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Lectin Free.. Anyone Else?

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Okay so after going gluten free I had an improvement in some symptoms and then others got worse. So after a little online research I decided to go lectin free as well. I'm in my first week of that and feel a huge difference although the diet feels very restrictive. I'm going to start challenging things soon and hopefully will add a few things back in.

Anyway.. are there any others here who are lectin free as well? I read that lectin is similar to gluten so a lot of poeple who react to gluten (which is a lectin group) will react to the other lectin families as well like the night shades, dairy or legumes.

Here is a link for a little more info if interested. http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

Michelle

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My hubby and I are doing our best to eliminate all lectins after reading your (or someone else's?) original post about lectins and after doing some online research. I was already soy free and nightshade free, and seem to have naturally gravitated (since going gluten free) to foods that do not contain lectins anyway, so it is not that difficult. Just meant avoiding all canola oil, cutting out peanut butter (a biggy for hubby) and reinforcing what had become a natural avoidance of legumes. I kept thinking I should be eating more legumes and kept finding reasons not to use them somehow :o , and now I think my subconscious was telling me I did not respond well to them. And here white bean salad used to be one of my favorite salads. Haven't made it in ages. And split pea soup was a favorite since it was most often gluten free.

Hubby has been fighting sinus congestion for a long time, even after he completed his series of shots for grass allergies, and since eliminating the lectins he says they are quite clear now. I had been once again having nighttime bloating and racing heart, and since cutting out lectins, going back on digestive enzymes and taking a Motilium at bedtime it has so far not recurred. Of course we don't know which (or of it's the combination) is helping, but these episodes were so distressing I am not willing to experiment :unsure:

I was surprised that I had never really heard of lectins before, but then I hadn't heard much about gluten either :lol:


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Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

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Has the introduction of Glucosimine helped anybody with symptoms? Ref: The Lectin Report paragraph 8 second sentance.


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Pardon me getting a little mushy on all you guys, but I cannot express to all of you how encouraging it is to be able to find this information. My fianc


Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Light up the darkness.

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