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Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William Davis

Narrated By: Tom Weiner

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: August 2011

Duration: 7 hours 34 minutes


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 and serious digestive disorders.

Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand 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.

"Detailed and ultimately therapeutic, [Davis'] Wheat Belly might be our best bet yet for real belt-tightening."—Barnes & Noble, editorial review

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  • Divya B.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • barbara wolverton

    Fascinating. On the down side, this book reinforces the paranoia about government, big pharma and those money-hungry anybodys who will take advantage of the masses for monetary gain in spite of the consequences. I am having some trouble following the diet guidelines...wheat is in everything! However, my limited efforts have already yielded great results with weight loss and much better glucose levels. I am extremely satisfied with the content.

  • Dean Desrosiers

    Some compelling arguments. I see the people who disagree with his hypothesis are eager to point to the very research he disagrees with. No kidding I guess. This book is an interesting mix of personal, clinical and research experience. He also argued successfully I think about causes of the obesity epidemic in America. After trying this style of eating, I find the book to be accurate.

  • Heather Shipley

    Take a course in biochemistry. Try an advanced human nutrition class. Read peer-reviewed research articles from many countries around the world regarding the unintended consequences of GMOs. Please don't read this book and perpetuate the misinformation.

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