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Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health Paperback – June 3, 2014
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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 preventative cardiologist whose unique approach to diet allows him to advocate reversal, not just prevention, of heart disease. He is 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
Great information that should be shared about wheat and what effects it can have on the human body.Published 50 minutes ago by san hargis
Very well written and easy to follow! We like that it's written by a Doctor!Published 7 hours ago by Christine Denno
This book is easy to read, down to earth vocabulary. Is able to read without getting bored. Thank you for writing this much needed book.Published 4 days ago by susan thurmond
Excellent. I wish I had this book years ago. It turned my life around, literally like the flip of a light switch when I stopped grains. I have more energy than I have in years! Read morePublished 4 days ago by Janet C.
Great information. I feel so much better since changing my eating habits and eliminating wheat from my diet. Read morePublished 6 days ago by M&M from Minnesota
It just didn't work for us. I never want to eat so much meat again. I didn't realize that when we started. Impossible for those who try to limit meat consumption.Published 8 days ago by Julianne M Newton