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

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Rodale, Aug 30, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages

A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.

Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive 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 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 dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, 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 their 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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I have a friend who is having health issues and one of her many doctors recommended no gluten. This seems to be a buzz word with many whether it's a health issue or not. The more we mess with our food ... Read full review

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Provides some interesting insights into the history of wheat and it's changes over the years. Found the book to be bit redundant at times but provides some very enlightening information Read full review

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Contents

the Creation
12
Wheat Deconstructed
31
the Wheat
55
Hello Intestine Its Me Wheat Wheat
74
Wheat
95
Wheat as the Great
116
Wheat and the Brain
166
Create a Healthy
191
epilogue
225
Appendix B Healthy Wheat Bellyshrinking Recipes
238
Acknowledgments
267
Index
287
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William Davis, MD, is a preventive cardiologist whose unique approach to diet allows him to advocate reversal, not just prevention, of heart disease. He is the founder of the TrackYourPlaque.com program. He lives in Wisconsin.

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