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The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age PDF, ePub eBook From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox comes a groundbreaking plan for living a long, healthy, happy life. From the moment we are born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. World-renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry has been treating mature patients for most of his career. He knows that everyone thinks they want to live From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox comes a groundbreaking plan for living a long, healthy, happy life. From the moment we are born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. World-renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry has been treating mature patients for most of his career. He knows that everyone thinks they want to live forever, until they hit middle age and witness the suffering of their parents and even their peers. So how do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old age—but enjoy the benefits of youth? This groundbreaking book holds the answer. Working with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the “diseases of aging” we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he maps out a new approach to aging well—one that is based on supporting the health of the “oldest” parts of us: the microorganisms that live within our bodies. Our gut bugs—the bacteria that make up the microbiome—largely determine our health over the years. From diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s to common ailments like arthritis to our weight and the appearance of our skin, these bugs are in the driver’s seat, controlling our quality of life as we age. The good news is, it’s never too late to support these microbes and give them what they need to help them—and you—thrive. In The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, The Longevity Paradox offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital.

30 review for The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

    Gundry rattles off a lot of statements that are purported to be supported by serious scientific studies. They aren’t! [Example: the book indicates that a 2016 study on the impact of longevity concluded “nutrient uptake depends on your microbiome” supported by reference 5. Except that the study was not on humans and did not conclude that with that statement. The study was performed on nematodes.—Joel Kahn, Professor of Cardiology] Dr. Gundry provides a theory of atherosclerosis that su Gundry rattles off a lot of statements that are purported to be supported by serious scientific studies. They aren’t! [Example: the book indicates that a 2016 study on the impact of longevity concluded “nutrient uptake depends on your microbiome” supported by reference 5. Except that the study was not on humans and did not conclude that with that statement. The study was performed on nematodes.—Joel Kahn, Professor of Cardiology] Dr. Gundry provides a theory of atherosclerosis that suggests that one should avoid eating lectins, particularly lectins in grain. [Joel Kahn fact-checked this assertion too and found zero scientific studies to support this theory.] Instead of scientific studies, Gundry offers anecdotal evidence to support his claims. On the other hand, he DOES suggest that you buy his supplements and branded olive oil. As if!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Trace Nichols

    You have to know how to read these books. Don't go in to them thinking you are supposed to take every bit of advice and piece of information as "do it or die". Assimilate what you learn from the research contained within that supports the daily plan for living and make it your own - specific to your health needs, abilities to source the materials, and lifestyle goals. There is a LOT to be gleaned from this book. If you are a reader of this genre, you will find it very reminiscent of other works You have to know how to read these books. Don't go in to them thinking you are supposed to take every bit of advice and piece of information as "do it or die". Assimilate what you learn from the research contained within that supports the daily plan for living and make it your own - specific to your health needs, abilities to source the materials, and lifestyle goals. There is a LOT to be gleaned from this book. If you are a reader of this genre, you will find it very reminiscent of other works in its class today. This is where your intuition and developed knowledge of the subject needs to play a precedent role. Be smart, embrace the new information this book provides, and make a plan to live by that can actually become your way of life versus a momentary burst of fad focus. Did I say already... lots of good stuff in here!

  3. 5 out of 5

    John

    This was a very interesting look into Dr. Gundry's theory on gut health. There were a number of spots where I thought he may have confused correlation with causation, but that may have just me missing something he has pointed out already. Being an endurance athlete I was a bit put-off by his take on distance running. I have read the research on this and I'm not convinced that it is complete. However, that just may be my confirmation bias at work defending my favorite pastime. All in all I really This was a very interesting look into Dr. Gundry's theory on gut health. There were a number of spots where I thought he may have confused correlation with causation, but that may have just me missing something he has pointed out already. Being an endurance athlete I was a bit put-off by his take on distance running. I have read the research on this and I'm not convinced that it is complete. However, that just may be my confirmation bias at work defending my favorite pastime. All in all I really enjoyed this in-depth look at the care and feeding of my gut buddies.

