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Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health | [William Davis]

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

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 two thousand 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.
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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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    Jerry New palestine, IN, United States 05-31-12
    Jerry New palestine, IN, United States 05-31-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already did!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Dr who wrote it. it was very helpful to any one who is celiac or having digestive problems.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Weiner – was your favorite?

    Does not apply!


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

    Does not really apply!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    Thank You!!

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    Elaine Canada 05-29-12
    Elaine Canada 05-29-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Reinforces the case against gluten/gliadin"

    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.

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    geoff statesville, NC, United States 05-21-12
    geoff statesville, NC, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    Lots of facts that make sense, and are not widely known. Good to know and will affect how I look at wheat.


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    william naples, FL, United States 04-28-12
    william naples, FL, United States 04-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Milwaukee Cardiologist nails theculprit in FAT"
    What made the experience of listening to Wheat Belly the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Weiner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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    Listened twice packed with info. A must listen


    Any additional comments?

    Must listen

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    Mary Palm Coast, FL, United States 04-20-12
    Mary Palm Coast, FL, United States 04-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Ubiquitous poison, worse than sugar"

    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.)

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    KB 04-10-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I stayed up extra late listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Joe Dallas, TX, United States 04-02-12
    Joe Dallas, TX, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Science made easy to understand"
    What did you love best about Wheat Belly?

    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


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    Ariane Key Largo, FL, United States 04-02-12
    Ariane Key Largo, FL, United States 04-02-12
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    "Great book, but reader speaks a little too fast."
    Where does Wheat Belly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    excellent


    What did you like best about this story?

    very informative


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tom Weiner?

    No, he spoke too fast, voice too high pitched.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    thanks for having it on audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Royce ST PETE BEACH, FL, United States 03-13-12
    Royce ST PETE BEACH, FL, United States 03-13-12
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    "Timely Information - Struggling With Weight Issues"
    What made the experience of listening to Wheat Belly the most enjoyable?

    The information was well spoken and content well done.


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

    This is the first book of this type, that I have listened to.


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

    The clarity of the subject matter I obtained while relaxing or exercising made the book much more valuable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I listened while relaxing or exercising.


    Any additional comments?

    Great information presented with excellence!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-20-12
    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "IT AIN'T YOUR GRANNY'S WHEAT ANYMORE!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wheat Belly to be better than the print version?

    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.


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

    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.


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

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. There aren't too many books, fact or fiction, that fall into that category.


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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