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Kale: Superfood or super bad for you? | Dr. Gundry Clips

Sucking you think kale is unhealthy for us to eat, but it might be a bit of an overstatement. But I like you, I really care about the microbiome and I spent 15 years of my life on antibiotics for chronic sinus infections. So I had a truly rack to gut that is now recovered and along the way I got to be friends and I’m an investor.

An advisor in a company called biome that quantifies gut bacteria at a very detailed level, and their data set from tens of thousands of people shows that roughly a third of people don’t have bacteria that can breakdown oxalic, acid or oxalates. So what happens? Is this compound? That’s very high in kale. Oh, it goes into the blood. It meets, free, calcium there, an extra calcium. As you know, ages, you pretty quickly.

You should not have extra calcium floating around your blood, but you probably do and when it hits the calcium, it forms micro crystals that then stick in your joints and cause pain. It’s associated with brain inflammation, potentially with autism and the worst condition of all that it’s associated with is called vulvodynia, which is extremely a painful vulva in women to the point they can’t even wear underwear.

I mean it look, really bad pain and it’s caused by these micro crystals. So if you’re sitting there eating one of these, you know raw kale salads once or twice a day. It’s also associated with kidney stones that come from not uric acid, but oxalic acid. The producer on the movie that I filmed about toxic mold called moldy movie it by the way it’s free, moldy movie com. This is kind of my giving back because mold jacked up my hull so much like here’s.

What it’s doing and the producer was eating. Two kale salads a day. She gets kidney stones in the middle of the of the movie like. Well, that’s what happens so. I actually recommend on the bulletproof plug if you’re going to eat, kale forgotton, say cook it. It’s okay to cook it dump the water, we’re mostly the oxalic acid, is maybe add some baking soda or some calcium to precipitate the crystals, but rock hail my sheep.

I have a small farm, my sheep will spit out Rock ale. It’s really not good food. Well, I’ve actually seen a couple of women who have come to me for hypothyroidism and they basically were having a kale smoothie in the morning and kale salad for lunch and a kale salad for dinner, and it was actually suppressing their thyroid function. They didn’t have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, they thought they have, but we took their what we didn’t take it away from them, but we dramatically limited their kale and it solved the problem yeah.

If you have some kale once a week and you don’t wake up with joint pain. Great you know enjoy it, I would say: eat the Dino kale, that’s stuff, that isn’t all lacy. The lacy kale is particularly high in these compounds and there’s something else really scary about kale there’s a toxic metal called thallium. It’s called the poisoners poison. It disrupts potassium in ourselves, kale even organic kale bioaccumulates that stuff, like nothing else.

When we put, we took lead out of our gasoline, we put thallium in the gasoline instead, which is a thousand times more toxic than lead, which itself any amount of lead in. Your body increases your risk of cardiovascular disease dramatically. So now we’re eating a food that has oxalic acid and high thallium levels, which disrupts cellular metabolism and we’re thinking we’re making ourselves healthy.

So look if you love kale eat some kale, but you can also eat some french fries they’re, probably equivalent


 

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5 Gundry-Approved Vegetarian Superfoods

Gundry, I’m a vegetarian. What can I eat? You know I hear it all the time. People assume that the plant paradox is not for them because they don’t eat meat. Now, here’s the thing. If you’ve read my book, you know that every recipe has a vegetarian or vegan friendly option. In fact, I eat mostly vegetarian diet myself, but I don’t fill up on grains and I don’t get my protein from soy. Instead, I rely on five vegetarian superfoods that are plant paradox approved and delicious.

The first one is an avocado and it’s one of my favorite foods. In fact, I eat an avocado just about every day. In fact, it’s the one fruit you don’t have to eat. In moderation, it’s got barely any sugar and the perfect blend of healthy fats and soluble fiber to keep your gut bugs happy and with almost as much protein as an egg avocados do a great job keeping you full. That’s why I tell my patients to start each day with a whole avocado.

Second, we’ve got leafy greens dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale and collard greens are among the healthiest foods on the planet and believe it or not. They’ve got plenty of protein think about it. Some of the biggest most muscular mammals on the planet – horses and gorillas, for example, eat vegetarian diets and they’re getting enough protein and nutrients to go about their days. That’s because they know they can get all the protein they need from Lees.

