#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The groundbreaking phenomenon that kick-started the grain-free movement, now revised and updated with the latest nutritional and scientific research findings!
First published in 2011, Wheat Belly introduced the world to the hidden dangers of modern wheat and gluten, revolutionizing the conversation around health and weight loss forever. Nearly a decade later, Dr. William Davis’s provocative indictment of the dominant staple in our diet continues to inspire countless people to “lose the wheat.”
After witnessing thousands of 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 drastic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new wheat-free lifestyle. Now updated with refreshed recipes, new program guidelines, and cutting-edge nutritional findings, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what truly is making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this harmful ingredient.
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 Wheat Belly Blog 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 has become a public television special, now airing nationwide. He lives in Wisconsin.
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Table of Contents
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
Appendix A Looking for Wheat in All the Wrong Places 229
Appendix B Healthy Wheat Belly-Shrinking Recipes 238