Learning I need to try this and see if it is do-able
The reader kept an at times technical book interesting.
It scared me for my grandchildren.
It gave me the insentive to pass on a lot of carbs, especially bread. Haven't eatin it for weeks and don't even miss it.
I'm not sure here. I don't like reading, so audios are for me!
Thanks to this author I have lost 6 kilos in 6 weeks.
just being able to listen to it over and over while driving to work
no too busy
bought book first then purchased audible so I could listen to it while doing other things
No I think there are some technical chapters where the print version would be better. It was good to have the pdf as well.
I don't know of any other diet book to compare it with. But it is a life changer so perhaps "Younger Next Year"
So far I am trying the diet and not finding it too difficult. The book did advise about some of the withdrawal symptoms which actually happened. But now that I am over that I find that I am eating less and feeling good about not being a slave to wheat.
I really recommend this book, this book explain clearly how the wheat impact our body in a way that i understood all the effects, everyone must read it.
William Davis might be right, but he didn't convince me. His theories about wheat are largely consistent with the idea (championed by Gary Taubes and Robert Lustig, among others) that carbohydrates in general are harmful. So perhaps it's not wheat per se that is the problem; it's the high carbohydrate content of wheat products that's the issue.
Another problem with this book is that it's very wordy and repetitive. I got the sense that Davis had to struggle to write enough content to fill a book. I remember one section of the book where he tediously listed many, many examples of wheat-based products that you can find in the supermarket. He went on ad nauseum. Was that really necessary?
My recommendation is to skip the book and wait to see how this all plays out. Perhaps Davis will be proved right, or perhaps he's conflating wheat with carbs.
I am glad I got the audio version first and may invest in the print version later. I don't think I would have gone ahead and read the whole print version due to the overwhelming amount of scientific and technical information. But in this audio version, I listened to every part as carefully as possible. I am sure when I go through it again I will have more of the important points hit home for me. The reader did an excellent job. His voice is very clear and precise and carries a feeling of being an authority on the subject. Very professional. I am sure if I tried reading the printed copy first I would have struggled trying to pronounce many of the words.
My daughter has been trying to tell me for years that gluten is bad for me. Of course I knew she was knowledgeable about it and was telling me the truth. But the overwhelming scientific evidence presented in this book could not be ignored.
So many of the health effects that were mentioned are health issues that I have and had attributed to my genes. But then he hit on one particular issue that hit home. Dermatitis Herpitiformus is a condition that I only acquired a few years ago. It is an annoying condition. I have had psoriasis for many years and just accepted it.
Of course the doctors prescribed cortizone cream for that. But they never tell us how we suddenly have these conditions. We are just supposed to use their solutions which always involve chemicals that we know we should not have in or on our bodies. I am sure if I went to the doctor for my new skin concern the treatment recommended would have been the same. I have never had any doctor tell me that the root of some of my health issues were probably caused by the food items I eat. They are always prompt to tell me that my weight is the source of my high blood pressure. I am sure that it is true also. But they never go any further with that. They also never bother to tell us that some of the medicines they prescribe may have serious side effects short or long term. For example, Cortizone creams are not meant to be used more than a few days in a row and don't actually fix the problem long term. However, when you stop using the cream after 10 days (the recommended length of time that the doctor doesn't tell you about), eventually the condition flares back up.
I have Dermatitis Herpitiformus as well as many other conditions that are explained in the book. And now with the information in Wheat Belly, it makes sense. I made a decision that I needed to go wheat free immediately.
I found all the food in my pantry, fridge and freezer that had wheat and gluten and tossed or donated it all. I now read more labels. The surprising thing is that I don't really miss the wheat or gluten. There is a down side. All of those wonderful wheat and gluten free products cost a lot more. But as described in the book, I don't crave all the snacks I used to eat throughout the day. Getting wheat out of my new way of eating actually helps save money by me not eating all those junk foods.
We are so lucky these days that there are so many alternative foods available. I have found that I actually love the wheat & gluten free bread that I am now making. I have long been discusted with all the unpronouceable ingredients in most of our normal everyday food. It is so delightful to be able to pronounce the ingredients in the food I now buy.
I highly recommend this book and look forward to the accompanying cookbook that will be published soon.
Already recommended it to people
Simular to other low carb, gluten free diets
No, too much information to absorb. Needed to relisten several times.
Yes, I would like to hear some of the science again.
Makes me aware of wheat's pervasiveness