Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2012-07-15
Woes of a wheat-saturated diet
Each of us has a unique story to tell,
having suffered at the hands of this thing being sold to us
called “wheat” for a lifetime. We also fight this
battle in our own way, each a fascinating and compelling story
of how profound and important wheatlessness can be,
causing us to change course in food choice, views of diet
, and notions of aging, weight, and health.
Here are a couple of fascinating
comments recently posted on the Amazon page for Wheat Belly.
Reader L. Romme left this comment:
I stumbled upon this book when I
was searching for something to get for my new E-reader and
it has literally changed my life. Dr. Davis does an
exceptional job of presenting the case against the altered
substance that modern wheat has become. The varied and
complex interactions that modern wheat has with our bodies
can be hard to grasp in their entirety. As a Registered
Nurse, I enjoyed the scientific explanations, but the
book was not so technical as to be something that people
with no medical background would have a problem with.
Although I have never been considered
to be overweight, I did have a stubborn accumulation of fat
around my middle and as I got further into the book I
recognized that other problems I have (acid reflux,
irritable bowel, thyroid problems) are very likely to
be the result of a wheat saturated diet. I immediately
cut out wheat in all forms and based on the positive and
almost immediate results my family has experienced, I will
never go back to wheat again. I have lost 4 inches
around my waist, the acid reflux and irritable bowel are gone
and I feel better than I have in years.
My husband who had been fighting a
losing battle with obesity, has dropped 2 pants sizes
and is losing about a pound a week. My son who is in his
mid-thirties has also lost weight and inches and is now
able to again fit into clothes he wore in high school.
I mentioned this book to a co-worker, who has had
similar positive results in the areas of weight, skin
problems and intestinal discomfort.
I recently read that veterinarians
are now seeing an increase in the number of overweight pets
(fat pet birds are now referred to as “perch potatoes”).
I checked the package of “premium” bird
seed I have been buying for my birds and, sure enough, it
has both “wheat” and “ground wheat”
listed in the ingredients. Perhaps their little bodies
don’t do any better digesting this altered wheat
than humans do.
I think it is tragic (read
“criminal”) that the harder we have tried to
eat a more healthy diet (i.e. whole grains as recommended
by the so-called “experts”), the more
unhealthy we have become. Since a wealth of research has
apparently existed for some time on this issue, I have
to conclude that there has been a deliberate effort to
hide the truth on the part of the government and powerful
forces representing the multitude of people who benefit
from our population consuming wheat and getting sick
Reader Ellie D said:
I heard about the book
Wheat Belly from a friend three weeks ago when
I was complaining about my stomach and how big and bloated
I felt. She said, “Read Wheat Belly.”
I noted she never eats bread, pizza, cookies, cake,
all the things I do at least 3 times a week.
I exercise every day and eat
healthy–you could really say “wheat-free”
except for the three times a week when I eat bread, pizza,
subs. I don’t overeat, but do eat these things.
Well, last week I had been
trying really hard, exercising longer, and still could
not even notice a change in my stomach area. I have
lost weight on my legs, arms, face but cannot budge my stomach.
So I gave in and bought the
book. The following day after reading the entire book I
began my “wheat-free program.” After just
2 days, I want to honestly say that I did not feel
that heavy bloating feeling like I was stuffed into my
pants. It has been a little more than a week and for
me the most wonderful feeling is a lighter feeling in
my stomach: The heaviness is gone.
It is too soon for any weight
loss, but I will say this: After four days on this
wheat-free program, I was feeling very light around my
stomach and I thought, “Well, for today I can
cheat and just have one biscotti with my coffee.”
HOW WRONG I WAS. Just that one biscotti and
I felt like I had cement in my stomach. Never again.
I never realized what wheat
can do to you. Back on track I went. I will update this
when I begin to lose weight. I am so glad I
READ THE BOOK. It is hard to believe but true
what wheat can do to your body.