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afuentes 09-20-2011 09:57 AM

"Wheat Belly" anyone???
 
I heard about Wheat Belly on Livin La Vida Low Carb Podcast. I can't wait to read it. I ordered mine - anyone else hear about it??? :)

errihu 09-20-2011 10:04 AM

I've been reading the blog, I love his writing.

afuentes 09-20-2011 01:03 PM

Yes I just heard about this book and Dr. Davis. I can't wait until the book arrives.

Patlaf 09-20-2011 01:09 PM

I keep checking to see when it will come out on Kindle. It looks like I'll probably order it from London, but it won't be out there till mid October. It looks very interesting. I've been wheat-free since I started reading about it.

Pat

Clabbergirl 09-20-2011 01:24 PM

I've been reading Dr. Davis's blog for years, and expect the book is sitting in my mailbox right now. I will begin reading it this evening.

I came to this forum hoping to find a category under diets for 'wheat free', thinking others have been following his advice, but have found none.

kaywood 09-20-2011 01:26 PM

Just checked and it is available on Kindle now. Going to add it to my reading list.

CarolynF 09-20-2011 01:28 PM

I listened to the podcast and the book just came..It makes alot of sense.

errihu 09-20-2011 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Clabbergirl (Post 15020770)
I've been reading Dr. Davis's blog for years, and expect the book is sitting in my mailbox right now. I will begin reading it this evening.

I came to this forum hoping to find a category under diets for 'wheat free', thinking others have been following his advice, but have found none.

Many of us are wheat free, but wheat free isn't by definition low carb unless you also stay out of the traditional 'gluten free' flour substitutes like rice flour and tapioca. I know a number of other celiacs who lost 30 lbs upon eliminating wheat, but gained it all back plus some when they discovered all the 'wondeful' celiac baked goods.

Vanessa120 09-20-2011 01:46 PM

We bought the Kindle version ~ both hubby and I are working our way through it! Highly recommended.

Erin57 09-20-2011 02:07 PM

I read it last week and would recommend it. The author explains in detail the changes that have been made to our wheat supply and why the dwarf wheat that is in all of our products today is not the wheat that we grew up on.

Special thanks to Fawn for mentioning it on her Facebook Page. I had never heard of the book before seeing it mentioned when it made the NY Times Best Sellers List.

afuentes 09-20-2011 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by errihu (Post 15020821)
Many of us are wheat free, but wheat free isn't by definition low carb unless you also stay out of the traditional 'gluten free' flour substitutes like rice flour and tapioca. I know a number of other celiacs who lost 30 lbs upon eliminating wheat, but gained it all back plus some when they discovered all the 'wondeful' celiac baked goods.

Very true - that is why I am more Paleo/low carb. Most paleos do sweet potato, fruit, veggies, and some corn products like tortillas. I can't do all of that all of time. :dunno: My body doesn't like it. I only have sweet potatoes if I have had a really intense workout.

Books and Cats 09-20-2011 04:04 PM

I've read it and really liked it. The science made a lot of sense. It encourages me to stick with low carb and to keep wheat out of my diet even after I've lost weight just for the health benefits.

It makes me wonder if wheat elimination is one reason why I've felt so great since I've been low carb. My acid reflux is gone. My allergies are gone. My skin has gone from red and irritated to soft and smooth. My energy levels are better and my feet don't hurt after walking on them all day long.

LowCarb Leann 09-20-2011 08:07 PM

I'm reading the kindle version right now. I highly recommend it. Apparently, our wheat crops have been genetically modified to the point that it no longer resembles the wheat of our ancestors time. These modifications have made wheat highly detrimental to our health. :(

Patlaf 09-20-2011 11:47 PM

How are you all reading the Kindle version? I just checked again, and the only version I can get is the audio version. Have you been able to get the Kindle print version? Does Amazon hate me?

Pat

Books and Cats 09-21-2011 04:01 AM

My version was the Kindle version. I'm in the US. Doesn't Kindle sometimes have e versions in some countries but not others sometimes?

Eliza_Jazz 09-21-2011 04:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Books and Cats (Post 15021156)
I've read it and really liked it. The science made a lot of sense. It encourages me to stick with low carb and to keep wheat out of my diet even after I've lost weight just for the health benefits.

It makes me wonder if wheat elimination is one reason why I've felt so great since I've been low carb. My acid reflux is gone. My allergies are gone. My skin has gone from red and irritated to soft and smooth. My energy levels are better and my feet don't hurt after walking on them all day long.

:goodpost: I consciously eliminated grains from my diet after reading The Paleo Solution, Robb Wolf gave a great overview of how grains negatively affect us. I, too, lost my acid reflux, most of my allergies with exception of hay fever disappeared (hayfever convinces me even more that my body is allergic to anything that is a grass), skin and energy also improved. Can't wait to read Wheat Belly for the science, but need no convincing to eliminate wheat....I am already 100% convinced that grains have no place in my diet.

