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How Fasting and Minimizing Lectins Can Benefit Your Health

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  • Patients with autoimmune conditions will typically experience significant improvement when adopting a lectin-free diet
  • In a recent paper, Dr. Steven Gundry showed that 90 of 102 patients had complete remission of all biomarkers for autoimmune disease by removing lectins, and all within a six-month period
  • If you have leaky gut from a disturbed microbiome and eat a lot of lectins, saturated fats may worsen your health by allowing lipopolysaccharides to piggyback on the fats through your intestinal wall
  • People with autoimmune diseases typically have low vitamin D levels and may need higher than normal doses. Vitamin D is essential for stem cell proliferation in your gut, and until your gut barrier is healed, your absorption of vitamin D may be impaired
  • Water fasting is a powerful metabolic intervention that activates autophagy, allowing your body to clean itself out, and triggers the regeneration of stem cells

By Dr. Mercola

Dr. Steven Gundry's book, "The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain," which spent 13 weeks on The New York Times best sellers list, reveals the deleterious effects of lectins on health. I've previously interviewed him on this topic. Here, we continue that conversation, while also delving into a few other complementary strategies, including the importance of vitamin D for autoimmune diseases and the benefits of fasting.


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