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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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  • Sara
  • LONSDALE, Australia
  • 01-02-13

Fantastic Information - it's a must read!

anyone and everyone should take some time to listen to the wise words of William Davis. Who'd of thought wheat may not be the nice guy we all thought he was.

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50 pounds loss since I read this book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

A moving moment for me was when I realized that just by counting to 20 this diet would be a way to get rid of processed food, milk hormones, and focus on healthy food. I was suprised how easy it was to walk away from carbs. The 50 pound weight loss was a breeze after a lifetime of misery on every other diet in the world. I feel so much better than before reading this book. Thankyou Mr. Davis

Any additional comments?

Buy this book, you won't be sorry!

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  • Michael
  • Port Orange, Fl, United States
  • 12-31-12

Addicted to Wheat

Would you listen to Wheat Belly again? Why?

Yes, To revisit the Details.

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that this knowledge will improve my health & prolong my life.

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

Slow Carbohydrates.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, when the tall wheat stalks fell over and died.

Any additional comments?

Good and bad; Wheat really feeds the world but in such a way that it causes, in the end, diabetes, heart disease and fat, fat, fat.

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  • jack
  • englewood, CO, United States
  • 12-27-12

Very important book for good health

I really liked this book. I agree with his very excellent and well presented research on the problems wheat is causing in our diet.

After the second chapter I stopped all wheat consumption. That was five weeks ago, and I have lost three pounds. I am not fat, but was getting a wheat belly. It has gone down two belt notches and I feel much less bloated.

Mainly, I feel much better, I don't have the wild cravings for crackers and cookies I was living on.

I now understand the cycle of glucose intake and how it effects my body, and why.

If you struggle with weight, rashes, mood swings, low energy, READ THIS BOOK.

The narration is excellent but it does have medical and scientific terms so have a dictionary
handy. He mostly explains all the terms but it will be daunting for some and stop others.

I recommend he write a consumer edition and scale back on the scientific nomenclature.

This is a VERY important book, it needs to be read and understood by the masses.

Sad to say many of the masses can't read well enough to get through this book.

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Le diable

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this to a friend who complains about random stuff and/or might need to loose a few pounds.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My fave character was wheat. He was the root of all evil. So simple, sitting there hiding in plain view. We just didn't pay attention to him...

Which scene was your favorite?

The moment the root of all evil is found, voila, no more problems!

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

Golden death in the history of humanity

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  • Karen
  • MARION, MT, United States
  • 12-23-12

Too long to get to the point

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Doctors, Chemists, and Tecnocrats.

Has Wheat Belly turned you off from other books in this genre?

Tooooo technical. Took tooooo long to get to the point. I should have bought the 30 minute version.

What about Tom Weiner’s performance did you like?

He is a good narriator with no annoying speaking maniorusms.

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

Teadious.

Any additional comments?

I am going to follow the wheat free program and hopefully loose weight.

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  • Julie
  • Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
  • 12-23-12

Great Information

What made the experience of listening to Wheat Belly the most enjoyable?

Everyone need to hear what this book has to say.

What about Tom Weiner’s performance did you like?

Tom Weiner did a great job.

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  • Alisa
  • Elk grove village, IL, United States
  • 12-23-12

Mind Blowing!

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

We are taught as school children that wheat is healthy. Few people know that the wheat we eat today was genetically engineered and is causing all sorts of health problems including obesity. Everyone NEEDS to read this book.

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  • Jennifer
  • JACKSON, MS, United States
  • 12-21-12

Good for a newbie

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Maybe. I would recommend this book for someone who doesn't know a lot about healing through nutrition. They will learn some things. For someone who has been working on "cleaning up" their diet, I would not recommend this book. They will learn more about the dangers of wheat consumption, but not much else.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The last hour of the book was somewhat helpful. It was, however, written from an anti-wheat perspective and did not take into account many other concerns such as vegan/vegetarianism or glutamate sensitivities. The entire book was written, I think, in an irreverent tone in an attempt to entertain. I did not enjoy it. I did not think it was funny and found it offensive in many places. The first 6.5 hours were informative, but also contained a lot of repetition which I found kind of a waste of time.

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

Nice pace and rhythm.

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Changed & possibly saved my life!

What made the experience of listening to Wheat Belly the most enjoyable?

Written in a fun voice. Gives you the ability to enjoy and even laugh in the process of learning the technical realities of how we are poisoning ourselves as a culture. It also gives great hope that the cure is as simple as... stop poisoning ourselves.

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

The perfect trifecta in my opinion would be... Wheat Belly, Eat Right 4 Your Type & Atkins. In that order. The knowledge and understanding of how what we choose to put or not put in our mouth can change your life!!!

What about Tom Weiner’s performance did you like?

Very fun playful voice. Kept me smiling even when I knew I was going to have to change my life and make some difficult decisions about what not to eat.

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

I laughed on many occasions.

Any additional comments?

Listen and change your life and your family tree!