The first chapter of Wheat Belly points out that Americans are fat. We can all agree on this. It’s not debatable. Unfortunately, the book spends a lot of time establishing that there is an epidemic, rather than showing what caused it. Yes, there is an obesity epidemic and yes, it is very bad for people. The question we have is what evidence links this epidemic to wheat consumption? Instead of explaining this in depth, Wheat Belly uses a lot of misdirection. It hopes you won’t
Now we get to the third point in the list from the foreword to Wheat Belly. “3) Direct connections between wheat consumption and conditions such as diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, had been conclusively made … but virtually nobody had collected the data into one place nor dared question conventional advice that advocates essentially unconstrained consumption of the new modern strains of wheat.” There definitely are direct connections between wheat and both types of diabetes.