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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 s, a strange phenomenon has occurred Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and prone to diabetes than ever before After putting than , 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

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  1. Maud E Mouse Maud E Mouse says:

    I m genuinely sorry I bought this I went into it with an open mind I d already given up modern wheat as I, like many others, am an average weight but feel uncomfortable after eating bread and pasta and wanted to know why The book starts reasonably enough with the changes modern wheat has undergone in order to increase yield and why this might cause problems in the human body, but then goes rapidly down hill The tone becomes hysterical Every single human ill you can think of is caused by wheat Wheat is death and I kid you not a slice of wholemeal bread is worse than a can of fizzy pop Even if you re not coeliac you are really or at least have the antibodies, so everyone avoid wheat but don t eat gluten free products because they re still carbs alarm bells start ringing and on this soon appears He lost me completely when he said There should be a government warning on it like cigarettes cheese, eggs and blueberries do not cause death, only wheat does and by Wheat it is soon made clear that Dr Davis means any carbohydrate whatsoever He says knowing full well that many people will have bought this because they feel healthy enough but are hoping for the promised magical weight loss by giving up one form of grain, modern wheat that if you re hoping for weight loss you won t get it if you cut out wheat but continue to eat other carbohydrates, including rice, oats, potatoes and bananas As another reviewer said, this makes the marketing of the book completely fraudulent.I bought the recipe book too What a waste of money Its Atkins with a strong emphasis on ground linseed, nuts, meat and dairy Only watery fruit and veg like berries and lettuce You re advised to eat enormous amounts of linseed, raw nuts, cheese, fatty meat and butter If you re missing pasta as a treat you can have konjac noodles which are zero calorie and zero carb, and in my experience, a serious choking hazard Unlike Atkins at there s no measuring carbs because you re not allowed any at all Not the book it claims to be Even when I was significantly overweight I was never attracted to the Atkins diet so why I thought a book by a similar American cardiologist looking to make a similar fortune would make any sense at all to me I don t know The wheat or maybe the new potatoes, they re the same right must have addled my brain.

  2. B. Murphy B. Murphy says:

    This is a very informative book Prior to finding this book on , I knew very little about nutrition Now I have changed my way of eating and especially the way I shop for food, which is the key to eating a balanced diet I now know a great deal about carbohydrates, and over the past 18 months I have lost a great deal of weight There was one key sentence in the book that started me on my journey Dr Davis remarked that the most frequent question his patients asked was will I feel hungry on this diet and he answered unequivocally that you will never feel hungry on this diet I took him at his word, which proved to be true, and I have never looked back It s a great book for dipping in and out of I recommend it highly.

  3. Jack Jack says:

    Completely boring and repetitive , basically wheat is bad don t eat it end of book , badly written and repetitive , did I say repetitive , oh yes I did say repetitive.

  4. Huck PortlyFellow Huck PortlyFellow says:

    Excellent bread gone 3 stones 42lbs gone in a blink of the eye

  5. Nigel Smith Nigel Smith says:

    This book seems to have hit the nail on the head in regards to me at least.Within two days of stopping wheat bread, my uncomfortable tummy problems vanished Within a week,I pulled my belt in one hole,and since.What can I say

  6. JessH JessH says:

    Once you ve read this book, you ll never see wheat the same way again I knew as a carb it was bad for my type II diabetic partner when he stays off wheat his numbers are much better , as starch turns to blood sugar extremely quickly I had no idea of how mutilated modern wheat is to original wheat, it s really a completely different plant, and we have just not had enough time to adapt to it, no matter what some insist Wheat also gives me skin rashes and sinus infections, after discovering this and staying off wheat as much as possible, I thought I was just odd, but no, it s fairly common which is a relief one doesn t really want to feel a freak ps gluten free is no better for either of us than glutened wheat Excellent book, do read it.

  7. Pipyt Pipyt says:

    I still haven t finished it but It has changed my life already 6 weeks wheat free and I have never felt better, lighter and healthier energy less headaches and better skin and mood A must buy, you ll regret it if you don t

  8. MrC MrC says:

    Very well written and thought provoking I learnt about nutrition from this book than from any other single source and liked that he clearly referenced his sources.


    As a Leading Sports nutritionist, doing the GLUTEN DNA test at our QUA NUTRITION CLINICS allows athletes to AVOID gluten from wheat this book has some great insightinto the whole reasons why as much as possible you should avoid gluten.The food you eat is making you sick and the agencies that are providing you with guidelines on what to eat are giving dangerous advice with devastating health consequences You can change that today.In the Wheat Belly lifestyle, we reject the idea that grains should form the cornerstone of the human diet In fact, we reject grains outright, as they are all seeds of grasses incompatible with human digestion While I began this conversation by picking on the worst of the bunch modern semidwarf wheat understand that all grasses are related Grasses are, than most organisms, promiscuous and share genetics with each other quite readily That s how 28 chromosome emmer wheat, for instance, mated with another 14 chromosome wild grass, goat grass, and yielded the ancestor of all modern wheat, the first Triticum aestivum species It means that, when you consume wheat or the seed of any other grass, such as corn, millet, or rice, you are also consuming components expressed by many other grasses.Homo sapiens lack the digestive apparatus of ruminants that allow digestion of grasses We lack the continuously growing teeth that resist the abrasive effect of phytoliths, the sand like particles in grass blades we lack the capacity to produce 100 liters of saliva per day we lack a four compartment stomach that houses unique organisms that express the enzyme cellulase we lack a spiral colon also housing unique microorganisms to digest the components of grass We are a non grass consuming species.

