The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
"I read this book... it worked. My autoimmune disease is gone and I'm 37 pounds lighter in my pleather." --Kelly Clarkson
Most of us have heard of gluten—a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we’ve been missing the root of the problem? In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the “gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.
At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in The Plant Paradox, he shares this clinically proven program with readers around the world.
The simple (and daunting) fact is, lectins are everywhere. Thankfully, Dr. Gundry offers simple hacks we easily can employ to avoid them, including:
With a full list of lectin-containing foods and simple substitutes for each, a step-by-step detox and eating plan, and delicious lectin-free recipes, The Plant Paradox illuminates the hidden dangers lurking in your salad bowl—and shows you how to eat whole foods in a whole new way.
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The author presents us with so many facts and ideas that I’m not really able to outline this book at all adequately. But his main point seems to be that what we generally regard as healthy foods ... Read full review
As with most food program books, the proof is in the results. I read Dr. Gundry's research and went on the pre-Plant Paradox form of his plan in January 2017. At the time, I was a size 24 and had knees that barely functioned. I didn't feel well, and his scientifically-based recommendations made sense to me. Nearly 2 years later, I am down to a size 14/16, my knees are vastly improved, and I can attribute it solely to eating from his food lists. I personally know 2 others who have followed the Plant Paradox recommendations for several months, and they too have experienced very positive results (i.e., both have both been able to go off prescription arthritis, blood pressure and acid reducer medications since eliminating foods from their diets based on Dr. Gundry's recommendations). No food program works for everyone, but I can say without hesitation that this one will work for people who have negative side effects from the foods they are eating.