Steven Gundry, MD is a former cardiac surgeon, a practicing physician, and The New York Times best-selling author of The Plant Paradox. His new book, The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age, is out now.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The one test every human should get.

  • The difference between lifespan and healthspan.

  • The specific group of foods Dr. Gundry thinks we're all eating too much of.

  • What lectins are, where they come from, and how you can protect yourself from them.

  • How to boost gut resilience.

  • The surprising trick you can use to enhance the appearance of your skin from within.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to to save 15 percent off of everything!

Resources from this episode:

The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age by Dr. Steven R. Gundry, MD

The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain by Dr. Steven R. Gundry, MD

The Dr. Gundry Podcast

Dr. Gundry's Website

Dr. Gundry at Facebook

Dr. Gundry at Instagram

Your Definitive Guide to Lectins by Dr. Steven Gundry

Healthspan Is More Important Than Lifespan, So Why Don't More People Know About It? by Tim Peterson, The Institute for Public Health

charity: water

Diarrhea Outbreak Affects Thousands in Ethiopia's NW Region: Official by Song Lifang, Xinhua

2017 Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diarrhea by Andi L Shane et al., Clinical Infectious Diseases

Will Today's Children Die Earlier than Their Parents? by Laura Gray, BBC News

Top 10 Health Concerns of Baby Boomers, Scripps Health

Exercise Could Ward Off Dementia for Women—If They Start At the Right Age by Carl Nierenberg, Live Science

What APOE Means for Your Health by Dr. Penny Dacks, Cognitive Vitality

Stop Eating so Much Protein! (The Truth about High Protein Diets) by Dr. Steven Gundry

mTOR Signaling at a Glance by Mathieu Laplante and David M. Sabatini, Journal of Cell Science

How and Why Too Much Protein Triggers Aging and Cancer by Dr. Mercola

Rapamycin: One Drug, Many Effects by Rapamycin: One Drug, Many Effects by Jing Li, Sang Gyun Kim, and John Blenis, Cell Metabolism

How Fasting Can Rebuild Your Immune System | Valter Longo, PhD, The Genius Life 8

Protecting an Area the Size of a Tennis Court: The Lining of Your Gut by Christina Sumners, Texas A&M University Health Science Center

PULS Cardiac Test

Dr. Steven Gundry interviews Dr. Dale Bredesen about "The End of Alzheimer's", The Dr. Gundry Podcast

The Honest Truth About Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics by Dr. Steven Gundry

Stop Roundup Rain by Bob Quinn, Organic Farmer

Scientists: Roundup Weed Killer Causes Birth Defects by Holly Lebowitz Rossi, Parents

Controversial Glyphosate Weedkiller Wins New Five-year Lease in Europe by Arthur Neslen, The Guardian

5 Ways Your Body Deals with Lectins Naturally by Dr. Steven Gundry

Fight Them or Feed Them: How the Intestinal Mucus Layer Manages the Gut Microbiota by Bjoern O. Schroeder, Gastroenterology Report

Next-Generation Beneficial Microbes: The Case of Akkermansia Muciniphila by Jeffrey Bland, Journal of Integrative Medicine

Health Benefits of Inulin by Dr. Mercola

Is Chicory Good for You?, Ask Dr. Weil

Metformin, Medicine Plus

Your Big Stinky Guide to the Fascinating History of Farts by Corey Levitan, Men's Health

Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You—And Your Waistline—And Drop the Weight for Good by Dr. Steven R. Gundry

The IGF-1 Trade-Off: Performance vs. Longevity by Dr. Rhonda Patrick, FoundMyFitness

How to Fight Sarcopenia (Muscle Loss Due to Aging) by Matthew Thorpe, MD, PhD, Healthline

Microvilli Give Gut Vesicles the Brush-Off by Ben Short, Journal of Cell Biology

The One Test Your Doctor Isn't Doing That Could Save Your Life by Mark Hyman, MD

Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis: Biochemistry, NCBI Bookshelf

The Truth About Gluten-Free Foods (They Are Making Things Worse) by Dr. Steven Gundry

A Simple Lectins Definition (and How They Make Us Fat and Sick) by Dr. Steven Gundry

The Crazy Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's | Amy Berger, The Genius Life 6

Dr. David Perlmutter Interview, Dr. Gundry Podcast

How Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar Can Harm Your Brain | David Perlmutter, MD, The Genius Life 35

Potential Role of Olive Oil Phenolic Compounds in the Prevention of Neurodegenerative Diseases by Jose Rodriguez-Morato et al., Molecules

How to Buy the Best Extra-Virgin Olive Oil | Nicholas Coleman, The Genius Life 31

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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