Tincup wrote:Most recent food lists.
Ski wrote:Tincup wrote:Most recent food lists.
I noticed on the list that oats are forbidden and he has a comment (cannot pressure cook). However, I make my steel cut oats in a pressure cooker, so wonder where that falls?
Gundry wrote:Taming the Relish Jane Y., a fifty-year-old nurse who lives in the Pacific Northwest, had been troubled by intractable migraines for most of her life. She had run the gamut of treatment options without success. Jane sought me out after hearing of my successes with other migraine sufferers, including myself— I know from personal experience how awful migraines can be. She immediately started the Plant Paradox Program and within days her migraines abated. She was delighted, but after a few months she visited to discuss a dilemma. One of Jane’s passions is canning (and eating) a zucchini and tomato relish she makes with the vegetables in her garden. With both fruits now off limits and canning time fast approaching, she was in a quandary. I suggested that we do a lectin challenge: she should can half of her relish using her traditional canning method, and the other half using a pressure cooker. Jane returned home delighted, and a few weeks later she called me. Not surprising, within a few minutes of eating her regular canned relish, wham, a migraine struck. But the next day, when she gingerly tasted her pressure-cooked relish, nothing happened. She ate some more, and, again, nothing. Jane was back in business with her relish! Thanks to her lectin sensitivity, she has gone on to become one of my most cherished lectin testers. Despite her best efforts with pressure cooking wheat, oats, rye, and barley for an hour (that is a long time in a pressure cooker), she still gets migraines from these grains.
Gundry, Steven R., M.D.. The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain (pp. 224-225). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
SG wrote: This happens. Vitamin D is essential to tell the stem cells at the bottom of the crypts in the
villi to grow and divide. Without vitamin D stimulating them, they just sit there and they don’t
repair the gut. I think plants are so intelligent it’s shocking. I think one of the plant strategies is
that if you have low vitamin D, because you can’t absorb it, then you can’t repair your gut.
You’re a horrible predator. You won’t reproduce. You won’t walk. You’ll go away. Vitamin D is
really one of the keys to autoimmune disease.
Lectins are the other key. I’ve been blessed by knowing hundreds and thousands of autoimmune
patients who I call “canaries,” because they react almost instantaneously to lectins. It’s
interesting. Everybody has their own certain lectin or lectins that they really react to.
It’s interesting. This morning I had a woman who has rheumatoid arthritis. Her rheumatoid
markers or anti-CCP3 markers have gone up. Her IL-17 had gone up. I said, “Alright. What are
you doing? What’s going on?” She said, “No, no. I’m perfect. I know your list backwards and
forwards.” I said, “No. There’s something.”
She said, “You know, it’s funny you should mention that because we got your book and my son
said, ‘Hey, mom. You know you’re not allowed to have almonds with peels on them, because the
peel has a lectin.’” She said, “What? I’ve been eating almonds right and left.” I said, “Your son’s
right. You can’t have almonds.” I had another woman who was going on a cashew binge. Her
markers came up and she had forgotten that cashews were an American bean.
JM: A relative of poison ivy.
SG: Exactly right. You really want to chew on poison ivy? I think not. Cashew pickers get
horrible burns on their hands, just like pepper pickers do. These plants have an amazing defense
system. What I found is that through molecular mimicry, we attack ourselves. Once you remove
that trigger and you seal your gut, things get better.
I see lots of people who had been on various autoimmune protocols and gut healing protocols. I
think what the difference is – that my patients have taught me – is that if you’re out on a boat and
you’re taking in water because you have holes in the bottom of the boat, you can bail water all
you want. You’ll keep the water out of the boat. But if the holes keep occurring, you’re going to
need a bigger and bigger bucket. I think most of the anti-inflammatory programs and
autoimmune programs are just giving people bigger buckets. But I think it’s easier to seal the
holes. Then water won’t come in.
I’m convinced, and others are convinced that lectins and some of the seven deadly disruptors are
making the holes. Let’s get the hole makers out of them, give some vitamin D and let them heal
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