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

Overview

Over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat every day. As a result, over 100 million experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes to high blood sugar to unattractive stomach bulges preventative 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 ...

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

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Over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat every day. As a result, over 100 million experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes to high blood sugar to unattractive stomach bulges preventative 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 health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic—and that elimination of wheat is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In national bestseller, Dr. 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 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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

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

Library Journal
This is a book many libraries should own simply because many people want to read it, including gluten-free individuals. However, Davis's explanation about celiac disease could lead uninformed readers to believe that elimination of wheat gluten alone is the answer for those living with celiac disease. He barely touches on other sources of gluten, but he discusses in depth the effects of wheat gluten and celiac disease.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609614799
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 48,642

Meet the Author

William Davis, MD is a preventative cardiologist whose unique approach to diet allows him to advocate reversal, not just prevention, of heart disease. He is founder of the TrackYourPlaque.com program. He lives in Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 Wheat: The Unhealthy Whole Grain

Chapter 1 What Belly? 3

Chapter 2 Not Your Grandma's Muffins: The Creation of Modern Wheat 12

Chapter 3 Wheat Deconstructed 31

Part 2 Wheat and its Head-to-Toe Destruction of Health

Chapter 4 Hey, Man, Wanna Buy Some Exorphins? The Addictive Properties of Wheat 43

Chapter 5 Your Wheat Belly Is Showing: The Wheat/Obesity Connection 55

Chapter 6 Hello, Intestine. It's Me, Wheat. Wheat and Celiac Disease 74

Chapter 7 Diabetes Nation: Wheat and Insulin Resistance 95

Chapter 8 Dropping Acid: Wheat as the Great pH Disrupter 116

Chapter 9 Cataracts, Wrinkles, and Dowager's Humps: Wheat and the Aging Process 130

Chapter 10 My Particles Are Bigger Than Yours: Wheat and Heart Disease 146

Chapter 11 It's All in Your Head: Wheat and the Brain 166

Chapter 12 Bagel Face: Wheat's Destructive Effect on the Skin 176

Part 3 Say Goodbye to Wheat

Chapter 13 Goodbye, Wheat: Create a Healthy, Delicious, Wheat-Free Life 191

Epilogue 225

Appendix A Looking for Wheat in All the Wrong Places 229

Appendix B Healthy Wheat Belly-Shrinking Recipes 238

Acknowledgments 267

References 270

Index 287

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