According to Dr. Steven Gundry, we’ve been fooled into thinking gluten is the main culprit behind inflammation and disease. Lectins are what we need to avoid to prevent negative bodily reactions. And you might be surprised what comes off the food list when avoiding lectins in your diet.
To read more check out Dr. Steven Gundry’s book, “The Plant Paradox”.
A commentary on “The Plant Paradox”
Written by By T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas Campbell, MD
FYI- the linked article-- basically details Gundry's research as being bogus. I'm not sure if that was the intention for posting. Does Gundry have a rebuttal?
Hi Julia, We haven't found a direct rebuttal from Dr. Gundry yet, but here are some links to his youtube interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luna9RQsL1E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgImyfAvVyM As far as we can tell his research is empirical, performed in his own clinic with his own patients. We don't know if everything he claims is absolutely true yet, however lectins are a well-known anti-nutrient. They cause very real damage to the body whenever ingested and therefore should be avoided whenever possible. But this is not the whole story. Some people have very high resistance to lectins, therefore it is worthwhile to try Dr. Gundry's Lectin-Laden Diet for 1-3 days and gauge whether or not you are lectin-insensitive or sensitive based on whether you get disturbing gastrointestinal symptoms from that diet. It is also a well known fact that up to 95% of lectins are destroyed in the cooking process...therefore cooked foods pose much less a risk than raw foods. This is one of the major drawbacks of a raw food diet. Our Trika Method advice is to avoid lectins whenever possible without allowing that principle to upend your whole lifestyle because many lectin-containing foods have most of their lectins in the skins or the seeds and these can easily be removed to still enjoy the food. We will be certain to give you updates as new lectin research becomes available.
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The science is in and we can finally lay to rest the controversy raging since the 1970’s that had people avoiding dairy fat at all costs in order to prevent heart disease.
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