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Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2018
Well, I am sincerely happy with the book. That’s why I wanted to share this review with you. The book is divided in two parts: the first covers the Plant Paradox Program in detail, whereas the second brings easy-to-prepare recipes divided in categories.
The first part of the book is where we learn the details about the program: the background and effects of lectins in our bodies, the common disrupters we may not be aware of, as well as a detailed explanation on how we should approach the program to bring back our innate happy and healthy life.
Please, the first part of this book can either be a refresher of the main book if you have already read that, or it can be the only book to read if you haven’t read that yet. That is, don't bother and get this one instead. You will find ordered and well-explained information covering pretty much all aspects of the program proposed, including the list of desirable food choices as well as the list of those we want to avoid in order to keep low inflammation. I say that because I ended up reading the main book twice and is still fresh in order to compare them both.
The second part of the book is quite delightful. Now, as I edit this review written previously, I wanted to add that I have prepared around 10 of the dishes in the book. First one was the "Cream of Mushroom Soup", and sincerely enjoyed the result. Then tried the delicious "Brazilian Cheezy Bread" which is a yummy snack together with a cup of tea/coffee. From the main dishes I have tried a handful and cannot say which one has been my favorite so far. My family loves the "Halibut with Mushrooms" and I personally enjoy cooking the "Spinach Artichoke Lasagna".
As a side note, most recipes seem to be straightforward, and the ingredient list idem. Also, it's important to note that the recipes will please both vegans and omnivorous.
Even though I am fortunate to be in good health that let me spend time outdoors to go on adventures and move freely, I sincerely believe this lifestyle proposed by Gundry can be a healing approach to foster better health even if we don't have any health issue. At first his viewpoints can be daunting, but it makes completely sense once we understand the "whys" behind it, as well as after complying with the program for only 2–3 weeks. I felt more vibrant upon starting his approach, my skin felt healthier after 2 weeks, my digestive system seems to work even smoother, and I feel lighter. Deep inside we all can find ways to create a more positive, meaningful and healthier lifestyle, nurturing from inside out. Nutrition, after all, is one of the foundation aspects. Besides Gundry's approach, I do enjoy Mercola's "Fat for Fuel" book and Longo's "The Longevity Diet" book. After all they are complementary and based on recent health studies/research.
Lastly, one of the ultimate readings, which I have just finished and has already influenced my thoughts deeply, is a book called "No Recipe: Cooking as Spiritual Practice" from Edward Brown. Combining the Plant Paradox Program principles together with inspiring reflections from Brown can definitely influence our perceptions around nurturing our bodies and souls.
Take good care,