Renowned cardiologist, devoted health researcher, former professor and best-selling author of The Plant Paradox, Dr. Steven Gundry MD, thinks he knows what causes ALL disease. On Health Theory hosted by Tom Bilyeu, he explains his unique health regime (lifestyle) as a former obese (70 lbs. overweight) heart surgeon health-advocate while discussing the dietary cause of leaky gut, the problems with eating meat, and why olive oil may be the best thing for you. Dr. 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 “gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy – including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and basic dairy products. Most folks have heard about gluten by now — a protein that causes widespread inflammation in the body. People are spending billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But is that really working?
The Plant Paradox: What if we’ve been missing the real root-cause of leaky gut immune system issues?
These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of certain plants, are evolutionarily designed by nature to protect them from predators (including us! – humans). According to Dr. Gundry’s research they incite a type of “chemical warfare” in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight-gain and serious health conditions.
DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE
- The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven Gundry: https://amzn.to/2Bj8HBF
- The Plant Paradox Cookbook by Dr. Steven Gundry: https://amzn.to/2OzcRqz
- Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution by Dr. Steven Gundry: https://amzn.to/2KRy6Si
- The Longevity Paradox by Dr. Steven Gundry: https://amzn.to/2B9P7Yo