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Praise for Going Against the Grain:
"Melissa Diane Smith has courageously and accurately tackled what has emerged as America's primary food-related health problem: disease and obesity attributable to the regular consumption of high-calorie, nutrient-poor, immune-disruptive grains." Kenneth D. Fine, M.D., gluten sensitivity researcher and director of The Intestinal Health Institute, Dallas
"An intriguing book loaded with practical nutrition advice that you won't want to stop reading." Annemaria Ballin, Ph.D., founder and director of education, American Academy of Nutrition
In a society where wheat is a daily staple and the heart of the continent is endearingly called "the bread basket," it seems almost sacrilegious to promote the benefits of a low- to no-grain diet. But in Going Against the Grain, nutritionist Melissa Diane Smith challenges conventional dietary wisdom--that grains should be the centerpiece of your diet--and explains why reducing or removing grains is the secret to successful long-term weight control and good health.
Backed up by scientific research, professional experience, and her own health journey, Smith explains the surprising connection between a grain-rich diet and so many of the health problems plaguing us today, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, fatigue, and digestive disorders. In these pages, nutrition expert Smith reveals:
Smith provides original menu plans and eating-out suggestions, so, with minimum effort and hassle, you too can go against the grain!
Melissa Diane Smith, Dipl. Nutr., is a Tucson-based nutritionist and health educator who counsels clients across the country. She is the coauthor of the bestselling Syndrome X and Why Am I Always So Tired? and the author of The User's Guide to Chromium. Her work has appeared in Let's Live, Delicious!, and Great Life magazines.
During a three year-span, I gained 35 lbs, had heavier and heavier menstrual periods, and felt foggier and foggier and more and more tired. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cynthia M. Smith
I was not impressed with Going Against the Grain. It had a lot of error in it. It promoted foods, which were not that beneficial/ I gave the book away. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Barbara Charis
Of course when you reduce grains from your diet you're going to feel better. Grains are carbs. Carbs add on weight. Fewer carbs means you lose weight and thus feel better. Read morePublished 8 months ago by 12Junes
It was a revelation someone was doing this work before Dr. Davis struck it big with "Wheat Belly" Very informative and easy to read, a very good primer on this subject.Published 8 months ago by sarah j.
great book. America eats way too much bread and pasta and I believe that is the reason we are so fat. Especially in the belly. Read morePublished 10 months ago by vivian
anything that encourages americans to eat more naturally is wonderful and this book does that. it is more geared to gluten sensitivities but does touch on reducing carbs in... Read morePublished 12 months ago by MikiLu
I have been trying to find the path back to health after cancer. All my reading has sent me in this direction health through healthy eating. Such a helpful book!Published 15 months ago by Dimetra Ripley
This book was very informative on the ways grains can be damaging to health and how this problem has evolved.Published 17 months ago by Sherri Rushman