  4. 5 out of 5

    AnaMaria Rivera

    Dr. Gundry is above all a scientists and he does a very good job at distilling his wisdom in ways that are understandable for someone that does not have a medical background. Having said this, the book is at times heavy, due to all the science involved, and the longevity paradox program in practical terms is difficult to follow, unless you have fierce determination and perhaps are already a vegan...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Robert Yokoyama

    I read this book because I am interested in living a long healthy life. The information in this book is very insightful. I learned that sleep helps clean out the brain. A good night sleep prevents plaques in the brain from growing. These plaques can lead to Alzheimer disease to develop. I will try get quality sleep by going to bed earlier and eating dinner earlier because of this information. I will eliminate the blue light that comes from my computer because it interferes with my sleep. I have I read this book because I am interested in living a long healthy life. The information in this book is very insightful. I learned that sleep helps clean out the brain. A good night sleep prevents plaques in the brain from growing. These plaques can lead to Alzheimer disease to develop. I will try get quality sleep by going to bed earlier and eating dinner earlier because of this information. I will eliminate the blue light that comes from my computer because it interferes with my sleep. I have never taken a cold shower, but I learned using cold water in the shower for a few minutes keeps me alert. I know that eating too much animal protein is bad. Now I have a reason to eat less meat. I learned that eating meat will age me faster. I will try to get more protein from plants like beans and mushrooms. I learned that having a high metabolism stresses my body and ages me quicker too. I will shorten the intensity of my work outs after reading this. I love to eat fruits daily especially grapes, apples and pineapple, but I learned that they contain a lot of fructose and this promotes diabetes. I will try to eat this fruits in moderation from now on. I have never eaten green bananas. I learned that they are good for me because they don't contain the starch and sugar of ripe bananas. I learned that rice contains arsenic poison. This scares me because I eat rice every day. Gundry recommends eating cauliflower rice. I have never tried this before, but it sounds interesting. I also like his advice to try to get out to connect with people and kiss them, This motivates me to try and find a girlfriend. I use a wheelchair so I can't jog in place or do squats, but I can continue walking with my walker and doing push ups on the floor to stay in shape. The Longevity Paradox gives me hope that I can die young at an old age if I strive to do the things that Dr. Gundry suggests.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    I just cannot get behind a book that promotes eating "good" and "bad" foods. It's yet just another "diet" or "food craze" (think: Atkins, Keto, etc...) that will eventually (already?) prove unhealthy and unwise. I didn't realize this was the type of book it was until I started reading it - definitely would not have picked it up if I knew it was just another one of those "I'm a doctor and hey, buy my supplements," book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Vibhor Jain

    This is a great work with many new perspectives on health issues which have either not been explored/discussed much or have been recent discoveries. The work of Dr Jason Fung (The Obesity Code) is simpler to understand and implement. With this book, you would need to immensely apply your own mind on how and what to implement. For example, the author mentions a total of 79 beneficial supplements. Assuming many of these would be present in combinations, still it would be an absurdly high number an This is a great work with many new perspectives on health issues which have either not been explored/discussed much or have been recent discoveries. The work of Dr Jason Fung (The Obesity Code) is simpler to understand and implement. With this book, you would need to immensely apply your own mind on how and what to implement. For example, the author mentions a total of 79 beneficial supplements. Assuming many of these would be present in combinations, still it would be an absurdly high number and not practical to take most of them. You would have to chose what to take and what to ignore. I would guess many won't be able to decide what's best. At times the later part of the book feels more like a commercial propagation of own products and ideology. Anyways, go for it and take what's beneficial for you. Ignore the rest.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Gordon

    Must read for anyone interested in long term health and well being. Dr. Gundry’s third and most well researched book. It includes new discoveries and explanations of the human body’s digestive, immune, neurological, and cellular regeneration systems...and how to ensure the right nutrition and habits to keep all functioning extremely well into a ripe old age.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jenna

    very good, informative and interesting. seems almost impossible to follow but definitely got some new information that I will implement.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Deanna Gold

    This book is mostly about avoiding LECTINS, which the author posits are responsible for all of the major diseases of aging. But he writes in such a patronizing style- calling the good bacteria in the intestinal tract "gut buddies." It got extremely annoying reading "gut buddies" a thousand times. And by the end of the book when you read his list of supplements -- he takes 79!-- you realize he is pretty out there. He also manufactures his own supplements, so of course he believes that people shou This book is mostly about avoiding LECTINS, which the author posits are responsible for all of the major diseases of aging. But he writes in such a patronizing style- calling the good bacteria in the intestinal tract "gut buddies." It got extremely annoying reading "gut buddies" a thousand times. And by the end of the book when you read his list of supplements -- he takes 79!-- you realize he is pretty out there. He also manufactures his own supplements, so of course he believes that people should be taking them. I think the information is well worth reading in spite of his patronizing tone, but if you read websites from other doctors you might get a more balanced view: https://draxe.com/lectins/

