Davis writes from a medical-journalist perspective, providing tons of research to back up his ideas. He is credible and convincing. Realizing that genetically-modified wheat has replaced "real" wheat in our food without any testing on humans surprised and alarmed me. Great book.
It was an okay book, but a bit of a one pony show. I felt it somewhat overemphasized wheat's role in disease, and while better geared for Celiacs and others with intolerance or allergies, it simply went on a bit long and far hammering wheat....also, most of the information was dry and hard to digest, as well.
But I did manage to listen to it all, and found it an interesting enough prospect to consider. I'll at least think of curbing some of my wheat tendencies.
He expains why wheat is such a problem for so many.
The wheat we know now is not the same wheat of the bible.
I listened while cleaning and cooking.
If you have ever been curious about seeing whether you might be sensitive to gluten, this book is the MOTIVATION you need to embark on Gluten Free journey for a few weeks and see if you feel amazing!
This book was recommended to us by a family member who had gone "gluten free". We were on the fence in our thoughts about the gluten free frenzy, but decided to listen. In our early 50's, we were beginning to experience some negative health issues and figured we had nothing to lose. As it was a book for information, rather than pure pleasure, we didn't mind the narration being less than amazing. lol It was clear and easy to understand.We were absolutely amazed at what we learned and other sources have backed up the information.We took the plunge and went gluten free one week. In that 7 day period, we ate healthy, never went hungry and experienced the following: A 7 lb and 5 lb weight loss, respectively. My dermatitus on my hands completely cleared. My joint paint disappeared. The next week, our work (we are team drivers on the road) was chaotic, we weren't prepared and fell off the wagon. ALL symptoms returned. It was unreal. Needless to say, we will be following a gluten free lifestyle.Highly recommend this book to anyone truly interested in improving their health. It's easy to understand and logically presented.
Very informative book, and the PDF supplement was a great bonus! I was worried that I would have to go and buy the paper version to get the appendices. Instead the experience was great.
I have heard other audio books from this narrator, and he is very good. His tone and inflection were perfect for this type of book, since it is nonfiction, and the only voice to be done is that of the writer.
Great topic backed up with easily understandable examples and stories. I thought I was a label reader before, but this book has completely changed the way I shop and eat. I feel great, no more agitation between meals, and I spend less at the grocery store.
I have the hard copy and the audio book. I found it much easier to listen to the information.
I love how he speaks in real life examples
This book will teach about all the dangers of wheat and a heavy wheat based diet. The dangers of wheat are very scary, and it will convince you to go wheat free.
Thorough studies and convincing evidence, leading to my personal result of an 11 lb weight loss and still counting.
Yes I would to reinforce the knowledge I gaines
His voice was interesting a kept you wanting to listen longer
no it made me say ahhh that is what has been bothering me
You may never eat a bagel again!
Scientific info in everyday language.
Scary information on how wheat and grains have been modified over the years.