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.
I already did!
The Dr who wrote it. it was very helpful to any one who is celiac or having digestive problems.
Does not apply!
Does not really apply!
I wish you had other helpful books like this. There were several I looked for that have to do with alternative medicine. It was so helpful and easy on my IPad to go back to find areas I needed to read over!! I was so surprised to see that you had it.
Although this book is repetitive, is another great case for a low carbohydrate diet and has a reader who mispronounces many food words - it IS a worthwhile listen in that it makes a case against modern wheat and BIG FOOD. Every time I discontinue gluten in MY DIET I feel better and lose many of the listed annoying symptoms despite the fact that I do not test positive for celiac. I am chemically sensitive, though. This book is better than most allergists and gastro-enterologists I have seen.
Lots of facts that make sense, and are not widely known. Good to know and will affect how I look at wheat.
Wheat is genetically engineered crap. You won't look at it as food again. Its a synthetic substance with some exomorphine like properties. The whole food establishment has us hooked.
He speaks from experience. A must read for anyone who thinks he or she will be eating again.
Listened twice packed with info. A must listen
Not as thick on the science/history as Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes (which I loved), but very helpful to focus on the unique dangers of wheat (those two authors should talk to one another!). Some of the language and reading was annoying (he repeatedly mentioned man-breasts, which probably would be uncomfortable for some people to hear) but worth ignoring for the education. For me, it came down to wheat=worse than sugar in its effect on blood sugar, disease and aging. Since wheat seems to be in nearly EVERYTHING we eat, drink, or slather on our bodies, I realize I'll be best off to remove wheat from my intentional diet. (I don't have celiac disease, so I'm not going to worry about every envelope I lick or the hand cream I depend on in the winter.)
Definitely. It's very extremist but has great information and insights and is a wonderful wake-up call to urge everyone to consume less wheat overall.
Yes I stayed up extra late listening to it.
I was glad it was narrated by a male since the author is male. Liked the content so much I ended up buying it on Kindle.
For a very scientific discussion, this was EXTREMELY easy to listen to and understand. Lots of scientific non-fiction becomes monotonous, but this is interesting and even entertaining. My doctor had prescribed a
No, he spoke too fast, voice too high pitched.
thanks for having it on audible
The information was well spoken and content well done.
This is the first book of this type, that I have listened to.
The clarity of the subject matter I obtained while relaxing or exercising made the book much more valuable.
No. I listened while relaxing or exercising.
Great information presented with excellence!
I don't think it's better, just more convenient at this time. Although, I'm not great at medical/science jargon and having someone that can pronouce the words better than I could, helps a lot.
I know there are other books about wheat out there, but this is the only one I've read. Based on that, I can't do a comparison.
This isn't a story book. This is information regarding health and what wheat is doing to it. It also helps you to discover the changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle that will help you.
No. There aren't too many books, fact or fiction, that fall into that category.
I found this book quite informative and enlightening. I'm currently making the switch to a wheat and gluten-free lifestyle. I hope when people read or listen to this book, they will do so with an open mind. It's not easy to throw away what we have been taught to believe is good for us. However, this book explains that the health experts have basically been encouraging us to
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