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The Plant Paradox

Steven R. Gundry

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The Plant Paradox helps you to make better food decisions and eat healthier by demonstrating how some plant foods that we think are healthy can actually be harming us.


The Plant Paradox

The Plant Paradox

by Steven R. Gundry


Health foods and diets are more popular than ever before. You've probably heard the buzz around so-called superfoods. And you're probably aware of the fact that certain foods that are deep-fried or full of added sugar, should be avoided. So avoiding the bad and eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is the key to health, why are rates of obesity and inflammation-related diseases higher than ever?

Look no further than Dr. Steven R. Gundry's book, The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain. He's a former professor of cardiothoracic surgery and the director of the Center for Restorative Medicine in California.

In his book, he alerts us to the dangers of certain plant foods widely deemed to be healthy. He lays out which plant foods should be avoided, according to his own research. He advises what to eat instead to have more energy, help your digestion, reduce inflammation, and maintaining optimal weight. Dr. Gundry explains how the nutritional value of our fruits and vegetables have changed, and what our ancestor's diets can teach us about what we should consume.

Favorite quote

Quite simply, plants don't want to be eaten – and who can blame them? Like any living thing, their instinct is to propagate the next generation of their species.

- Dr. Steven Gundry

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