ApropoE4 wrote:floramaria wrote:
He doesn't say lectins are the cause of autoimmunity, but rather that lectins can cause leaky gut, and leaky gut is the cause of autoimmunity.
Unfortunately, just as we have not a single example of non-celiac gluten sensitivity, we have not a single example of "leaky gut" not related to specific conditions or drug side effects.
Wikipedia generously settles on calling it a "hypothetical medical condition". I'm happy to agree lectins cause a hypothetical condition.
I am a 100% amateur in this area. I am willing to admit that I am trying out dietary changes that may or may not have a beneficial impact on a hypothetical medical condition, “leaky gut”. In my mind it is still worth giving it a shot, since it may or may not be a. Causal factor in a condition which, based on blood tests, I do apparently have: Hashimoto’s .
I was able to find a few references in medical papers to Metabolic Endotoxemia. One pasted below. This Mdetabolic Endotoxemia could be the result of a hypothetical condition commonly referred to as “leaky gut” . I think “leaky gut” is generally defined as “higher gut permeability”, which is the wording used in medical journals.
The gut epithelium is an efficient barrier that prevents absorption of LPS derived from Gram-negative gut microbiota. Obesity, high-fat diet, diabetes, and NAFLD are associated with higher gut permeability leading to metabolic endotoxemia.Oct 1, 2013
Metabolic endotoxemia: a molecular link between obesity and ...
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