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ginger Hudock

    Some of the science is good, but others not so much. He is selective with his data. Many of the long lived populations that he sites consume lots of beans, but he ignores that fact. Many of them also consume grains, but he advises against all grains. His proposed diet is overly restrictive, based on science that he ignores.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Laura Papla Ford

    The book seems based on science, but some claims, especially about lectins has little scientific proof. Also, writers own supplements, that he does not push, but mentions prominently enough, makes one slightly concerned about objectivity of his advice.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Nic

    Some great information, definitely not a hard push for the doctor's own products like other reviewers have said. Honestly, I would have to try it in order to change the rating. It's tough to limit meets, but we'll see. No plans to try it right now, but I walk away with a few good lessons.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Great book for those in ill health who want to feel better in a short time. The Plant Paradox was a very good book too. Dr. Gundry has improved my life greatly and his books make you realize how we don't have to age poorly. There's no way I could still be working, be a caretaker for my husband, and stay healthy and calm without the knowledge and supplements provided by Dr. Gundry.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    The research in this one didn’t feel as well explained as it was in The Obesity Code, but it was interesting to read the analysis of Blue Zone communities and of how our microbiome has been affected by changes to our eating patterns.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    I can't take this guy seriously. He cites a lot of studies on mice. I didn't finish it, so maybe I missed something, but if you want to be healthy, take the advice of a doctor who does meta-analyses of long-term studies on actual people: Dr Greger. HOW NOT TO DIE is based on years of research on humans, not mice. Dr. Gundry also recommends consuming a WHOLE LITER of olive oil EVERY WEEK. That's a crazy amount of calories consumed as relatively low-nutrient fat. He also says to avoid beans and le I can't take this guy seriously. He cites a lot of studies on mice. I didn't finish it, so maybe I missed something, but if you want to be healthy, take the advice of a doctor who does meta-analyses of long-term studies on actual people: Dr Greger. HOW NOT TO DIE is based on years of research on humans, not mice. Dr. Gundry also recommends consuming a WHOLE LITER of olive oil EVERY WEEK. That's a crazy amount of calories consumed as relatively low-nutrient fat. He also says to avoid beans and legumes which is ironic considering this book is supposed to be about gut health. Nothing makes my gut happier than beans. For anyone interested in long-term, sustainable health, I recommend you read HOW NOT TO DIE by Dr. Greger.

  17. 4 out of 5

    CATHERINE

    Interesting non-fiction read that focuses on a holistic approach to health. Dr. Gundry looks at why three specific communities live into a ripe old age with a high quality of life right to the end. He argues that health isn't generic but about our gut health, and that it more likely to be affected by how we live with than our family history. He looks at diet - eat nuts (walnuts, pistachios and macadmias), green leafy vegetables (sprouts, broccoli), limit animal fats (cut out all meat if possible Interesting non-fiction read that focuses on a holistic approach to health. Dr. Gundry looks at why three specific communities live into a ripe old age with a high quality of life right to the end. He argues that health isn't generic but about our gut health, and that it more likely to be affected by how we live with than our family history. He looks at diet - eat nuts (walnuts, pistachios and macadmias), green leafy vegetables (sprouts, broccoli), limit animal fats (cut out all meat if possible, eat fish, sardines), no diary (sheep and goat products are better than cow), no grains, bread etc., sugar, coffee, limited protein, and no fruit. Seasonal eating, suggests supplements, fasting, calorie counting and looks at exercise - moderate only, mental health - nature, and the importance of community. He also looks at sleep, the impact of blue light, what we put on our bodies - the products we use to clean ourselves and wash our clothes etc and how they are poisoning us from the inside out. Presented in a clear, understandable way, reviews the positives from vegan, paleo, keto, vegetarian diets and the negatives to create a new way of looking at things. It does seem quite restrictive in terms of diet but still worth a try.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Erica

