Did you know that if you eat as few as 4 or 5 raw kidney beans, you are literally poisoning your body?
When I first heard this, I was shocked. I thought beans were supposed to be healthy, right? But apparently, if beans aren’t cooked properly, then they actually poison your body with a compound called “lectin.” Gluten also contains lectin, and lectin breaks apart the lining of our gut, causing things like acne, irritable bowel, brain fog, and eczema.
There are foods that we eat, some of which we think are healthy, that really harm our bodies in the long-run, causing everything from nausea to heart disease.
To keep ourselves healthy, we need to stay away from lectins. Thankfully, the incredible Dr. Steven Gundry is bringing that fact to light and is helping people everywhere improve their gut health. For this 5 Minute Friday, I revisit a past conversation with Dr. Gundry about the foods you should absolutely stay away from and why doing so will make you healthier and happier.
Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned cardiologist, surgeon, medical device inventor, and bestselling author. Although he has performed thousands of heart surgeries in his 40-year career, Dr. Gundry’s current focus is empowering people through diet to reverse and prevent ailments. He’s the Director and Founder of the International Heart & Lung Institute as well as the Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, CA. He helps patients learn how to take control of their weight, health, and energy by using his surprisingly simple diet advice.
He’s the New York Times best-selling author of The Plant Paradox, and his latest book is The Longevity Paradox which is all about how we can live long, healthy lives and fight the diseases of aging. He also hosts his own health podcast, The Dr. Gundry Podcast which gives you the tools and information you need to hack your vitality, avoid dangerous “health foods,” and balance your all-important gut.
I’ve had Dr. Gundry on The School of Greatness a total of 3 times now, and each time I’m inspired by his knowledge and his motivation to help other people learn the truth about food, gut health, and mental clarity. Check out our past episodes together to learn more about his practices and health advice: Episode 935, Episode 772, and Episode 521.
Join me on Episode 960 to learn about the foods that are secretly killing you with the incredible Dr. Steven Gundry!