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Do dietary lectins cause disease?

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by adreno, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    It seems that lectins, combined with some pathogens, are bad news:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1115436/

    Some info on lectins:

    http://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-lectins
     
  2. kisekishiawase

    kisekishiawase sad

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    Whenever i eat legume, grain i get stomach issue though i already soak them i dunno why. Theyre yummy though :(
    It could also caused by enzyme issue but i already take supplement.
    I read before lectin could cause GI problem and immune response.
    And legume harder to digest.
     
  3. Martial

    Martial Senior Member

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    Well Lectins are in virtually everything we eat, however I read before different types of lectin can cause a different reponse as well as being more potentially toxic, others being less harmful in moderation and actually necessary for a healthy functioning immune system. This is pretty interesting thanks for sharing!
     

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