Have no doubt that the wheat-free arguments set forth in Wheat Belly are reaching a worldwide audience. A passing “fad” comes and goes, since there is no durable or long-lasting benefit. A genuine movement persists, as results become evident, word spreads, more people join the cause.
Wheat Belly is not just a book; it is a movement. It is a rejection of the oppressive nutritional advice we’ve been given that has resulted in the world’s worst epidemic of weight gain and diabetes in the history of humans on earth, a rejection of the cash cow enjoyed by Big Food and Big Pharma. It is a rejection of the notion that we are all lazy and gluttonous and that a lifetime of drugs is simply part of life. You are not lazy and gluttonous. You’ve simply been had.
This message is spreading.
You may have noticed a map and visitor counter on the left side of this blog, provided by a service called PulseMaps. Here’s a more detailed look at the map:
Visitor locations are signified by little orange circles; you can see that visitors come from all around the world, so many that the orange circles have coalesced into big orange blobs encircling North and South America, Western Europe, Australia, even Africa and Russia. As of Sunday, January 29th, 2012, there have been 315,777 visits to the Wheat Belly Blog, reading about the appetite-triggering effects of wheat gliadin, the blood sugar-raising effects of amylopectin A, arthritis-causing effects of lectins, the shenanigans from the Wheat Lobby, and the incredible success stories of weight loss and health turnarounds in people who all said goodbye to wheat.
(While this blog was started just before the book launch that occurred August 30th, 2011, the counter was only added on October 19th, 2011. The visitor number therefore reflects activity over a bit more than 3 months.)
If you lament the resistance your family and friends offer when you tell them about why modern wheat underlies much of their health problems, just be patient a bit longer. The word is spreading and it won’t be too long until even people like Dr. Oz and mainstream media catch on and join in.