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Wheat Belly

Renowned cardiologist William Davis explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges and reverse myriad health problems.   Wheat Belly Author: Dr William Davis ISBN: 9780008118921 Fitness & Diet Published by: HarperCollins Softcover Renowned cardiologist William Davis explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges and reverse myriad health problems. Every day we eat food products made of wheat. As a result millions of people experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventative cardiologist William Davis…

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

 

  • Wheat Belly
  • Author: Dr William Davis
  • ISBN: 9780008118921
  • Fitness & Diet
  • Published by: HarperCollins
  • Softcover

9780008118921

Renowned cardiologist William Davis explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges and reverse myriad health problems. Every day we eat food products made of wheat. As a result millions of people experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventative cardiologist William Davis calls ‘wheat bellies’. According to Davis, that fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth or too much butter: it’s down to the whole grain food products so many people eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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 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. Benefits include: substantial weight loss, correction of cholesterol abnormalities, relief from arthritis, mood benefits and prevention of heart disease. Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, and numerous case studies, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making us sick.

 

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Dr. William Davis MD is a preventative cardiologist whose unique approach to diet allows him to advocate reversal, not just prevention, of heart disease. He advocates a lifestyle in which all foods made from wheat are removed.

 

Thanks to the amazing team at HarperCollins NZ we have 3 copies of this wonderful book on offer to review

 

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Meg

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3 comments

  1. I was excited to have the opportunity to review this book, it is a very easy read and easy to understand, i think it explained why “todays” wheat is much different to the wheat that was grown back when our grandparents were young and with our that is why people in our society today have so much more gluten intolerance/celiacs/diabetes problems these days.
    There is lots of good reading in this book and explains who wheat works for (and against) your body and it will certainly make you think about what you put in your mouth! It is also based on science rather than just someones thoughts.
    I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to make healthy changes to their diet or anyone who suspects they have wheat/gluten intolerance.
    the cons: the “meal plan” that is provided at the back of the book is all over the show with the calorie intake, some days are around 2000 calories ad other days are around 3500 calories which is very very high so i would take that with a grain of salt and work out your own meal plan and stick to the to suit you own caloric needs as they vary from person to person.

  2. ‘Wheat Belly’ is filled with some very interesting information. Very early in the book it explains the difference between the wheat we eat now and the wheat they ate in the past (eg. 1950’s). If you needed convincing about whether it was worth reading on, chapter 2 will do it.

    The book covers such a wide range of ways that wheat affects your body, not only our weight but arthritis and joints, coeliac disease and diabetes to name a few. It has easy to read information while still sounding informative and clearly based on research.

    At the back the author has included some pretty delicious sounding recipes that makes wheat free seem not so daunting and boring and makes it seem like a totally achievable lifestyle. I will be passing this book on to my husband and making changes in our home in the not too distant future! I definitely recommend this book, thank you for giving me the chance to review it.

    The book cover is attractive but flicking through the pages is quite daunting and it made it a bit hard to really get the enthusiasm to pick it up to read it, but once I started I found it an easy read, certainly worth picking up!

  3. Like Sarah, I too was a bit daunted by this book at first, seemed perhaps to have a bit too much science, not enough pretty photos. However it wasn’t too tricky a read. My husband and I haven’t been eating wheat for a few months and this had quite a good lot of reasons to support that. It is amazing how much of what we eat contains wheat and gluten!

    The book was a bit slow going, but was packed with good information and the scientific references to back it up. The “diet plan” aspect is similar to paleo or low carb high fat (LCHF), lots of veges, meat, eggs, oils, nuts and seeds. Before I reviewed it I wanted to try at least one of the recipes.

    I made the linseed wrap, a sort of bread substitute made from ground linseed and egg. The mixture looked awful in it’s gluggy raw state but cooked up to make an amazingly bread like flexible wrap. I filled it with avocado, scrambled egg, carrot and salsa for a really nice breakfast. At lunch time we made some more! From the success of this one recipe I look forward to trying some more of them too.

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