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Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight-Loss Life Plan Hardcover – September 16, 2014
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WILLIAM DAVIS, MD, is a cardiologist who believes that health should be in the hands of the public and advocates unique, insightful, and cutting-edge strategies to help individuals discover self-empowering and effective health practices. Dr. Davis is the medical director for Track Your Plaque, an online heart disease prevention program, and writes frequently for national publications. His blog, wheatbellyblog.com, has been visited by millions of people and his New York Times bestselling book, Wheat Belly, has sold more than 1.5 million copies in North America. Dr. Davis has also shared his passion for wheat-free living on national television shows including The Dr. Oz Show and CBS This Morning. He lives in Wisconsin.
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6 weeks later I had my first wheat free blood draw. ALL markers (including triglycerides and HDL) were in normal range. I was stunned. After decades and different medications (none that worked) and here eliminating wheat was the answer? This was 19 months ago. I have since lost a lot of weight (100 lbs) and 14" off my waist. Nice side effect.
Total Health does build upon the original book and expands to grain free living with lots of the science and . I got a blood glucose meter about a year ago and came to the same realization myself. Rice kicked me to 160 even just the amount in one sushi. Corn takes me to about 110. I try to keep my levels below 100.
If you have any blood work issues, nasty under the skin cysts, chronic acne, diverticular disease, mouth sores, etc get this book and learn how grains are not good for us to consume.
Even my doctor has gone from thinking Wheat Belly was not having any effect on me to completely converting and promoting Wheat Belly.
In his long-awaited 2014 follow-up book WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH, Dr. Davis applauds those who were able to successfully remove the wheat from their diet, but now encourages them to extend that dietary abstention to ALL grains and even most carbohydrates that are wreaking the most havoc on their health. That doesn't mean a no-carb diet (as the biased media likes to describe it), but rather a customized plan tailored towards the individual to figure out what level of the appropriate kinds of carbohydrates is right for them to keep their metabolic and hormonal health markers in check. And guess what? That's going to be different from person to person which is why this book shows you what things to be on the lookout for in your pursuit of optimizing your health. The idea that we are all a bunch of robots who need the exact same nutritional approach to health is long gone.
So what do you get from this new book that Dr. Davis didn't already share in WHEAT BELLY? Plenty! The book is broken up into three major parts:
Part 1: Dr. Davis explains the problem with consuming any grains in your diet (it's a far different grain today than it was in Biblical times), the unique and damaging role (to both the cows and the humans who consume the meat from those cows) that grains have played in "fattening" up the cattle, and why we should be gravitating towards making humanely-raised, grass-fed, grain-free cows and other animals as the primary sources of our healthy nutritional plan.
Part 2: You'll learn why going grain-free is more than just about getting rid of the belly, but rather about putting your health in the best possible position it can be. You get very practical advice on how to make this transition as smoothly as possible with tricks and tips that have helped so many of Dr. Davis' patients and readers. And expanding up what his neurologist colleague Dr. David Perlmutter shared in his 2013 New York Times bestselling book Grain Brain, Dr. Davis gives all the preventative measures in dealing with such neurodegenerative diseases as seizures, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease and well as many other quality of life issues. They're all related to nutrition which will be revelation to so many who read this book.
Part 3: This is where you get to the really good stuff in this book because you'll learn about the kind of damage all those years of consuming grains have had on your health and Dr. Davis helps you overcome and fully recover from what he describes as "Post-Traumatic Grain Gut Syndrome." When you do that, he explains the powerful therapeutic impact that will play on key blood health markers like cholesterol, blood sugar, inflammation and more. It's in this section that you learn about other things that can impact weight and health, including thyroid, endocrine function, autoimmune disease, and more. Plus, you won't want to miss what Dr. Davis has to share about those of you who are doing all the right things and yet you aren't seeing the weight come off (this chapter alone is worth the price of admission!).
Dr. Davis is one of the most articulate, smack-you-in-your-face-with-the-truth, and truly witty health personalities of our day and WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH puts that on full display for all the world to see. Reading through this book, I could tell the passion that Dr. Davis has for this subject is stronger than it's ever been before. He really stepped up his game to another level this time around with a bit more pep in his step as well as a greater sense of urgency than he did in WHEAT BELLY. The time is NOW to absorb information that is going to change your life and that's exactly what you'll get in this book.
I have met Dr. Davis and he is the real deal!!
My life has completely turned around eating and living this way! Grain free, sugar free, low carb, high fat and moderate protein intake... IT WORKS!!!
This book is very informative, This is book is NOT just about removing WHEAT. It's about removing all grains: Corn, Wheat, Rye, Barley, Rice etc. from your diet. The book explains the history of grains in the human food chain and why we should not eat them. He also include some of his own patient stories, other studies to bring the point. He also mentions taking supplements. He advocates eating of organ meats (Livers and hears) of animals and fish. I refuse to eat the heart and will never eat liver, if you wouldn't eat the filter of your car or furnace don't eat the filter of the body. Too much fish can cause mercury poisoning, something not covered in the book.
There are some basic recipes in the book as well. So far I have not tried them. I have gone on a reduced grain diet as I can't afford to just give away what I have left but when it's gone I wont buy them again. I am feeling better since lessening grains in my diet. From reading the book the MS Symptoms I am having come from a medication I am taking so just for that information alone I am happy with this book.
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