How Lectins Invade

How Lectins Invade

How Lectins Invade

A small spotlight has been put on lectins [more in depth analysis of lectins, consequences, and what to do about it] showing what can happen when we eat things that we aren’t designed to eat.

There are thousands of lectins and not all of them are created equal. Some like gluten are well known though may not be as harmful as most think, while others like WGA are relatively unknown and may be quite destructive to fat loss goals and health in general.

We are finally starting to wake up to the impact of a “leaky gut” and the havoc it can cause on everything from our hormones to inflammation and immune response to our our brain and blood vessels.

What are lectins’ role? Let’s explore.

Here’s some of my twitter notes on the subject. I also have several saved instagram highlight stories saved about lectins.

 

Wheat Germ Agglutinin (WGA) – A Fattening Lectin

Our Defense against Lectins

Just as plants have evolved defense mechanisms to deter predation, humans have evolved to try and better stomach these plants.

Moral of the Story

Sometimes it just makes sense not to eat that which tries to poison us.

Sometimes it makes sense to eat that which we are designed to eat.

It was this revelation combined with plant poison symptoms that led me to experiment with the carnivore diet.

By the way, come join me on twitter for the next tweetstorm ?

Or better – I also email these out every Saturday at 7

One Reply to “How Lectins Invade”

  1. Still, I think there has to be something that happened to our food in the 70’s. My mother was born in 1930 and even though she was a sugar feind, she also ate and fed us, a lot of regular whole real foods. She was never fat. She was hardly sick. Though she had her diabetes diagnosis at age 80, ( which I suspected, because of her addiction to sugar) , it never slowed her down. She didn’t get all the diseases a diabetic gets. None. She charged around Like a racehorse until about her dying week. As a child, we grew up with multiple fruit trees to snack from in the backyard. 5 varieties of plums, a pear, a walnut, figs, blackberries, grapes, a grafted to a plum apricot branch. I was a skinny child as was my sister. These things didn’t screw us up. Mom fed us tomatoes and tomato sauce, homemade bread, salads, liver, meats, rice, noodles, broccoli, caulifower, potatoes, carrots, corn, vegetables in season, fruits in season. We didn’t have health problems. Until the 70’s.I suspect Round Up affected crops more than they normally would.and other toxins but Round Up is particularly insidious, it binds the soil minerals and prevents the plant from functioning. It kills soil bacteria and gut bacteria. Even weeds were more tolerant because news flash, weeds are experts at thriving in mineral deficient soils. Dr Don Huber has in his power point pics of fields of pigweed surrounding two corn plants in the middle. (Youtube, grass fed 2014). If you change the nature of the soil, you change the nature of the plant. Ideal soil is 68% calcium and 12-20% magnesium, the rest trace Minerals ( cheaply gotten from dolomite and limestone). This raises the brix level ( increases the nutrient density) making a more complete protein and vitamin profile and mineral profile. William Albrecht studied soil minerals and found a farm where they had to abandon all livestock projects except dairy cattle as the animals were all dying. They had some calves survive from licking the dolomite plaster on the barn walls. There’s calcium and magnesium in that. Turns out the whole farm was magnesium deficient. They dolomited all their soils and their animals began to thrive again. If lectins were a problem for grass eating animals, they shouldn’t have gotten better with remineralized soils. It looks like the minerals reduced the lectins.

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