The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain

The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain

From renowned cardiac surgeon Steven R. Gundry, MD, a revolutionary look at the hidden compounds in "healthy" foods like fruit, vegetables, and whole grains that are causing us to gain weight and develop chronic disease. In the deadly game of predator versus prey, an adult gazelle can outrun a hungry lioness, a sparrow can take flight when stalked by a cat, and a skunk can From renowned cardiac surgeon Steven R. Gundry, MD, a revolutionary look at the hidden compounds in "healthy" foods li...

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Title:The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
Author:Steven R. Gundry
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Genres:Health
ISBN:B01IMYGX8S
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Reviews

  • rivka
    Nov 13, 2017
    Current seems-scientific-but-is-really-crap du jour. Oh, and the author sells expensive supplements, but I'm sure that's just a coincidence! https://nutritionfacts.org/video/dr-g... http://nutritionstudies.org/the-plant... ...
  • Sidney
    May 24, 2017
    This seems like the text of one diet and the recipes on f another. The first part is a collection of foldable like scare stories and confused science and the recipes contain many things you were warned off in the text. ...
  • Elyse
    Jul 22, 2018
    A book could be written on "The Plant Paradox" -- so much so -- I have put off writing anything. "The Human Microbiome" and how it works --and a diet for 'gut' health -- (related to other diseases --such as heart disease is a 'big' buzz topic in health these days) - Gundry is a Cardi...
  • Ken
    Aug 14, 2017
    It's not just what you eat, it's what you DON'T eat. Gundry, a heart surgeon slash nutritionist slash researcher with a lot of experience in autoimmune disorders, arthritis cases, heart issues, stomach issues, and neurological problems, brings his practice and his patients and his ...
  • Crescentm
    Jun 03, 2017
    This was a very interesting read and the science was very enlightening. i however found a lot of inconsistencies. For example he cites that billions of Asians eat rice and have no significant levels of obesity and diseases yet his diet categorically excludes rice with no real explanati...
  • Mehrsa
    Jul 27, 2018
    I was ready to be convinced and I sort of was early on--I know that plants have toxins that protect themselves and I do think we've moved far from the diet we were evolved to eat. But then the book falls into hucksterism. He stops acting like a doctor and a scientist and his sources ar...
  • Laura
    Aug 11, 2017
    I thought this was going to contain some interesting history on the interactions between humans and foods, maybe some fun botany facts -- and it did, for about 50 pages. Thereafter, I found it to be a self-congratulating, Santa Barbara-style food fad book. I pretty much gave up after s...
  • Liaken
    Nov 25, 2017
    I had high hopes for this book, but my how they were dashed. The author is reckless with his use of research to the point that it was a crap shoot every time I followed up on any of his citations, whether they would actually support/relate to what he was saying, or not. (And he committ...
  • William Lawrence
    Jan 20, 2018
    This is a book that will find you at the doctor's office with a host of problems. I can't believe a medical doctor with a Yale degree can actually go out there and say these things and still sleep at night. Despite being professionally packaged by a big publisher, this book is simply ...
  • Grace
    Jul 23, 2017
    As a scientist, the claims presented in this book struck me as over-confident. Science almost never gives clear cut, black and white answers, and dietary science is certainly no exception. ...
  • Heather Hollick
    May 09, 2017
    I have been waiting for this book for a long time. For as long as I can remember, I have had an intuitive sense that the micro biome in and on our bodies is intricately related to our health. The Plant Paradox finally articulates that connection with clarity and conviction. I will begi...
  • Boddhi
    Sep 19, 2017
    Beans and tomatoes are bad. Prosciutto and pork are good. This book is based on a mix of pseudoscientific claims and good science. The result is a mishmash of dangerous diet recommendations mixed with a sprinkle of good science-based insights into healthy eating. ...
  • Linda
    Feb 09, 2017
    Dr. Gundry discusses lectins, which are present in many foods and which he says are responsible for a plethora of health problems. I was surprised by his assessment of foods which we think of as "healthful," and believe the book would be especially interesting to people with autoimmune...
  • Ricki Treleaven
    Jul 06, 2017
