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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 doing it.

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.

D.D. Infinite Health icon