My Review (3 Stars: Liked It!)
Rodale Inc., 2014
(Trade paperback first published by Rodale Inc. in June 2014)
Author William Davis, MD, explains why so many Americans have ‘wheat belly’ and describes the detrimental effects of wheat consumption on health. He also describes how to live wheat-free.
While I skimmed some of the book, as it was somewhat technical at times, I felt it was very informative.
Wheat Belly has caused me to be more cognizant in my choices.
Will I eliminate wheat totally? – No, not completely. I will cut back considerably and actively seek out alternatives.
As described in this book, there are detrimental health effects caused by wheat consumption. Dr. Davis presents reasons for those with these health issues to seriously consider giving up wheat all together.
However, I believe diet should be based on individual needs. Each person is different. I don’t believe one diet fits all.
I’ve included the table of contents below to give you a greater idea of issues discussed.
PART ONE WHEAT: THE UNHEALTHY WHOLE GRAIN
Chapter 1: What Belly?
Chapter2: Not Your Grandma’s Muffins: The Creation of Modern Wheat
Chapter 3 Wheat Deconstructed
PART TWO WHEAT AND ITS HEAD-TO-TOE DESTRUCTION OF HEALTH
Chapter 4 Hey, Man, Wanna Buy Some Exorphins? The Addictive Properties of Wheat
Chapter 5 Your Wheat Belly Is Showing: The Wheat/Obesity Connecton
Chapter 6 Hello, Intestine. It’s Me. Wheat. Wheat and Celiac Disease
Chapter 7 Diabetes Nation: Wheat and Insulin Resistance
Chapter 8 Dropping Acid: Wheat as the Great pH Disrupter
Chapter 9 Cataracts, Wrinkles and Dowager’s Humps: Wheat and the Aging Process
Chapter 10 My Particles Are Bigger Than Yours: Wheat and Heart Disease
Chapter 11 It’s All in Your Head: Wheat and the Brain
Chapter 12 Bagel Face: Wheat’s Destructive Effect on theSkin
PART THREE SAY GOODBYE TO WHEAT
Chapter 13 Goodbye, Wheat: Create a Healthy, Delicious, Wheat- Free Life
Appendix A Looking for Wheat in All the Wrong Places
Appendix B Healthy Wheat Belly-Shrinking Recipes