Wheat Belly by William Davis
Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

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Provides unique information about the potentially negative health effects of wheat.
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Synopsis

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 Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.

 

About William Davis

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WILLIAM DAVIS, MD, is a preventive cardiologist whose unique wheat-free approach to diet allows him to advocate reversal, not just prevention, of heart disease. He lives in Fox Point, Wisconsin.
 
Published June 3, 2014 by Rodale. 292 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Cooking, History, Travel. Non-fiction
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Food Network

Below average
Reviewed by Toby Amidor on Oct 26 2012

Although the creator of this plan is very motivating and convincing, this diet is just plain unrealistic and unhealthy.

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CalorieLab

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Reviewed by Peggy Rowland on Jul 11 2012

Is Davis on to something, or on something? . . . This is what’s known as “anecdotal evidence,” and it’s good enough for some readers.

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Celiac Disease About

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Reviewed by Jane Anderson on Apr 24 2012

Bottom Line: Excellent, If You Like Research Books. Wheat Belly goes into a little detail on celiac disease, but it's not intended to be another book on celiac disease. Instead, like the well-written volume Dangerous Grains by Dr. James Braly and Ron Hoggan, it goes well beyond celiac disease to explore some of the other manifestations of gluten...

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Balanced Bites

Excellent
Reviewed by Diane Sanfilippo on Sep 29 2011

Dr. Davis helps us to clearly understand some of the major differences between the physiological response to wheat as we eat it versus other grains, carbohydrates and even other sugars, for that matter.

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westonaprice.org

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Reviewed by Sylvia Onusic on Jul 18 2012

He gives many thoughtful suggestions on kicking wheat, and following a wheat-free life.

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Every Diet

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Reviewed by Every Diet on May 01 2012

Provides unique information about the potentially negative health effects of wheat.

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Reviewed by Thompsonpen on Mar 10 2012

I sped through the book quickly, for the first time in a long time very enthralled in the reading material.

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Below average
Reviewed by Trail Hunger on Feb 26 2012

While some of Dr Davis’ claims are contestable there is good evidence that a low-carb diet can support athletic performance and has benefits in losing weight. However, there appears to be not enough science to be firm in that conclusion.

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