Star73 09-21-2011 05:05 AM

I really want to read this. I'm gluten-free, but I would love to know more of the science of why wheat has changed and why more of us are sensitive to it now. I read the reviews on Amazon and many said the book explains why our wheat today is not like the wheat our grandparents consumed. Very interesting.

locarblady 09-21-2011 09:59 AM

I downloaded this book on my Kindle this morning - $9.99 and I had it in 30 seconds! :)

Patlaf 09-21-2011 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by locarblady (Post 15023303)
I downloaded this book on my Kindle this morning - $9.99 and I had it in 30 seconds! :)

I am now convinced that Amazon hates me. When I go to the Amazon site there is no Kindle edition of Wheat Belly shown. When I type the request in straight from my Kindle, it only shows the audio edition (all seven hours and 37 minutes of it).

Since we are so close to October, I guess I'll pre-order the real live book from Amazon UK.

Pat

Clabbergirl 09-21-2011 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Patlaf (Post 15023351)
I am now convinced that Amazon hates me. When I go to the Amazon site there is no Kindle edition of Wheat Belly shown. When I type the request in straight from my Kindle, it only shows the audio edition (all seven hours and 37 minutes of it).

Since we are so close to October, I guess I'll pre-order the real live book from Amazon UK.

Pat

I went to the Amazon UK site and it is saying the title hasn't been released there yet and is only available for pre-order. No date shown, unfortunately.

locarblady 09-21-2011 11:52 AM

I went to the Amazon store on my Kindle, typed in Wheat Belly, hit search and it came right up. I hit Buy and it was sent within seconds. Really weird why it doesn't work the same on all Kindles! :( Mine is the newer 3G Kindle with WiFi.....would that make a difference? Hope you get to download it soon! :)

sweetpoison 09-21-2011 12:40 PM

Might have to get this....

Patlaf 09-21-2011 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Clabbergirl (Post 15023499)
I went to the Amazon UK site and it is saying the title hasn't been released there yet and is only available for pre-order. No date shown, unfortunately.

When I go to the Amazon UK site it says it will be released on the l7th of October.

Pat

CarolynF 09-21-2011 01:37 PM

This is interesting because my dh got his BS in Ag from KState..big wheat state. He worked with wheat breeders at his job. He was very interested in the podcast..He said
that the breeders never really looked into what the changed wheat would do to the body
nutritionally..He said they were interested in making a good hybrid of wheat for the bakeries, etc..

Patlaf 09-21-2011 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by locarblady (Post 15023733)
I went to the Amazon store on my Kindle, typed in Wheat Belly, hit search and it came right up. I hit Buy and it was sent within seconds. Really weird why it doesn't work the same on all Kindles! :( Mine is the newer 3G Kindle with WiFi.....would that make a difference? Hope you get to download it soon! :)

Mine is the 3G with WiFi also. I've got lots of books on it, I don't know why they don't want me to have Wheat Belly. Maybe they can't sell it in Europe yet for some reason. I still have $25 left on a gift certificate, maybe I'll splurge and order the actual book and that should be enough to cover the postage to Europe.

I'm convinced that wheat is evil, I'd really like my DH to read it. H can't imagine life without bread or cereal.

Pat

Brendajm 09-22-2011 03:00 AM

This sounds interesting. I have been battling a very bloated stomach for years. I don't eat much wheat as I am in maintenance , but have just recently decided to try to cut out all gluten. I am going to get this on my kindle today also.

icecold 09-22-2011 05:56 AM

I am Half way throught the book (got it Tuesday Night). If you believe as us Low Carbers do it is totally amazing!!!!!!!! Between wheat and HFC we are as I believe Slowly killing ourselves!!!!!!!!
I am going to go see my Uncle soon and ask him if he can remember what wheat fields looked like when he was a kid in the 30's before the cycle according to Dr. Davis started. I will ask My mother but with her dementia I am not sure the answer I would get.
If anyone here as older relatives in their 90's please inquire I am very curious.

Great read for us LCER's.
Later

Maryo 09-22-2011 06:02 AM

I put myself on the library waiting list yesterday. I've been reading Dr.Davis' blog, and I'm looking forward to reading the book. I haven't had grains in 6months and I suspect that after reading the book I won't want to add the grains back.

sweetpoison 09-22-2011 09:17 AM

Well, I ordered the book on C.D. I use to love to read... but even with glasses my eyes just tire so easily and I lose interest. I would rather listen than read now. Hope the C.D. is as good as the book sounds.

Brendajm 09-22-2011 09:30 AM

Well I did get in downloaded and read a bit of it before work. i mentioned it to the girls here at work and I was immedialtely blasted with the "are you serious.. so are cows, and chickens and you eat that,,blah blah" well,, I didnt expect that..


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