Non-Fiction Friday: Wheat Belly

*On Fridays I will share what I’ve been reading, whether fiction or non-fiction. The books here can range from fiction of any genre, to personal development, to how-to, and anything and everything in between.

The Stats

Title: Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
Author: William Davis, MD
Publisher/Year: Rodale 2011
Genre: Health and Wellness

Synopsis/Thoughts

From the back blurb: “After witnessing thousands of patients regain health by giving up wheat, Dr. Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is an enormously destructive component of one’s diet and the single largest contribution to the nationwide obesity epidemic – and that elimination of wheat is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health.”

Thoughts: This is worth the read. Dr. Davis is a cardiologist and his book is full of insights and research. I’ve been wary of wheat for years, and reading this book confirmed things I had already known and taught me new things along the way. The discussion of ‘diets’ can lead to some heated conversations, but Dr. Davis presents a case that doesn’t leave much to argue about concerning the role of wheat in our lives. Even if you don’t struggle with weight, or seem to have an intolerance to wheat, I would still recommend picking up this book. Health is more than just the battle of the visible bulge.

Have a great weekend!

– Melinda 

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