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Wheat Belly Audiobook

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

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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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    Robert Patterson Calgary, AB Canada 09-08-13
    Robert Patterson Calgary, AB Canada 09-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Insightful, one-sided, thought provoking, annoying"

    This book is packed full of interesting information, but I did find myself rolling my eyes at much of the preachy content. I would recommended this book to everyone, but caution that you take it with a grain of salt.

    I believe the premise that Wheat may be very bad for us is sound. But the author then goes on to blame genetic modification of the Wheat for the badness. Isn't is far more likely that the problem is the amount of wheat that we consume because it's so inexpensive and plentiful?

    There are a lot of little annoyance like this in the book. The author never really defends why he only advocates a wheat elimination diet, rather than a wheat reduction diet for the masses.

    And as long as I`m pointing out annoying bits... I remember near the end, something like ``Is nuclear fission just another chemical reaction"? I don't know about your school, but in my school we leaded that nuclear fission was a nuclear reaction, not a chemical reaction :-)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 07-17-13
    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 07-17-13 Member Since 2017

    Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.

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    "Everyone should read this book! Excellent!"

    I would spend pages and pages to describe this book, but let's try to simplify.
    As soon as I started listening to this book, I was so terrified by the things wheat can do to your body, that halfway through the book I decided to divorce from wheat. In 5 days I lost 2 kilos, aprox. 4 pounds, I feel better, and my tummy looks smaller.

    I do not have celiac disease, but I decided to give this book's strategy a try, since I have been eating well, but still gaining weight. I completely removed wheat from my diet. My hunger diminished. I also changed the content in my pantry, since many processed foods have gluten disguised in them.
    Wheat makes you hungrier, grumpier and makes your thoughts foggier, among so many other things.

    Everyone should read this book!
    How many of us have been on diets prescribed by doctors and have not gotten the expected result, since you have been following every little detail on that specific diet? Well, this book provides many answers, actually more answers than what you expect.
    I have no reason to doubt what dr. William says since I have been trying these teachings and have been feeling so much better. Only 6 days to feel the difference ( this was how long it took me to listen to this book ). Imagine what it can do to your whole life ahead of you.

    The information contained in this book should be read over and over. Happy listening / reading!

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    Emmanuel 07-05-13
    Emmanuel 07-05-13 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the most effective weight loss books!"

    This book resolved my confusion about choosing between whole and processed wheat products - they're not much different! Once I took its advice and left out wheat from the menu altogether, I saw my weight gain stop and reverse soon afterwards. It's incredible!! Don't just read the book, try it for a couple of months and see for yourself.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Fernando St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada 06-05-13
    Fernando St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada 06-05-13
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    "I wish i could have gotten this book 10 years soon"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    To everyone who suffers of optical migraines , knee problems , obesity , insomnia , massive cravings. This has changed me so much i'm 5 months wheat free products. And I feel amazing!


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

    Wheat is an addiction and I felt it the first week of my trial.


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    cain 06-01-13
    cain 06-01-13
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    "Wheat is Poison"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book to everyone. This book should be mandatory reading.


    Any additional comments?

    This book blew my mind. Though I am not overweight or suffering from celiac disease or any other ailment[s], I will never ever again eat wheat. Goodbye wheat. I swear that, because of this audiobook, I will go to my grave gluten free.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tango Texas 05-10-13
    Tango Texas 05-10-13

    Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres.

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    "Rethinking genetically modified"

    I haven't been very convinced that genetically modified food could be harmful and I am quite certain that some of the modifications that allow more production on less land have helped to reduce starvation in the world. However, I just coincidentally listened to this book after just having listened to Temple Grandin's "Animals in Translation" where she has a really interesting section about some of the harmful side effects (like rapist roosters - yes, really!) of genetically modified animals. She explains how selecting for one attribute can produce an animal that has some very negative qualities because of the gene-linking that we don't always understand or appreciate in advance. I know from first hand experience as a rescue volunteer that many breed dogs now suffer serious temperament and health problems due to selective breeding to meet AKC standards for the same reasons that selective breeding in livestock can go awry. So when William Davis in Wheat Belly started reviewing the enormous changes that have been made to wheat in the last 60 years, a light bulb kind of went off. Maybe I'm really not eating the same kind of wheat my great grandma did. Maybe my wheat really could be hurting me.

    I picked up this book because it was on sale and I was recently diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis. This is not the worst of the diseases that can affect your large intestine, but it's not much fun either and it is very frustrating that the doctors don't have a clue what causes it. Since a lot of people believe that wheat may be at the root of many digestive tract troubles, I snapped up this book when it went on sale just to see what Davis had to say. I am kind of a natural skeptic so I am reserving final judgement - proof is in the (gluten free) pudding, right? But William Davis spelled things out in enough scientific detail to convince me to give it a try.

    Not the most entertaining subject, but if you have diabetes, any of the chronic intestinal disorders, or are just fighting "wheat belly", you will probably have enough vested interest in the material to stay tuned in.

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    Cindy Charlotte, NC, United States 05-06-13
    Cindy Charlotte, NC, United States 05-06-13
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    "Worth the read"
    What did you love best about Wheat Belly?

    the extensive research on the hybridization of wheat


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

    This book is scientifically written which can make it a little hard to follow but necessary to provide background data to support his extreme claims on wheat.


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    anne kearney 04-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    "An important book to read for your health!"
    What made the experience of listening to Wheat Belly the most enjoyable?

    Solid information based on good research. Easy to digest - no pun intended. ; )


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

    Reinforced my commitment to stay wheat free.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth learning about -this can change your life!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Shreveport, LA, United States 03-25-13
    James Shreveport, LA, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Lose the wheat"
    What made the experience of listening to Wheat Belly the most enjoyable?

    A lot of information, maybe too much, but it sure explains why so many of us<br/>are overweight and how to get thin. I am now trying to cut back on wheat,<br/>but almost everything we eat has wheat in it;<br/>


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

    Yes.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Highland, MI, United States 03-18-13
    Amazon Customer Highland, MI, United States 03-18-13
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    "Eye opener to todays obesity epidemic."
    What did you love best about Wheat Belly?

    That it went into great detail on why wheat is such problem in the past 50 years, and how to prevent all of the problems that todays wheat causes.


    What about Tom Weiner’s performance did you like?

    Very good voice for this type of book.


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

    It made me want to cry due to the fact that wheat is in so many things that you wouldn't even think of.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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