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

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

Rodale Inc., 2014

(Trade paperback first published by Rodale Inc. in June 2014)

Author William Davis, MD, explains why so many Americans have ‘wheat belly’ and describes the detrimental effects of wheat consumption on health.  He also describes how to live wheat-free.

While I skimmed some of the book, as it was somewhat technical at times, I felt it was very informative.

Wheat Belly has caused me to be more cognizant in my choices.

Will I eliminate wheat totally? – No, not completely.  I will cut back considerably and actively seek out alternatives.

As described in this book, there are detrimental health effects caused by wheat consumption.  Dr. Davis presents reasons for those with these health issues to seriously consider giving up wheat all together.

However, I believe diet should be based on individual needs.  Each person is different.  I don’t believe one diet fits all.

I’ve included the table of contents below to give you a greater idea of issues discussed.

CONTENTS

Foreword

Introduction

PART ONE     WHEAT: THE UNHEALTHY WHOLE GRAIN

Chapter 1:     What Belly?

Chapter2:       Not Your Grandma’s Muffins: The Creation of Modern Wheat

Chapter 3       Wheat Deconstructed

PART TWO     WHEAT AND ITS HEAD-TO-TOE DESTRUCTION OF HEALTH

Chapter 4     Hey, Man, Wanna Buy Some Exorphins?  The Addictive Properties of Wheat

Chapter 5     Your Wheat Belly Is Showing: The Wheat/Obesity Connecton

Chapter 6     Hello, Intestine.  It’s Me.  Wheat.  Wheat and Celiac Disease

Chapter 7    Diabetes Nation:  Wheat and Insulin Resistance

Chapter 8     Dropping Acid:  Wheat as the Great pH Disrupter

Chapter 9     Cataracts, Wrinkles and Dowager’s Humps: Wheat and the Aging Process

Chapter 10     My Particles Are Bigger Than Yours:  Wheat and Heart Disease

Chapter 11     It’s All in Your Head:   Wheat and the Brain

Chapter 12     Bagel Face: Wheat’s Destructive Effect on theSkin

PART THREE     SAY GOODBYE TO WHEAT

Chapter 13     Goodbye, Wheat: Create a Healthy, Delicious, Wheat- Free Life

Epilogue

Appendix A     Looking for Wheat in All the Wrong Places

Appendix B     Healthy Wheat Belly-Shrinking Recipes

Acknowledgements

References

Index

About The Author (from the author’s website)

Dr. William DavisCardiologist, Dr. William Davis is a New York Times #1 Best Selling Author, and the Medical Director and founder of the Wheat Belly Lifestyle Institute, as well as the Cureality program.

7 comments

  1. Hmm I wouldn’t give up wheat, I only eat a little – couple bits bread a day and a muffin or something. I just like to enjoy food and not be adamant too much. Like your take on it!

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  2. I developed a sensitivity to wheat in the last year and have felt a lot better since going gf. I may have to check out this book from the library sometime.

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  3. Oh dear, the chapter titles are scary! I’m glad this was an informative book. I’ve tried to cut back on wheat too, substituting oats instead. I’m also trying to eat less processed foods in general, which is very hard to do!

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  4. So that’s my problem – “wheat belly” LOL Not to mention thigh, arms and butt LOL

    Happy Easter Pat.

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