Wheat Belly

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Harper Collins, May 22, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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Wheat Belly is a provocative look at how eliminating wheat—even so-called healthy whole grain wheat—from our diets is the key to permanent weight loss and can offer relief from a broad spectrum of health and digestive problems.

Drawing on decades of clinical studies and the extraordinary results he has observed after putting thousands of his patients on wheat-free regimens, Dr. William Davis makes a compelling case against this ubiquitous ingredient. A wheat-free diet has been associated with significant benefits, including the following:

  • Weight loss of twenty, thirty, even fifty pounds in the first few months
  • Alleviation of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes
  • Recovery from intestinal woes, like ulcerative colitis and celiac disease
  • Marked improvement in overall cholesterol and LDL counts
  • Improvement in bone density and reversal of osteoporosis
  • Cessation of skin conditions from psoriasis to oral ulcers and hair loss
  • Reduction of inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis pain

Readable, thought-provoking and carefully researched, Wheat Belly offers a new and vitally important perspective on the most critical health concerns of our time.

 

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Contents

IF YOU CANT STAND THE WHEAT GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN
A Love Story
WHEAT AND THE BRAIN
WHEAT AND CEREBELLAR HEALTH
WHEAT AND PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
WHOLE GRAIN BRAIN
IS IT WHEAT OR IS IT GLUTEN?
WHEATS DESTRUCTIVE EFFECT ON THE SKIN

A RADICAL WHEATECTOMY
THE CREATION OF MODERN WHEAT
FROM NATUFIAN PORRIDGE TO DONUT HOLES
WHEAT BEFORE GENETICISTS GOT HOLD OF IT
The Real Wheat
SMALL IS THE NEW BIG
BAD BREEDING
A Good Grain Gone Bad?
CHAPTER 3WHEAT DECONSTRUCTED
WE HARDLY KNOW YA
ITS NOT ALL ABOUT GLUTEN
PART TWOWHEAT AND ITSHEADTOTOEDESTRUCTION OF HEALTH
CHAPTER 4HEY MAN WANNA BUY SOME EXORPHINS? THE ADDICTIVE PROPERTIES OF WHEAT
BREAD IS MY CRACK
WHEAT AND THE SCHIZOPHRENIC MIND
THE WHEATMIND CONNECTION
NIGHT CRAVINGS CONQUERED
APPETITE STIMULANT
THE WHEATOBESITY CONNECTION
Wheat Belly Diva
WHOLE GRAINS HALFTRUTHS
THE UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF VISCERAL FAT
GETTING HIGH ON INSULIN
MENS LINGERIE IS ON THE SECOND FLOOR
A WEIGHT LOSS LABORATORY
LOSE THE WHEAT BELLY
Down 104 Pounds 20 More to Go
BE GLUTENFREE BUT DONT EAT GLUTENFREE
CHAPTER 6HELLO INTESTINE ITS ME WHEAT WHEAT AND CELIAC DISEASE
BEWARE THE MIGHTY BREAD CRUMB
Name That Antibody
HOW WHEAT INVITES ITSELF INTO THE BLOODSTREAM
MAYBE YOULL WISH FOR DIARRHEA
Is It Celiac Disease or Not? A True Story
WHEAT AND BUNGEE JUMPING
DONT EAT COMMUNION WAFERS WITH LIPSTICK ON
CELIAC DISEASE LITE
LET CELIAC DISEASE SET YOU FREE
WHEAT AND INSULIN RESISTANCE
PASSING WATER THAT TASTES LIKE HONEY
WHOLE GRAIN NATION
PANCREATIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY
FIGHTING CARBOHYDRATES WITH CARBOHYDRATES?
Goodbye to Wheat Goodbye to Diabetes
DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN
Wheat and Childhood Type 1 Diabetes
IF IT DOESNT FIT YOU MUST ACQUIT
WHEAT AS THE GREAT PH DISRUPTER
BONE BREAKER
WHAT DO ACID RAIN CAR BATTERIES AND WHEAT HAVE IN COMMON?
WHEAT TOUPÉ AND A CONVERTIBLE
TWO WHEAT HIPS TO MATCH YOUR WHEAT BELLY
Man Walks After Eliminating Wheat
THE BELLY JOINTS CONNECTED TO THE HIP JOINT
WHEAT AND THE AGING PROCESS
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD BREAD EATERS
What Happens When You AGE?
Inside and Out
Hey Its Kind of Blurry in Here
WHEATFREE IS ANTIAGING
WHEAT AND HEART DISEASE
Muffins Make You Small
THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF LDL PARTICLES
CONVERTING BREAD TO TRIGLYCERIDES
The Role of Wheat
IF THY RIGHT EYE OFFEND THEE
Did You Say Statin Drug?
CAN HEART HEALTHY CAUSE HEART DISEASE?
YO PIMPLE FACE
WANNA SEE MY RASH?
WHO NEEDS NAIR?
KISS MY SORE GOODBYE
PART THREESAY GOODBYE TO WHEAT
CREATE A HEALTHY DELICIOUS WHEATFREE LIFE
BRACE YOURSELF FOR HEALTH
SCHEDULE YOUR RADICAL WHEATECTOMY
Easier Than You Think
WHEATAHOLICS AND THE WHEAT WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME
NO GOING BACK
I Gained Thirty Pounds from One Cookie
WHAT ABOUT OTHER CARBOHYDRATES?
THE GOOD NEWS
The Wheat Belly Nutritional Approach for Optimal Health
A WEEK OF A WHEATFREE LIFE
BETWEEN MEALS
THERES LIFE AFTER WHEAT
EPILOGUE
APPENDIX ALooking for Wheat in All the Wrong Places
WHEATCONTAINING PRODUCTS
APPENDIX BHealthy Wheat BellyShrinking Recipes
BERRYCOCONUT SMOOTHIE
GRANONA
HOT COCONUT FLAXSEED CEREAL
EGG AND PESTO BREAKFAST WRAP
FLAXSEED wrap
TURKEYAVOCADO WRAPS
MEXICAN TORTILLA SOUP
TUNAAVOCADO SALAD
WHEATFREE PIZZA
ZUCCHINI pasta with baby bella mushrooms
SHIRATAKI NOODLE STIRFRY
CRAB CAKES
PECANENCRUSTED CHICKEN WITH TAPENADE
PARMESANBREADED PORK CHOPS WITH BALSAMICROASTED VEGETABLES
SPINACH AND MUSHROOM SALAD
ASPARAGUS WITH ROASTED GARLIC AND OLIVE OIL
THREECHEESE EGGPLANT BAKE
APPLE WALNUT BREAD
BANANABLUEBERRY MUFFINS
PUMPKIN SPICE MUFFINS
DARK CHOCOLATE TOFU MOUSSE
GINGER SPICE COOKIES
CARROT CAKE
CLASSIC CHEESECAKE WITH WHEATLESS CRUST
WASABI SAUCE
VINAIGRETTE DRESSING
WORRYFREE RANCH DRESSING
REFERENCES
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
EPILOGUE
INDEX
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
About the Author
Credits
Copyright
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About the author (2012)

William Davis, MD, is a cardiologist who believes that health should be in the hands of the public, so he advocates unique, insightful and cutting-edge strategies to help individuals discover the health hidden within them. His blog, wheatbellyblog.com, has been visited by millions of people. He is the author of international bestselling Wheat Belly, Wheat Belly Total Health and the Wheat Belly cookbooks. He lives in Wisconsin. You can find Dr. Davis and Wheat Belly on Facebook and Twitter.

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