    Thanks to Dr. Gundry’s lifestyle protocol as outlined in The Plant Paradox, in four months, I went from regularly walking with a cane to traveling solo with ease and planning my next mountain hike. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to read his next book, and I wasn’t disappointed. His program works. Even better, it isn’t just a baseless fad. He distills the science very well and helps you to understand the “whys” as much as the “hows.” I know others who adhere to the program who have cured their diabet Thanks to Dr. Gundry’s lifestyle protocol as outlined in The Plant Paradox, in four months, I went from regularly walking with a cane to traveling solo with ease and planning my next mountain hike. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to read his next book, and I wasn’t disappointed. His program works. Even better, it isn’t just a baseless fad. He distills the science very well and helps you to understand the “whys” as much as the “hows.” I know others who adhere to the program who have cured their diabetes and other autoimmune conditions in similar time frames. Dr. Gundry is the real deal- not just a shill of the pharmaceutical industry. The thing that impresses me most about him is how his views have evolved over the course of his writings. He doesn’t cling to his ideas like some kind of iconoclastic ideologue just trying to sell books and products. He is always learning and questioning his own work to make it even better to help more people. Bonus points for calling gut bacteria our “gut buddies.” I love it! 😉 And I love him! Had to do the audiobook first because he cracks me up. Thank you again, Dr. G! ❤️

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sally Stanton

    This is the second of Dr. Gundrys books that I've read. Well sort of, I only got through about half of "The Plant Paradox" and I was so overwhelmed with the diet restrictions as I had just started a diet plan that was a big change for me already. This book,however, was easier for me to digest and was more interesting because it's based on feeling good as we age which I believe can happen. I enjoyed reading some of the scientific stuff as Dr. Gundry does insert some humor for us non scientist typ This is the second of Dr. Gundrys books that I've read. Well sort of, I only got through about half of "The Plant Paradox" and I was so overwhelmed with the diet restrictions as I had just started a diet plan that was a big change for me already. This book,however, was easier for me to digest and was more interesting because it's based on feeling good as we age which I believe can happen. I enjoyed reading some of the scientific stuff as Dr. Gundry does insert some humor for us non scientist types not in the field. (Yes I did skim a few parts). I really wanted to get to the nitty gritty with the lists of foods and recipes. I'm inspired to make some changes and try some of the recipes. Love the idea of having a dog! I read this book which is best in my opinion, too much info that needed to be noted and reread.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Roxanne

    Interesting collection of scientific research. Seems more rigorous even than a ketogenic diet; while he promotes low-carb eating, he also eschews animal proteins. If you have explored a vegan low-carb diet, you know how challenging it can be to achieve. However, he also claims we need only 0.37 g/kg of protein per day, a claim I'm not prepared to refute. He does elucidate the idea that cholesterol is an innocent bystander in plaque, rather than causing it. Very shortly thereafter, tho Interesting collection of scientific research. Seems more rigorous even than a ketogenic diet; while he promotes low-carb eating, he also eschews animal proteins. If you have explored a vegan low-carb diet, you know how challenging it can be to achieve. However, he also claims we need only 0.37 g/kg of protein per day, a claim I'm not prepared to refute. He does elucidate the idea that cholesterol is an innocent bystander in plaque, rather than causing it. Very shortly thereafter, though, he claims that, because mammalian proteins are found in tumors, eating meat causes tumors. Interesting, worth reading, and very accessible. Raised some questions that it didn't address. Presented science in a readable way.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ali

    Good stuff! Still sorting through what's hype and what's real, but most of Gundry's advice seems on point. It helps the book's credibility that he's a practicing heart surgeon and has seen a lot of cases. Cutting down on pro-inflammatory foods and increasing anti-inflammatory ones (e.g. extra-virgin olive oil!) remain good ideas. You won't need most of the supplements he recommends, and he does have a company that sells them. However, if you're getting the supplements anyway, the lists of reliab Good stuff! Still sorting through what's hype and what's real, but most of Gundry's advice seems on point. It helps the book's credibility that he's a practicing heart surgeon and has seen a lot of cases. Cutting down on pro-inflammatory foods and increasing anti-inflammatory ones (e.g. extra-virgin olive oil!) remain good ideas. You won't need most of the supplements he recommends, and he does have a company that sells them. However, if you're getting the supplements anyway, the lists of reliable sources are good ones. And I like the sample meal plans he provides, which forestall laziness and guesswork. Recommended!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Muellner

    A must read for every single person on a journey to optimal health and longevity! Dr. Gundry actually reads the audio book - and the information he shares is the cutting edge of the latest in understanding what we need to be eating and what we need to NOT eat as a rule. I implemented his recommendations and had instant improvement. Already down 10 pounds, feeling more energized and active, I can't wait to see where his program leads! Highly recommend!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Vlad

    The author seems credible. I am going to implement many of the suggestions. But the book could really use some stronger editing. I'd prefer to have the science concentrated in one area, and the recommendations in another section. Instead, the science is sprinkled throughout, so it feels like the author it constantly trying to persuade an already persuaded reader. I felt impatient. I had already decided to trust the author, I didn't need to be re-convinced over and over.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cathy Savage

