Potatoes have a long history of being seen as poisonous. According to the Smithsonian, a green potato indicates the presence of a nerve toxin that can induce coma or even kill you within 24 hours of consumption. But, even scarier: Potato lectin is a poisonous glycoprotein that contains about 47% l-arabinose, 3% d-galactose and 11% hydroxyproline.
Did you know that in the United States peanuts were mainly a garden crop consumed by the poor and used for animal feed until human consumption grew in the 1930s?
The Lectin Detox – “Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.” — Geothe My name is Matthew. I almost died in a Kindergarten classroom when I was four years old. My skin turned blue and my throat closed over. I had my first life threatening allergic reaction. I soon developed severe atopic dermatitis all over my body. For the next thirty years, dozens of highly trained medical specialists told me that my immune system was dysfunctional: that I was broken. They gave me creams, ointments, experimental immunological regulators, antihistamines, and antibiotics–but my condition only worsened. Eventually, I could hardly walk, and, when I smiled, blood would often drip down as the weakened skin around my mouth split open. It wasn’t until I learned about lectins and worked vigorously to flush them from my body, that I began to recover. And though it took time, I healed–proving, that the medical degrees, the egos, the hubris, and the pharmacological research were all, shockingly, wrong.
Got the March Madness? Consider eliminating wheat from your diet. Wheat lectin proteins are especially problematic in that they look like the snyopsin 1 proteins found in neurological tissue, so that the antibodies our body uses in defense also attack healthy nerve cells. Depending on the location of the brain cells under attack, the autoimmune effects can result in autism, seizures, tics, inappropriate emotions, repetitive behaviors, dementia, decreased short-term memory, cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, ADHA and ADD.