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

Wheat Belly

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

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Published: 1st September 2014
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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 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 people sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.

About the Author

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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    For everyone interested in their health.

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      Very good book, recommend to anyone who would like to go Wheat free diet.

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        a must read for everyone to be aware of the issues with wheat

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            If you wish to live a healthy life or you have allergies or you just want to lose weight and have a flat belly you should read this book. This book explains why everyone struggles with their weight and what they can do about it.

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            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"Dr Davis' comprehensive, readable and witty book reveals that wheat, far from being the staff of life, is in fact the stuff of nightmares. Take his advice to lose wheat from your diet and you'll likely be paid back many times over in the form of a slimmer, healthier body and a better functioning brain. --Dr. John Briffa BSc MB BS nutritional physician and author of "Waist Disposal""Davis makes a compelling case" --"Fort Worth Star Telegram"

            Introductionp. ix
            Wheat: The Unhealthy Whole Grain
            What Belly?p. 3
            Not Your Grandma's Muffins: The Creation of Modern Wheatp. 12
            Wheat Deconstructedp. 31
            Wheat and its Head-to-Toe Destruction of Health
            Hey, Man, Wanna Buy Some Exorphins? The Addictive Properties of Wheatp. 43
            Your Wheat Belly Is Showing: The Wheat/Obesity Connectionp. 55
            Hello, Intestine. It's Me, Wheat. Wheat and Celiac Diseasep. 74
            Diabetes Nation: Wheat and Insulin Resistancep. 95
            Dropping Acid: Wheat as the Great pH Disrupterp. 116
            Cataracts, Wrinkles, and Dowager's Humps: Wheat and the Aging Processp. 130
            My Particles Are Bigger Than Yours: Wheat and Heart Diseasep. 146
            It's All in Your Head: Wheat and the Brainp. 166
            Bagel Face: Wheat's Destructive Effect on the Skinp. 176
            Say Goodbye to Wheat
            Goodbye, Wheat: Create a Healthy, Delicious, Wheat-Free Lifep. 191
            Epiloguep. 225
            Looking for Wheat in All the Wrong Placesp. 229
            Healthy Wheat Belly-Shrinking Recipesp. 238
            Acknowledgmentsp. 267
            Referencesp. 270
            Indexp. 287
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            ISBN: 9781609611545
            ISBN-10: 1609611543
            Audience: General
            Format: Hardcover
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 304
            Published: 1st September 2014
            Publisher: Rodale Incorporated
            Country of Publication: US
            Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.2  x 2.5
            Weight (kg): 0.54
            Edition Number: 1