There are so many types of diet available, for example, mayo diet, keto diet, one meal a day diet, sugar-free diet, and lectin-free diet. The promoter of the lectin-free diet is Steven Gundry.
He is also the author of several books related to the diet, such as The Longevity Paradox and The Plant Paradox.
It is estimated that Steven Gundry net worth 2021 is $8 million. Steven Gundry net worth comes from the copyright of his books, his medical centre, and YouTube channel.
Who is Steven Gundry?
Steven Gundry is an American former cardiac surgeon who founded The Centre of Restorative Medicine located in Palm Springs.
Moreover, he is also a YouTuber and author who have written several books related to the type of diet he is promoting, lectin-free diet.
He invented the term lectin-free diet. For your information, lectin is a kind of protein that supports the communication among body cells as well as boosts cell development in humans’ bodies.
Lectin is also considered to play a role in healthy immune functions, cancer prevention, inflammation, and body fat regulation.
Steven Gundry, in his book titled The Plant Paradox, listed some diseases that can be treated with the lectin-free diet he has been promoting.
Those diseases are autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, slow infant growth, weight issues, and mental health issues.
His diet becomes quite controversial because there is no research stating that eating foods that contain lectins can cause concerns or health problems.
Some nutritionists even mentioned that avoiding foods that are rich in lectins can lead to nutritional deficiencies since they also contain many essential nutrients for the body.
In order to promote his diet, he started his YouTube channel on May 17th, 2016. Up to now, his channel has more than 326.000 subscribers and over 25 million viewers.
Steven Gundry was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States of America on July 11st, 1950. Gundry graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine in 1972.
After that, he finished residencies in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan.
Later, he worked as a professor and chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at Loma Linda University.
But then, he let go his position as chairman in 2002 because he decided to focus on food-based health interventions.
Not only The Centre of Restorative Medicine, but Steven Gundry also founded The International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs as well.
In the institute, the doctor works as Medical Director. Steven Gundry also built a wellness blog and a line of supplements.
One of his supplements is named Gundry MD Bio Complete 3. He claims that his supplement can fight against leaky gut and boost gut health through dietary butyrate and fiber.
With such a prestigious position, no wonder he earns an amazing Steven Gundry net worth. The former surgeon is married to a woman named Penny.