And so can you third mushrooms, they’re high in protein as far as vegetables are concerned, but that’s not the only reason they’re great for keeping your body fueled up you see. Mushrooms are heavy in fructooligosaccharides a form of indigestible sugar that your gut bugs love and there’s no better way to keep you full happy and comfortable and keeping your gut bugs happy. That’s part of the reason I love corn grumbles as a replacement for me.

They’re vegetarian made mostly of mushroom roots and have a great meaty texture up next nuts. Now not all nuts are created equal. In fact, some nuts aren’t nuts at all their seeds like cashews or legumes like peanuts, but walnuts, pecans, pistachios and macadamia. Nuts are all wonderful for you, they’re, packed with good fats or filling and are high in protein, and studies have even shown that people who eat nuts every day live longer healthier lives than those who don’t.

But what about almonds their skins contain lectins. So if you’re eating, blanch or marcona almonds, you’re fine, the plain old almonds should be avoided. Last but not least, beans. Yes, you heard me right beans, the doctor Gundry, don’t beans have lectins absolutely, but there’s a great way around that pressure cooking. It kills. Almost all the lectins and beans making them safer to eat and don’t worry modern pressure cookers aren’t the scary spring loaded, ready to blow contraptions of the past, they’re safe and easy to use, and you only hit one button.

But if you want even easier shop for eating brand, can beans they’re, already pressure cooked to minimize lectins and they come in a bpa-free, can just remember pressure cooking doesn’t get rid of all electrons in your food, so save beans, even pressure cook beans for special occasions And always remember: you can get plenty of protein from plants, especially things like greens, cruciferous, vegetables, roots and tubers.

So if you’re a vegetarian who is curious about the plant paradox or if you’re trying to eat less meat, we all should keep these five super foods in mind. Your gut and your body will thank you. Thanks for reading click, the circular blog icon to subscribe and make sure you don’t miss a single article, click on the left to read an they’re great article and don’t forget to visit my website for more of my best tips, because I’m doctor Gundry and I’m always Looking out for you,


 

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Dr. Gundry’s Plant Paradox on the Go

But how can you make it work when you’re out and about you know? It may surprise you to hear it’s not that hard, but it does take some smart planning and careful preparation. So today we’re going to get into the plant paradox on the go, but first I want to know. Is there anything you’d like to learn more about? If, yes, please do me a favor and let me know in the comments below I’m making this blog for you after all, so I want to make sure your health questions get answered.

In fact, this article is actually inspired by one of our viewers who wrote in wondering how to help her husband stay healthy on the road. He travels a lot for work and it’s something that’s been on my mind, a lot, because I’ve got a few really big trips coming up myself and, in my opinion, traveling is just better if you’re feeling your best, whether you’re on the road for work or for Pleasure so let’s get right to it.

First of all, I understand if you’re on the road a lot eating in restaurants, every night is a drag so Wow I’ll briefly talk about restaurant strategy. At the end of this article today, I want to focus on snacks, lunches and other meals. You can pack at home and eat on the go first snacks. Now, if you’ve been with me for a while, you know that one of my favorite snacks on the planet is nuts they’re high in protein and healthy fat, and they keep you full for a long time.

But they can get boring, especially if you’re on the road. For a while, so I like to mix them up a little by tossing them in herbs and spices, try, garlic and rosemary at freaka and salt, or even a bit of cinnamon and vanilla, stevia for a sweet tasting treat. But I understand that can get boring on its own. We all need options. So if you have a refrigerator access on your trip or at least a well insulated lunch bag, consider making a batch of guacamole and bringing some celery jicama sticks or Belgian endive dipping.

You can also stock your fridge with healthy cheeses like buffalo mozzarella. You know, Costco sells them in individual vacuum pack servings. It’s really super convenient now or try some celery and jicama with almond butter. Instead, another great snack option if you’re browsing the grocery store shells are those little seaweed chips, basically just dehydrated seaweed with salt and seasonings, but read the label to make sure there aren’t any sneaky ingredients in with your healthy seaweed.

