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It's probably not the protein that's the issue. Beans, nuts, grains, and other seeds are hard to digest if you don't soak them. They have phytic acid, enzyme inhibitors, lectins, and some difficult-to-digest starches that can all cause trouble.

Nuts need to be soaked with a little salt anywhere from 4-12 hours depending on size and the type of nut, then gently dried. You can use a food dehydrator or your oven on the lowest possible setting (prop the door open if necessary).

I would suggest soaking medium sized beans like brown beans a bare minimum of 12 hours before you cook them. Rinse them and change the water at least once during the soak, and be sure to rinse well again before you put them into the pot. You could also try a little Bean-zyme, a gluten-free version of Beano, if the long soak doesn't do the trick.

As far as tofu, soybeans are notoriously hard to digest if they are not fermented. Try tempeh instead. Be sure to write the company that makes the tempeh you can get locally and check that it's gluten-free. Some manufacturers maintain their cultures on barley.

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I can't handle beans or lentils at all and I am one year into gluten free. I get sick every time. I started to consider lectins. I never touch tofu and I avoid soy so I'm not sure about digesting that. Nuts are ok for me though strangely enough. That is...unless they have been processed on a line that processes wheat. There are many that are so watch out for that too.

I tried to eat black-eyed peas for New Years Day ya know...for good luck. Well, I got anything but good luck from that little experiment. From now on it is good luck for me not to touch beans at all.

Protein from meat and poultry is well-tolerated though.


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It's probably not the protein that's the issue. Beans, nuts, grains, and other seeds are hard to digest if you don't soak them. They have phytic acid, enzyme inhibitors, lectins, and some difficult-to-digest starches that can all cause trouble.

Nuts need to be soaked with a little salt anywhere from 4-12 hours depending on size and the type of nut, then gently dried. You can use a food dehydrator or your oven on the lowest possible setting (prop the door open if necessary).

I would suggest soaking medium sized beans like brown beans a bare minimum of 12 hours before you cook them. Rinse them and change the water at least once during the soak, and be sure to rinse well again before you put them into the pot. You could also try a little Bean-zyme, a gluten-free version of Beano, if the long soak doesn't do the trick.

As far as tofu, soybeans are notoriously hard to digest if they are not fermented. Try tempeh instead. Be sure to write the company that makes the tempeh you can get locally and check that it's gluten-free. Some manufacturers maintain their cultures on barley.

Thanks, I have never thought about soaking nuts, I always do the beans, I just avoid all soy now.

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I can't handle beans or lentils at all and I am one year into gluten free. I get sick every time. I started to consider lectins. I never touch tofu and I avoid soy so I'm not sure about digesting that. Nuts are ok for me though strangely enough. That is...unless they have been processed on a line that processes wheat. There are many that are so watch out for that too.

I tried to eat black-eyed peas for New Years Day ya know...for good luck. Well, I got anything but good luck from that little experiment. From now on it is good luck for me not to touch beans at all.

Protein from meat and poultry is well-tolerated though.

Thanks, I also find a little meat protien works ok .

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I can't handle beans or lentils at all and I am one year into gluten free. I get sick every time. I started to consider lectins. I never touch tofu and I avoid soy so I'm not sure about digesting that. Nuts are ok for me though strangely enough. That is...unless they have been processed on a line that processes wheat. There are many that are so watch out for that too.

I tried to eat black-eyed peas for New Years Day ya know...for good luck. Well, I got anything but good luck from that little experiment. From now on it is good luck for me not to touch beans at all.

Protein from meat and poultry is well-tolerated though.

I never realized you were a lectin person too!! Don't feel quite so alone ;)


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I'm just realizing it now Mushroom!

I considered it once before but then everything seemed to be bothering me.

Lectins have got to be part of the reason.

Yeah that's probably why meat is the only thing that really agrees with me.

While we are on the subject of lectins...let's post the lectin report for others to consider too.

http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

Just in case we are not alone. :ph34r:;)


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Soy can cause lots of problems. If you are eating soy regularly and it is inflaming your gut, that could cause reactions to other foods. I suggest dropping all soy for a few months to see if it helps.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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I'm just realizing it now Mushroom!

I considered it once before but then everything seemed to be bothering me.

Lectins have got to be part of the reason.

Yeah that's probably why meat is the only thing that really agrees with me.

While we are on the subject of lectins...let's post the lectin report for others to consider too.

http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

Just in case we are not alone. :ph34r:;)

Thanks so much for the lectin link!

I've been following a sctrict gluten-free diet, but my health hasn't improved. I've noticed increasing sensitivity to soy. A recent scope showed I still have some severe villi flattening. I asked if soy could be the cause and was told it shouldn't cause the kind of damage that gluten does. This article seems to suggest it can?

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I'm just realizing it now Mushroom!

I considered it once before but then everything seemed to be bothering me.

Lectins have got to be part of the reason.

Yeah that's probably why meat is the only thing that really agrees with me.

While we are on the subject of lectins...let's post the lectin report for others to consider too.

http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

Just in case we are not alone. :ph34r:;)

Wow, thanks , this is so helpful !!

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I'm just realizing it now Mushroom!

I considered it once before but then everything seemed to be bothering me.

Lectins have got to be part of the reason.

Yeah that's probably why meat is the only thing that really agrees with me.

While we are on the subject of lectins...let's post the lectin report for others to consider too.

http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

Just in case we are not alone. :ph34r:;)

I just can't thank you enough for the web link ! I read it and now I know why I can not touch a potato or peanut, I have never known why, just thought I inherited it from Grandma since she could not eat them either, Thankyou so much , it has answered so much for me !

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