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

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-08-30
  • Publisher: Rodale Books

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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 Bellyis an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

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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