Wheat Belly Online PDF by William Davis MD
Click Here to Download the Book 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.
Reviews What an eye opening and scary book! So much of what Davis says makes complete sense when thinking about the health of the American public and even about myself. He addresses symptoms Ive had for years that no doctor has ever been able to give me any answer for. I find myself not wanting to believe any of it, after all, we have been told all our lives that eating 'healthy whole grains' should be a prominent component in our diets when really we are poisoning ourselves as the big processed food companies make millions. He address the history of wheat, how it has changed over the past 50 years, and all the science behind why it is really the main force behind diabetes, arthritis, and other major illnesses. It even has addictive properties (no wonder!). I will def be re-trying a gluten free diet and even if my stomach issues persist, I will def still limit my intake of anything gluten.
If you think you know all there is to know about nutrition, think again. William Davis's gluten-free manifesto gives an eye-opening look into wheat and agricultural American lifestyle, proving that the "healthy whole grains" we've been so obsessed on packing into our diets really aren't so "healthy" and are in fact, incredibly harmful. Davis begins the book with an examination of ancient forms of wheat compared to the modern wheat of today. The comparisons alone are shocking, as he shows that various genetic modifications over the last 50 years has made wheat of today genetically less similar to its earlier forms than we are to chimpanzees. Davis then systematically breaks down the harmful effects of wheat, gluten -and in a large part, most carbohydrates- on the body, from belly, to brain and even skin. Davis examines celiac disease, diabetes, and various other modern maladies, all caused by "the staff of life", or whole grain bread. While very science-heavy and thoroughly research-based, Davis's book is quite readable and entertaining. Roughly 200 pages of data, medical science and debunking of current nutritional standards, guidance and practices flew by with less effort than it takes to avoid grabbing a morning bowl of cereal or pastry. Wheat Belly's breakdown of carbohydrate's biological havok is interspersed with heartwarming and encouraging success stories of people who have eliminated wheat and found their way back to health, often with stunning reversals of debilitating illness. Davis even includes a short guide at the back of the book to methodically and effortlessly (as possible as it is to avoid a food source that has assimilated itself into almost every food outside the produce aisle) remove wheat and gluten from your diet. Included is an extensive list of wheat buzzwords and ingredient names to avoid, and an extensive list of acceptable foods to fill the carbohydrate gap, along with several pages of gluten-free,
mostly nut and plant based foods. Whether you're struggling with diabetes or celiac, or just wondering what the whole gluten-free, low-carb craze is about, Wheat Belly is worth a read. Wheat is certainly addictive, as Davis shows, but the book is a convincing appeal to reduce processed carbohydrates and wheat at large from our diets, with a return to real, whole foods. Challenge yourself to expand your mind and your diet and read this book. You might just broaden your nutritional, non-fiction horizons and lose a few inches off your waistline. Author note: I've experimented with going wheat-free and to a larger extent, as gluten-free as I could manage during the course of reading this book. In roughly a month of eliminating wheat from my diet, I've lost roughly 4 pounds in one month alone, and without reducing my intake of other non-wheat carbohydrates. I feel better, have increased digestive health, resumed exercising with diligence and can see my abdominals in the bathroom mirror again. I strongly encourage anyone reading this review to at least try a wheat-free week, or a gluten-free trial over the extent of reading this book. If your results and the book doesn't convince you, the next donut is on me.
After reading about the first quarter of this book, I started recommending it to my friends and just about anyone interested in health. I used to believe that whole grains are preferred to refined grains, but now my perspective on the issue has become a lot more developed. Of course, whole grains are better than processed grains, but only to the degree that soda with natural sugar is better than soda with HFCS. If this makes you question, then you should read this book, because the case against wheat here is surprisingly convincing. Throughout the book, as you learn about the modifications that wheat has gone through, especially in the last hundred years, and about the damaging effect that this modified grain has even on healthy individuals, then you will seriously consider eliminating wheat and wheat products from your diet. Read it for yourself and find out.
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