About Dr. Steven Gundry
Dr. Steven Gundry, creator of the website GundryMD.com, is “one of the world's most celebrated pediatric heart surgeons” who has created a new view of health and wellness that he promises can help everyone live their best life.
How Does It Work?
As a heart surgeon, Dr. Steven Gundry regularly witnessed the difficulties people have when their bodies become further and further entrenched into issues of bad health, and how many people believe that these problems can only be fixed with prescription drugs or even major surgeries.
Dr. Gundry, on the other hand, began to realize that there was a much simpler and easier way to bring your body back from the brink of serious medical concerns and back to a state of great health and wellness, which he calls “Holobiotics.”
To understand Holobiotics, first people must know that their entire body is dominated by different kinds of microbes. Some of these microbes are good while others are bad, and unfortunately most people choose a diet and lifestyle that kills off their good microbes and increases the growth and multiplication of bad microbes. This loss of microbe balance eventually throws off the wellness balance of your whole body.
Holobiotics is the phrase Dr. Gundry created for the diet and lifestyle choices people must make in order to bring this microbe ratio back into balance in order to lose weight and improve their health. All products sold on Gundry MD have this goal in mind, as does his “Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution” book.
Ingredients and Side Effects
Currently Gundry MD is only selling three individual products, including two health supplements and a skincare product called Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream. Each individual product page will provide customers with a full description of how to use the product, the benefits they can expect from regular use, and a full list of ingredients that are included in each product so customers can tell in advance if they have any sensitivities or known side effects.
All the information available on this website is completely free of charge, so customers can get a better and more well-rounded understanding of the Holobiotics theory of health. At this time, Dr. Gundry’s diet book is not for sale on his own website, but rather through other online retailers like Amazon.com.
For the products which are currently for sale on this website, prices will vary depending on what you are ordering, but are generally priced between $30.00 and $40.00. These products include free shipping and will be discounted if you choose to purchase them in larger volumes.
There is actually a serious discrepancy in the information this website provides on their Refund Policy. The website sales page claims that they offer a 90 Day Refund Policy, where customers can expect a refund of the purchase price in the first 90 days with "no questions, no hassle.”
However, the website’s Terms & Conditions don’t explain the Refund Policy in this same way. Instead, they say the Refund Policy is limited to just 30 days with a valid proof of purchase. Any returns made after 30 days will only be accepted for an exchange, and any products returned after 45 days will not be given a refund or exchange.
Obviously this is a fairly significant discrepancy in these two policies, so concerned customers should contact the Customer Service team for a clarification before they finalize their purchase.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 800-852-0477, by email at [email protected], or by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact link.
Unfortunately there are very few reviews available for this website and their products at this time, and those that are available are somewhat mixed in tone, though it would be fair to say that they seem generally positive for the most part.
That being said, customers should be uncomfortable with the clear issues of the Gundry MD Refund Policy, and customers really shouldn’t make any purchases from this website until they speak to someone from Customer Service who can provide full details regarding their returns process, including whether or not products can be open and used and how long customers have to return them.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Certainly there are many different health and wellness books on the market, diet plans on the market, nutritional supplements on the market, and skincare products on the market, so customers looking for alternatives will really need to consider what it is they are specifically looking for before finding an appropriate alternative to Gundry MD.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Dr. Steven Gundry reviews below.
219 ‘Dr. Steven Gundry’ Reviews
I tried a product called Prebiothrive, which not only did not help my symptoms, it made them worse. When I got a call from a "customer loyalty specialist" I explained the problem and the specialist, David, offered me a refund. Turned out, that refund was contingenton ordering a different product and waiting for it to arrive so I could send the original product back in it's box at Gundry's expense. I reluctantly agreed, my card was charged (again) and the product arrived about three weeks later, with a box too small to send the original product back in and no return lable. I called the so-called "customer loyalty team" who told me that they could not help me, but that I would have to deal with customer service. I called customer service and they told me that I would have to send the product back and my own expense. And they further told me that I had been enrolled in an auto-ship program, which I asked them to cancel. I told them I wanted to return both products and be finished with Gundry for good, but they told me I must use the new product for 90 days and send back the empty containers if I wanted a refund on it. I will never buy another product from this company!
I have been using Vital Reds for at least a year. I have had gastrointestinal issues for 6-7 years. I could not tolerate any raw or cooked vegetables or fruits without severe diarrhea following internal radiation past Thyroid Cancer. I enjoy the Vital Reds taste and feel it has helped me. I started taking his new product Lectin. It has helped me tremendously. I am able to gradually tolerate foods I have had to avoid for years.
If you are planning any medical procedure DO NOT start this the PP eating plan. My husband had to for go surgery today because he had started the 3 day cleanse and his INR was so high that the surgeon was afraid of bleeding. He had to have a blood transfusion and the cancer surgery has been put off for several weeks. This guy does not mention this in his book and recommendations. If he is truly a doctor of any reputation he should know what green leafy veggies can do regarding thinning the blood.
After spending over $50 for Dr. Gundry's PreBiothrive, I discovered a superior product by Garden of Life, which is also doctor formulated and a fraction of the price. Beware of fancy advertising, infomercials, and chic Beverly Hills packaging.
Gundry loads his product with fillers such as acacia gum that make water solubility almost impossible and is difficult to digest and oddly contains milk, so not safe for those who are lactose-intolerant. He does not state how many grams of actual prebiotic his product contains, which it should.
If you watch any of Dr. Gundry's infomercials, take notes and do your own research; not everything he says is sound or consistent advice. Before ordering any products from Gundry, surf the web and learn about the ingredients of the products and then make your decision. His products are for people who prefer to spend their money rather than their time to research what they're paying for.
Lack of communication; I emailed them several times requesting a refund but they do not respond to emails so you must phone their customer service number in order to communicate. I have not yet received a refund as it seems the process can take several weeks.
I've been on the Plant Paradox diet for 2 months now and have lost 23.5 lbs. I'm taking pre-biothrive, pro45, MitoX,Vital Reds, and his new Energy Renew. I'm 62 and my aches and pains WERE a 9 on a 1-10 scale before the diet. Now I'm at a 1-2 and getting better every day. I feel better than I have in years. I've had no trouble ordering on the website EVER. The trick is you have to READ what you are ordering and HOW to order it (1 bottle, 3, 6, 12). I find that most people just breeze through websites and don't read the directions carfully then blame the company for THEIR own mistakes.