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 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
This book is frightening. Are we actually being "poisoned" to the degree indicated? Impressive in detail. The research is very high level but mind-numbing. Glad I read it but left with a sense of "what next?"
Concise , easy to understand and yet quality scientifically backed information
There are many many "AHA" moments whilst listening to this.
Not really scenes in this book, I devoured it all
It would be a very controversial documentary
Every person struggling with any health issue should listen to this.
Nothing. Way too many scientific facts and no way to know if they were accurate or not.
Reader did okay. Just not interesting dialogue.
Atkins diet minus processed meat. Not for me.
The important and new information I didn't know about wheat.
I would stop having the Author's read the books. He has a horrible voice and is very hard to follow. It was irritating. You need to stop having the author's just because they authored the book they shouldn't necessarily use their voice to read it to listener's because if they have a horrible voice it is distracting and people may not want to listen further.
Not possible, too long and voice was distracting.
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A man like any other. Only more so.
I finally got serious clues to how I can live without constant heartburn and lose weight.
It's only been a couple of weeks and I have lost 12 pounds. I feel better than I have in years. Even if Dr. Davis' approach isn't for you, you'll never know until you give it a try.
Whoever cast Mr Weiner didn't read the book before hand. They assumed it was self help and so needed that hard charging authoritarian style. They were wrong. It is more thoughtful and serious than that.
In terms of my apprehension about the dangers of big business making all decisions based on profit disregarding the harm to real people I did have an extreme reaction.
I didn't laugh or cry.
Allot of this book goes into the detail of Dr. Davis's hypothesis stated as scientific fact. I want to buy into it because I can see much of it as true empirically. I little more honesty in presentation would have been nice.
Pages and pages (since it's audio minutes and minutes) of hard to follow science. I managed to do it but am a bit discouraged that I don't at least have some of the terminology in text form so I can look it up for myself.
That all said I really really liked it.
No, not if is like Wheat Belly
No, not if is like Wheat Belly
Talks too fast
Disappointment, you have to be a chemist to understand the content.
Too technical for the general public/reader. Could not understand the point or what about wheat he was trying to convey. There were a few times he told stories about people that were understandable however basically I kept thinking, "What's your point"?
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