Wheat Belly

The bestseller Wheat Belly gives a detailed account of the impact of wheat on health and wellbeing. Ditch wheat to rediscover the healthy body you deserve.

Why ditch wheat? The acclaimed cardiologist, Dr William Davis explores the effects of wheat on the diet and its impact on health in the bestselling book, Wheat Belly. For most South Africans wheat is a staple. Wheat is found in flour and therefore baked goods such as bread and pastries, as well as beer (barley), rye, oats and your favourite chocolates. Wheat is a primary source of gluten; this protein has dire consequences for health and wellbeing.

Dr Davis draws on decades of clinical trials to investigate the wheat phenomenon. The old school theory that our parents and their parents before them ate wheat and had no digestive problems is challenged; we consume genetically modified variations of wheat daily. Davis delves deep into the wheat obesity connection; the fermentation factory in your stomach is the cause of your beer belly. The complex carbohydrates found in wheat are easily converted into glucose.

Glucose can set the grounds for an increase in blood sugar, which leads to an increase in insulin that in turn promotes the production of visceral fat. Wheat is addictive by nature and has devastating effects on the central nervous system; withdrawal occurs within several hours of not consuming wheat- leaving you sluggish, irritable and depressed. Why? Gliadin is a class of proteins present in wheat that binds to opiate receptors triggering the body to consume more.

Feeding the addiction gives rise to additional health concerns other than weight gain and obesity. Wheat has the ability to make the intestine permeable, allowing foreign compounds easy access into your bloodstream. This produces an autoimmune response; your body ends up attacking healthy organs. You can incur a variety of health problems varying from autoimmune disorders such as type I diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, to digestive problems such as bloating, acid reflux and cramping.

When faced with changing our daily food regimes, where should one start? For those of you who are convinced and have no idea how to get wheat out of their diet, Wheat Belly Cookbook makes an ideal companion to Wheat Belly. Purchase these books online today to rediscover the healthy body you deserve.

Review:

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

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The bestseller Wheat Belly gives a detailed account of the impact of wheat on health and wellbeing. Ditch wheat to rediscover the healthy body you deserve.

Why ditch wheat? The acclaimed cardiologist, Dr William Davis explores the effects of wheat on the diet and its impact on health in the bestselling book, Wheat Belly. For most South Africans wheat is a staple. Wheat is found in flour and therefore baked goods such as bread and pastries, as well as beer (barley), rye, oats and your favourite chocolates. Wheat is a primary source of gluten; this protein has dire consequences for health and wellbeing.

Dr Davis draws on decades of clinical trials to investigate the wheat phenomenon. The old school theory that our parents and their parents before them ate wheat and had no digestive problems is challenged; we consume genetically modified variations of wheat daily. Davis delves deep into the wheat obesity connection; the fermentation factory in your stomach is the cause of your beer belly. The complex carbohydrates found in wheat are easily converted into glucose.

Glucose can set the grounds for an increase in blood sugar, which leads to an increase in insulin that in turn promotes the production of visceral fat. Wheat is addictive by nature and has devastating effects on the central nervous system; withdrawal occurs within several hours of not consuming wheat- leaving you sluggish, irritable and depressed. Why? Gliadin is a class of proteins present in wheat that binds to opiate receptors triggering the body to consume more.

Feeding the addiction gives rise to additional health concerns other than weight gain and obesity. Wheat has the ability to make the intestine permeable, allowing foreign compounds easy access into your bloodstream. This produces an autoimmune response; your body ends up attacking healthy organs. You can incur a variety of health problems varying from autoimmune disorders such as type I diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, to digestive problems such as bloating, acid reflux and cramping.

When faced with changing our daily food regimes, where should one start? For those of you who are convinced and have no idea how to get wheat out of their diet, Wheat Belly Cookbook makes an ideal companion to Wheat Belly. Purchase these books online today to rediscover the healthy body you deserve.

Review:

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

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Author:
William Davis
Subtitle:
Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
Publisher:
Rodale Press
ISBN:
9781609611545
Audience:
General
Pages:
292
Width (mm):
160
Length (mm):
231
Additional Info:
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.
Weight (g):
567

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