We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
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.
Regular Price:$20.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (2034 )
5 star
 (918)
4 star
 (623)
3 star
 (319)
2 star
 (95)
1 star
 (79)
Overall
4.1 (1714 )
5 star
 (761)
4 star
 (508)
3 star
 (293)
2 star
 (81)
1 star
 (71)
Story
4.0 (1736 )
5 star
 (697)
4 star
 (565)
3 star
 (306)
2 star
 (94)
1 star
 (74)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-20-12
    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2012

    Georgie-Girl76

    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Homebound Charlotte, NC, United States 11-23-11
    Homebound Charlotte, NC, United States 11-23-11 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    53
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Informative but scary."

    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?"

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    sjvb perth, australia 12-26-13
    sjvb perth, australia 12-26-13 Member Since 2013

    sharon vb

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Brilliant"
    What did you love best about Wheat Belly?

    Concise , easy to understand and yet quality scientifically backed information


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

    There are many many "AHA" moments whilst listening to this.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not really scenes in this book, I devoured it all


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

    It would be a very controversial documentary


    Any additional comments?

    Every person struggling with any health issue should listen to this.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jean 09-24-13
    Jean 09-24-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    106
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Don't bother"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing


    What could William Davis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing. Way too many scientific facts and no way to know if they were accurate or not.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Reader did okay. Just not interesting dialogue.


    Any additional comments?

    Atkins diet minus processed meat. Not for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ande Denver 09-18-12
    Ande Denver 09-18-12 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great read important information."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The important and new information I didn't know about wheat.


    What aspect of Tom Weiner’s performance would you have changed?

    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.


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

    Not possible, too long and voice was distracting.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want us to continue to review give us credits for doing so.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brian Parks Bakersfield, CA, United States 08-13-12
    Brian Parks Bakersfield, CA, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2004

    A man like any other. Only more so.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I ate it up with a spoon, so to speak"
    If you could sum up Wheat Belly in three words, what would they be?

    I finally got serious clues to how I can live without constant heartburn and lose weight.


    Would you recommend Wheat Belly to your friends? Why or why not?

    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.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Weiner?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bobbie Houston, TX, United States 07-16-13
    Bobbie Houston, TX, United States 07-16-13 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wheat"
    Would you try another book from William Davis and/or Tom Weiner?

    No, not if is like Wheat Belly


    Would you ever listen to anything by William Davis again?

    No, not if is like Wheat Belly


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Talks too fast


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, you have to be a chemist to understand the content.


    Any additional comments?

    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"?

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 191-197 of 197 results PREVIOUS11920NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.