Wheat Belly

Paperback | May 22, 2012

byWilliam Davis

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Wheat Belly is a provocative look at how eliminating wheat—even so-called healthy whole grain wheat—from our diets is the key to permanent weight loss and can offer relief from a broad spectrum of health and digestive problems.

Drawing on decades of clinical studies and the extraordinary results he has observed after putting thousands of his patients on wheat-free regimens, Dr. William Davis makes a compelling case against this ubiquitous ingredient. A wheat-free diet has been associated with significant benefits, including the following:

  • Weight loss of twenty, thirty, even fifty pounds in the first few months
  • Alleviation of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes
  • Recovery from intestinal woes, like ulcerative colitis and celiac disease
  • Marked improvement in overall cholesterol and LDL counts
  • Improvement in bone density and reversal of osteoporosis
  • Cessation of skin conditions from psoriasis to oral ulcers and hair loss
  • Reduction of inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis pain

Readable, thought-provoking and carefully researched, Wheat Belly offers a new and vitally important perspective on the most critical health concerns of our time.

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Wheat Belly is a provocative look at how eliminating wheat—even so-called healthy whole grain wheat—from our diets is the key to permanent weight loss and can offer relief from a broad spectrum of health and digestive problems.Drawing on decades of clinical studies and the extraordinary results he has observed after putting thousands o...

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 theTrackYourPlaque.com program. Dr. Davis lives in Wisconsin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth your consideration given what we have been taught with the Canada food guide. There is some good anecdotal evidence here from his patients that makes his approach worth trying. Having said that, a correlative relationship is not always a causal one and I find that he presents some chapters without solid evidence. Yes, some people do better with their diabetes, autoimmune disorders and mental health without wheat. For others it makes little difference. In my case, it did. My brother read this 4 years ago and recommended I go without wheat. I started then. I don't have a weight loss story to report (I am already a slight build and very active) but I will say that 90% of the IBS I've struggled with since I was a teenager (currently 43) disappeared. I stopped getting rashes, having allergies to all sorts of things I had been told were "adult onset", my skin improved and so did my sleep. Every now and then I have something with a bit of wheat again because I am at someone's home or travelling and the havoc on my stomach lasts about 3 days. It gets to the point where it's just not worth it. Note: I was repeatedly tested for celiacs and it came back negative (before I dropped wheat). This helped me. It's really not impossible once you get past the first week or two. I'm just just not as hungry when I eat less carbohydrates.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eye-opening read!! I enjoyed reading it! I found it very educational but at times repetitive and too scentific.Eventhough i am not strictly following the instructions and tips - i have become more aware and take more time when it comes to food preparation and cooking.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lost my belly eating like my Grandparents did years ago "Asian foods wheat free" I'm eating brown rice, quinoa, ground flax, nuts, seeds, legumes, unlimited vegetables with complete nutrition, fruits, sea vegetables, probiotics and mostly organic as much as possible. Asian countries survived for generations without wheat. I feel healthier and I don't miss eating wheat , sugar, processed boxed or bagged products any more. I do not purchase boxed or packed shelf products that claim to be gluten free either. I eat fresh foods that need to be refridgerated that don't have a scanner barcode . There are many other books by MD doctors who also support eating less processed boxed fake "foods" containing wheat, preservatives, coloring, additives and man made chemicals.
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wheat Belly I believe the science behind the book to be accurate . I'm now on a wheat free eating regime and I honestly feel better after only 5 days wheat free.
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of Money This book is garbage. Going Gluten free if your not celiac or gluten sensitive has yet to be proven to have any of the benefits this book or Grain Brain claim. It is more likely people feel better or lose weight because they are watching what their eating and how much overall.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed my life. Wheat Belly has changed my life. I do not diet anymore. I do however monitor the unhealthy foods I put into my body and have not touched wheat in over eight months. After reading chapter one I was already convinced. I feel less mood swings, I am a happier being for real!! I do not feel in a fog or like I need to fight the world all the time. I did have to quit sugar as well as I am addicted to it and found every dessert chocolate and candy that did not have wheat in it and ate it. The extra added benefit for me is that I have lost 20 pounds and do not struggle to keep it off. I like that William Davis is an MD and practices what he preaches.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit of an extreme POV Certainly raises some valid points about genetically modified foot, and many people do feel better when cutting back on grains. However, it feels like every 2nd line of this book is overly dramatic about the effect wheat has on health. While it may even be true, the manner in which it is presented is overkill. The recipes at the back sound good though and I'm going to try them. You could probably learn all you really need to know from just purchasing the cookbook and reading the beginning of that.
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Read This book makes you think about what you put into your body.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am begging everyone, please read this book! I was raised on a German diet-breaded everything covered in gluten sauce with a side of bread and cake for desert with a beer to wash it down. The only time in my life I felt close to healthy was when I was on a low carb diet. I have had "in curable" psoriasis since I was 10, years of problems with gall stones (since I was15 until gall bladder removal at 25), several episodes of kidney stones (starting at 28 until my late 30's), high blood pressure, incredible aches and pains with no apparent cause, and debilitating migraines. And not to forget my lifelong battle with my weight. I tested positive for gluten sensitivity after reading a magazine article about a woman with similar symptoms. i removed gluten from my diet and moved into a whole new wonderful world and a much better quality of life! My life long psoriasis disappeared within a few days. Returning only when I "cheated" and ate a cracker or a bowl of breakfast cereal. But gone agin when maintaining a gluten free diet. One particular chapter in this book described everything my father lived through with his steady diet of bread or wheat products in every snack and meal - obesity, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, dementia and recently died from stomach cancer. Wheat and all other gluten products are toxic poisons that effect us physically and mentally. Remove gluten and celebrate your new life, the way it should be!!!! Thank you Dr. Davis!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2013-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lifestyle changer Great read even if complex but it has changed my view of wheat and my diet. A new lifestyle has begun!
Date published: 2013-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wheat Belly A very interesting read!
Date published: 2013-01-31