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.
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©2011 William Davis, MD (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Yes, To revisit the Details.
The fact that this knowledge will improve my health & prolong my life.
Yes, when the tall wheat stalks fell over and died.
Good and bad; Wheat really feeds the world but in such a way that it causes, in the end, diabetes, heart disease and fat, fat, fat.
I really liked this book. I agree with his very excellent and well presented research on the problems wheat is causing in our diet.
After the second chapter I stopped all wheat consumption. That was five weeks ago, and I have lost three pounds. I am not fat, but was getting a wheat belly. It has gone down two belt notches and I feel much less bloated.
Mainly, I feel much better, I don't have the wild cravings for crackers and cookies I was living on.
I now understand the cycle of glucose intake and how it effects my body, and why.
If you struggle with weight, rashes, mood swings, low energy, READ THIS BOOK.
The narration is excellent but it does have medical and scientific terms so have a dictionary
handy. He mostly explains all the terms but it will be daunting for some and stop others.
I recommend he write a consumer edition and scale back on the scientific nomenclature.
This is a VERY important book, it needs to be read and understood by the masses.
Sad to say many of the masses can't read well enough to get through this book.
I would recommend this to a friend who complains about random stuff and/or might need to loose a few pounds.
My fave character was wheat. He was the root of all evil. So simple, sitting there hiding in plain view. We just didn't pay attention to him...
The moment the root of all evil is found, voila, no more problems!
Golden death in the history of humanity
Doctors, Chemists, and Tecnocrats.
Tooooo technical. Took tooooo long to get to the point. I should have bought the 30 minute version.
He is a good narriator with no annoying speaking maniorusms.
I am going to follow the wheat free program and hopefully loose weight.
Everyone need to hear what this book has to say.
Tom Weiner did a great job.
We are taught as school children that wheat is healthy. Few people know that the wheat we eat today was genetically engineered and is causing all sorts of health problems including obesity. Everyone NEEDS to read this book.
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!!
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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.
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