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The Plant Paradox

If you have wondered why you kept that weight on, feeling tired or are experiencing other health challenges, than this is an absolute must read!

The Plant Paradox  elegantly explains how plants defend themselves from being consumed by  humans, and how eating the wrong ones at the wrong times immeasurably  hurts our health. An eye-opening read.” —Mehmet Oz, MD, Professor of Surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University

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 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.

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.