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THE PLANT PARADOX: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease And Weight Gain

Dr Steven R. Gundry


A Book That Challenges The Conventional Wisdom About What Constitutes A Healthy Diet

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ISBN 9780062427137
Book Condition LIGHTLY USED
Publisher Harper Wave
Publication Date 25 April 2017
Pages 416
Weight 0.80 kg
Dimension 23.5 × 15.7 × 3.8 cm
Retail Price RM149.95
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From renowned cardiac surgeon Steven R. Gundry, the New York Times bestselling The Plant Paradox is a revolutionary look at the hidden compounds in “healthy” foods like fruit, vegetables, and whole grains that are causing us to gain weight and develop chronic disease.
In the book, Dr. Gundry argues that many common foods that are often considered healthy, such as certain fruits, vegetables, and grains, contain compounds called lectins that can contribute to various health problems, including autoimmune diseases, digestive issues, and weight gain. He suggests that lectins are harmful to the human body and proposes a diet plan that limits or eliminates foods high in lectins.
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?

Lectins are a type of protein that can bind to cell membranes and cause damage to the body. They are found in many common foods, including grains, legumes, certain types of dairy, fruit, and nightshade and cucumber-family vegetables. According to Gundry, lectins can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the gut, leading to inflammation and a range of health problems
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:
● Peel your veggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin and seeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables (like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content.
● Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins when ripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containing fruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectin consumption.
● Swap your brown rice for white. Whole grains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed by nature to cause digestive distress—and are full of lectins.
Dr. Gundry’s dietary recommendations involve avoiding or minimizing the consumption of foods like beans, grains, nightshade vegetables (e.g., tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants), and certain fruits, as he believes they are high in lectins. Instead, he promotes the consumption of foods that are low in lectins, such as leafy greens, non-nightshade vegetables, and certain animal proteins.
The book also suggests other lifestyle changes, such as regular intermittent fasting, getting sufficient sleep, avoiding certain chemicals like the herbicide Roundup, avoiding genetically modified foods, and taking a large number of supplements. Some of the claims made in the book, such as the ability of the Plant Paradox program to prevent and reverse obesity and most chronic diseases, are poorly supported by scientific evidence.
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.
Overall, “The Plant Paradox” suggests that people should focus on whole, unprocessed foods and avoid certain plant-based foods that are high in lectins. The book also recommends certain cooking methods and supplements to support gut health and reduce inflammation.
About the Author :
Steven R. Gundry, MD, is the director of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and the founder and director of the Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. After a distinguished surgical career as a professor and chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at Loma Linda University, Dr. Gundry changed his focus to curing modern diseases via dietary changes.
He is the bestselling author of The Longevity Paradox, The Plant Paradox, The Plant Paradox Cookbook, The Plant Paradox Quick and Easy, and Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution, and has written more than three hundred articles published in peer-reviewed journals on using diet and supplements to eliminate heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, and multiple other diseases. Dr. Gundry lives with his wife, Penny, and their dogs in Palm Springs and Montecito, California.
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