Massage, Bodywork, Health and Fitness

Book Review “Wheat Belly”

I have heard so many people talking about being gluten free and wheat free I wanted some information on the subject. So I chose to read “Wheat Belly” by Dr. William Davis. I first heard about the book through his blog which has some interesting articles on it. But I wanted to know the details… though I could lose a few pounds I wanted to know the health issues around eating wheat.

And oh boy did I get lot’s of information. Almost to overload… almost to OMG I’m never touching that stuff again.

Here are some of the chapter titles some were of more interest to me then others.

Chapter 2 Not Your Grandma’s Muffins: The Creation of Modern Wheat, my intuition had told me that there is something different in the wheat we are using today otherwise why would so many allergies be cropping up well this chapter explains it almost too scientifically for me but it was so interesting and yes the wheat grain has been altered and genetically modified many many times.

Chapter 8 Dropping Acid: Wheat as the Great pH Disrupter, I am very interested in keeping my body more alkaline since everything I read informs me that being slightly alkaline is the best way to avoid disease and have more energy. Also the main think I was curious about was how inflammatory wheat is and how it can possibly effect joint pain and arthritis.

Chapter 9 Cataracts, Wrinkles, and Dowager’s Humps: Wheat and the Aging Process, this is interesting because what shows on the outside is happening on the inside as well. This chapter introduced me to AGEs  advanced glycation end products which was a new term to me but is what you have after increases in blood sugar.

So what did I get from the book other then the desire to get serious about limiting the amount of wheat I ingest??? Coincidentally since I have reduced the wheat I have been eating the joint pain in my wrists (major problem for a massage therapist) had gone totally away and I’ve lost a couple pounds. So I’ll stay with it especially when I have control over what I eat… there may still be bread on my plate when I’m out though…


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