Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Speaker Details

Dr. Steven Gundry, MD (Palm Springs, California)

Steven Gundry is an American doctor and author. He is a former cardiac surgeon and currently runs his own clinic investigating the impact of diet on health. Gundry conducted cardiology research in the 1990s, was a pioneer in infant heart transplant surgery, and is a New York Times best-selling author of books such as The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain. He is best known for his claims that lectins, a type of plant protein found in numerous foods, cause inflammation resulting in many modern diseases. Steven Gundry is the director of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and the founder/director of The Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.  Booth 325

Panel: Living in Harmony with Nature
Saturday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 206

The Plant Paradox: How Lectin-Limited Eating, and Avoiding The Seven Deadly Disruptors Prevents and Reverses Most Diseases
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 206

Most of us have heard of gluten - a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. But what if we’ve been missing the root of the problem? Dr. Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the “gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.

The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age. You, Not Your Genes, Control Your Fate!
Sunday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 206

From the moment we’re born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. How do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old age while enjoying the benefits of youth? The good news is, it’s never too late to support these microbes and give them what they need to help them—and you—thrive.  Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, The Longevity Paradox offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple tricks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital.