Wheat BellyI recently read the book Wheat Belly by William Davis. I'm pretty sure anyone one who lives a paleo or gluten free lifestyle has heard of, if not read, this book. It's entirely possible those of us most likely to read the book are already convinced.
Dr Davis also suggests using artificial sweeteners for desserts. I know that part of the reasoning behind that advice is to convince people that they can have their cake and eat it to, but I think it's terrible advice. I'm not a doctor or scientist, but I think any lab created food is an abomination and should be avoided. It's much better to avoid sweets on a daily basis and allow yourself the occasional real sugar as a indulgence.
I do try to keep in mind that this book and others like it are really targeted at people who are obese and diabetic or pre-diabetic. Having come to paleo/gluten free as someone at a healthy weight and metabolically sound, I do know that the extreme low carbing is something I don't have to worry about. I don't count nutrients, but I think that by eliminating wheat and not replacing it with GF bread products, I'm doing just fine.
Over all, I find Wheat Belly a great read. I don't buy every claim he makes wholesale, but I think if even half of what he claims about wheat is true, anyone would benefit from a 30 day gluten free trial.