A provocative look at how eliminating wheat from our diets can help us lose weight, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse a broad spectrum of health problems—from acne to diabetes to serious digestive disorders.
Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than 2,000 of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat. How this once-benign grain—now genetically modified almost beyond recognition and found in virtually every course of every meal—has come to have such a profound and deleterious effect on our collective well-being is one of the great untold health stories of our generation.
In Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis exposes the truth about modern-day wheat, deconstructing its historical role in the human diet and the agricultural evolutions that have created a hybrid grain that has a greater impact on blood sugar levels than pure cane sugar and many of the addictive characteristics of a narcotic. He sheds light on wheat’s connection to weight gain as well as to a host of other adverse effects from diabetes to heart disease to immunologic and neurologic disorders like celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and dementia. Finally, to help listeners dependent on wheat products make the move to a wheat-free diet, he presents a clear-cut action plan packed with food and lifestyle tips, meal plans, and recipes.
Informed by decades of clinical research and backed by case studies of men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving good-bye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at a familiar food as well as an affirmative life plan for regaining health and losing unwanted pounds.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2011 William Davis, MD (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Shed the bellyfat.
Understanding how wheat can kill you.
I was amazed as to the bill of goods we have been sold over the last 50 years.
Learning information about wheat (so-called) that is new to me. I've removed wheat as much as possible from my diet to see what happens.
It opened my eyes about what is in our food...lots of "wheat"..... Parts of it cross the blood-brain barrier and head for the brain's morphine receptors? Wheat is addictive? Is this why when I follow a low carb/no carb diet I do not get hungry?
No. Except that I bought a hard copy for my daughter and mom-in-law.
I would probably not try another book by the author William Davis. While the information is worthwhile on the whole, some (see minimal) investigation on google reveals that a lot of the source material for the book is fraudulent. That being said the message provided and the benefits to be gained from a keto-esque diet make it a still worthwhile read.
The most shocking to me was the depictions of how the grain wheat has changed through the years
Yes in that some of the scientific terms for dissected wheat would slow down my reading of the book
Who knows what ever grabs me.
Lots of information regarding wheat, sugar and glycemic index foods. Learned a lot and have incorporated a wheat free diet into my lifestyle.
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.
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!
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