Book Review: Wheat Belly

By William Davis, MD (Rodale, 2011)

Reviewed by Rosalind Michahelles, Certified Holistic Health Counselor

Dr Davis has it in for wheat. He claims it provokes more insulin and does that faster than even table sugar. He and others are reporting disturbing news about that important hormone, insulin. Insulin is like an army’s quartermaster, making sure that the supplies (blood sugar) get to the right destination to be used for energy now or stored as fat for later. So one problem with wheat – bread, crackers, cake, cookies, and pasta, too – lies in its high glycemic load, even when not sweetened with added sugars.

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