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Wheat Belly Audiobook

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    M. Prince 12-20-12
    M. Prince 12-20-12

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    "Changed & possibly saved my life!"
    What made the experience of listening to Wheat Belly the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Wheat Belly to and why?

    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!!!


    What about Tom Weiner’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed on many occasions.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen and change your life and your family tree!

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    Reecia Thompson Stoglin Arlington, Texas USA 12-19-12
    Reecia Thompson Stoglin Arlington, Texas USA 12-19-12 Member Since 2007

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    Would you listen to Wheat Belly again? Why?

    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!!


    What other book might you compare Wheat Belly to and why?

    The Paleo Answer, Why We Get Fat, and The Primal Blueprint


    What does Tom Weiner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It is easier to multi-task while listening. It is like a 3-D experience!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Know the Truth and Live!


    Any additional comments?

    I love audiobooks, it is soothing to be read to!

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    Ray de Guzman 12-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Critical information, superb delivery"
    What did you love best about Wheat Belly?

    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.


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    Amazon Customer Yulee, FL, United States 12-11-12
    Amazon Customer Yulee, FL, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "It can change the way you eat"
    Would you listen to Wheat Belly again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Wheat Belly to and why?

    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.


    What does Tom Weiner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think the humor probably comes through a bit better in audio format.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Confirmed a lot I'd suspected, learned quite a bit more.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    A. Baker Amsterdam, Netherlands 12-09-12
    A. Baker Amsterdam, Netherlands 12-09-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Lots of Questions Answered"

    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.

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    Colleen C. Obrien spartanburg sc 12-06-12
    Colleen C. Obrien spartanburg sc 12-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Not bad for a diet-fad book."
    Would you try another book from William Davis and/or Tom Weiner?

    Probably not--I know everything I wanted to know about wheat and more.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have liked to hear the recipes and dietary suggestions that are supposedly in a .pdf I can't find.


    What aspect of Tom Weiner’s performance would you have changed?

    A bit less clinical


    Was Wheat Belly worth the listening time?

    Definitely--I am drinking the kool-aid instead of eating the wheat.


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    Julio Rodriguez 12-05-12
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    "Wow !! Everyone must read this book"
    Any additional comments?

    This book will change the way you look at food and change your diet for the best.

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    Maria KAPOLEI, HI, United States 12-05-12
    Maria KAPOLEI, HI, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Get for last couple of chapters and appendices"
    Where does Wheat Belly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's not the best, but it kept my attention through the sections I wanted to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It does a good job of presenting the reasons for going wheat free and how best to lead a wheat free lifestyle.


    What aspect of Tom Weiner’s performance would you have changed?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Dr. Davis' rhetoric in supporting a wheat free lifestyle. It's very convincing, talking about removing wheat like getting a divorce.


    Any additional comments?

    You may end up wanting the paperback version so it's easier to access specific information that you hear.

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    Antonette 12-04-12
    Antonette 12-04-12 Member Since 2014

    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!

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    "Eyes wide open"

    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.

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    Catherine 11-29-12
    Catherine 11-29-12
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    "Awesome and IT WORKS!!!"
    Where does Wheat Belly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Really easy to understand and the life style change works. I have been wheat free for a week and already I have lost 5 pounds with no cravings or feelings of starvation. I have passed this on to several people and they are thrilled. Thank you for something that made me BETTER!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    What about Tom Weiner’s performance did you like?

    Great vocalization and ease of understanding.


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