Join the millions of people worldwide who have lost 30, 50, or 100+ pounds and reversed chronic health problems by embracing the Wheat Belly message. In New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly Total Health, you will learn not only how and why you must say no to grains, but also how you can achieve a level of radiant health and well being you never thought possible. Dr. William Davis will also show you:
• Precisely what you should and should not eat, including a breakdown of the different types of grains and the differences between them
• What to do when facing various post-wheat scenarios, such as intense wheat withdrawal, stalled weight loss, and the loss of too much weight
• Which supplements can boost health to higher levels even after the health gains of grain elimination are experienced
• The science of exactly how your health improves after grains are eliminated, including your mood, sleep, endocrine health, metabolic health, cardiovascular health, physical performance, and much more
• Inspiring testimonials and before/after photographs of those who are proudly living wheat-free
Wheat Belly Total Health is about regaining full metabolic well being, reflected in blood sugar and other measures that may require additional steps beyond grain elimination. This book is your guide on the journey to long-term health and vitality—and it will be the only book you ever need to break the grip of wheat, lose weight for good, and achieve vibrant, lasting health.
About the Author
WILLIAM DAVIS, MD, is a New York Times bestselling author and a cardiologist who advocates unique, insightful, and cutting-edge strategies to help individuals discover the health hidden within them. His blog, wheatbellyblog.com, has been visited by millions of people. Dr. Davis has also shared his passion for wheat-free living on national television shows including The Dr. Oz Show and CBS This Morning. His Wheat Belly Total Health program became a public television special. He lives in Wisconsin.
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Table of Contents
Part I No Grain is a Good Grain: Grazed, Grass-Fed, And Fattened
Chapter 1 Liberate Your Inner Cow: Life Ungrained 3
Chapter 2 Let Them Eat Grass 19
Chapter 3 The Reign of Grain 41
Chapter 4 Your Bowels Have Been Fouled: Intestinal Indignities From Grains 50
Chapter 5 Grains, Brains, and Chest Pains 69
Part II Living Grainlessly: Restoring the Natural State of Human Life
Chapter 6 Grainless Life: Beginnings 103
Chapter 7 Grainless Living: Day-to-Day 135
Part III Be a Grainless Overachiever: The Next Steps to Reclaiming Grain-Free Total Health
Chapter 8 Correct Nutritional Deficiencies Caused By Grains 169
Chapter 9 Full Recovery From Post-Traumatic Grain Gut Syndrome 188
Chapter 10 Grainless Metabolic Mastery: Regain Control Over Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Bone Health, and Inflammation 207
Chapter 11 The Annoyed Thyroid: Booby Trap For Weight and Health 241
Chapter 12 Endocrine Disruption: Trouble in the Gland Scheme of Things 261
Chapter 13 End the Self-Defeat: Recovering From Autoimmunity 271
Chapter 14 What If the Weight Doesn't Come Off? 282
Chapter 15 Clearer, Smarter, Faster: Grain-Free Performance 309
Appendix A Recipes For Total Health 328
Appendix B Grain Pain: Watch Out for Hidden Sources of Grains 343
Appendix C A Grain-Free Shopping List 346
Appendix D Resources 350
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is the perfect companion to Wheat Belly and is the logical next step for anyone choosing to take charge of their health through nutrition. If you have an autoimmune disease, diabetes, chronic headaches, inflammation, thyroid disorder, mood swings, low energy, low libido or a shocking array of other health disruptions, you must read this book. Three years ago, Dr. Davis put forward the bold idea that wheat (and all seeds of grasses) was the root of our health troubles and with Wheat Belly Total Health, he explains the steps needed to heal ourselves of the disease we've developed through decades of misguided health advice including the dangerous low-fat and healthy whole grain food pyramid. Highly recommended! I'd also recommend The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution. It is another weapon in your ongoing battle against your unnecessary, unwanted and stubborn pounds!
This book is a follow up to Dr. Davis' 2011 best seller, Wheat Belly, and I'm glad I have both books! In this book, Dr. Davis expands on the nature of most grains, not just wheat, so the reader can come to a better personal understanding of which grains to consume in strict moderation, and which grains, along with modern wheat, should be entirely avoided. My husband and I learned from his advice on probiotics and prebiotics in the book, and his discussion on the importance of proper gut health, and we use his section at the end to make magnesium water and an electrolyte drink, minus all the junk. Thank you, Dr. Davis, also for your witty writing style, which makes reading this book fun, as well as informative and full of practical advice!
Amazing. Scientific evidence laid out in a user-friendly, entertaining format makes a case against humans consuming all grains. I have been following the paleo diet (minus eggs, as I am allergic) for the past couple of months after following a vegan diet for 5 years. I do feel that the years of grain and processed sugar consumption have negatively affected my health. Upon quitting wheat, gluten, corn, rice and potatoes, my brain fog vanished, I stopped NEEDING long naps every weekend (sometimes more than one in a day!), my bowel habits improved, the constant BLOATING is gone (!!) and my mood has noticeably brightened. A lot of people don't realize how wheat is hurting them and how much better they can feel without it in their lives. Upon reading the author's info on being glutened after quitting wheat products, I started crying. The stomach pains, inflammation, brain fog, crabbiness, lethargy, and depression that descend when I mistakenly consume grains since quitting were scary symptoms that I thought I alone was experiencing! Not so. This author has changed my life with his books and cook books; I would recommend that EVERYONE read this book. The author also clearly lays out supplement, probiotic and prebiotic advice for repairing the gut after years/decades of consuming toxic grains. I commend this doctor/author for going against the grain (haha) as this is clearly NOT a popular theory at this point in time/history. However, my experience PROVES that this science is correct. I would also recommend the first Wheat Belly book, as well as Grain Brain by Dr Perlmutter and Fiber Menace by Konstantin Monastarsky.
This book was highly recommended to me when my son was diagnosed as extremely wheat sensitive, so I had high expectations of this book to begin with. My expectations were surpassed!! I can see why it is so important to take this seriously. Our whole family is now wheat free and have seriously limited other grains, and all of us are feeling much better in only 3 weeks. I am excited to see how this plays out. The big take away is that all grains have gluten, and all grains will cause health problems, most of which will not be immediately apparent until years later. The book is written in an informative and highly readable style.
...however, I think we will be seeing more and more of this type of information. It makes perfect sense that shooting up our blood sugar levels with *any* type of grain isn't a good idea!
Lots of info
Very interesting comments. The diet is worth a try.