Summary of: The Plant Paradox

The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
Narrated by: Norman Tomchak
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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If you are looking for new beginning in life, then you should look no further than the “Plant Paradox Program” instituted by cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Steven R. Gundry. Dr. Gundry has spent many years in the field treating patients suffering from a wide range of ailments. Many of these ailments were autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, asthma, and Crohn’s disease. At first, Gundry struggled to treat his patients with conventional methods, but they only seemed to get worse. But then he found a common thread in their suffering - they all partook of diets that consumed a large amount of plant-based lectin.

Gundry then had his patients dramatically reduce this lectin intake and was astonished at the results. His patient’s disorders managed to correct themselves, and they also lost a lot of weight in the process. In short, they were healthier and happier than ever before simply by tweaking their diet. The interesting thing about Dr. Gundry’s discovery was that his patients whom he had “cured” in this manner were not junk-food junkies, they were individuals who worked out and ate what they believed to be “healthy diets” with plenty of veggies.

It was then that Dr. Gundry understood the paradox that they faced. He realized that even though vegetables are indeed good for us, if too much of certain kinds of veggies are eaten in certain ways, it can have disastrous consequences. It was then that Grundy devised his plan to walk us through the mine field.

If you do not have the time to go through some of the lengthier material in his text, then this book is perfect for you. This summary highlights the most important aspects of Grundy’s "Plant Paradox Program", allowing you to jump right into the mix. Buy this book today!

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The other side!

This is the other side of the story about green plants. It can be true especially when you are in a particular diet. This will be a perfect summary to listen.

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The discovery!

A good one. I am sure that too of everything is not good. Maybe this book entails it all. I am not against healthy foods but this maybe the book that can help on some of the autoimmune diseases. Worth it.

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Found his conclusions well-reasoned and clearly explained and worth pondering. So, here is a dismissive wave of the hand to the hysterical critics. Is his theory correct? I don't know. I have been battling an autoimmune disease for years; I'm about to find out. If it works for me I will post an update.

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Great resource!

I need to know the reasons behind changing the way I eat. It is basically a combination of paleo and vegan, or piscatorial. You will have to cook all your own meals but I have already noticed a huge reduction in the need for my asthma medication.

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Thanks you very much

I totally love green plantains for making pancakes! I have found "Natural Valley" Goat's muenster, mozzarella, & mild - med. - sharp cheddar. All are really awesome! I agree with Dr. Gundry that Meyenberg Goat's Milk is the best, and I have tried a few.

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Has great information

This isn't the easiest way to eat, as you'll have to say goodbye to some of your best friends (bread, sugar, grains, among just a few) but when you're ready to trade instant gratification for long term health Dr. G will show you how. Wish I had done this a long time ago.

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The dietary recommendations

I was having terrible gastric distress until I started this. I expected that I might feel hungry but honestly, I do not even eat as much as he lays out in the book per day and I have no hunger

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Great guide

It's a pretty limited diet but the results are well worth it. I'm also down two sizes on my jeans and my belly is shrinking noticeably. Very happy with the results and feeling better every day.

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I think it will be useful

Still going for more as our body's were both messed up with so called "health" foods that were really junk. Really good books if you can't lose weight and you feel you're doing every thing you can to do it.

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Packed with great information

Now with the new book, Plant Paradox, Dr. Gundry's latest research is an updated reference for valuable information that can improve your health substantially by eating the right foods and not eating the wrong foods.
I feel that Dr. Gundry has saved my life.

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  •  Dimitr Nikolai
  • 08-18-18

deeply explained

An eye opening! This book is definitely worth diving into if you are health conscious or have had issues with auto immune diseases.

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  • Kassabov Nikolay
  • 08-18-18

Basic and very useful info

I thought I had been doing so much right. But after reading this and fine tuning what I put down my gullet I feel amazing physically, emotionally and spiritually.

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  • Aalyah Abbie
  • 08-18-18

Most Informative

Excellent plan! Very easy and entertaining book. The first "Diet" book that I've enjoyed enough to follow to through the end. Also the plan works.

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  • Cora Amelia
  • 08-18-18

Very good book

I especially like the historical points he makes - much of his diet was also followed by our ancestors, recent and ancient.

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  • Benjamin Filip
  • 08-18-18

can’t go wrong!

I feel so much better after using the great information and eating plan in this book!Kudos to Doctor Gundry!

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  • Carter Casey
  • 08-18-18

Clear and concise

Thank you Dr Gundry for all your research. I always tried to find the right way of living/eating but didn't have access to so much research. Thank you for doing all the heavy lifting.

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  • Zak
  • 08-18-18

Valuable information

Valuable information on lectins and lists of food to eat! Great recipes! Delicious and make us feel good! Easy to understand and logical. I needed to know why seemingly healthy food was making me ill. I bought several for friends.

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  • Dayni Vasili
  • 08-18-18

Little gold mine

This book will change your life! After 4 weeks on this program, I feel completely renewed! It is beyond basics in nutrition and explains things you don't otherwise learn from other sources.

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  • Brantley jase
  • 08-18-18

Love it

i have seen the results they have had healing their health problems with his methods. My father lost 30 pounds and says he has never felt better. We've gotten copies of this book for everyone in our family and friends we care about.

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  • Rowan Elian
  • 08-18-18

Changed my life

This diet has changed my life The pain levels in my body are greatly reduced I have been on the intensive care part of the diet for 4 months now. I love this diet for health program