Maybe. I would recommend this book for someone who doesn't know a lot about healing through nutrition. They will learn some things. For someone who has been working on "cleaning up" their diet, I would not recommend this book. They will learn more about the dangers of wheat consumption, but not much else.
The last hour of the book was somewhat helpful. It was, however, written from an anti-wheat perspective and did not take into account many other concerns such as vegan/vegetarianism or glutamate sensitivities. The entire book was written, I think, in an irreverent tone in an attempt to entertain. I did not enjoy it. I did not think it was funny and found it offensive in many places. The first 6.5 hours were informative, but also contained a lot of repetition which I found kind of a waste of time.
Nice pace and rhythm.
Written in a fun voice. Gives you the ability to enjoy and even laugh in the process of learning the technical realities of how we are poisoning ourselves as a culture. It also gives great hope that the cure is as simple as... stop poisoning ourselves.
The perfect trifecta in my opinion would be... Wheat Belly, Eat Right 4 Your Type & Atkins. In that order. The knowledge and understanding of how what we choose to put or not put in our mouth can change your life!!!
Very fun playful voice. Kept me smiling even when I knew I was going to have to change my life and make some difficult decisions about what not to eat.
I laughed on many occasions.
Listen and change your life and your family tree!
This book is so enlightening regarding why the current obesity rate in this country is out of control. It is sad how diabetes and its complications are killing us and very few people in the know are really speaking out and alerting us as to what we can do to save ourselves!! It is tragic the greed of large corporations with genetically engineered food and the impact that has own our lives. When I became an RN in 1982, diabetes was not that common, now it seems like a rite of passage to adulthood when it shouldn't be.
Thank you Dr. Davis for sounding the alarm!!
The Paleo Answer, Why We Get Fat, and The Primal Blueprint
It is easier to multi-task while listening. It is like a 3-D experience!
Know the Truth and Live!
I love audiobooks, it is soothing to be read to!
Shocking information on a food staple we have been and continue to be told to trust and consumer more of. Shocking information on the myriad of health health complications linked to wheat. Because of the prevalence of wheat in nearly every packaged good and in the majority of the world's diet, it is of stupendous importance that everyone gives this book a listen, if not just to hear a different perspective on common wheat that we were taught to trust. And this book is not just doom and gloom -- it also provides the equally shocking simple and easy way to counter the effects of wheat-- give it up, and replace it with delicious, whole foods! Give this book a chance-- it could change your life-- and believe it or not, due to wheat's potential devastating effects, save it.
Eventually. It's really full of content, some of which would be easier to understand in a visual format you could refer back to more easily.
I don't know about comparisons, but if you are reading this book due to gastric problems, you should read Breaking the Vicious Cycle for more info on healing damage due to celiac and wheat intolerance.
I think the humor probably comes through a bit better in audio format.
Confirmed a lot I'd suspected, learned quite a bit more.
He sometimes waits a bit too long to give the supporting evidence for claims. And he throws around "genetically modified" in an incorrect fashion when talking about wheat. GMOs are plants that have had unfamiliar genetic material inserted to change the final offspring. Wheat has not been genetically modified in this fashion, just changed A LOT in the old fashioned breeding. It seems intentionally misleading.
All in all, a good read, but a bit too cavalier in some of its claims.
Plenty of documented evidence for most claims though.
I found this book amazing. I had spoken to a friend about gluten and giving it up. I didn't really know how it applied to me. It is a little bit detailed in the middle. I.e. It sags in the middle with a lot of detail about how things work. But if that's not your thing, you can skip it and listen to the parts that interest you more. I don't think you'll be missing much since if it doesn't interest you, you're just going to be bored by it. You don't have to know how it works for it to work.
Probably not--I know everything I wanted to know about wheat and more.
I would have liked to hear the recipes and dietary suggestions that are supposedly in a .pdf I can't find.
A bit less clinical
Definitely--I am drinking the kool-aid instead of eating the wheat.
It's not the best, but it kept my attention through the sections I wanted to listen to.
It does a good job of presenting the reasons for going wheat free and how best to lead a wheat free lifestyle.
He pronounced "quinoa" as 'kuh-no-a' instead of 'keen-wa'. Since this book is supposed to be English, it made it seem like he didn't know how to say the word correctly.
Dr. Davis' rhetoric in supporting a wheat free lifestyle. It's very convincing, talking about removing wheat like getting a divorce.
You may end up wanting the paperback version so it's easier to access specific information that you hear.
I love to read! I love reading even more now with my Audible account. I probably read two to three books a month. And, yes, I have a life!
This book has revolutionized my life. I stopped eating wheat as soon as I finished chapter three. Then almost immediately I started benefiting from the results: sound sleep, no itching, and decrease in appetite. I even had a little setback. I ate a salad with chicken on it, and found out that the chicken had been soaked in a flour base marinate. Almost immediately, I have had a reaction. Confirmation, I'm allergic to wheat. So, I'm happy to lose the wheat and whatever other side affects came along with it. I highly recommend this book! I even send it to two others.