Health: Dr. Steven Gundry on Lectin Avoidance diet

Dr. Gundry — restorative medicine.  “All arthritis are lectin sensitivity”.

Dr. Gundry is proponent of intermittent fasting.  Lectin free diet.  Tom Brady and Usher eat “lectin free”.

Leaky gut (thin cell walls) caused by Lectins (which penetrate stomach lining).

Avoid nightshades: tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and peppers — which contain high amounts of lectins. Tomato peel and seeds contains most lectins.
Italians: Roma Tomato = contains a high amount of pulp. Peel the tomato, cut it in half, squeeze out the seeds — now have “safe” tomato sauce.
Avoid grains: white bread may be better than brown.  Grains are fattening too.
Avoid beans: 20% of food poisoning cases are from undercooked beans. Beans contain high lectins. If vegan, pressure cook the beans.
Avoid cashews and peanuts.  Instead opt for walnuts, pistachios, or macadamia nuts.  Almonds okay.

Replace with leafy greens, fish, olive oil, and animal protein.
“May restore endothelial function to normal, which in turn can reverse high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity”.

Good: dark chocolate (at least 70% cacoa), coffee, and olive oil.

Foreign microbes in gut communicate to brain what’s being eaten.  Must keep microbes healthy.  Antibiotics kill microbes, also antibiotics in meats (eat organic only).  One packet of Splenda will kill 50% of gut microbes, and is contained in many diet sodas.  May take two years for gut microbes to replenish after a round of antibiotics.  Ghrelin levels affect hunger reflex. Need H. pylori microbe to communicate to brain to reduce Ghrelin level.  When Ghrelin levels are not regulated, you never feel full.

Bad microbes:  yeasts, fungus, molds, and bacteria. Especially candida. Bad microbes use vagus nerve to send cravings to foods they want:  sugar, refined carbs, and saturated fats.

Prebiotics to feed good microbes, and more beneficial than probiotics. Bimuno is recommended prebiotic.

Morton Salt (with iodine) will eliminate Hashimoto. Better than sea salt.

Light Science Good Night LED for evening — no blue light.

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