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Has Anyone Read The Book "wheat Belly"?


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#1 lindalee

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

I just picked it up at Cosco and it looks interesting.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

I haven't but I did read a fellow celiac's critique of it ---if you are interested.
It is not a favorable review.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

Written by William Davis MD, "a renowned cardiologist." The article doesn't mention his speciality. Check Barns & Noble. That 's like reading a book about cardiology written by a GI Doc. Absured!
Lee, is that mentioned in the book?
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

I only made it halfway through. It wasn't adding up to me. I kind of wanted it to all be true but it didn't feel right. The review above makes perfect sense to me, bad use of some decent data.

It is a shame as I think it is probably broadly well intentioned, and there is probably some good stuff in there amongst the poor use of research.

I am wondering now if anyone does have any good references in this sort of area?
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

The best luck I've had with information on non-celiac gluten sensitivity is to go to pubmed.gov and actually read the abstracts and then journal articles for myself. In December 2012 there were several great articles published in this area. I can send you references if you'd like.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:41 AM

The best luck I've had with information on non-celiac gluten sensitivity is to go to pubmed.gov and actually read the abstracts and then journal articles for myself. In December 2012 there were several great articles published in this area. I can send you references if you'd like.


Thanks, I would like to read those.

So far I have enjoyed the book. He has a good sense of humor and the info is in line with my thoughts on wheat. I know when I eat it my stomach bloats. My sister in law is on the diet and she has lost weight. Another friend lost weight and has held her weight and it takes away her arthritis. A girl at church also has been on the diet for a while and she also said he stomach vanished and she is sticking with it.

My little "celiac" group will be discussing it next week at the meeting.

With heart disease one of the diseases caused by gluten, I wanted to buy it as he is a cardiologist.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Hi Lindalee
How have you been? It's been ages !!!!!!

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

I thought it was a really entertaining read with some interesting info; I had no idea that wheat had been so altered over the past 100 years. i didn't buy his weight loss claims either but that wasn't really the focus of the book, in my opinion.

In the critique, the reviewer went after him for his (poor) use of stats but there was some thought provoking stuff mixed in there too.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

I just LOVE this book!!!! Dr Davis is a Saint ! A Saviour !!! I read the book last August and started Sept. I lost 10 kg before Christmas without any effort at all... and this in itself was amazing as I had no hunger, and at not stage felt deprived AND I did not increase exercise and in fact decreased it... I had ONE meal with sugar over Christmas and felt instantly ill again and it took a week for the fatigue to wear off.

I am definately a Wheat Bellyer ! As the book explains - stopping wheat ( as it is so unhealthy ) and eating substitute gluten-free carbs like rice flour , tapioca flour and potato starch is then WORSE. Sky high triglycerides etc, artrial plaque, inflammation markers for Diabetes, Heart Disease, RA, etc etc all increase. The gluten-free commercial food diet is very unhealthy..

Someone asked why a cardiologist is writing a book about food. Well - he put his patients on this diet for them to reduce their heart attack risks. It reduces Hb1AC, Blood Glucose, Tricylerides and the nasty small LDL particles... Along the way he discovered that people would bounce into his next appt - feeling the best they had felt in 20 years, off NSAIDs, off statins, off BP meds etc etc and ..... 20, 50, 100 pounds lighter without even trying ! He knew he had to get the message out to the world.

Wheat free if for everyone. Grain free. Low sugar. Only exception is young growing children who can need a slightly higher carb count for the day. But not wheat :) Wheat is worse than a bowl of jelly beans. Commercial gluten-free carbs are worse than a bowl of jelly beans. People have to stop living on jelly beans !

I now have lost 15 kg ( 33 pounds ) feel and look 10 years younger and have people stopping and asking me what I have done. The traditional gluten-free diet was killing me. We now eat like Kings , save money at the Store and will be a normal weight again ! I am already down 3 sizes. My stubborn hard to shift for last 5 years weight has just melted off. Hubbie started before me and has lost 80 pounds total and is at goal weight. I have Thyroid issues and have had to change thyroid meds again and I am on cortisone but none the less... the weight keeps coming off, my skin and hair are glowing and I feel so energised ! I nearly had total knee replacement 2 years ago and spent 4 months on crutches... now I have barely any pain!! :)
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Diagnosed June 2006 as Gluten Intolerant after I failed the Challenge Diet. Negative blood test.No biopsy.
Diagnosed June 2006 as B12 low. Needed weekly injections for a year.Still have them every 2 weeks.
Trialled Dairy Free Diet and reacted positively to that challenge in January 07.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

These Blog posts " Eat More Sugar" , "Jelly Beans and Ice Cream ", "Gluten Free Muffin Top", " Heart Poison".... sort of explain... Reading "Heart Poison" was my light globe moment.

http://www.wheatbell...ry/gluten-free/

And this was the Before and After that inspired me to start ....

http://www.wheatbell...at-belly-biker/
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Diagnosed May 2006 - Hashimotos Thyroid after being diagnosed in 1977 and told it didn't matter.
Diagnosed June 2006 with adrenal insufficiency.
Diagnosed June 2006 as Gluten Intolerant after I failed the Challenge Diet. Negative blood test.No biopsy.
Diagnosed June 2006 as B12 low. Needed weekly injections for a year.Still have them every 2 weeks.
Trialled Dairy Free Diet and reacted positively to that challenge in January 07.
News Flash! Coeliac Genetic Testing done April 08 . DQ2 Positive !
Diagnosed July 2010 FODMAP. Limits on Fructose, lactose, polyols, fructans. NO ONION! But I can have hard cheese, butter and cream again!!!

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:11 AM

I found this a little disturbing:

Dr. Davis is now claiming Celiac is NOT a disease.

http://www.wheatbell...-not-a-disease/
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:18 AM

Hi Lindalee
How have you been? It's been ages !!!!!!

mamaw


Hi Mamaw,
Got sidetracked off the forum for a while when they changed the set up of the site. Looking forward to getting back in touch with you and the others!!
Love & Light,
Linda Lee
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:04 AM

lindalee

Welcome back... I wondered what happened to you....Hope all is well.....

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

I found this a little disturbing:

Dr. Davis is now claiming Celiac is NOT a disease.

http://www.wheatbell...-not-a-disease/


I wonder if he would have came to the same conclusion if he himself had suffered from Celiac Disease for years and was now dealing with all of the after effects like so many of us are. Thank you for bringing our attention to this IH. I have had tons of people ask me about this book.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

Our local celiac group discussed this book at our last meeting. I have not read it so cannot comment on it personally but there was not one single person in the group who had anything positive to say about the book. They found it disturbing and do not believe the author is credible. Our dietitian agrees. She said there are too many inaccuracies. Of course that is heresay so I plan to read the book myself. It is rather disturbing and disheartening that Dr. Davis claims celiac is not a disease! That is the last thing we need. <_<
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