilet like everyone else. Why do I have to have MS, sjoghrens, visual issues, and tummy aches. My naturopath gave me a diet and a list of books to read. After completely removing ALL grains from my diet my weight dropped easily and quickly without exercise and without going hungry. No more starvation, no more tricking myself into thinking I was doing good for myself by eating low fat, high fiber, and low sugar.
Thank you for this book! I thought I was pretty enlightened about the food I ate. I was sooo wrong! from lot fed beef, to grains that hike your blood sugar to beans not being good for you. This book opened my eyes yet one more step towards being truly conscious about what I stuff in my gob.