    I have read many health and diet-related books over the years, but never one like The Plant Paradox. Dr. Gundry combines history, chemistry, and biology to explain why and how certain plants were never meant for us to eat. However, don't let this dissuade you from reading the book beca...
  • Eric Farr
    Jul 02, 2017
    To put it generously, I am not the intended audience for a book like this, and I would not normally seek out, let alone read, a diet book. Nonetheless, someone whose opinion and educated intellect I deeply respect recommended the book to me, and so I read it. This book was, at the v...
  • Jacqueline
    Jun 11, 2017
    Not a big fan. The diet seems incredibly difficult to maintain. Plus, I think there's some contradicting information. He states that research shows that the longest living people are vegans, followed by vegetarians, and so on. Yet he says all of these fruits and vegetables are so bad f...
  • Katherine Reay
    Jun 25, 2017
    Fascinating... Rethinking food and autoimmune diseases. Learning so much! ...
  • Nancy Freund
    Sep 13, 2017
    Hard to rate this book, but it won't be hard to explain why. In terms of thought-provocation, I'd have given it a five. I think it's very possible (maybe even very likely) that the medical information here is true. Dr. Gundry's background and research do qualify him to know what he's t...
  • Marsha Peacock
    Apr 30, 2017
    Life changing!!! This is the first book ever to make the connection between the one to two advils I take every day for a bad knee and why I cannot lose weight. Following his plan all my chronic hunger has STOPPED! Be sure to get the prebiotic thrive, vital reds and primal greens. I sta...
  • Kimberly
    May 07, 2017
    The principles seem sound. I found the continuous sales pitch tone to be tiring and the overall suggested program to be completely impractical. ...
  • Jathan Fink
    Apr 26, 2017
    We?ve all heard the saying, ?you are what you eat.? But in the era of Genetically Modified Organisms, this maxim can produce a lot of anxiety. That?s why world-renowned heart surgeon Steven R. Gundry, MD has written The Plant Paradox. Here he helps us navigate the world of food...
  • Stefanie Sage
    Jun 07, 2017
    While Dr Gundry is fully convinced his new way of eating is superior to all other nutritionists discoveries, I remain a bit skeptical. The book is quite repetitive and I found it to be more of an infomercial for him than I would've liked. Still his plant based recommendations shouldn't...
  • Robert
    May 11, 2017
    Impressive and convincing book. Dr. Gundry revisits his earlier diet recommendations but this time he does so based on some convincing biochemistry research. His work with thousands of patients over decades has validated his food recommendations but this recent book adds the informatio...
  • Just Commonly
    May 31, 2017
    The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven R. Gundry focuses on "The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods that Cause Disease and Weight Gain." It is quite an interesting concept, and I do see the logic in many of Dr. Gundy's claims which are backed by scientific research, as noted in the notes secti...
  • Margie
    Mar 22, 2018
    3.5 Stars A friend mentioned this book to me - she suffers from fibromyalgia and said after following "most" of this diet, she did not have any pain after 3 weeks. I don't believe she was taking the supplements, but she did eat what was recommended. And she lost 10 pounds at the 4 w...
  • Craig Clemens
    Apr 05, 2017
    Fascinating, I watch his videos and stopped eating a few of the foods he suggests (nuts, tomatoes and peppers) and am having better digestion and energy. Excited to read the rest of the book ...
  • David
    Oct 07, 2017
    As I started to read this book, it's formulaic approach made me immediately suspicious: an introduction claiming a solution to all your problems. He then goes on to state "scientific" evidence for his case. The problem is, many of his sources are bogus: web sites, non-peer reviewed ...
  • Jennifer
    Jan 11, 2018
    This is one of the worst diet/WOE (way of eating) books I have ever read. Food and eating DO NOT need to be as complicated as Gundry makes them out to be. As far as the writing goes, I hated it. The author starts off in his preface by telling readers that we are not at fault for our...
  • Kaley Ide
    Jun 10, 2017
    I enjoyed reading this book. I definitely learned a lot and have some great takeaways for myself, but I also remain skeptical about some of Dr. Gundry's recommendations. He shares very convicing scientific research and success stories, yet his program seems to be most successful for pe...
  • Kasper Karup
    Oct 02, 2017
    One of the most pretentious books I have ever read. The author seems to have no scientific self-criticism. His word are (his) truth and the ONLY truth. That's the feeling I get when reading. He talks down other diets and presents what now seem to me to be unsubstantiated evidence. Just...