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    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
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    I watched your video on the wheat germ report and lectin was a major topic. I researched lectin and found out that foods with high levels of toxic lectins should be avoided:

  • grains, especially wheat and wheat germ but also quinoa, rice, buckwheat, oats, rye, barley, millet and corn.

  • legumes (all dried beans, including soy and peanuts),

  • dairy (perhaps more so when cows are feed grains instead of grass, a speculation based on research showing transference of lectins into breast milk and dairy.

  • nightshade (includes potato, tomato, eggplant and pepper).

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    I am still confused on nuts and eggs and whether they are safe or if they have high levels of toxic lectins. This would be really beneficial to know.

     

    Also, buckwheat, quinoa and aramanth are not a grain but are they high in lectin? Should they also be avoided?

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Kate Osborne
Peter Osborne
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Michelle,

Simply put, one man’s food is another man’s poison.  Generalizing that all foods with high levels of lectins should be avoided is not the best approach.   If you are chronically ill and don’t know why, food lectins can and should be investigated as the potential cause or contributing factor.  

Of course the common sense rule applies.  If it doesn’t agree with you,  don’t eat it.  

Nuts and eggs are not toxic to everyone, and psedo cereals should be avoided unless you have a pure source that is not cross contaminated.

 

All the best,

Dr. O

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