RE: Wheat Belly
Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 9:52 AM
Well, guess I'm talking to myself but as I wade further into this book the more I'm not liking all of the message.
Perhaps the wheat of today is so hybridized that it's difficult for our bodies to digest as in days gone by. I don't know and I don't have time to get a science degree to figure out if what he says is true. It's worth a try to get off wheat if even a smidgeon of what he says is true as far as weight loss is concerned, but it makes sense that if you give up white or even whole wheat flour products you'll lose weight. He doesn't like barley or rye much either and that hurts. Love barley and rye.
BUT - I don't like the message that beans/legumes alter blood sugars negatively and that it's ok to consume meat/dairy. He lost me when he states that ridding the plate of pork and beef won't alter blood score results. Some of his stories to illustrate his points are over-the-top, imho, and he takes a jab at The China Study,too.
I borrowed this book from the library so it's cost me nothing but a few hours to read it. My sense is that this author is just another guy on the bandwagon to big bucks from book sales.
I AM going to be conscious of wheat consumption as my own personal experiment, but if he thinks I'm giving up barley, beans and brown rice, he's mistaken. I'm taking it with a grain (or two) of salt...
All we are saying is "Give Peas a Chance"