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

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

Renowned cardiologist, William Davis, MD 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, WheatBelly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.

Title:Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781609611545
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  • Keith Akers

    Oh God, do I have to read this? No. I refuse. I don't have time. I'm not angling to be the one to pick through the errors, and write the "definitive refutation." So this isn't a "refutation" of the bo...

  • Laurel

    Before reading a book like this I like to check over some of the critical reviews, just for kicks. I'd already purchased it, so after reading the reviews, I was regretting that I bought it. Then I rea...

  • Ngaire

    Look, I used to be the last person on the planet who would have considered giving up wheat. I thought people who gave up gluten were crazy (unless they had celiac disease, obviously). I knew that past...

  • John Stinson

    I have a few friends who have gone wheat free and have experienced some positive health benefits so I thought I'd give this a read. In this book cardiologist William Davis explains how eating wheat le...

  • Benjamin Sobieck

    As the husband of a diagnosed celiac (not the trendy self-diagnosed kind, the objective and measurable autoimmune reaction to gluten protein kind), I gave this hot book a real chance. After all, we're...

  • Daniela

    The book The Wheat Belly by William Davis, M.D. should be required reading for everyone in the world. We've all heard about the No Carbs approach in diets like Atkins, South Beach etc. Efforts have be...

  • Melissa

    Was this ever painful. I stopped 1/4 of the way through. He should call this the Atkins diet. It's not wheat he has a problem with. It's carbs. He puts most fruits and beans on his be careful list. Th...

  • Erin

    Let's be honest--I'm going to be in favor of this book because of my point of view. I'm supporting my own (research-free) thesis that wheat is bad for you. And this dude's an MD, he backs up his scien...

  • Lauren

    I have long suspected that wheat did not like me as much as I liked it - so, I decided to kick it to the curb for an experiment. This book was the first one I found in my search to back up my assertio...

  • Trish

    I came across this book on someone’s Currently-Reading list, of which they said something like, “Thought I should know something about this phenomenon everyone is reporting, wheat belly.” Oh, al...