I had to watch a lot of Gundry MD videos for this post. They put me into a really bad mood.
Who is Dr. Steven Gundry?
Steven Gundry is a California-based cardiologist and author of several diet books, including The Plant Paradox. You’ve definitely seen his ads on social media.
Here’s the thing. Steven Gundry is a legitimate medical doctor, and like a few other MDs in the wellness sphere. But he seems to be focused on making sales versus actually helping people with their health.
That’s a bold claim, I know – but I just can’t get behind the thought that a medical doctor like Gundry does not know that a lot of what he says is just plain incorrect. Not only that, but many of his claims are easily verifiable. It’s just that most people don’t want to or don’t know how to do that.
Critical thinking, interpretation of research, the understanding that cell studies don’t extrapolate to humans – they’re all skills that MDs should have.
Sadly though, some of these docs *ahem* Hyman *ahem* Gundry *ahem* Oz *ahem* seem to have some trouble – intentionally or not – with those things.
Gundry’s ads are like cockroaches. Even if you click ‘hide,’ they’re impossible to get rid of because they’re posted from no fewer than 9 different accounts:
Gundry MD, Dr. Gundry Energy and Health, Dr. Steven Gundry, Gundry MD – Nutrition, Gundry MD – Total Restore, Gundry MD – Energy Renew, Gundry MD – Bio Complete 3, Gundry MD – Bioskin, and Gundry MD Metabolic Advanced.
There’s a distinct incongruence between Gundry’s MD credential, which is something that’s highly respected, and his ads, which are as spammy as the ones from VShred.
Read my VShred review here.
The videos usually start with a ridiculous, clickbaity hook like, ‘NEVER EAT THESE THREE FOODS!’ and end up being around an hour in length, complete with dubious claims and high-pressure sales tactics (ACT NOW! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED!). Many of them have titles or images .(burning eggs??) that are unrelated to the content within the video
Who the heck wants to watch an hour-long ad?…..