As a person living with Celiac disease, I am always intrigued to find out more about gluten sensitivity and intolerance. Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis is an interesting book that provides a lot of good information regarding wheat free diets and how they can be beneficial to the average American’s health. My diet is gluten free so my autoimmune disease does not continue to hurt my body, but many people these days are interested in the gluten free diet as a way to lose weight.
Some points that stuck out to me from Wheat Belly (no pun intended, ha):
- The connection between eating wheat and behavior in schizophrenics (shocking, seriously)
- The glycemic index of wheat and how eating a piece of wheat bread affects our blood sugar
- The amount of weight Davis’ patients lost on average from modifying their diets to exclude wheat
- How wheat has changed over the many years and how its modifications have affected our ability to digest it