    This is another book purporting to give heath advice. This time it is lectins to avoid rather than gluten. It also advocates intermittent fasting and high vegetable intake. Many of the foods we consider part of a healthy diet all contain lectins in varying amounts. Fortunately cooking destroys most of them. There are time tested reasons we can eat some foods raw and others only cooked! This book has a bibliography full of scientific studies to support the author's position. Who would think to qu This is another book purporting to give heath advice. This time it is lectins to avoid rather than gluten. It also advocates intermittent fasting and high vegetable intake. Many of the foods we consider part of a healthy diet all contain lectins in varying amounts. Fortunately cooking destroys most of them. There are time tested reasons we can eat some foods raw and others only cooked! This book has a bibliography full of scientific studies to support the author's position. Who would think to question something so well supported by science? Who would take the time to think critically and actually read some of the references used? Not your general layperson. Coming from both science and health based professions I did some of my own literature research and reading. (Google Scholar) Although lectins can have both positive and negative actions on gut wall integrity a normal North American diet provides little in the way of lectins as most have been destroyed by processing aka cooking. The studies cited all utilize purified lectin sources so do not reflect a normal diet. The positive health outcomes touted by this book all hinge on cutting foods with lectins and taking supplement combos which the author (a medical MD) does tell you about but also manufactures. To take all the supplements would leave little room for actual, nutritious food -never mind the expense! It was well written but I found the language very patronizing if not downright condescending. Anyone without any science background could easily be taken in by the "reasonableness" of the presentation and "scientific" language. An article to read for clarification is: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifest... I gave it 2 stars because there are some pearls about healthy eating that can be mined from this book. As with everything that looks to good to be true, there is just enough truth embedded to suck people in.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    I will preface that I borrowed the audiobook version of this book. The author has a pleasant voice and reads the book himself, so I’ll call that a win. The last quarter of the book was interesting and actually went into the longevity plan that suckered me into grabbing the book from the “other books that may interest you” section on the library app. However the ordering of the information in the book was such garbage that the first 3/4-ish of the book was tedious and had me moaning “whyyyyyyy, w I will preface that I borrowed the audiobook version of this book. The author has a pleasant voice and reads the book himself, so I’ll call that a win. The last quarter of the book was interesting and actually went into the longevity plan that suckered me into grabbing the book from the “other books that may interest you” section on the library app. However the ordering of the information in the book was such garbage that the first 3/4-ish of the book was tedious and had me moaning “whyyyyyyy, whyyyyy are you going on about this?!” Maybe there was useful information in the first chunk of the book that could have felt relevant after reviewing the plan itself. Maybe the author could have started afresh with this book instead of giving a wink and nod multiple times to those who read an earlier book of his as being in the know already about why something was relevant. Maybe he could have explained why these things were important instead of referencing that it would become clear later. Maybe the author could have picked a side as he crucified lectins as the literal root of every health problem conceivable and then suggested eating some foods that contain lectins after all. Maybe the author could have not given things cutesy names that stuck through the whole damn book... gut buddies For those who don’t want to suffer through and don’t care to jump to the end, the plan is basically a mashup of some intermittent fasting and a plant based keto-ish diet with some calorie restriction. It all sounded kind of trendy but safer than the all-out trend diets. In the end, eat plants and don’t eat too close to bedtime or it’ll jack with your body’s natural healing time. That’s probably a good place to start.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Eliot Burdett

    Doctor writes about his experience studying toxins in plant and animal based food. Basic advice is: - avoid foods and products that cause inflammation - reduce or eliminate animal based foods - consume low levels of protein - fast Lectin research is not yet conclusive. Author aligns with the general consensus in the science community about the following nutrition - health related factors: - meat is problematic on its own due to toxins and carcinogenic factors - over Doctor writes about his experience studying toxins in plant and animal based food. Basic advice is: - avoid foods and products that cause inflammation - reduce or eliminate animal based foods - consume low levels of protein - fast Lectin research is not yet conclusive. Author aligns with the general consensus in the science community about the following nutrition - health related factors: - meat is problematic on its own due to toxins and carcinogenic factors - overconsumption of meat leads to increase in blood sugar via process called gluconeogenesis - high blood sugar is a factor in many health issues (diabetes, cancer etc) - more whole food is good - gut biome is important in proper function of brain and immune system Author makes several (currently) more controversial claims including the degree to which lectins are problematic, which foods must be avoided - fruit during winter, raw beans, grains, the degree to which animal based protein is toxic and the safety of a restrictive diet. A lot of anecdotal or correlative evidence, which makes the book seem like its full of pseudoscience. If you study foods and diets you know you have to scrutinize the validity of all claims - even ones claiming to be backed by science which is often entirely untrue. This book is less useful as a formula (based on current support) and more useful in making you question everything you are eating and exposing yourself to and for identifying topics for further research.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Brandi D'angelo

