Our Anti-Inflammatory diet is based on Dr. Steven Gundry’s (author of “the Plant Paradox”) theory that plants are smarter than we give them credit for and like animals, they have defense mechanisms they use for survival. One of the primary forms of chemical and “biological warfare” that plants use on the human body to defend themselves is lectins – a group of proteins that can leak through intestinal walls (leaky gut) into the bloodstream, where they disrupt neural and hormonal communication between cells and trigger confusion within the immune system to cause inflammation.