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Want to shield your gut from lectin damage? Eat this, not that

They always say the same thing. Why can’t I eat my favorite food, some of the most common ones, peanut, butter, diet, soda rice and pasta, yogurt and beans. If you’re a fan of any of these, I’ve got some good news, they’re easy to swap out, and I’ve got some substitutions, they’re, absolutely delicious. First peanut butter, you may as well call it lectin butter because it’s made with one of the worst ingredients for your health, but these days there are plenty of healthy lectin, free alternatives on grocery store shelves.

Things like almond butter, walnut butter, hazelnut butter tahini, which is basically sesame seed butter and my favorite pistachio butter just make sure to avoid cashew or sunflower seed butter they’re, both pretty common, and if you want almond or walnut butter to taste a little peanut ear. I’ve got a trick whisk in a couple of drops of coconut aminos to boost the savory flavor. Now, let’s talk about diet soda at first.

This was a hard one for me, I was a huge diet. Coke addict! Now, I’m not going to tell you how terrible diet soda is for your health at this point you better already know, but if you want a refresher, there are a couple of good articles right here on my youtube blog, maybe you saw the one where I share. My favorite soda hack, my balsamic, vinegar, soda just in case I put a link to it on the description below it’s a great alternative, but it’s not the only one, if you’re dying for something fruity make an infused water or an infused sparkling water.

If you find yourself craving bubbles, I use lemon and orange slices and even some fresh berries and for a really special treat. You can look for sodas that are sweetened only with stevia. Now they shouldn’t be an everyday thing, but if you’ve got a craving, you just can’t be and you’ve tried everything else. It might help. Next up rice and pasta, good news, carb lovers: there are about a million substitutes for both rice and pasta, and some of the swaps are more flavorful than the originals.

I love Capello’s pasta made from almond flour and tapioca flour. You can find it in the gluten free frozen food, section of Whole Foods and other stores. Now you already know about one of my other favorites miracle noodles and good news. They make miracle rice too, and if you’re looking for ways to use them check out the recipes section and the plant paradox or the recipe articles here on my YouTube page, of course, not everyone loves miracle noodles as much as I do, but they’re not your only Option you can use millet or sorghum in place of rice or even cauliflower rice, which is hugely popular right now.

You can find it fresh or frozen in most major supermarkets even Costco, and you can also make noodles out of any vegetables by spiralizing them or cutting them in into thin strips, maybe you’ve heard of zucchini noodles, but of course they don’t fit in the plant. Paradox plan still the same idea works with beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, even daikon radish, and you can even find some noodle produce at health food stores.

These days, here’s some beet noodles. These are actually fantastic. Fourth yogurt, even Greek yogurt is off the plan. That’s because the cow’s milk yogurt sold in this country has casein a1 a protein that seriously damages your gut and for a lot of people. That’s a problem because it’s their go-to healthy breakfast item. If you’re one of those people who needs to have a yogurt for breakfast, what can you do? Go to the regular old yogurt section in your grocery store and look for goat’s milk, yogurt or sheep’s milk yogurt or, if you’re, in the mood for a vegan option? Almond or coconut yogurt they’re pretty widely available we’re just like regular yogurt and are delicious too okay.

Finally beans. I know we’ve discussed this one before, but it’s worth a reminder, especially for you vegetarians and vegans, who are used to getting your protein from beans. Beans are left and heavy, but it’s possible to reduce the lectins by pressure cooking. So if you’ve got a pressure cooker put it to use, if not look for Eden brand canned beans, they come in non BPA line, cans and they’re pressure-cooked ahead of time and if you’re, looking for a completely non bean alternative, look no further than pine nuts.

If you soak them in liquid, like water or even chicken stock, they get a texture similar to beans. In fact, pine nuts cooked into a traditional chili have almost the exact same texture as beans, and there you have it. Five of my favorite plant paradox friendly substitutions, but I want to know what you’re struggling with so do me a favor and leave a comment below and let me know if you’re having trouble finding a swap out for your favorite food, it could make it into my Next article, I’m dr.