  10. Rose Rose says:

    Wheat Belly by Dr William Davis is a HUGE eye opener It should be mandatory in any high school, collages and Universities To double it up and expand Dr Davis book, I would strongly also suggest to read Grain Brain by Dr David Perlmutter These two doctors complement each other beautifully It is, for us at least, not about loosing weight but about maintaining my husband s and my health We are the so called baby boomers and we don t want to be in the statistics with Alzheimer s, dementia, heart disease, diabetic etc. I am also grateful that I always watched out for our health and now with knowing the damage wheat can do to our brain, it was not difficult to switch over to a wheat free diet So far, baking and cooking wheat free is the most amazing experience in preparing our meals Delicious beyond words I am so happy, that these books crossed my path

  11. Kevin Kevin says:

    I have lost a total of 5.3 pounds in 3 4 days, I am also not getting cravings for food like i did when i used to eat a big bowl of pasta everyday At the rate im going i will be able to retake control over my weight problem and for that i thank the writer of this book, learning lots and im only half way through the book I also love how he puts real life stories inside the book, of course im taking all this at face value without being skeptical but my god the book title is actually not a lie.

  12. R. Baughman R. Baughman says:

    Disclaimer I am an author, however I do not know Dr Davis personally This review is based on my own experiences.I ve read most of the popular diet books written over the last 40 years Some were very good and others led me in the wrong direction, such as the low fat books of the 80 s that helped trigger the obesity and diabetes epidemic we see today Wheat Belly, written in a very easy to understand manner and sprinkled with humour throughout, takes the position that wheat is chiefly responsible for these and other maladies I had no idea that wheat, modified from what it was 50 years ago, is not completely broken down by the body and that the peptides produced actually cross the blood brain barrier like an opiate drug would, causing addiction and false food cravings At first I found it difficult to accept Then I tried it and lost 50 pounds in 6 months, without counting calories, by adopting a Mediterranean style of diet without the wheat My cravings disappeared and so did the brain fog Within 2 or 3 weeks my diabetes numbers were vastly improved and are now in the normal range I found through taking my glucose readings after meals in isolated trials that bread or cereal, whether it is whole grain or not, spikes my blood sugar readings like nothing else, not even a candy bar It isn t just the gluten, but the wheat itself Why diabetics are told by their nutritionists to eat healthy whole grains is a mystery to me It seems to only aggravate the condition The book cautions about falling for the allure of gluten free products that are just made of junk carbohydrates like potato starch and do just as much damage as wheat Dr Davis states that there is no such thing as healthy whole grains and based on my own experiences, I believe he is right The proof is in the pudding I m down 50 pounds, off high blood pressure medication and control my diabetes without the use of drugs Real food minus the wheat and getting some regular exercise form my prescription for good health My doctor is in total agreement.This is easily the best book I have ever read on nutrition It helped me identify and correct a lifelong problem If you need to lose weight and especially if you have diabetes, I strongly recommend this book and the book that follows it, Wheat Belly Total Health.

  13. Lori K Lori K says:

    It s a good read Although I don t necessarily agree with everything in this book I do agree with a lot I had given up all grain for about 18 months and myself didn t drop a pound because of it and I would like to lose about 10 to 15 lbs But that s not why I did it I limit grain from my diet because of the chemicals and the carb value I would much rather get my carbs from vegetables I also have Fibro and osteoarthritis I know that nowadays there are chemicals and fillers widely used and accepted as OK Maybe that s why people are so sick and overweight Although not possible for everything, I try eat out of my garden and hunt what I can When the freezer and jars are empty then I go to the store for that.

  14. Oilofjoy2 Oilofjoy2 says:

    The book is worth reading, however after reading it, I did my best to omit as many wheat containing foods for four months I gave it 5 stars, because I think others should read it for themselves, and give it a try I only lost 2 pounds of weight I agree with quite a bit of what the author says, but look around the community, and the majority of people I see with huge bellys seem to consume a lot of alcoholic beverages I passed the book on to a friend, and I haven t heard her opinion yet While omitting wheat from my diet, I did feel energetic, but I think that is because I omitted many carbohydrate foods at the same time, like breads and other baked goods.

  15. Customer Customer says:

    Outstanding book Atleast for me it has worked like magic Besides weight loss, I feel an altogether new person I have cut my medication for diabetes to half in a month, feel energetic , and reduced my food intake If this continues , I expect positive outcomes in the next 2 to 3 months