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The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Kindle Edition
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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 author of the New York Times bestsellers The Plant Paradox, The Plant Paradox Cookbook, The Plant Paradox Quick & Easy, The Longevity Paradox, The Energy Paradox, The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook, and Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution as well as 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.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B01IMYGX8S
- Publisher : Harper Wave; 1st edition (25 April 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 2662 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 412 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,150 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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However, the book is PAINFUL to read. There are a few concepts that he covers over and over and over again using different levels of details and horrible examples. He compares your gut bacteria to a neighborhood, to animals, and other things that are too ridiculous to consider. It's like he explains everything at the lowest possible level but also at a highly scientific level. 5 different ways and all over the book. He is repeatedly being redundant again.
The book needs to be about 3 chapters long, get to the point, and be done with it. Here it is:
1. Lectins are bad. There are 7 deadly disruptors: antibiotics, NSAIDS, stomach acid blockers, artificial sweeteners, hormone disruptors, herbacides, and blue light. For details, see Dr. Gundry's website for "deadly-disruptors-plant-paradox".
2. Avoid these things in your food by avoiding foods that naturally have lectin-producing parts. Find out what your food ate. Veggies need to be non-GMO, organic, chemical-free. Basically, go to the farmer's market. Organic isn't good enough. Fish need to be wild-caught and fresh. Chicken needs to be pastured, organic, and non GMO. Organic meat can still be fed corn and grains, which are bad for you. Do the best you can with your location and budget. Avoid beef and pork for a while, then eventually get well-sourced clean-eating animals. Avoid sugar, including fruit. Sugar makes you fat. For a list of "yes" and "no" foods, see Dr. Gundry's website for "plant-paradox-shopping-list".
3. Avoid these things in household items. Don't touch thermal receipts. Don't take the medicine listed above. Don't use plastic wrap or Ziploc bags. You already knew not to use Teflon, BPA plastics, or hand sanitizers with triclosan. No sunscreens or deodorant with parabens or aluminum. (He doesn't mention that it's smelly and gorss for about 3 weeks when you switch from aluminum/paraben based deodorants.) Avoid makeup with the same.
There are some meal plans in the book that basically result in eating lettuce (the taste of sadness) 5 times a day for the first 3 days. (Uh - NO!) Then there are recipes to help you "cheat" the plan by making fake muffins and pancakes.
Seriously, just eat eggs and sweet potatoes for breakfast. Eat chicken and veggies for lunch. Eat some nuts or avocado for a snack. Eat some fish and veggies for dinner. Feel better.
I would recommend Plant Paradox to anyone studying diet and nutrition but for the reader looking to cure any disease, or just improve health, I would recommend the Professor Ehret book Mucusless Diet Healing System. A far superior plant based diet that creates no acid or mucus in the body. The Plant Paradox diet is virtually the opposite, in that is advocates mainly acid and mucus forming foods.
He recommends taking melatonin as a food supplement, which is an awful suggestion: it is a hormone that can be used occasionally to alleviate jet lag, not to promote healthy sleep. You do not need to pay money to learn that refined sugars and grains are not a part of healthy diet and one should eat vegetables - it's all over internet available for free. On top of that he wrote, quote: 'mutually beneficial symbiosis' is scientifically illiterate - after that he lost any credibility (for non-scientists: symbiosis is mutually beneficial by definition). He calls intestinal bacteria 'gut bugs' page after page after page - so irritating. And the last one: he intersperses his poor narration with success stories of the sort 'Mr X ad been sick with something and on medication for years until he came to my office and adopted my way - I did magic' - what a useless piece of information, again, page after page, after page.
Save your time and buy something else instead.