Most of us assume that aging means living with declining health, including prescription drugs, disease, and chronic pain. While we may be living longer, we’re not living better, so how do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old age, but enjoy the benefits of youth? The “diseases of aging” we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of lifestyle choices over decades.
On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Dr. Steven Gundry, a renowned heart surgeon, celebrity doctor, and medical researcher. Dr. Gundry is the leading expert on the lectin-free diet as the key to reversing disease and boosting longevity. He is the author of three New York Times best selling books: Diet Evolution, The Plant Paradox, The Plant Paradox Cookbook, The Plant Paradox 30, and his newest release, The Longevity Paradox: How To Die Young at a Ripe Old Age.
In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Gundry talk about how some of the foods we think are the healthiest may play a role in leaky gut, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases due to proteins called lectins. They discuss why olive oil is so good for you and how it can dramatically reduce your likelihood of developing dementia or other neurological diseases. They also talk about common myths of aging and longevity, and simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital.
In this episode, we dive into:
- How to die young at a ripe old age (2:01)
- Lectins and how they impact our health (15:15)
- Common foods that are high in lectins (17:02)
- Gluten, GMO’s, and lectins (27:42)
- The connection between glyphosate and leaky gut (31:21)
- The myths of aging and longevity and the Medeterrian diet (32:37)
- How polyphenols can prevent heart disease (35:46)
- Longevity and brain health (42:17)
- Why Dr. Gundry writes prescriptions for dogs (45:56)
- Dr. Gundry’s exercise routine (46:52)
- What’s possible when it comes to longevity (49:54)
- Learn more about Dr. Gundry and his work (52:34)
I know you’ll love this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD
PS – For more on Dr. Steven Gundry, be sure to follow him on Instagram @drstevengundry, on Facebook @drstevengundry, and on Twitter @drgundry. Check out his podcast, The Dr. Gundry Show, here and check out his websites www.drgundry.com and www.gundrymd.com. You can find his books, Diet Evolution, The Plant Paradox, The Plant Paradox Cookbook, The Plant Paradox 30, and his newest release, The Longevity Paradox: How To Die Young at a Ripe Old Age, right here.