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You’ve been hearing the word for a while now: lectins. And you know if you’re struggling with your weight or digestive health, or if you’re experiencing a slew of other health issues, you should definitely give a diet that restricts lectins a go.

But, where do you start? And how do you make it fun?

Well, lectin-restricted diets like The Plant Paradox copy much of what our early ancestors ate during their hunter/gatherer days. But that doesn’t mean you should feel restricted. The fact is, you can enjoy the most wonderful array of foods on The Plant Paradox.

Now, The Plant Paradox focuses on lectin-free vegetables, pastured Omega-3 eggs, certain in-season fruits, grass-fed meat, wild-caught fish, and other foods – while avoiding processed foods, grains, and regular dairy products, among other items.

And, of course, one of the most incredible benefits of The Plant Paradox is the removal of lectins – a class of toxic proteins found in many grains, beans, legumes, some nuts, some fruits, and some vegetables – in other words, in large classes of commonly consumed items.

But, there’s a new tool that not only makes a lectin-restricted diet easy, it also makes it so much more fun…

It’s The Plant Paradox Cookbook, and it’s filled with delectable recipes, great information, and hundreds of tips and tricks to make The Plant Paradox as fun and user-friendly as possible.

And the book is already a New York Times bestseller. Now, Dr Gundry has two bestsellers within a year!

But first …

Let’s Learn A Little Bit More About Lectins

Lectins are proteins that attach easily to carbohydrates and other cells in a process that some health experts believe leads to a range of harmful consequences in the body, from digestive issues to immune problems. In fact, lectins can actually cause the spaces between the cells lining your intestines to leak and allow foreign immune-provoking agents to enter your digestive tract.1

And some researchers have even begun to call lectins “the new gluten,” suggesting that lectins are actually responsible for certain health concerns and challenges people encounter when consuming somewhat toxic foods.

Furthermore, there are health experts out there that believe lectins could be at the root of weight gain, irritable bowel syndrome, and other illnesses and discomforts.2 Those ailments also include some autoimmune disorders, which occur when the body’s own immune system attacks itself.

So, in order to help combat these nasty lectins, Dr. Gundry worked tirelessly to form the theories as outlined in his first book: The Plant Paradox. And now, he’s making following his lectin-light plan very, very simple to follow …

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Introducing The Plant Paradox Cookbook!

The Plant Paradox Cookbook contains 100 simple recipes that are meant to help you lose weight, heal your gut, and live lectin-free.

The Plant Paradox Cookbook is written for anyone trying to do their best on a lectin-restricted diet, but who may simply be asking themselves: “What the heck can I eat?”

These days are so hurried. In the real world, it seems everyone has to deal with little time, long commutes, several after-school activities … and let’s not forget about your busy social calendar.

Plant Paradox cookbook recipe dishes

But, The Plant Paradox Cookbook was designed with you in mind. For starters, the recipes are simple. Anyone can master them. And the ingredients were chosen because of their affordability and accessibility.

You see, no meal plan that encourages sacrifice ever really works out. Why? Because people like to eat!

The Plant Paradox Cookbook provides Plant Paradox–approved versions of your favorite foods, from bagels to Pad Thai, from spaghetti to ice cream. Believe it or not, you can reap the benefits of The Plant Paradox program while indulging in all of these seemingly forbidden foods.

Finally, if you’ve heard about this crazy Plant Paradox thing, but have been holding out for some reason, The Plant Paradox Cookbook was written with you in mind.

Turns out, Dr. Gundry simply wanted to make it easier for you to find out what all the fuss is really about. This way, you can give this awesomely healthy lifestyle a try easily – by making delicious meals you’re sure to love.

BONUS: There are scrumptious dishes in the book from James Beard Award-winning chefs, contributions from Gundry’s recipe contest at, and some wonderful recipes from everyday patients who have a knack for culinary creativity.

Dr Gundry on KTLA news talking about Plant Paradox Cookbook

To get you to fall in love with The Plant Paradox Cookbook, here’s a surprise treat: Get started with three easy chip recipes guaranteed to satisfy your hunger.

Chips Three Ways

Snack foods are always the hardest to say goodbye to when you start a new meal plan. But Dr. Gundry and Irina Skoeries, the founder of Catalyst Cuisine, wanted anyone using The Plant Paradox Cookbook to have all the snack foods they crave.

So, here’s not one, but three different chip recipes to get you your healthy munchies.

Sweet Potato Chips

What You’ll Need:

What to Do:

1. Using a vegetable peeler, slice the sweet potato into thin slices.
2. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with 1 to 2 inches of oil.
3. Heat oil on medium until “shimmering.”
4. Sear the sweet potato slices until golden brown on one side. Flip and repeat.
5. Place the golden chips on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt.
6. Repeat the process until all slices are golden brown.

Plantain Chips

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 green plantains, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

What to Do:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and set aside.
2. In a bowl, combine plantain slices, olive oil, and seasonings by gently tossing with your hands.
3. Spread plantains on a prepared cookie sheet in a single layer.
4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, turning plantains halfway through (after about 8 minutes).
5. Remove from the oven when plantain chips start to brown around the edges.

Prosciutto Chips

What You’ll Need:

  • 10 thin slices pasture-raised prosciutto

What to Do:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
2. Lay the slices of prosciutto on the parchment-lined cookie sheet in a single layer.
3. Bake until crispy, about 5 to 7 minutes. Leave them to cool (they get crispier when chilled).
4. Break into smaller pieces, and add them to any entrée as a topping, on top of salads, or just eat them by themselves. Watch out – they are very addictive!

The Takeaway

It’s all good when it comes to learning to live without lectins. While you’ll be giving up toxins, you’ll be getting so much more, including better health and a heap of delicious new recipes to make for your friends, your family, and yourself.

Learn More:
Shopping for The Plant Paradox diet? This Can Help (and save money, too!)
The Plant Paradox-Approved Pancake Recipe (3 easy steps!)
Coffee Upgrade: The Plant Paradox Cappuccino (recipe included)

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