01-23-2012, 11:18 AM
Thats wonderful! Has she read Wheat Belly? I gave it to my mom as an introduction for her to understand why im eating the way I do. Of all the options, I figured it was the best first choice, since I didnt think that the PB books would really ring a bell for her, and Good Calories Bad Calories was too scientific. I found Wheat Belly to be approachable yet still well-researched with a lot of citations, which she appreciated. She went wheat-free the very next week, and has slowly started becoming more paleo as well.
Originally Posted by Farfalla
01-23-2012, 11:57 AM
3 weeks-11lbs... 8 inches all over. WOOHOO!
01-23-2012, 12:15 PM
01-23-2012, 12:51 PM
Fair enough. At the very least, there are some success stories in there from the author's own observation in his practice (hes a doctor) that are amazing and I think are totally worth a look
Originally Posted by Farfalla
01-23-2012, 01:57 PM
Corvidae--Wheat Belly... could you give me a synopsis? I can google it too I suppose-but I love hearing people's opinions. I might get it for MY mom... she is very adament against anything primal but I think it is all a bit too detailed...
01-23-2012, 02:49 PM
For the first time since I was 16 I went to the doctor and had perfect blood values! Have been anemic since I became a teenager and have always been prescribed iron supplements after every doctor's visit and now I have been eating primal for six month and all my values are perfect, no sign of anemia! "Apparently you're doing something right so keep doing what you're doing"
01-23-2012, 03:04 PM
So just like Good Calories Bad Calories is this huge rundown of why so much of nutrition science is wrong, where it went wrong, where its going now that people are rethinking paradigms, etc, Wheat Belly is a rundown of the science and policy specifically relating to wheat. He talks about how most of the wheat we eat today is a mutant form of wheat that was only developed 40 years ago or so, and while that sounds like baseless fearmongering he cites studies showing that there are proteins in this new form of wheat that didnt exist in its predecessor, and new forms of gluten protein. he makes the argument that these "natural" components of the wheat are causing a cascade of problems even worse than the original grain (which he points out had its slew of problems as well). He himself is a doctor, and he talks about anecdotes from his own practice of people cutting out wheat (not all grains, just wheat) and the astounding improvements they made.
Originally Posted by mandabear2010
The book cites a lot of research, but is very approachable. Things are explained in clear language, and he even makes an effort to throw in cheezy humor when he can (perhaps too much, but thats just my opinion ) Its an enjoyable read and, even though it doesnt specifically endorse paleo and primal, it is an important resource that helps in our understanding of what proper human nutrition should look like.
The author, Dr William Davis, also runs a blog where he posts new stories, research articles, updates, etc: Wheat Belly | Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight
01-23-2012, 03:34 PM
AWESOME! thank you!
01-23-2012, 04:55 PM
Since going low carb and then primal the past 4 months, my food shopping bill has decreased so much that I was able to purchase a new Sony HDTV!!! Oh and I lost about 35lbs but that's not important ;-)
01-23-2012, 06:59 PM
that is awesome!!!
Originally Posted by vontrapp