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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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    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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    Elena Chicago, IL, United States 11-27-12
    Elena Chicago, IL, United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best narrator"

    This is not my best purchase. I don't like the narrator. He seems to be lecturing. It sounds too much like a school lecture.
    Not very entertaining . But if you are interested in wheat..

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    dr Frank Beaver Falls, PA, United States 11-24-12
    dr Frank Beaver Falls, PA, United States 11-24-12 Member Since 2011

    Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.

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    "Outstanding information and presentation!"

    Overall an excellent book and one that I highly recommend. Although it is technical in most cases, the presentation created enough interest that I finished the book. Some of the items I practiced since my late teens (I am almost 56 as of this writing) and most of the items I wished I knew years ago (they would have saved me countless lost experiments with my diet and eating choices).

    This is one of those books that work great as both an audio and written format with further study and research needed (if interested in this subject).

    I found that the presentation of information worked better for me when I listened using my headphones vs in a car where I could not concentrate on the information.

    I plan to listen to this again in the future knowing there is information that I missed.

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    david 11-13-12
    david 11-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Finally a clear explanation"
    What did you love best about Wheat Belly?

    Great references, and simple common sense observations


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wheat Belly?

    How illnesses were reversed, like the woman w/rumitory arthritis


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The man with a heart condition and just wanted to get healthier


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

    When he discussed hair loss


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    Roger Ontario, Canada 10-14-12
    Roger Ontario, Canada 10-14-12 Member Since 2016

    If you always have a book with you...

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    "Fantastically Educational"

    Loved this book. The author does a fantastic job explaining wheat from it's origins right up to today and the extreme effects it has on our lives. This book is a real eye opener and has changed my life. Based on science and actual accounts, Dr. Davis makes this a really enjoyable listen spotted with witty one liners throughout. Well worth the credit!

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    Aintdoneyetdotnet Battle Ground, WA, United States 10-09-12
    Aintdoneyetdotnet Battle Ground, WA, United States 10-09-12
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    "Everyone needs to listen to this- Life changing"
    Where does Wheat Belly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I went gluten free 3 years ago, only because my coach suggested it as well as my naturpath, I lost 100 pounds, threw away the nexium, and finished an Ironman-nuff said


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