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.
ABOUT DR. GUNDRY:
Dr. Gundry practices as director at The International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and as founder and director at The Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, California. A Yale graduate, he is a double board certified surgeon and has been practicing medicine for over 40 years. Working mostly at Loma Linda University as a cardiologist, Gundry has pioneered minimally invasive surgical techniques, xenotransplantation and pediatric heart surgery. Almost a decade later, his first book “Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline” (Random House) still sits on Amazon.com’s list of Top 20 diet books. In April 2017, HarperCollins will publish his long-awaited sophomore book, “The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in ‘Healthy’ Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain.”
TECH JOURNALIST PAUL HOCHMAN REVIEWS A REVOLUTIONARY NEW APP THAT PROVES…WHY YOUR CAR SHOULD BE SMARTER THAN YOU!
Learn How an App & Device Can Make Your Car Safer, Interactive & More Efficient
It’s safe to say that technology is changing the way we live, and nowhere is that more evident than in our automobiles. We’ve all seen some amazing technology in expensive new cars that have plenty of ‘WOW’ power for consumer. Now, however, there is affordable wireless iPhone technology that can connect most cars to an app that provides amazing services that can make driving safer and more efficient. On March 23th, Tech journalist Paul Hochman will review the Verizon Humx App and device and many of its special options. Hochman has made a career out of simplifying complex technological issues so that the average consumer can understand. He’ll breakdown the ways that technology is becoming more important than ever when driving. Your viewers and listeners are going to love his insight and humor!
Hochman is best known as America’s Technology Reporter. He is the founder of Humongous Media, Inc., which makes short-format video content that helps people understand and use complicated stuff. He demystifies consumer products, financial services, apps, accounting software, appliances, home automation gadgets, even cars. Hochman was also the former Gear and Technology Editor for the NBC TODAY Show. He was also the technology and culture reporter for Versus TV and the Tour de France; the host of an online technology talk show on MSN called "Playit4Ward" and has been a longtime technology contributor for CNBC and MSNBC. His articles in Fast Company Magazine were called a “Must Read” by the New York Times, establishing Paul one of the top tech journalist in the nation.