When the parents of a nine-year-old child with ADHD and autism came to nutritionist Ryan Fernando, they were desperate. What followed was a miracle: with a change in diet, the child was able to speak and eventually take her place in society. The culprit for her condition: wheat.
In Wh(eat)less, Ryan draws examples on his decades-long experience to identify one of the primary dietary origins of various health issues: gluten. Many of us don't realize that we are gluten-sensitive or even gluten-intolerant. This means that consumption of wheat in any form-such as bread, pizza, biscuits or even chapatis-makes our body react in negative ways. This might be through recurring headaches, bloating, adult acne, brain fog or loose motion. Not just this, gluten also aggravates the symptoms of children with ADHD and Down syndrome. Replacing wheat in our diet can solve many of these issues.
In this book, Ryan has narrated the stories from his practice as a celebrity nutritionist at QUA Nutrition clinics, which he has founded. His clients include Aamir Khan, Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Fardeen Khan and Robin Uthappa. He has compiled an ideal guide for anyone who wants to bring about a transformation in their diet and life.