The Plant Paradox – Dr. Steven Gundry (book review)

plant paradox

(2 min read/audio) 

This is perhaps THE best, most comprehensive, detailed and most profound life changer book I’ve ever read.    I actually had to take it slow there was so much thought process going on that I needed to take a break and let the information digest in my brain.

 

Dr. Gundry’s description and detail was thoroughly researched and informative with analogies I can use in my practice that are so simple, my elementary school age kids could easily understand.

 

This book will make you have to take a severe look at the crap you are putting in your body.

 

Gundry speaks the way, reasons his points and explains everything EXACTLY how everyone of us would like to have our personal doctor talk to us.   “Just give me the facts…what do I have? How can I fix this? Is it serious? Am I going to die? What will it cost? What’s ok to eat? What should I avoid?  What’s my plan from here forward? and please doc, if you have an extra 4 hours to spare, would you please give me the ‘why’s’ behind all of this?”

 

Sounds great?  Too good to be true?

 

So why am I so hesitant and gun shy and why would I call his paradox book an actual paradox?

 

Because – The answer to all the above is not what you want to hear.

 

What we tell ourselves we want is often exactly opposite of what we want to hear.  

We tend to surround ourselves by like minded teachers, social media followers,  music lovers and yes, doctors. We love a slightly overweight doctor that loves himself some pizza and beer and agrees with our self assessments, gives us what we ask for and lives a Typical American diet and American life and we surround ourselves with exactly that…hell, I’m like that.

 

Dr. Gundry is not…or at least his book is not.   

 

The Plant Paradox is a tough, jagged, bitter pill to swallow that just rings so true and so real it is in fact both revolutionary and pisses me off at the same time because he dispels nearly every one of my self rationalizations with the true facts.   He attacks my subconscious “known” ideas hiding under the surface and my weak justifications and calls me out.

 

We eat crap in America.  Loads and Loads of crap. It has been packaged to appeal to us and tricked us into thinking it tastes good.   It makes us crave more crap but it is still just straight up crap.

Even when it’s “good for us food” it still could be crap because we don’t even have the digestive system working the right way to allow us to absorb the good and pass on the bad.   

 

WE ARE SCREWED UP and he blatantly calls our bluff.

 

So here’s the good news.

 

Dr. Gundry can help you fix it.

 

It’s not even that hard.   

 

Its just in the face of what we’ve been told, what our doctors and teachers have told us and what is the standard American diet.     

 

It’s our wake up call to true health and although it’s tough to admit it, when you’re ready he’s there to help.

 

With the basic idea of “lectins”  as invaders into our system and wreaking havoc on..well, just about every process it can gets its tentacles on, Dr. Gundry walks you hand in hand on the “why’s”, “how’s” and “what to do nows?” you’re going to have.

 

His book made me a better doctor before I even finished it and gave me the ammo and reasoning I needed to make myself better.

 

He’s one of those great guys I list on my blog that has changed my life without ever having met me.   Go into this book with fair warning…It will open your eyes and make you better at explaining health and sickness than any doctor you’ve been to, without ever sitting for hours in the waiting room.

 

5 Comments

  1. Although he has a lot of hype to sell his products, he does speak truth and is spot on about food and what is needed for a healthy gut! I haven’t read his book, but I have heard him speak and I’m sure it’s definitely worth the read!

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