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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

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  351 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews

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
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Published March 11th 2008 by Harmony (first published January 1st 2008)
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Lachlan McIntire It contains Goji Extract, something he said to stay away from. However, Miracle Reds only has assimilable sugars, and berries such as blueberries are…moreIt contains Goji Extract, something he said to stay away from. However, Miracle Reds only has assimilable sugars, and berries such as blueberries are something you almost need in your diet; most antioxidant blends contain traces from blueberries. The biggest problem with Miracle Reds according to Dr. Gundry is the Lectin levels.(less)
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Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very interesting and motivating for a new beginning to life-style changes that improve your well being r/t improving your health status, weight control, improved energy levels, and positive mindset to living life.
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
I tried; I lost. I stopped trying; I regained. The premise makes a lot of sense, but I just want to eat bread.
Kikibird Hinlo
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Oct 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My husband ordered this after having a heart attack because he wanted to try something drastic to clean out his arteries. We had already been eating what I had been taught was a healthy diet- only two eggs a week, Meatless Mondays, 5 a day of vegetables or fruit, limited refined sugars, etc. and neither of us are obese. I am a physician, and my first reaction to reading it was that people lose weight on this program because it is so restrictive it is essentially a low-calorie diet. I would have ...more
Ray Edwards
Solid Reasoning, No-Hype Health Advice From a Physician

I found Dr. Gundry's book to be intriguing, in that it is the first book I have read in this area addressing the genetic component of diet & exercise. I do feel the book could be more clear in laying out the steps of the recommended program. Nevertheless, highly recommended.
Apr 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Patrick Rogan
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 26, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Debbie Nichols
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

He is highly educated and an expert. A few references are to research that is no longer valid, but they were valid when the book was written. I'm anxious for the new book he's writing.
Mar 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
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.
Oct 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book has been especially helpful to me in improving my blood chemistry's and managing my weight
Beth Haynes
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I chose to read this book as it provides a different approach to the high fat-moderate protein-low carb diet books I've been reading lately. As a cardiac surgeon, he has a high sensitivity to dietary effects on cardiac risks. He still takes a historical approach to diet (eat real, nutrient dense foods like those we evolved eating) but with the twist that too much animal protein is not good. Unlike other "eat natural" diets, he does not advise staying away from canola oil and I am not sure why. I ...more
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Found this diet book to be a great lesson in anthropology, food evolution and science. Everything the doctor wrote made perfect sense intellectually, but in practice I can only hope to sustain this lifestyle. I found many similarities with all the other lifestyle change books on the market now urging readers to eliminate wheat, dairy and sugar. He is, however, quite forgiving and urges readers to do the best they can with what they have. In the end, I came away with the desire to give his method ...more
Nothing terribly new at this point. Some useful info, and a new idea: moving through paleo to more plant-based in pursuit of micronutrients. That's the interesting concept. Good recipes and meal plans.
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eat your greens to get healthy!

I enjoyed reading Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution. There is a lot of great information on food and your genes. A book worth reading!
Nov 10, 2009 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
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: health
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
Patty Pitzer
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Mary Riker
The information is great. However, his recipes to get you started are vague--and some of them have grains that he tells you not to eat in the ingredients. His medical and diet information, combined with a nutritionist/chef who can give specific food guidance would make this better than 5 stars.
Very good information-makes you want to really change your eating habits-will skim through it again. Healthy recipes too.
May 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  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!
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good read about nutrition and how it affects our bodies. It has some great recipes at the end.
Julie Anderson
Informative and believable. I will apply some of the theories stated in this book to my own way of eating.
Jim OBrien
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This reasoning is so logical in it's approach it should be part of school curriculum for a health class.
anil s menon
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little speculative but interedting

Maybe for high cholesterol it's worth tracking the numbers. It would be a 3-6 month process to evaluate this approach
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“YOUR GENES ARE RUNNING THE SHOW If you’re anything like me, I know you’re champing at the bit to get going on Diet Evolution, but hold your horses. I’ve found that most of us can stick to a program only if we understand how and why we got to our present state of affairs. The next four chapters will do just that. You can thank Mom and Dad for your beautiful baby blues, as well as your hair color, height, and build. All these traits were encoded in copies of their genes—half of them her’s, the other half his—that now reside in your body. Any children you have will in turn have copies of half of your genes and half of your partner’s, and so on through generations to come. Determining” 1 likes
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