Steven R. Gundry is an American doctor and author. He is a former cardiac surgeon and currently runs his own clinic, investigating the impact of diet on health. Dr. Gundry agreed to co-develop a product to shield our gut from dangerous lectins which are found in night shade veggies, grains, peanuts, and the legume family. While we all strive to eat what will create health in our guts, I was compelled to look at NEW research because KETO failed, and so has a total PBS diet…for me! Feeling lethargic, gassy, constipated, bloated and depressed with joint pain were my results from eating potatoes, beans, rice, corn and peanuts. The agonizing dilemma of what to eat combined with self-condemnation for not being disciplined enough brought me to tears. Was 2020 going to be the year that I overcame food allergies/addictions? With great anxiety I called on God for help and guidance and within a few minutes, laying in bed on January 5, 2020 I happen to click on a Dr Gundry video on Facebook which headlined IT IS NOT GLUTEN that is making you feel sick! Today I ordered 12 bottles of Lectin Shield at a discount so that I could employ the NEW research and resulting product of Lectin Shield. A testimony. What exactly is in this product is available on a commercial video that I watched this morning but am unable to locate to place here. I will write my own testimony when I get these tablets in Mexico, but for NOW I am eliminating BEANS, NUTS, GREEN BELL PEPPERS from my Plant Based Diet. When ordering off the FaceBook ad, other products are offered that compliment and claim to help repair leaky gut and other discomforts that come with poor gut health. Without going to a doc, I trust the research of Dr Gundry BLOG: https://gundrymd.com/blog/ FOCUSING ON WHAT I CAN EAT:
Foods for people who wish to limit their lectin intake:
- pasture-raised meats
- A2 milk
- sweet potatoes
- leafy, green vegetables, spinach, mint, lemon, cabbage
- cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli
- Brussels sprouts
- olives or extra virgin olive oil
- red wine
- blueberries (in season)
- Limit PEELED: apples, cucumbers, zucchini, de-seeded in season fruits/veggies
- AVOID FOODS: corn, A1 milk, corn-fed animal meat, bell peppers, grains, beans, lentils, squash. Lectins are most potent in their raw state. Therefore, cooking lectin-rich foods at high temperatures can dramatically reduce their content. Boiling or stewing legumes gets rid of almost all of the lectin content.
The nopal cactus, which is native to Mexico, is more commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. It is famous for offering health benefits due to its high antioxidant, vitamin, and mineral content. Nopales or nopalitos are the pads of the nopal cactus. People consume them as a dietary vegetable, and they regularly appear in restaurants, grocery stores, and farmers’ markets across the American Southwest and Mexico. People can sautee them and add them to a range of dishes, including tacos and scrambled eggs, or prepare them as a side dish and onions. Nopales are also edible when raw. The proposed benefits of fresh nopal juice include lowering blood sugar, healing wounds, and reducing cholesterol. There are limited human studies on the nopal cactus and its ability to treat or prevent disease. However, the results of 2019 review suggested that the plant has many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Other findings from the review suggest that nopal may soothe pain, boost immune activity, and protect the liver.
For these reasons, practitioners of traditional medicine have used both parts of the nopal plant for treating and preventing a range of conditions and symptoms, including:
- liver conditions
Dr Gundry website gives me access to his recommended THREE DAY DETOX plan with recipes. I am adding photos that I was able to download from another HAPPY user of Dr Gundry’s Lectin Shield and Total Restore products while following his detox program. Check into his website for more information.
DR GUNDRY explains in his book “The Plant Paradox” That a group of proteins called lectins are wreaking havoc on our health. The former cardiac surgeon argues that by eliminating lectins (found in nightshades, grains and dairy, amongst other foods), you can lower inflammation, lose weight and boost your wellness. He even credits the diet with curing his arthritis, high blood pressure and migraines, while he shed 70 pounds in the process. His book details the menu for 2020: Low-lectin foods like leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower), avocado, olive oil, nuts and seeds, pasture-raised meat and wild-caught fish, dark chocolate and red wine. Reduce Nightshade veggies. (tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers, corn, eggplant), dairy, grains, red beans, black beans, pinto beans, lima beans and out-of-season fruits. Grass fed beef is okay, free range chicken is ok, occasionally. I have never been competitive cuz I love seeing people thrive and be the best they can be. My gift is to encourage not compete with anybody. What I have come to realize is that I must simply employ and keep good habits instead of competing against others. By looking ahead, and not behind, discouragement cannot discredit my effort to maintain the habits that cause me to finish well, maybe not first. My good habits are a WIN WIN for me. One healthy habit for me is to NOT eat between meals. MY THINK HABIT is to always inquire within and then employ Truth: 😀 I’m the girl who doesn’t snack. I’m the girl who knows what is healthy for me. I’m the girl who is loved regardless of what the scale says. Knowing that the scale will register at least 1 lb down every other week, I am the girl who is happy. In one year ✌that’s 26 lbs gone. For me it is important that i STOP comparing my results with others. This girl knows what is doable for her. Keeping this easy habit of just saying NO to: beans, corn, bell peppers, potatoes, nuts, cheese, or tomatoes. 😀 i feel great about eating less lectins and taking supplements that help repair my leaky gut! Happy New Year results will be placed in the comment section.