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You’d Be Shocked to Find These Foods Are Killing You | Dr. Steven Gundry on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

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Key Takeaways

  • “10,000 years ago (Neolithic Revolution), we switched over to things that we had never eaten before and those were the grains of grasses and beans”Steven Gundry
    • The human body didn’t evolve to eat these plants
    • “There’s never been documentation of an ape eating grass or grains”
  • Many of these plants have high concentrations of lectins; these are proteins formed by a plant’s defense system that kill organisms if ingested
    • Lectins cause eczema, acne, brain fog, and irritable bowels
  • Avoid eating American plants unless properly prepared. None of us were exposed to American plants until 500 years ago.
    • Evolutionarily speaking that’s like a one night stand
  • Dr. Gundry’s patients have improved their health simply by taking grains, beans, and nightshades out of their diets

Intro

  • Dr. Steven Gundry (@DrGundry) is a renowned cardiologist, surgeon, medical device inventor, and now a best-selling author focused on the effects of your diet on your health
  • Host: Lewis Howes (@LewisHowes)

How Everyday Foods Poison You

  • “10,000 years ago (Neolithic Revolution), we switched over to things that we had never eaten before and those were the grains of grasses and beans”Steven Gundry
    • The human body didn’t evolve to eat these plants
    • “There’s never been documentation of an ape eating grass or grains”
  • These plants have high concentrations of lectins; lectins are proteins formed by a plant’s defense system that kill organisms if ingested
    • “It’s a protein that is actually designed to act like incoming guided missile attacks on the inside wall of our gut”Steven Gundry
    • The infamous poison ricin is actually a lectin found in castor beans. Four molecules will kill an adult human instantaneously.
  • Lectins cause eczema, acne, brain fog, and irritable bowels
  • None of us were exposed to American plants until 500 years ago. Evolutionarily speaking that’s like a one night stand.
    • Italians didn’t eat tomatoes for 200 years after Columbus brought them over and even now only eat them if they are peeled and deseeded
      • Plant peels and seeds have the vast majority of lectins

Foods to Avoid

  • Dr. Gundry’s patients have solved their health problems simply by taking grains, beans, and nightshades out of their diets
    • The gluten found in grains is actually a lectin which is why many people have problems with gluten
  • “Beans are so lethal that 5 raw kidney beans will kill a human being in 5 minutes by coagulating their blood”Steven Gundry
    • They are only safe to eat if properly cooked, but considering how naturally toxic they are why would you want to
  • Peanuts aren’t actually nuts. They are legumes and thus more akin to beans than anything.
    • Rhesus monkeys, genetic cousins to humans, when given peanut oil will develop heart disease
    • Rats who eat human peanut excrement will develop cancerous cells in their colons
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