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Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health Hardcover – August 30, 2011
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“Fascinating, compelling, and more than a little entertaining, Wheat Belly may be the most important health book of the year.” ―Dana Carpender, author of 500 Low-Carb Recipes
“Dr Davis' comprehensive, readable and witty book reveals that wheat, far from being the staff of life, is in fact the stuff of nightmares. Take his advice to lose wheat from your diet and you'll likely be paid back many times over in the form of a slimmer, healthier body and a better functioning brain.” ―Dr. John Briffa BSc MB BS nutritional physician and author of Waist Disposal
“Davis makes a compelling case” ―Fort Worth Star Telegram
About the Author
William Davis, MD, is a preventive cardiologist whose unique approach to diet allows him to advocate reversal, not just prevention, of heart disease. He is the founder of the TrackYourPlaque.com program. He lives in Wisconsin.
Top Customer Reviews
I pre-ordered this book, and finally went wheat free one week before the book was released. And what a difference. My blood pressure had been averaging 140/88 (taking two blood pressure medications). Now, after only two weeks of wheat-free eating, I've averaged 124/68 for the past four days. I've reduced one of my medications to keep my blood pressure from dropping too low after it fell to 108/58. It's crazy! And I'm not starving myself. I'm getting plenty to eat.
So, why did I buy the book if I already knew what to do? Because this book goes into great detail about WHY wheat is a problem. If you're like me, you probably think of wheat as four-foot tall "amber waves of grain." But that's not what we are eating these days. It's an engineered version that's two feet tall, and is nothing like what I ate as a kid in the 1950s. And unfortunately, it raises your blood sugar higher than eating a candy bar. And if you don't think that's a problem then you need to learn more about how high blood sugar affects your health.
"I don't need this book, because there's no way I'm giving up my bagels and pizza," you say.Read more ›
We are not eating the backbone of the agricultural revolution. We are eating its Frankenstein's monster.
With history and self-experimentation and case histories and lots of well explained science, Dr. Davis lays out his experience, and his contention: that every single human will experience health improvement by giving up modern wheat. In a fascinating chapter, he even explains why we find it so difficult to "live without bread." It has natural morphine-like qualities that makes us act like any sick and despairing junkie!
Even though this book just came out, I have been reading Dr. Davis' blog for almost a year. I came from years of happy low carbing. But it was his writing that eliminated my occasional "cheats" with wheat products. I went totally gluten free.
I didn't expect much of anything... I'd already lost sixty pounds and kept it off, gotten the blood sugar & triglyceride & blood pressure improvements, and was sleeping well with better moods.
But I got my world rocked all over again.
By completely eliminating all grains, I lost ten more pounds without even trying. My rosacea, dwindled but still subject to flareups, now told me what had been causing the flareups; it was wheat and their accompanying seed oils. People spontaneously started saying, "What did you do? You look great!"
And I was someone who wasn't eating wheat much at all. Dr. Davis is right.
After all the genetic manipulations of recent decades, it's no longer the "staff of life." It's poison.
I underwent many painful and pointless investigations, to try to find out what was wrong with me. My surgeons were as ignorant as my GPs. One took my appendix out, because he couldn't think what else to do. During one particularly horrific hospital stay, I remember a young doctor's standing at the foot of my bed, begging me to think what could be wrong with me, because it looked as if I might die.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Actually, the last chapter of the book reflects the title. The rest of the book is the same message as his book, the Wheat belly. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Richard R. Silverman
Low carb diet. Not really a gluten free diet. Low carbs and cuts out most other carbs besides wheat. No new info. Waste of money for me. Read morePublished 1 day ago by jeanius
I truly believe there is too much genetically modified and refined flour out on the grocery shelves these days and along with sugar making people over weight. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Pete
This is an incredibly interesting book! It has come along at a point in my dietary habits to explain several factors which has long eluded me. Read morePublished 4 days ago by John H. Arnold