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, this preventative cardiologist and author calls them "wheat bellies" in his book, Wheat Belly by cardiologist William Davis, M.D. 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 Wheat Belly by William Davis, M.D., the author 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 by William Davis, M.D. is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.
This is a book many many people want to read, 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.
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""
Table of Contents:
Introduction -- Part 1. Wheat: The Unhealthy Whole Grain -- Chapter 1. What Belly? -- Chapter 2. Not Your Grandma's Muffins: The Creation of Modern Wheat -- Chapter 3. Wheat Deconstructed -- Part 2. 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 Connection -- 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 the Skin -- Part 3. 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 -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Index.
Physical Info: 1.0" H x 8.9" L x 6.0" W (0.95 lbs) 304 pages