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

William Davis
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Aug. 30 2011
A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.
Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100
million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.
After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic—
and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the
American public as “wheat”—and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle.
Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who
have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat
is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.

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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.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works... you will feel 100% better Dec 26 2011
This is an excellent book, and diet... I have been eating no wheat for the past month because of this book and I feel 100% amazing.
The bloating and digestive issues that used to plague me are completely gone. My skin is glowing. I have more energy. And I have lost my "wheat belly."
When you embark on a wheat free diet, you quickly realize that almost everything we eat contains gluten. So it has been a big adjustment trying to find foods I can eat. But it's all worth it when you see the results. I am eating healthier and less processed foods. If you are skeptical, the least you can do is give it a try for a couple of weeks. I am confident you will notice a huge difference. Thanks to author for putting this important information out there.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally some proof for the dangers of wheat! Oct. 17 2012
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This book was easy to read even if you don't have a scientific background (I am a retired RN). I have known and experenced many problems with wheat myself as have many people in my family. While not a technical "wheat allergy" wheat has been the culprit of many evils. I have avoided wheat for many years and always feel better when I do.

This book shows the many ways in which wheat can "hide" the problems that it creates. You would not generally think that an intake of a food would have such a wide body based impact and that removing it from you diet would have such a positive responce.

I have already recommened this book to several RN friends and they have been very impressed with the facts. I have also had a geat responce from family that has read the book. If you suspect that wheat might be a problem this is a MUST read! Even if you are unsure but experience problems losing weight or feeling your best this book is definately worth the money.

I will continue to recommend this book to anyone who asks me how I lost so much weight.(over 110 pounds) Even if I lost the weight proior to reading the book my total avoidance of wheat was a BIG factor and this book finally gave a scientific background for why my plan worked. Of course I eat a healthy diet rich and fruits and veggies and exercise. This book is a must read for anyone struggling with weight loss.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Important Information, well written Oct. 23 2011
Davis lets us know the consequences of eating too much in the way wheat based foods such as bread and pasta. He makes a convincing case for reducing processed carbohydrates and his plan does work. I would like to have seen a more comprehensive meal plan and options for each meal but his overview is solid and easy to understand. I expect that meal plans included in a recipe book will be forthcoming. For those who are serious about limiting carbs this book is well worth reading.
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84 of 90 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Consequences of genetic modification revealed! Oct. 26 2011
I was fascinated by the science in this book. The evolution of the wheat plant - WHEAT! - in the last fifty years, reads like science fiction but has a ring of truth. I was so impressed that I stopped eating bread that very day. In two weeks, I lost seven pounds. And I stopped craving bread products. I expect that my blood sugar took a healthy dive, too. But that remains to be seen. Meantime, I wonder who will be writing the rebuttal? Monsanto?
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life-changing Sept. 29 2011
Wheat Belly is an excellent book that really gets into the science of why wheat is so bad for our health. It backs up the science with great stories of the people who Dr Davis has treated and their remarkable health improvements, and that is inspiration to help you stick to wheat free living.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Wheat Belly" Nov. 17 2011
By eloises
Likely one of the most life changing books for me. My husband is a ciliac so I have been "careful" about wheat for many years but . . . after reading this book - I know all the damage that grains are doing to my body. Have been grain free for about a month and am beginning to lose weight but better than that - my energy is increasing and I don't want to eat all the time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wheat Belly Oct. 22 2012
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Wheat Belly by William Davis M.D. is one of the best books I have read recently. It came at just the right time for me and after reading it has helped me get some much needed help with my health conditions. I would never have imagined that the changes made to wheat over the years could have impacted my health and life so negatively. I have been struggling for years to try and understand what is happening with regards to my health and Wheat Belly has opened my eyes to much needed information. Information that is helping me make better health choices. It is most definitely worth reading....Thank you Dr. Davis Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SOLID Research Jan. 8 2012
I've been researching and reading about the transition from high protein low carb diets to the reverse for over thirty years as a professional medical anthropologist. Davis basically has it right--wheat as we know it now is behind a vast number of problems, and wheat belly is a rapidly spreading disease of industrial monocrop agriculture. But its only part of the BIGGER problem that kind of agricultural system represents, not just for human health but for the entire biosphere. Cutting out the wheat could be a step in turning around the whole runaway train with its cascade of problems, but expect BIG resistance to this idea. BIG seed industry, wedded to BIG pharma is not going to take this lying down. Expect a pushback to describe this as quack science: its definitely not, but you'll hear a lot of nonsense about this hypethesis soon. Keep your eyes on the target: your dinner plate. And keep a copy of this handy: you'll need it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book will change your life. Do it.
Published 8 days ago by pierre dion
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very informative, has changed the way i eat a healthy diet
Published 13 days ago by Cynthia Chan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very well explained.
Published 14 days ago by P. Lemieux
4.0 out of 5 stars I read the good reviews. I have a wheat belly
I read the good reviews. I have a wheat belly. Cutting down is a healthy option for me. I purchased this as an eBook. It looks great. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Lise D
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Published 25 days ago by Jamil Shariff
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must read
Forget about dieting if you are fat.
Just stop eating wheat.
Also wheat affects so many aspects of our body you will be amazed at how much better you could be without... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Joe Bloggins
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read what an eye opener. It gets pretty technical though
Published 28 days ago by Anne W Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the purchase.
Nicely put together and provides good insight into how wheat has been changed and many new glutens have been introduced.
Published 1 month ago by BCRempel
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book on the wheat and bread that we shouldn't ...
very thorough book reading, and it all makes sense,,, excellent book on the wheat and bread that we shouldn't be eaten,,,
Published 1 month ago by donalda elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very informative
Published 1 month ago by Nahannai Lewis
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