A Heart Surgeon Heals Guts Through Lectins Science
Steven Gundry MD, discusses his new, very interesting book The Plant Paradox on the challenges with lectins and leaky gut leading to brain challenges, weight gain, and emotional unpredictability.
He has discovered unconventional truths about lectins & human nutrition. The Gundry MD philosophy is a radical departure from the traditional dietary “wisdom” which has failed so many Americans over the past few decades. His research may offer a breakthrough for those who have struggled for years with energy levels, chronic body maladies, and overall health. If you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked – Dr. Gundry would like to offer you peer-reviewed hope. He’s done his homework.
Lectins: The Gundry Perspective Evolves
For over thirty years, he practiced as one of the world’s pre-eminent experts in heart surgery. My experiences took me to new frontiers of medical science. He was a driving force behind major breakthroughs in medical technology and surgical procedures – breakthroughs that revolutionized the way doctors save lives.
But back in 2001, while he was Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Loma Linda University, he was asked to treat a chronically ill, overweight patient. This man was considered a hopeless case, someone who couldn’t be helped even by surgery. But “hopeless cases” have been a specialty of mine over the years, and he was willing to take on this man’s challenge when no one else would.
Dr. Gundry discovered that the patient had actually reversed his heart-threatening symptoms – symptoms he was told were inoperable – with nothing but a combination of natural, dietary nutrients. This led him to pursue further research of his own. The conclusions he made were unmistakable… and they led directly to the foundation of GundryMD.com.
New Microbe Rules Apply
“The key to strong, sustainable health lives in all of us arrives in the form of beneficial microbes. These “good bacteria” are in danger of dying out, due to dietary and environmental issues that overload our systems with threatening “bad” microbes. Once you begin taking care of your “good” microbes – or, as I like to call them, “your gut buddies” – you can begin an incredible transformation.”
Dr. Gundry provides exceedingly interesting detail on his views regarding lectins and other foods that may cause harm in this interview. His views may be controversial for some, and yet they appear to significantly contribute to healing or he couldn’t document these observations with hard data. His explanations matter. Medical experts in the nutrition industry strongly support his work.
Skeptical? Stay tuned here at CBJ, we will address both sides of this interesting issue. His work is quite interesting, as you will appreciate during this interview, but others do disagree. [It appears that this new information could result in a Gut-Galileo Moment!]
What is the study of Holobiotics?
It’s the concept that guides Dr. Gundry’s “Diet Evolution” system, and all the supplements and products he’s designed to support it. It’s based on the belief that true health only happens when you’re living in a state of cooperation with the trillions of tiny microbes that live everywhere in, on, and around your body.
Think of your body like an apartment complex. You’re the landlord, and these trillions of tiny bugs are your tenants. Some of those bugs are “good” tenants: managing your digestion, helping energy move throughout your body, and powering as much as 80 percent of your immune system function, to keep you from getting sick or infected. But your body is also home to “bad” tenants: lectins (plant-based proteins that harm proper cell function); pathogens (bugs that cause illness and infection); and gut yeasts (which harm healthy digestion and help make you overweight).
Your body and its “bugs” working together to give you optimum health. Sugar and other sweeteners endanger your “good” bugs and keep you from feeling your best.
Naturally, you don’t want these “bad” bugs running the show. But when you feed them unhealthy foods like sugars, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives, this makes them stronger. These foods help them kill off the “good” bugs…and turns your body into the kind of “building” where only bad bugs would want to live.
To restore your body to optimum health and wellness, you need to be sure you’re taking care of your “good” bugs. Every product from Gundry MD is designed with this purpose in mind…whether it’s a nutritional supplement for keeping the bugs in your gut powerfully effective…a skin treatment to nourish the healthy bacteria that live on the outside of your body…or any of the exciting new products currently in the works in the Gundry MD labs.
That’s holobiotics. It’s all about taking care of your good bacteria. Because if you take care of them… they’ll take care of you.
Dr. Gundry’s Connections
- Bio: Inventions & remarkable Medical and Leadership Experience Here.
- Gundry, Steven (2017). The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain (1st ed.) 2017, Harper Wave. Global Amazon Link
- Gundry, Steven. “Supplements Archive”. Gundry MD. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
- “TheScholarsRepository@LLU: Digital Archive of Research, Scholarship & Creative Works Update”. Loma Linda University. October 1996. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
- “Steven R. Gundry Inventions, Patents and Patent Applications”. Justia Patents. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
- “Steven Gundry”. The Cardiothoracic Surgery Network. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
- Hamblin, James (24 April 2017). “The Next Gluten-Level Obsession Could Be Lectins”. The Atlantic. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
- Gundry, Steven R. (2008). Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution: Turn off the Genes that are Killing You—and Your Waistline—and Drop the Weight for Good (1st ed.). New York: Crown Publishers. ISBN0307352110.
- Convenient Summary Page on Lectins – Healthline
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