Episode 130 Plant Paradox with Dr Steven Gundry

In his book “Plant Paradox” Dr Steven Gundry discusses some of the dangers with eating plant foods.  In a way of protection, some plants produce toxins called lectins that can be harmful to human health.  With a mission to dramatically improve human health, happiness, and longevity through his unique vision of diet and nutrition, he is sharing this information in this interview. 

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • What inspired you to write this book?
  • What is the plant paradox?
  • What are lectins?
  • Why aren’t we able to digest them?
  • What’s the microbiome?
  • What have we traditionally done to protect ourselves from lectins?
  • What has changed in the last 100 years to bring more lectins into our diets?
  • Isn’t whole grain supposed to be healthy?
  • How are antibiotics contributing?
  • Are there other medications contributing?
  • How are GMOs and roundup contributing?
  • How are endocrine disruptors contributing?
  • How does this all affect us?
  • How does it contribute to autoimmunity?
  • How do they contribute to weight gain?
  • If we are avoiding lectins, what would we avoid?
  • What can we eat?
  • Are there some foods that are ok if they are just in moderation?
  • What are your four rules when someone gets started?
  • What’s phase 1?
  • What’s phase 2?
  • What’s phase 3?
  • How can someone get started?
  • How can someone get more info/your book/website?