Now, if you’re on the road a lot, I think it’s handy to get a big plastic container and fill it up with shelf-stable pre-portion snacks like seaweed chips, nuts, the single serving packets of almond butter, bittersweet, chocolate or even jicama or coconut chips. That way, if you’re on the road for hours at a time – and you feel a little craving coming on, you know you’re taken care of and remember if you aren’t prepared those long trips are a great time to play around with intermittent fasting.

It’s great for your health, it’s way better than stopping at a gas station for a bite and as long as you’re staying well, hydrated you’ll probably get used to it fairly quickly and start feeling great fast. If not, there’s always lunch. Now it’s easy enough to find a plant paradox’ friendly meal at most restaurants and, like I said I’ll talk about dining out at the end of this article. But if you want to pack a lunch on the go, there are a few things you can do to make sure your lunch is delicious and not a soggy mess at lunch time.

First, you know that plastic container, you’re filling with snacks, throw in some sea salt. Some pepper, good quality, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. That way, you can stop anywhere for salad, greens and you’ll, be able to dress your salad and top it with some nuts for extra crunch, always handy right now, when it comes to packing a sameday lunch, your possibilities are pretty darn limitless, though, unless you’ve got access To high-quality, lectin free bread, traditional sandwiches are off the table.

If you want something hot and don’t have access to a stove or microwave, I suggest heating up something like a stew or a soup until it’s piping hot, then transferring it into into a thermos and sealing it tight, it’ll cool a little. But if you really heat your food up at the beginning of the day, it should stay until lunchtime and if you have access to a microwave but not a fridge, consider packing frozen soups and stews and glass jars they’ll start to thaw throughout the day, then just Unscrew the jars and warm them up now, if you’re more of a salad person, I suggest either packing your salad undressed and using that oil and vinegar I mentioned earlier or if you don’t, have access to a fridge during the day, and you want the convenience of A pre dressed salad, ditch the delicate greens and make your meal with hearty ingredients like broccoli, slaw, kale, chopped radishes and shaved asparagus.

Not only will it make your cell a little more delicious and exciting, because it’s not your average lettuce you’ll avoid that end of the day. Soggy green thing too, but if you are someone who craves leafy greens, make your salad upside down, put your dressing in the bottom of the container, followed by the heavy ingredients like animal protein. Avocado and chopped veggies then put the greens at the very top when you’re ready to eat just invert, the container onto a plate and you’ve got an instantly dress, salad and not a soggy green insight bonus if you’ve got refrigerator access and are packing multiple meals.

At a time, you can make a lot of salads this way at once. I find that a actually keeping 5-6 days in their fridge just like this, that’s not bad or you could also just make a meal of snacks. Some nice goat cheese, a little prosciutto plenty of leafy greens, maybe a figure to think of it as a plant paradox’ cheese board. Now, if you’re staying in a hotel first thing you should do, is ask for a refrigerator.

Most hotels have them, though they may charge a small deposit, but that way you can keep things like salads and sparkling water cool for when you’re hungry, and you can stash coconut yogurt, hard-boiled, eggs and pre chopped veggies inside when you want an easy breakfast or a Snack and also if your room comes with a hot water heater by a pack of miso paste, you’ve got everything you need to make miso soup, which is fantastic any time of the day.

They actually eat it for breakfast in Japan, but when you do need to go out and eat first and foremost check out the nice long article I made about doing the plant paradox at restaurants. It’s right here on this blog, but also remember these simple tips, one when in doubt just get a salad with oil and vinegar. Most restaurants will have some version of even fast food places and diners just make sure to pick off the croutons and tomatoes and go ahead.

Pay extra for that avocado. Your health is worth it check out the appetizers. I’ve been seeing lots of Buffalo cauliflower sautéed Brussels sprouts and fennel salads on menus, most of which are perfectly compliant skip the meat make your dinner vegetarian salads, roast veggies, even a nice baked sweet potato with a little Parmesan or all delicious options and they’re great for You too, plus, when you skip the meat, you can rest assured you’re, not getting all the lectins that come from grain and corn-fed animals, so you’re keeping your body safe, like I said life’s too short, to stay at home, but traveling for work or for fun should Not be a reason to let your healthy habits slide.

In fact, I think you’ll agree when you feel your best. Those trips are even more enjoyable because I’m doctor Gundry and I’m always looking out for you – warrior

Pumpkin Seeds are a great addition to your Keto snack list!

