The Plant Paradox Results: Does the Program Work?

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Does the Plant Paradox Program Work? What the Plant Paradox results you can expect after the program?

Read about the Plant Paradox results you might see if you commit to a lifestyle change.

Plant Paradox Principles

The PPP is based on four rules: 

  1. What you don’t eat makes a bigger impact than what you do eat. 
  2. Take care of your gut microbes and they’ll take care of you. 
  3. Your body processes fruit like candy. 
  4. You are what you eat—and what the thing you’re eating ate.

Unlike other diets, the PPP doesn’t ask you to count calories. Instead, you can eat much more food—as long as it’s the right foods—and lose weight. Doing all this, you’ll see the Plant Paradox Results

The Plant Paradox Results in Phase 3 

Once you’ve restored a healthy holobiome, you can reintroduce some lectin-containing foods in Phase 3—but if you’re particularly sensitive to lectins, you may not want to reintroduce them at all. Phase 3 is meant to implement a lifestyle that you can maintain for the rest of your life. 

In Phase 3, you’ll:

  • Continue to eat all PPP-approved foods
  • Continue to avoid most off-limits foods
  • Reintroduce peeled and deseeded nightshade and squash vegetables, immature vegetables, pressure-cooked legumes, and Indian white basmati rice
  • Increase your ketogenic fats, which are in MCT oil and coconut oil
  • Eat less frequently and less food overall
  • Reduce your animal protein intake to 2 ounces (or fewer) per day 
  • Try five days of a calorie-restricted vegan fast per month, regular intermittent fasting, or stretching the time between your meals
  • Maintain your body’s internal clock by aiming to get an hour of daylight each day
  • Avoid blue light in the evenings

Ailments That the PPP Can Alleviate Or Cure

The author has worked with hundreds of patients and credits the Plant Paradox Program with alleviating and even curing dozens of diseases and conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s
  • Dementia 
  • Depression
  • Eczema 
  • Heartburn
  • Infertility
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Joint pain
  • Lupus 
  • Migraines 
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s 
  • Psoriasis 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
The Plant Paradox Results: Does the Program Work?

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Rina Shah

An avid reader for as long as she can remember, Rina’s love for books began with The Boxcar Children. Her penchant for always having a book nearby has never faded, though her reading tastes have since evolved. Rina reads around 100 books every year, with a fairly even split between fiction and non-fiction. Her favorite genres are memoirs, public health, and locked room mysteries. As an attorney, Rina can’t help analyzing and deconstructing arguments in any book she reads.

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