- Jul 18, 2005
- Melbourne, Australia
well that is indeed interesting, although I'm not sure what to conclude from that.The link is to an abstract published in the AHA journal "Circulation". It makes interesting reading.
It makes sense because I guess if you go along with the recognized medical opinion it's hard to sell any kind of snake oil. I would think the money would be in being contradictory which appeals to people wanting to think they know "What is really going on..." And then you sell them something you....Some definite red flags about the author, Steven Gundry. It seems he has a history of taking postitions that experts in the field view as non-scientific, then using his claims to profit his personally owned clinic and by selling expensive supplements, meant to cure something which is probably not really an issue to begin with:
Dr. Steven Gundry gives dangerous advice to sell ridiculous products to con people. Read how this fraudulent quack operates on Gripeo.www.gripeo.com
" His Plant Paradox diet suggests avoiding all foods containing lectins. Scientists and dieticians have classified Gundry's claims about lectins as pseudoscience. He sells supplements that he claims protect against or reverse the supposedly damaging effects of lectins. "
T. Colin Campbell, a biochemist and advocate for plant-based diets, states that The Plant Paradox contains numerous unsupported claims and denies that it makes a "convincing argument that lectins as a class are hazardous." Robert H. Eckel, an endocrinologist and past president of the American Heart Association, argues that Gundry's diet advice contradicts "every dietary recommendation represented by the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and so on" and that it is not possible to draw any conclusions from Gundry's own research due to the absence of control patients in his studies. Writing in New Scientist, food writer and chef Anthony Warner notes that Gundry's theories "are not supported by mainstream nutritional science" and that evidence of the benefits of high-lectin containing diets "is so overwhelming as to render Gundry’s arguments laughable".
Gundry sells supplements that he claims protect against the damaging effect of lectins. Although Today's Dietician acknowledges evidence that consuming lectins in some raw foods like kidney beans can be harmful, it concludes that "preliminary studies have revealed potential health benefits of lectin consumption and minute evidence of harm.""
Indeed. Look for him to come out with a list of supplements for sale which will ostensibly reverse this claimed inflammation, which he discovered all on his own from his own "research".t makes sense because I guess if you go along with the recognized medical opinion it's hard to sell any kind of snake oil. I would think the money would be in being contradictory which appeals to people wanting to think they know "What is really going on..." And then you sell them something you....