A Lectin Impact

maxresdefaultFirst up: Dr Paul Mason is a credentialed Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician. The second Doctor quoted is Peter Brukner and the third Doctor of nutrition is Steve Phinney. In this post the final YouTube is by a regular guy, a software engineer named Dave Feldman. Dr Mason has personal experience with low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets. He has used the Low Carb/ Keto diet successfully both in the general public and for elite athletes. He has spent an enormous amount of time understanding nutrition research and Paul is a respected expert in the field of nutritional medicine. Paul is NOT afraid to diverge from conventional wisdom when the available clinical evidence does not agree with what the public gets prescribed to fix their gut problems. At end of this post is a link that offers a TEST to take to determine if you have a leaky gut in need of repair.

This includes challenging many of the pillars of contemporary dietary advice, including on fat, salt and fiber intake. Gleaned from various YouTube interviews with Dr Paul Mason, the following summary is about the lectins impact on various autoimmune diseases.  If a lectin gets absorbed across the intestinal wall it can get absorbed through the vagus nerve and travel up to the brain; where it has been linked to Parkinson’s. This is not to say that plants cause Parkinson’s. Paul explains how genetics play a really big role. Any Autoimmune disorder like Parkinson’s comes from  a combination of factors; a genetic component, a leaky gut and lectins in the diet. Lectins are not only present in plants, and we don’t know if all plants contain lectins. We do know which plants are high in lectins: legumes such as beans, peas, peanuts, almonds, cashews as well as nightshade vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplants and chilies. 9134ae8b44280832701ec63148858672We know that soaking pinto beans for 5 hours then boiling for 10 minutes decreases harmful lectins. Also peeling tomatoes, deseeding and cooking them reduces the amount of lectins. We also get different types of lectins; some more harmful than others and binding to different cell types. Paul explains that there are two different classes of conditions that are affected, metabolic and autoimmune. He also explains how it causes weight gain in people and why people struggle to lose the extra weight. Soy, gluten and lectins can cause different symptoms. Most diseases are multifactorial. How is joint pain affected? Today’s science does not yet confirm joint pain improvements, but when we reduce foods that cause inflammation, joint pain is reduced. Glucosamine seems to help millions of people improve their pain. Perhaps because of genetics, some people can be more lectin sensitive. People who are low-carb / Keto but who still experience gas, bloating, or a weight loss stall may want to consider an elimination diet. Eliminate tomatoes, seeds, onions, almonds, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, avocadoes. Add back into the diet one food at a time and wait for a gut response. There is a clinical test to diagnose leaky gut, or  intestinal permeability. Paul explains the difference between irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) a condition where carbs and sugar alcohols don’t get absorbed by your intestines causing mixed symptoms of constipation and diarrhea, and inflammatory bowl disease (IBD). Feeling hopeless or depressed due to diet? KISS Depression Bye Bye9134ae8b44280832701ec63148858672Paul recommends having a clinical test:  fecal calprotectin, intestinal permeability test, PEG 400 and serum zonulin. If your doctor does not promote nutritional remedies, then perhaps contact a dietician. Better food choice advice is available once a leaky gut is diagnosed. Certain things are particularly damaging to the gut include emulsifiers in food, pollution particles (PM10) and titanium dioxide nanoparticles (used as a whitener in food). Clinical studies prove that adding a lecithin supplement helps repair a leaky gut. Paul explained that there is hope for people with the autoimmune disorder chronic fatigue syndrome. The elimination diet works for all disorders. A diet with less lectins helps improve a sense of general well being in most patients. Regaining health is NOT all about counting carbs, calories or fat. To regain gut health, increase energy and mental clarity – people need to consume less of what is pinpointed that interrupts their energy, lowers their gas, improves their bowel movements. The calories in and calories out or burned model is not the answer to regaining health or losing weight.  A whole new area of medicine is in the research of lectin resistance and the activation of insulin pathways. People are now equipped with the testimonies of ordinary people who have been successful in reversing chronic fatigue, IBS, leaky gut, depression and other disease by eliminating foods with lectins.
Dr. Paul Mason interest is the impact of diet on autoimmune conditions: Rheumatoid arthritis a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints. Lupus an inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues. Celiac disease an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Polymyalgia Rheumatica an inflammatory disorder causing muscle pain and stiffness around the shoulders and hips. Multiple sclerosis  a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. Type 1 Diabetes a condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Alopecia sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular bald patches that may overlap. Vasculitis an inflammation of the blood vessels. Click pic too view slideshow with comments

IS FIBER NECESSARY FOR OUR HEALTH? Doctors agree that constipation is NOT healthy, however, prescribing more fibre is not the solution. When humans go on a low fiber diet, short chain fatty-acids are converted into ketones which act as appetite suppressants. The three key messages in this YOUTUBE IS: fiber is NOT a necessity for a healthy diet; Secondly, even on a low carbohydrate diet, certain foods contain high levels of fiber or FODMAPs that can cause stomach upset. Lastly the whole concept of altering our microbiome for weight loss is a bridge we are not certain is wise to take with the current understanding of the science of our gut microbiome. Not only GLUTEN but other components of FIBER cause INFLAMMATION which is the known underlying root in heart disease, cancer and many autoimmune diseases. Dr Peter Brukner is next to educate his audience about fiber. Dr Peter Brukner is hard to listen to, but as a sports medicine doctor his YouTube talk is about the macronutrients in different food groups. It is also shown that by reducing carbohydrates, a person reduces the amount of pro-inflammatory cytokines chemokines and adhesion molecules. The quality of the research used in observation vs intervention proves new insights into cause, effect, and solution. The evils of grain, fiber, and wheat are outlined in a book called “Wheat Belly” by William Davis – ALSO “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter. Promoting that grains are the biggest evil in the world – but then we have Dr. Gundry’s book “Plant Paradox” which insights lectins as the evil. Lectins are proteins found in high quantities of grains, beans and certain fruits and vegetables. Lectins are proteins that plants make to defend themselves against predators. Lectins have been shown to create an inflammatory response. Doctor Steve Phinney has 40 years of wisdom to impart upon a conference hall filled with doctors interested in the latest science of nutrition. Finally we can enjoy a regular guy named Dave Feldman, a software engineer who morphed into a “BIOHACK”! In common language a man who has hacked into the software engineering of the human body. Dave tracks by taking a picture of everything he eats and he gets his blood panel done frequently to monitor his self testing on various diets. Do I have IBS, Hashimoto’s, Leaky Gut? Dr. Amy Meyers offers a test on her site along with supplements to repair GUT. The only ingredient missing is Lecithin. https://www.amymyersmd.com/2013/05/8-supplements-to-heal-a-leaky-gut/


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