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The Plant Paradox Audiobook

The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain

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Publisher's Summary

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. Once ingested, these proteins 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 listeners around the world.

©2017 Steven R. Gundry (P)2017 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Gundry's logical and extensive investigation into lectins provides readers with more than enough evidence to take this information to heart and try his method." (Shelf Awareness)

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    "Terrible narration, great book"

    The narrator speaks with exaggerated pronunciation, misplaced emphasis, and pauses in the wrong places. This book could have been narrated by Siri and come out sounding more human. Within the first few minutes, I had to listen carefully because I genuinely thought it was an AI narrating the story.

    Question - don't authors or some other authority listen to these audiobooks prior to releasing them to the public? I can't understand how some of these narrators were given the thumbs up while recording these books. If it were my book, I'd make sure it was enjoyable to listen to before releasing it. Maybe it's just me, though.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    I think this book was read by a robot. It's as though you're in kindergarten.
    Very off-putting.
    I had to stop listening and I'm sending it back.

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    "sounds like a machine "

    The information is thought-provoking and interesting; I'll probably re-listen to it but the narrator sounds mechanical, with unnatural pauses and inflection. It sounds like it's being read by a text-to-speach program and distracts/detracts from the content.

    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Washington, DC, United States 07-23-17
    Keith Washington, DC, United States 07-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Authoritative world renowned expert delivers the missing links!"

    I am 61 years old and have been researching and implementing my best understanding of state of the art nutrition practiced for the last four years with excellent results. The biochemical, evolutionary and clinical detail in this book tie together so many apparent contradictions and loose ends in my understanding and practices. Seek and yea shall find. I am now purchasing the printed version for deeper study.

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    "the narration is difficult to listen to but the bo"

    the narration is difficult to listen to and follow but the book is fabulous I've been using his technique and it has decreased pain and weight loss is easy.

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    Information will change all of our lives for the best. Chris has a terrible voice.

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    "Valuable nutritional advice"

    This doctor has helped thousands of patients to get well through avoiding certain foods. He gives some convincing examples. He explains in detail what these foods to to us when we eat them. I learned a lot. The bonus pdf is the list of yes and no foods and also recipes 87 pages.
    I am impressed with his credentials as a heart surgeon at Loma Linda.

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    Linda W 07-11-17
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    I had to google the narrator to see if this person exists or if it is a computer program. Whatever speed I put the narration on, it still sounds like a computer generated voice. I am having a hard time listening to the content for the computer sounding voice.

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    "Great content. Reader uses poor intonation."
    If you could sum up The Plant Paradox in three words, what would they be?

    Good info -- poor reader


    What didn’t you like about Christopher Solimene’s performance?

    His reading is stilted. The intonation/cadence is wrong.

    It needs to sound closer to spoken English, which is what his listener is experiencing.

    He needs to listen to successful readers. Record himself reading their books, and then compare their performance to his.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No too long.


    Any additional comments?

    Important information.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    reader 08-06-17
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    "awful narration some good info"
    What did you like best about this story?

    new info about a very complicated subject


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher Solimene?

    anyone


    Was The Plant Paradox worth the listening time?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    very hard to listen to..shame really because detracts greatly from information in the book

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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