Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wheat Belly. Book Give Away...kinda.

I really enjoy reading. But I find that these days, I never have time to myself to read.  Reading has become a luxury since becoming a parent (although I did do quite a bit of reading while marathon breastfeeding Son).   I miss reading, and I think I have found a fix for this. 

While perusing on my local library’s website (looking for a certain book on essential oils and aromatherapy) I stumbled upon a book that I have heard much about and have been advised to read by a couple of people. I found Wheat Belly.  This is one of those books that is on my mental ‘to read’ list.  Now, not only was this book available for download, it was an audiobook.  I did not even have to leave the comfort of my home or pajamas to get this book, nor did I have to buy it.  Best of all, I did not have to read it. I just had to load it onto my ipod and listen to it while doing other things.  I walk to work every day.  That means that 20 minutes there and 20 minutes home has been dedicated to reading Wheat Belly this week. 
This book is fantastic.  I recommend it not only to those with Celiac or gluten intolerances, but especially to those who are not.  Dr. William Davis discusses why wheat (and most grain flours and starches) should be avoided, and how consumption of wheat (and most grain flours and starches) have contributed to numerous aliments afflicting us from head to toe, including diabetes, obesity, celiac, arthritis, and schizophrenia  to name a few. 

Okay. So I am not exactly giving away a book. I do not have the finances for that unfortunately.  But what I am giving away is the advice that most books are available for free from libraries.  I have been downloading books for years from my local library and barely ever buy a book.  Yes, I also barely ever read as I mentioned earlier...but still, there is no need to buy when I can borrow.  And what is better than borrowing without actually having to physically pick up or remember to return your borrowed item?  I have a Kobo and read my books on both my Kobo and my laptop.  And now I have entered the world of audiobooks, which can be ‘read’ on both my laptop and my ipod. 

I encourage you to see if Wheat Belly is available from your local library.
I also wanted to hare with you the address for the Wheat Belly blog.  While I have not had a chance to check this site out much, it is likely a wealth of information.

Hope you enjoy the read!


Anonymous said...

I think that the wisdom touted in this book (from the enormous amount of research that has been compiled over decades) should have EVERYONE sitting up and taking notice.

Let's REVAMP our Canada Food Guide. Let's get REAL and eat REAL. Let's eliminate chronic health issues like:

Heart Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Arthritis &
varous inflammatory DISeases
Poor bone density
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Emotional Instability
Gall Bladder issues

I can go on. Or, people can read :)


Anonymous said...

May I also recommend for your NEXT read/listen:

The Omnivores Dilemma
by Michael Pollan

Similar vein, but has a whole foods approach that examines how the growing/farming industry has changed so dramatically. The food we are eating today IS NOT the food that Gramma and Grandpa Cows produced on their farm.

Feedlots be damned!