Wheat Belly Diet Book by William Davis

3.2/5, 3.2 from 11 reviews
William Davis, MD
1609611543 (ISBN13: 9781609611545)
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  1. Joel
    Nothing new, avoid it
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Aug 6, 2018
    This book is a total waste. How do I know it----I read it. I went for this book through interlibrary loan, and I am happy that I did not spend my hard-money on this dud.

    What first attracted me to this book was the fact that it was written by a medical professional. While I started reading the book, I was happy with some new facts, but when the claims started feeling to be exaggerated, I started checking for scientific evidence but was not able to find much.

    The whole premise of this book is that wheat is bad for you. I agree to a certain extent. It is true that the whole wheat gene has undergone massive transformation and the focus now is on increasing the yield and less on nutrition. According to me, it is not a bad thing since it would help in reducing starvation across the globe while our farmers would get better prices.

    What I do not like about this book is the fact that while the author preaches to eliminate wheat from the diet, he forgot to tell what we should take instead. Everybody knows that carbs are needed for a healthier and balanced diet. A low-carb diet is good and would help in reducing weight, but what should we eat instead of wheat?

    According to me, one can read this book if they are getting bored and do not know how to pass the time. If you go for this book looking for scientific stuff, then you would be disappointed as hell. I cannot understand how a well learned medical professional can write these type of books, which spreads useless fiction. Maybe it is their profession which gives them the credibility which in turn gives credibility of these books. As they say, it is all about money, honey.