Online book – Paradox plants. The hidden dangers of healthy food. How foods kill us, depriving health, youth and beauty | The author of the book is Stephen Gundry
MD, cardiologist, transplantologist, nutritionist, nutritionist and nutritionist, Member of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology, American Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Board of Chest Disease Specialists. Founder of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, USA
This book contains tips and information related to health. They should be used as a supplement, not a substitute for advice from your doctor. If you know or suspect health problems, we recommend that you contact your doctor before using any medical program or treatment. Despite the fact that every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in the book, the publisher and the author are not responsible for any results of the application of the proposed methods, because each person’s body is unique, and treatment always requires an individual approach under the supervision of a specialist. .
To all my patients:
Everything that is contained in this book, I either learned from you, or discovered thanks to the fact that you readily joined my journey. If people see me, it is only because I stand on the shoulders of giants – your shoulders!
Let’s assume that in the next few pages I will tell you that everything that you knew (or thought you knew) about your diet, health and weight is wrong. For decades, I myself believed this lie. I ate "healthy" food (after all, I am a cardiologist and surgeon). I rarely ate fast food; I drank low fat milk and ate whole grain bread. (Okay, I confess: I loved Diet "Coca-Cola", but it’s better than the original brew, which consists almost entirely of sugar, right?) And I was not lazy with physical culture either. I ran thirty miles a week and went to the gym daily. Despite the fact that I was carrying extra weight, I developed hypertension, migraines, arthritis, high cholesterol and insulin resistance, I still thought that I was doing everything right. (Spoiler: I am thirty kilograms lighter now and I don’t suffer from any of the above health problems.) But a quiet inner voice stubbornly asked the same question: “If I do everything right, why does this happen to me?”
Seems very familiar?
If you are reading this book, you probably also understand that something is wrong, but you do not understand what it is. Maybe you just can’t control your violent appetite and irresistible craving for certain foods. Low-carb, low-fat, low-glycemic, paleo and other diets did not help, and you couldn’t even hold onto them for a long time – or after the initial successes, the weight lost quickly returned. The running, fast walking, weight training, aerobics, crossfit, yoga, calisthenics, exercise bike, high-intensity interval training or any other programs that you tried to lose stubborn extra pounds did not help you.
Remember: your health problems are not your fault! This book will forever turn your idea of healthy eating. Welcome to the world of "Paradox of plants!"
Excess weight (or, conversely, too much lack of weight) is a serious problem, but perhaps you are most worried about food allergies and "breaking", problems with digestion, headaches, fog in the head, lack of energy, aching joints , numb muscles, acne in adulthood, or many other problems that you just can’t get rid of. Or maybe you are suffering from one or more autoimmune diseases – type 1 or type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, thyroid disorders, or other hormonal organs. Maybe you have asthma or allergies. You may even think that you are somehow to blame for your poor health or extra pounds, so the burden of guilt also joins your heavy load. If this somehow comforts you – you are not alone in this.
And all this will change soon. Welcome to the "Paradox of plants".
First, repeat after me: "This is not my fault." Yes, that’s right: your health problems are not your fault.
I have a solution to your problems, but please be prepared for the fact that all your ideas about how to lead a healthy lifestyle will be questioned. This information will dispel the myths that are rooted in our culture, and tell you about new ideas that may stun you at first. But the really good news is: from the secrets that I will share with you, you will find out why you remain sick, tired, not energetic, why you have excess (or insufficient) weight, fog in your head or constant pain. And after you find and remove all the obstacles that stand in the way of excellent health and slim body, your life will change.
You see, without false modesty, I want to tell you that I discovered the common cause of most health problems. This discovery is based on extensive research, including my own articles, published in peer-reviewed journals that no one has compared before. Various "experts" on health care called the reasons for our modern ills inactivity, the love of fast food, the use of drinks with high fructose corn syrup and a lot of environmental toxins (and much more), but, unfortunately, they are wrong. (No, I do not want to say that all these factors do not contribute to the deterioration of health!) The real reason is hidden so deeply that you would never notice it. But I am running ahead.