• Wheat Belly

  • Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
  • By: William Davis MD
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-02-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (3,446 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 to 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 2,000 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.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2011 William Davis, MD (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Stacey Crummie on 11-30-11

The program works, but the listen is technical

Overall, the concepts in this book really hit home for me. I've been struggling for awhile with what could possibly be so bad about Wheat. It's been consumed for far longer than 10,000 years, and many cultures existed for centuries with no "Western Diseases" consuming it. This books answers that question with spades, but be warned. The author dives headfirst into a lot of technical jargen, and the book could have gotton to the point in about 1/2 the amount of words. The bottom line however is that I tried it, and it worked fabulously well. The belly did go down, doing nothing more than just stopping bread. Not oats, or rice, or grits. Just Wheat. It just went away. Took about 3 weeks, and it was slow, but it worked. Mild joint pain also cleared up.

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5 out of 5 stars
By John Clay on 07-11-12

CAUTION: for the health conscious only

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, but only those who have an open mind to change. This book goes against conventional wisdom but can save your life.

Have you listened to any of Tom Weiner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had an extreme reaction. My glycemic index dropped by 40 points and I lost 20 lbs in one month.

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67 of 71 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By The Mole on 04-17-13

Dough!

Fascinating stuff. I found this book to be well narrated and the content to be highly interesting. I agree with other reviewers that the point does get laboured. However I did not find that this detracted from the subject. After listening to this I have moderated my consumption of wheat and have found that in doing so it has certainly stabilised my eating patterns. For me the key element was how wheat affects your blood sugar. Some of the suggestions are speculative, but if you’ve tried everything else then why not give it ago. A great book.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By G. Cross on 12-04-12

Wheat Belly review

This is a book that provides lots of answers for anyone that's questioned why they can't lose weight. It's not the calories that's the problem, it's the wheat and gluten. Since reading the book Ive stopped wheat and feel so much better in a week. It's a must read if you're seriously looking to change your look and your life forever

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Julia on 04-11-17

If you're interested in health this is gold

Loved every word!!!! What great info! Thanks for writing this 👍🏼
Everyone should read this book!!!!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Steve Parkinson on 10-18-17

life changing.

This book if read by all could cure the obesity epidemic that is afflicting the so called first world.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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