Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2016-01-10
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Note: this 2016 post would not include books later published, including:
2017-01: Wheat Belly Slim Guide
2019-12: Wheat Belly Revised & Expanded
2022-02: Super Gut
How to use the Wheat Belly books
There are 5 books in the entire Wheat Belly series dating back to
September, 2011. It’s been a glorious few years watching so
many people experience spectacular health and weight transformations,
many of which are highlighted here on the pages of this Wheat Belly
Blog, as well as the Official Wheat Belly Facebook page.
You seasoned Wheat Belliers already know a lot about navigating the
different content of the Wheat Belly books. But we’ve had so
many newcomers that I thought it would be helpful to discuss how and
when each of the Wheat Belly books can be used to derive maximum benefit.
This is the original
Wheat Belly book that upset dietitians, caused doors to
be slammed in the corridors of Big Food companies, and the USDA
commissioner to pop Tums every couple of hours because it picked
on wheat, the grain held in highest regard among food manufacturers
and providers of conventional dietary advice. Wheat Belly introduced
the world to modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat, the man-made 18-inch
tall plant that wreaks extraordinarily harmful effects on humans consuming it.
Read this book if you want to understand what has happened to modern wheat
at the hands of geneticists and agribusiness to take something not good for
health (traditional wheat) and convert it into the most destructive component
of the modern diet.
30 recipes are included.
Wheat Belly Total Health took the Wheat
Belly arguments further, rejecting all seeds of
grasses–“grains”–and discussing why consuming
them was a dietary disaster of the largest order. A little heavier on
the science, reading this book provides the scientific rationale to
explain why the Wheat Belly lifestyle achieves such incredible benefits.
This is the book to read if you also want to stack the odds in your favor
of fully reversing health conditions such as autoimmune
diseases, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or triglycerides,
neurological diseases, skin rashes, and many others. This is also the
book that includes an extensive discussion of how to break a stubborn weight plateau.
There is a section on what I call “functional recipes,” i.e.,
recipes not for everyday foods but to create specific foods that
provide health advantages, such as magnesium water, fermented
vegetables, yogurts, and kefirs, and bone broths and soups.
the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox for people
who don’t really care to hear the rationale and science but just
want to get up and running on their Wheat Belly lifestyle ASAP. It is
also designed to help anyone who has fallen off the bandwagon to get
back on as quickly and confidently as possible. Step-by-step, meal-by-meal,
the 10-Day Grain Detox provides the menu plan and strategies to easily
incorporate the nutritional supplements that are part of the program.
There are also recipes (the Great Persuaders) that can be used to
persuade any naysayers in the household.
We have been launching periodic 10-Day Grain Detox Challenges so that
readers can join groups of people all detoxing at the same time. There
is also an online e-course
for anyone wishing to have more support through their Wheat Belly Detox
Wheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) Cookbook
helps make the Wheat Belly lifestyle as quick and easy as possible.
In addition to easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, main courses,
and snacks, there are recipes for baking mixes, basic breads, pita
chips, wraps, and tortillas. There is also an entire section devoted
to recipes for sauces (barbecue, marinara, Thai red curry, tartar
and others), salad dressings (Sun-Dried Tomato, Creamy Tomato
Cilantro, Spicy Cajun Mayo, others), and jams and butters.
There are also menus for special occasions such as Movie Night, Pub
Night, and Romantic Evening.
Wheat Belly Cookbook is packed with 150 recipes
for breakfast, lunch, main courses, snacks, and desserts. There is an extensive
section called The Wheat Belly Bakery that helps you recreate the baked products,
such as Rye Bread, Soft Pretzels, Walnut Raisin Bread, Strawberry Shortcake,
and Mocha Walnut Brownies so that you can meet any need such as entertaining
friends, pleasing kids, or filling out a holiday menu.