The Lectin Detox – “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer. My name is Matthew James, and at the age of four my throat closed over and I couldn’t breathe. I almost died. This was my first anaphylactic reaction to contaminated food. I suffered for decades with severe atopic dermatitis, however, through an understanding of natural health…I did what all the creams, ointments, antibiotics, and experimental pharmaceuticals couldn’t do…I overcame my condition. And thankfully, now, I have no need for the prescriptions that I now view as deadly. To illustrate, in May, 2016, the British Medical Journal published an article called “Medical Error–The Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States”. The article estimates that as many as 250,000 people die each year in the U.S. because of medical doctors.
Unless you are eating expensive 100% grass fed beef, in America, all meat is ultimately corn: chickens, turkeys, pigs, and even cows are forced into eating corn, as are, carnivores such as salmon. Cheap corn lectins are an easy way to “marble” animal flesh, making it taste better, but these poisonous proteins bioaccumulate in your organs upon ingestion–ultimately leading to the development of horrific “autoimmune” conditions.
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.
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.
And not only is it the ugliest, but it is also the second most abundant. The primary source of lectins on Earth is plants.
The Lectin Detox – “Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.” –Carl Gustav Jung My name is Matthew. I almost died when I was four years old from an intense allergic reaction. My throat closed over, my skin turned blue, and I developed severe atopic dermatitis all over my body, which I suffered from for the next thirty years. Dozens of highly trained medical specialists told me that my condition was lifelong and irreversible. They told me that it was my fault that I was sick. My immune system was dysfunctional; it was insane: attacking itself. I felt deficient, broken, and sad–until I did what the doctors couldn’t do: I healed.
The Lectin Detox – Socrates once said that it is better to change your opinion, than persist in a wrong one. My name is Matthew. I have almost died twice from my throat closing over as a response to lectin proteins, and since the age of four I suffered chronic pain from severe atopic dermatitis, which covered my entire body. By changing how I thought about immunology, I was able to heal myself–after many decades of having oozing, inflamed skin–and after dozens of highly trained specialized medical doctors said that my condition was not solvable. What I learned was that dietary lectins cause disease. Here’s is an excerpt from an article, written by the late Dr. L.J. Freed, whom I never met, but did have the pleasure of speaking with one of his great friends–an English nutritional therapist. Here is what Dr. Freed wrote in his 1999 paper, entitled “Do Dietary Lectins Cause Disease?”.