    Much of the advice in this book is the same you will find in almost any "health" book: eat vegetables, fermented foods, nuts, green tea, flaxseed, jicama, etc. Do not eat sugar, most grains, bad oils, meat. It begins to sound like a broken record. Some things that make this book different are that Dr. Gundry explains the science behind the advice in such a compelling way, that you almost build enough motivation to actually follow it. I think this book is especially helpful to anyone with a degen Much of the advice in this book is the same you will find in almost any "health" book: eat vegetables, fermented foods, nuts, green tea, flaxseed, jicama, etc. Do not eat sugar, most grains, bad oils, meat. It begins to sound like a broken record. Some things that make this book different are that Dr. Gundry explains the science behind the advice in such a compelling way, that you almost build enough motivation to actually follow it. I think this book is especially helpful to anyone with a degenerative disease, who wishes to give their body the tools to heal itself. Dr. Gundry also explains the science behind restrictive eating (i.e. fasting, intermittent fasting, calorie restriction, etc.) I do think that is something most people could do intermittently :-)

  28. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    Incredible insights or a way to sell supplements? This longevity protocol combines a lot of the stuff I’ve already bought into such as minimal sugar, no grains and intermittent fasting. But it takes it to the next level with further calorie restrictions, significantly less (or no) animal protein, no dairy from cows (goats, sheep and buffalo are ok), and no nightshades (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers). Heavy on resistant starches, mushrooms and greens. Red wine, tea and coffee are OK. Fake sugars (S Incredible insights or a way to sell supplements? This longevity protocol combines a lot of the stuff I’ve already bought into such as minimal sugar, no grains and intermittent fasting. But it takes it to the next level with further calorie restrictions, significantly less (or no) animal protein, no dairy from cows (goats, sheep and buffalo are ok), and no nightshades (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers). Heavy on resistant starches, mushrooms and greens. Red wine, tea and coffee are OK. Fake sugars (Splenda et.al.) are out, but erythritol and xylitol are in. I’m on the fence. If you’ve had any experience with this program, please leave me a comment!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Daylynn Foster

    I liked The Plant Paradox better. This repeats some/ a lot of that information. The name of the game is this: Whoever has the least amount of inflammation in their body gets to live longer & healthier! This is what all the 100yr olds + have in common...low inflammation markers. The trick is to avoid things that cause inflammation. Also, let a large amount of time lapse b/t your last meal & bedtime. 1 hour isn't enough. Fast. I'm trying to incorporate hemp tofu in my diet now. (My body/di I liked The Plant Paradox better. This repeats some/ a lot of that information. The name of the game is this: Whoever has the least amount of inflammation in their body gets to live longer & healthier! This is what all the 100yr olds + have in common...low inflammation markers. The trick is to avoid things that cause inflammation. Also, let a large amount of time lapse b/t your last meal & bedtime. 1 hour isn't enough. Fast. I'm trying to incorporate hemp tofu in my diet now. (My body/digestion seems to like this too) I know a couple who are following this plan of his & as of today it's been only 3 weeks but they like it so far; too soon to notice any changes they say.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

    Interesting info with lots of anecdotal evidence (I'd prefer a bit more scientific data), but the first half of the book I spent wondering when Gundry would reveal the details of the "program" constantly referred to, and it felt like I was listening to an extended tv shopping channel advertisement as a result of this--I was waiting to find out how much more I'd have to spend on Gundry's products in addition to having already purchased the book. FORTUNATELY, it didn't quite get to the bad place I Interesting info with lots of anecdotal evidence (I'd prefer a bit more scientific data), but the first half of the book I spent wondering when Gundry would reveal the details of the "program" constantly referred to, and it felt like I was listening to an extended tv shopping channel advertisement as a result of this--I was waiting to find out how much more I'd have to spend on Gundry's products in addition to having already purchased the book. FORTUNATELY, it didn't quite get to the bad place I was anticipating, but it certainly was an irritating aspect of the book, in spite of it's great content.

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