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

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YOUR GENES ARE TRYING TO KILL YOU– AND YOU’RE EATING IT UP!

Does losing weight and staying healthy feel like a battle? Well, it’s really a war. Your enemies are your own genes, backed by millions of years of evolution, and the only way to win is to outsmart them.

Dr. Steven Gundry explains what your body is “thinking” and tells you why, surprisingly, your genes actually “wan...more
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Published March 11th 2008 by Harmony
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Leah
Ignore, for a moment (or forever) the part about weight loss. I'm pretty sure that's just a caveat that was added in to sell the book to a broader audience. It's a bit of a misnomer, because that's hardly the focus of the book. I first became aware of this Cardiologist, because my future mother-in-law suffered a heart attack and sought out treatment from him in Palm Springs. At first I was somewhat skeptical, but then my own parents came back from Palm Springs after having spent time with Andrew...more
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Thorey
My mother became a patient of Dr. Gundry about a year ago, and for a woman who could never stick to a diet and never lose weight, this has done wonders for her. She has lost about 30 pounds, and has another 25 or so to go, and she looks amazing. So, I read the book. It isn't the best written book in the world (they never are all that well written), but I found it interesting to hear the science behind his theory, and his conclusions dovetailed exactly with other things I have read about how the...more
Kikibird Hinlo
What do I think? If you don't get yourself either a paperback or Kindle copy of this book you're crazy! This is the most fascinating and intelligent approach I have ever read to nutrition, weight loss, and how our genes work.

This book has it all. Dr. Gundry is a renown cardiovascular surgeon who also hold patents on some cardiac surgical devices, and he's done a lot or research. He has used himself, his staff, and scores of very ill cardiac patients as case studies for this successful life styl...more
Sarah
As with all 'diet' books I've read by Dr.'s with sound research and evidence based theory I take the information and incorporate it into my daily diet but find it difficult to resort the extreme measures with which he suggests you live you daily life. There is some very good health information and interesting read.
Suzie
Jan 29, 2010 Suzie added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a better way to eat
This is a great approach to eating/nutrition and very informative in terms of how our bodies are made and process food. If you read it, at first you will be horrified at all the stuff you put in your body. The good thing is that once you make a few changes, you realize just how beneficial it is to be Gundrified. I recommend reading the book first and then making a few minor changes, then go for the gusto and do the 1st phase. Two weeks without any sugar or carbs what so ever is doable if you fol...more
Katia Agafonova
The idea is good, the book is easy to read, but seems it hasn't conquered my sole and gut to the very end. After three weeks I understood I just can't do it anymore. Nevertheless, the promised 3 kg were gone (I'm average weight and was doing it for health and a bit for weight loss). Seems you have to combine this book with some psychological one on achieving set targets or keeping to the plan. I understood it works and works good, but seems so hard make it to the very end (cause the final idea t...more
Fonnell
Well I'm still thinking about this one. Does every Dr. who comes up with a plan for their patients have to write a book? The first half of the book made a lot of sense. Not much science to support it but certainly some real life stories to prove a point. When we hit the only eat raw food at the end of the book I was taken aback. So I will have to think about this book a lot more. Yes I always loose weight fastest with a protein diet and yes I think a vegetable diet will sustain you.....but raw.....more
Patrick Rogan
If you are a fan of "Younger Next Year" then you are going to love this book. Steven Gundry focuses on nutrition in a way that is light and easy to understand. The first few chapters give a good overview of why this diet works. I now know that my genes are not my friends, but they can be manipulated.
Brenda
My husband and I both read the book and have been partially to mostly following Dr. Gundry's diet regime. We've both dropped weight without really trying and it's been staying off. The biggest bonus for us both though is how much better we feel all the way around. Following his advice is worthwhile.
Linda
I wanted to love this book. It was full of good advice and enviable pictures of people who had re-shaped their bodies. But, the mantra remains the same about eating properly, not eating too much and exercising. I KNOW all of that and don't do it anyway, so, oh well.
Susan
Worth it! Combining genetics, anthropology, nutrition and medicine his approach to our eating habits and plan for how to eat toward health are thought provoking and include ideas worth incorporating into our daily lives.
Patty Pitzer
This book has enlighted me as to the horrible errors I have made over years in the attempt to regulate my weight, I now weigh more than ever, yet have hope that I can reduce my weight following Dr. Gundrys guidelines
lorena boyd
Eat Like a Gorilla and get healthy. Some of his dietary modifications make sense and at times too restricting. For example, limit fruit, not where we live?
Joyce
May 19, 2008 Joyce rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want to live longer and be healthy. Dieters.
Recommended to Joyce by: I found it on the "New Book" shelf at the public library.
Every word rings true.
The author is highly qualified and experienced.
Check out the reference material, too.
I am going to try this diet!
Linda
Very good information-makes you want to really change your eating habits-will skim through it again. Healthy recipes too.
Lori
I tried; I lost. I stopped trying; I regained. The premise makes a lot of sense, but I just want to eat bread.
Jen Hudacko burkhard
Dr. Gundry's book is very heartfelt for a diet book! His stories are wonderful and motivate you!! A must read!!
Julie Anderson
Informative and believable. I will apply some of the theories stated in this book to my own way of eating.
Bonnie1750
This book has been especially helpful to me in improving my blood chemistry's and managing my weight
Beverly
One of the best books I've read about nutrition, disease, genetics, metabolism.
Mary Schroeder
interesting concepts regarding what author terms 'break down' phase
Maria Calokerinos
I am using this book as a reference for my weight loss program
Natalie
Apr 10, 2010 Natalie is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
TBD - however i refuse to stop eating bananas.
crtnyrck
interesting theory, brutal in practice.
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