Dr. Gundry’s The Plant Paradox Is Wrong

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
02 Aug 2020

A book purported to expose the “hidden dangers’ in healthy foods doesn’t even pass the whiff test.

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This is an unusual video for me. Normally I try to stay out of the “diet wars” and just stick to bringing you the latest science. There are roughly 100,000 papers published on nutrition in the in peer-reviewed medical literature every year. We have a hard enough time just trying not to fall too far behind with that. Let me know what you think. Would you rather I do more of these reactive-type videos?

You’ll note I never really addressed Dr. Gundry’s thesis about lectins. That’s what the next two videos are about—stay tuned:
• How to Avoid Lectin Poisoning (http://www.nutritionfacts.org/....video/how-to-avoid-l
• Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/are-lectins-in-foo

Here are links to the videos I alluded to in the video if you want to learn more:
• Blood Type Diet Debunked (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/blood-type-diet-de
• Physician’s May be Missing Their Most Important Tool (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/physicians-may-be-
• Increased Lifespan from Beans (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/increased-lifespan
• Can Oatmeal Help Fatty Liver Disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/can-oatmeal-help-f

What else can tomatoes do? See Inhibiting Platelet Activation with Tomato Seeds (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/Inhibiting-Platel

One of the key reasons why whole grains may be so beneficial is their effect on our good bacteria. See, for example, Gut Microbiome – Strike it Rich with Whole Grains (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/gut-microbiome-st and Microbiome: We Are What They Eat (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/microbiome-we-are

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