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3.85407407407407 out of 53.85407407407407 out of 53.85407407407407 out of 53.85407407407407 out of 53.85407407407407 out of 5 3.85 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Davis Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781470804442
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A provocative look at how eliminating wheat from our diets can help us lose weight, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse a broad spectrum of health problems—from acne to diabetes and serious digestive disorders.

Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat. How this once-benign grain—now genetically modified almost beyond recognition and found in virtually every course of every meal—has come to have such a profound and deleterious effect on our collective well-being is one of the great untold health stories of our generation.

In Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis exposes the truth about modern-day wheat, deconstructing its historical role in the human diet and the agricultural evolutions that have created a hybrid grain that has a greater impact on blood sugar levels than pure cane sugar and many of the addictive characteristics of a narcotic. He sheds light on wheat’s connection to weight gain as well as to a host of other adverse effects from diabetes to heart disease to immunologic and neurologic disorders like celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and dementia. Finally, to help listeners dependent on wheat products make the move to a wheat-free diet, he presents a clear-cut action plan packed with food and lifestyle tips, meal plans, and recipes.

Informed by decades of clinical research and backed by case studies of men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving good-bye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at a familiar food as well as an affirmative life plan for regaining health and losing unwanted pounds.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Detailed and ultimately therapeutic, [Davis’] Wheat Belly might be our best bet yet for real belt-tightening.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “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

  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Library Journal Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronald | 4/24/2016

    " Everyone should read this book. Since I quit eating wheat my joint an nerve problems disappeared and as an added benefit my reflux problem is also gone. I have more energy and feel much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Marshall | 2/17/2014

    " 3.5 STARS. This isn't a book you read and put on the shelf. You need to refer back to sections for a refresh. I'm giving this a try to see if it really true as I experience many of the health issues Dr. Davis says are related to wheat - and also to see if I can drop a few pounds. So 3.5 stars could become 5. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/15/2014

    " It is very good information,but unless you are a doctor I had a hard time following it, and understanding it. I got the just of it but when I got to the last chapter it started to make sense. Now all I have to do is actually try to take out wheat in my daily intake, slowly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Quinton-Burr | 12/13/2013

    " If you think you are in to healthy eating, this is a must read. If you are concerned about genetic engineering of food products -- or think maybe you should be so concerned, this book is for you. Dr. Davis explains in excruciating detail the genetically engineered changes in wheat and the differences these changes make in the way our body utilizes wheat. If you are diabetic, prediabetic, or are cooking for one, read this book. My family doctor from the time I was very young until after I was married gave me the same advice this book gives. A very respected diabetologist gave us essentially this same advice in the late seventies. This is the first detailed explanation I have seen of why their advice was sound. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie McKinney | 12/5/2013

    " Wheat Belly is a must read for the American public, the majority who are very ill from the wheat (and may I add sugar and processed foods)that they consume. Dr. Davis provides some interesting facts about how wheat has been genetically modified and the effects this has had on our health. He addressed celiac disease, obesity, diabetes, skin and heart health. He spoke to the general public, adding several joking/humorous remarks. Although some folks may find these entertaining, I feel he overused them; the book could have been written more concisely. Nevertheless it is a good read. I highly recommend it for the awareness one can gain about what he/she is consuming. Hopefully this knowledge will begin paving the way toward a healthier person and a healthier nation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.C. Wing | 11/7/2013

    " My daughter and I have recently discovered that the two of us have a gluten intolerance. This book has been interesting. I borrowed it from the library but deemed it necessary so I bought it. Our gluten free lifestyle has just begun but this book has been tremendously helpful so far. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate Botler | 10/19/2013

    " Interesting, but got repetitious and lacked action items throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eugene | 9/27/2013

    " Well it makes me want to avoid wheat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taylor | 8/1/2013

    " Food for thought but the author is a doctor not a writer it was not well written, hard to get through. Some claims seem far fetched. It does raise some real questions though about the state of nutrition and health in USA. Did not prepare the reader well for going gluten free. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 7/16/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. I believe for me it's a bit extreme but I am trying to eliminate wheat as in breads. I will not go as far as he suggests but it's a good start. Some amazing stories of his patients but no scientific studies that these occurrences happened due to eliminating wheat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindi | 7/2/2013

    " Some generalizations and inconsistencies, but some things we all need to be thinking about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 6/18/2013

    " I thought this book was on my list of most inspiring books and really learned a lot. I feel very informed and motivated and will continue to lead my life in a healthier direction. Since reading this book, I have lost 15 pounds just from reducing wheat and gluten! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 1/4/2013

    " Plan to cut out most breads, cereal, crackers but maybe not the beer. Need to stay acclimated. This really does help cut the weight a must read for people trying to get in shape or lose the weight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 9/22/2012

    " Lots of facts. If everything he claims is true this is astonishing information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward Sargisson | 9/21/2012

    " I found this book interesting and intriguing - interesting enough that I did a bunch of research to check the science. I wrote up a blog post for my Wheat Belly link review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashleigh | 5/28/2012

    " It was okay but I don't have much to say but it made me hungury "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Toney | 3/30/2012

    " Good eye opener. I have found freedom from acid reflux and have gained two holes on my belt back in the past 4-5 weeks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzie Gill | 1/23/2012

    " it really works!!! Lost 20 lb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillary | 11/27/2011

    " a good reminder for not eating wheat and also how my glycemic index spikes from wheat "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 11/2/2011

    " Not sure about this book. Society is definitely getting fatter. Maybe wheat, maybe too much food!? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 10/11/2011

    " Some of the information was more technical than what I was looking for, but the bottom line that wheat is having a negative affect on people's health was compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary-anne | 10/10/2011

    " This is a fabulous book full of excellent information and quite a bit of humour. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 10/8/2011

    " Certainly resonates with my own experiences of cutting out carbs of which wheat was a primary contributor and my loss of 40lbs over the past 6 months.

    If only 10% of this book is accurate it's frightening! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 10/5/2011

    " The best book I have found explaining wheat, gluten, insulin responses. Plenty of research here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 10/4/2011

    " An eye opener. Worth every page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 9/22/2011

    " Interesting information although some of it was a little slow and tedious as well as not applicable since it dealt with Celiac disease. Worth the read I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 9/21/2011

    " Again, this is changing the way I think about eating & what I eat... Sigh. No more wheat now. "

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About the Author

William Davis, MD, is a cardiologist who believes that health should be in the hands of the public and advocates unique, insightful, and cutting-edge strategies to help individuals discover self-empowering and effective health practices. He is the medical director for Track Your Plaque, an online heart-disease prevention program, and writes frequently for national publications. His blog at wheatbellyblog.com has been visited by millions of people, and his New York Times bestselling book, Wheat Belly, has sold more than 1.5 million copies in North America. He has also shared his passion for wheat-free living on national television, appearing on such programs as The Dr. Oz Show and CBS This Morning.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.