I am here today with one of the most requested podcast guests ever. Dr. Steven Gundry MD is a renowned heart surgeon and four-time New York Times bestselling author and physician-scientist. He’s a leading expert on the lectin-free diet as the key to reversing disease and increasing longevity, which he explains in his book The Plant Paradox.
In this episode, we go deep on autoimmune disease and how to reverse it, how to keep your family healthy, and the science of APOE-4 genes. Dr. Gundry practices medicine still seven days a week with his waitlist-only clinics, which have a 95% reversal rate for autoimmune disease.
No question, this is one of my favorite interviews I’ve ever done… I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did!
Episode Highlights With Dr. Gundry
- What lectins are and why they should be avoided
- A surprising and easy way to destroy harmful lectins in food
- What Dr. Gundry thinks of the keto and carnivore diets
- The truth about fruit and how to consume it the right way
- Ways to support the microbiome from the inside out
- Why we should all consume a liter of olive oil per week!
- The one type of beans that is safe to consume out of the can
- How to reverse autoimmune disease and test negative for biomarkers
- Why cancer loves fructose and how to reduce cancer risk
- Why resistant starch is important
- The reason what you don’t eat is more important than what you do
- Supplements we can all benefit from
- The core parts of a healthy diet according to Dr. Gundry
- Yet another reason to love your Instant Pot
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- The Plant Paradox. The Longevity Paradox, and other books by Steven Gundry
- The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
- Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs, and the Chesapeake Bay
- Baruka nuts
- Eden canned beans
- Instant Pot
- Ben Greenfield article on Dr. Gundry
- My favorite olive oil
More From Wellness Mama
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- 236: Facts vs. Myths About Blue Zones & Ways to Increase Longevity
- 194: Longevity, Autoimmunity, & Plant-Based Diets With Nora Gedgaudas
- The Importance of Soaking Nuts & Seeds
- Are Sprouted, Soaked, & Fermented Grains Healthy?
- Is a Plant-Based Diet Good for All of Us?
- 9 Lessons We Can All Learn From Blue Zones
- Olive Oil Benefits (& How to Choose One that Isn’t Fake!)
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