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The Plant Paradox

The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
Narrated by: Steven R. Gundry MD
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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"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 listeners 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.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Steven R. Gundry (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Need cliff notes for this one

Took too long to get to the point. Plan is good, but seems like it's too hard to follow

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Great book.

A ton of UNDERSTANDABLE information. Everyone should read or listen to this book.🧐😁 I feel more confident about the foods to a avoid and why I need to avoid them..

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WOKE.

This book is VERY informative. Thank you for the inspiration, Doc! I'm on my way to a new, improved ME!

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An amazing explanation of a necessary life change!

This was an easy to read scientific explanation of how food reacts with our body. It was very informative and life changing!

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

I highly recommend this book, it brings light to all diets and different nutrition confusion. I appreciate Dr. Gundry's effort in his research to come up with the explanation why and how different foods affect our health, and he explains why his recommendation is the best recommendation to live a long healthy life. This book is especially necessary to everyone with autoimmune disease. Learnings from this book is the best return your money can give you.

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most amazing book I've ever read or listened to

this is without a doubt the best book I've ever listened to in my life

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Makes so much sence. Can't wait to try this out.

Makes so much sence. Can't wait to try this out. I have suffered from many of these problems and think this will solve them. I hope there is a easy to follow plan for vegans somewhere and it looks like this is going to be expensive to buy all the supplements, but it sounds like it will be worth it because it may take a lot of time to figure out how to buy and all the separate ingredients on my own. I hope I can go to his website and buy a complete vegan package to save time and I hope they make it reasonably / fairly priced so I can afford to keep buying these products. Also since I bought this audible book and the summary and the other book with a different narrator, I feel I should be able to get a simple list of everything I need to start this diet in a vegan version???

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  • 07-28-19

little scientific proof and a good sales pitch

Although I knew the book has been widely debunked for its claims and lack of scientific evidence, I decided to give it a try. Most of the content which is actually scientifically proven is just repeating to death the same facts about animal protein etc. The main point of the book regarding lectins is based on no more than a theory...And of course the final chapter is dedicated to telling you all the miracle supplements the author is selling. I even tried the diet and as one can expect it has 0 positive effect

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  • Serenity
  • 07-18-19

Highly recommend, so easy to listen to

I have the Kindle version of this book & found it outstanding & life changing.
Not to mention I lost 20 kilo too!
This audio book narrated by Dr Gundry takes it to another level.
I had previously bought the US Audible version of this back when the book was first released & even though I listened to it, it was hard to listen to, I did not like the narration at all!
I am thoroughly enjoying Dr Gundry’s narration & know that I will be listening to it many more times!
Thank you Dr Gundry for taking the time out of your busy schedule to record this