 

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Want to shield your gut from lectin damage? Eat this, not that

They always say the same thing. Why can’t I eat my favorite food, some of the most common ones, peanut, butter, diet, soda rice and pasta, yogurt and beans. If you’re a fan of any of these, I’ve got some good news, they’re easy to swap out, and I’ve got some substitutions, they’re, absolutely delicious. First peanut butter, you may as well call it lectin butter because it’s made with one of the worst ingredients for your health, but these days there are plenty of healthy lectin, free alternatives on grocery store shelves.

Things like almond butter, walnut butter, hazelnut butter tahini, which is basically sesame seed butter and my favorite pistachio butter just make sure to avoid cashew or sunflower seed butter they’re, both pretty common, and if you want almond or walnut butter to taste a little peanut ear. I’ve got a trick whisk in a couple of drops of coconut aminos to boost the savory flavor. Now, let’s talk about diet soda at first.

This was a hard one for me, I was a huge diet. Coke addict! Now, I’m not going to tell you how terrible diet soda is for your health at this point you better already know, but if you want a refresher, there are a couple of good articles right here on my youtube blog, maybe you saw the one where I share. My favorite soda hack, my balsamic, vinegar, soda just in case I put a link to it on the description below it’s a great alternative, but it’s not the only one, if you’re dying for something fruity make an infused water or an infused sparkling water.

If you find yourself craving bubbles, I use lemon and orange slices and even some fresh berries and for a really special treat. You can look for sodas that are sweetened only with stevia. Now they shouldn’t be an everyday thing, but if you’ve got a craving, you just can’t be and you’ve tried everything else. It might help. Next up rice and pasta, good news, carb lovers: there are about a million substitutes for both rice and pasta, and some of the swaps are more flavorful than the originals.

I love Capello’s pasta made from almond flour and tapioca flour. You can find it in the gluten free frozen food, section of Whole Foods and other stores. Now you already know about one of my other favorites miracle noodles and good news. They make miracle rice too, and if you’re looking for ways to use them check out the recipes section and the plant paradox or the recipe articles here on my YouTube page, of course, not everyone loves miracle noodles as much as I do, but they’re not your only Option you can use millet or sorghum in place of rice or even cauliflower rice, which is hugely popular right now.

You can find it fresh or frozen in most major supermarkets even Costco, and you can also make noodles out of any vegetables by spiralizing them or cutting them in into thin strips, maybe you’ve heard of zucchini noodles, but of course they don’t fit in the plant. Paradox plan still the same idea works with beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, even daikon radish, and you can even find some noodle produce at health food stores.

These days, here’s some beet noodles. These are actually fantastic. Fourth yogurt, even Greek yogurt is off the plan. That’s because the cow’s milk yogurt sold in this country has casein a1 a protein that seriously damages your gut and for a lot of people. That’s a problem because it’s their go-to healthy breakfast item. If you’re one of those people who needs to have a yogurt for breakfast, what can you do? Go to the regular old yogurt section in your grocery store and look for goat’s milk, yogurt or sheep’s milk yogurt or, if you’re, in the mood for a vegan option? Almond or coconut yogurt they’re pretty widely available we’re just like regular yogurt and are delicious too okay.

Finally beans. I know we’ve discussed this one before, but it’s worth a reminder, especially for you vegetarians and vegans, who are used to getting your protein from beans. Beans are left and heavy, but it’s possible to reduce the lectins by pressure cooking. So if you’ve got a pressure cooker put it to use, if not look for Eden brand canned beans, they come in non BPA line, cans and they’re pressure-cooked ahead of time and if you’re, looking for a completely non bean alternative, look no further than pine nuts.

If you soak them in liquid, like water or even chicken stock, they get a texture similar to beans. In fact, pine nuts cooked into a traditional chili have almost the exact same texture as beans, and there you have it. Five of my favorite plant paradox friendly substitutions, but I want to know what you’re struggling with so do me a favor and leave a comment below and let me know if you’re having trouble finding a swap out for your favorite food, it could make it into my Next article, I’m dr.

Stephen gondry, and I’m always looking out for you thanks for reading click, the circular blog icon, to subscribe and make sure you don’t miss a single article. Click on the left to read another great article and don’t forget to visit my website for more of my best tips, because I’m dr. Gundry and I’m always looking out for you.


A new kind of pumpkin seed snack! Roasted by two men.

 

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Is D-Ribose a Healthy Sugar

I want to try it because it’s supposed to help fibromyalgia, so d-ribose is a sugar, but it’s a very unique sugar. For years, I’ve used d-ribose in my patients with very bad congestive heart failure as a formula part of a formula to keep them off my heart transplant list, because d-ribose can be used by your mitochondria and by your muscles to generate energy.

A lot easier than simple glucose, it seems to have a direct ability to be used by mitochondria, the little energy organelles in your cells to produce energy, and so I’m a huge fan of d-ribose. It does have a bit of sweetness, so you can use it as a sugar but trying to use it as your sugar you’re going to have to use a lot of it to get the sweetness you want, but as an energy product as a way of increasing Your mitochondria it’s great now: why might it help fibromyalgia? Because fibromyalgia in part is a mitochondrial problem.

Your mitochondria don’t produce energy efficiently in your nerves, and so d-ribose is a great way to increase the interpret energy production in your mitochondria. So absolutely it’s a great great product. What is the best source of DHA for vegetarians? Now I’ve talked about this a lot in the past, but it bears repeating since the question comes up over and over over again, as you know, I was a professor at Loma, Linda University for many many years and it’s a vegetarian and vegan institution.

So I have a quite a large practice in vegans and vegetarians. Now DHA is one of the two long-chain three fats, the other one is EPA. Now, normally we can take short chain. Omega-3 fats like are in flaxseed, for instance, and we should have a system of enzymes that can couple one short chain: omega-3 fat with another and then another and then another, and you get eventually a very long chain of omega-3 fats, which are DHA and EPA.

Now our brain uses DHA about half of the fat in our brain is DHA and, interestingly enough, the hippocampus, the memory areas of our brain are full normally of DHA and there’s very good evidence that the more DHA you have the bigger your memory, centers are, and Quite frankly, the bigger your brain is. Unfortunately, our enzyme system in humans is lousy for taking short chain omega-3 fats and making DHA we’re not a fish.

The fish has an incredibly efficient system of taking short chain, omega-3 fats and making them long chains. That’s why fish oil is full of DHA and EPA, and not so much of the other little short chains and I’ve studied DHA levels in probably thousands of vegans now and they’re, profoundly deficient in DHA, even though either taking flax, oil capsules and they’re taking flax meal. That’s because they don’t convert it, so the good news is.

We now have a number of companies that make algae based DHA, there’s even now, some that have algae based, DHA and EPA, and so now there’s no excuse for a vegan to be deprived of the proper amount of DHA. And having said that, you want to try to yep about a thousand milligrams of DHA per day into your diet, a lot of the vegan DHA s or 500 milligrams. So two of them will do it. But whenever you buy the package, read the back look for serving size, sometimes they’ll try to fool you and they’ll say to serving sizes too, and then you look down below and you see 500 milligrams say.

Oh, you know that’s great. I there’s 500 milligrams. Well, you’d have to take four of those to get a thousand milligrams, so thousand milligrams of algae-based DHA. The problem is solved. Okay number three are pumpkins safe to eat. If I pressure-cook them, the answer is absolutely in fact, as you probably know, in general, the lectins in squashes are in the peel and the seeds, so the flesh itself doesn’t have many lectins I’ll.

Give you an example. I was in Europe two weeks ago and at every breakfast, in France and in Italy there were peeled and deseeded cucumbers, which is part of the squash family. Nowhere did, I ever see a cucumber with peels and seeds intact, because these people are smart enough because they’re taking away the lectin can containing components of that so in general, they’re pretty safe. If you peel and de-seed them, but there’s one proviso, if you’re trying to lose weight or if you’re, a diabetic or if you have metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance or pre-diabetes, the squash family in general have a lot of sugar in them.

So it’s not a free food, even if you do the right things, so it ought to be something. That’s more of a special treat, maybe on the weekends may be combined with things that that sugar content is going to be blunted like a FAT. So but yes, pressure-cooking is perfectly safe for squashes, but just be careful if you’re a diabetic or pre-diabetic. It’s not one of your best foods.


A new kind of pumpkin seed snack! Roasted by two men.