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A new kind of pumpkin seed snack! Roasted by two men.

 

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Is D-Ribose a Healthy Sugar

I want to try it because it’s supposed to help fibromyalgia, so d-ribose is a sugar, but it’s a very unique sugar. For years, I’ve used d-ribose in my patients with very bad congestive heart failure as a formula part of a formula to keep them off my heart transplant list, because d-ribose can be used by your mitochondria and by your muscles to generate energy.

A lot easier than simple glucose, it seems to have a direct ability to be used by mitochondria, the little energy organelles in your cells to produce energy, and so I’m a huge fan of d-ribose. It does have a bit of sweetness, so you can use it as a sugar but trying to use it as your sugar you’re going to have to use a lot of it to get the sweetness you want, but as an energy product as a way of increasing Your mitochondria it’s great now: why might it help fibromyalgia? Because fibromyalgia in part is a mitochondrial problem.

Your mitochondria don’t produce energy efficiently in your nerves, and so d-ribose is a great way to increase the interpret energy production in your mitochondria. So absolutely it’s a great great product. What is the best source of DHA for vegetarians? Now I’ve talked about this a lot in the past, but it bears repeating since the question comes up over and over over again, as you know, I was a professor at Loma, Linda University for many many years and it’s a vegetarian and vegan institution.

So I have a quite a large practice in vegans and vegetarians. Now DHA is one of the two long-chain three fats, the other one is EPA. Now, normally we can take short chain. Omega-3 fats like are in flaxseed, for instance, and we should have a system of enzymes that can couple one short chain: omega-3 fat with another and then another and then another, and you get eventually a very long chain of omega-3 fats, which are DHA and EPA.

Now our brain uses DHA about half of the fat in our brain is DHA and, interestingly enough, the hippocampus, the memory areas of our brain are full normally of DHA and there’s very good evidence that the more DHA you have the bigger your memory, centers are, and Quite frankly, the bigger your brain is. Unfortunately, our enzyme system in humans is lousy for taking short chain omega-3 fats and making DHA we’re not a fish.

The fish has an incredibly efficient system of taking short chain, omega-3 fats and making them long chains. That’s why fish oil is full of DHA and EPA, and not so much of the other little short chains and I’ve studied DHA levels in probably thousands of vegans now and they’re, profoundly deficient in DHA, even though either taking flax, oil capsules and they’re taking flax meal. That’s because they don’t convert it, so the good news is.

We now have a number of companies that make algae based DHA, there’s even now, some that have algae based, DHA and EPA, and so now there’s no excuse for a vegan to be deprived of the proper amount of DHA. And having said that, you want to try to yep about a thousand milligrams of DHA per day into your diet, a lot of the vegan DHA s or 500 milligrams. So two of them will do it. But whenever you buy the package, read the back look for serving size, sometimes they’ll try to fool you and they’ll say to serving sizes too, and then you look down below and you see 500 milligrams say.

Oh, you know that’s great. I there’s 500 milligrams. Well, you’d have to take four of those to get a thousand milligrams, so thousand milligrams of algae-based DHA. The problem is solved. Okay number three are pumpkins safe to eat. If I pressure-cook them, the answer is absolutely in fact, as you probably know, in general, the lectins in squashes are in the peel and the seeds, so the flesh itself doesn’t have many lectins I’ll.

Give you an example. I was in Europe two weeks ago and at every breakfast, in France and in Italy there were peeled and deseeded cucumbers, which is part of the squash family. Nowhere did, I ever see a cucumber with peels and seeds intact, because these people are smart enough because they’re taking away the lectin can containing components of that so in general, they’re pretty safe. If you peel and de-seed them, but there’s one proviso, if you’re trying to lose weight or if you’re, a diabetic or if you have metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance or pre-diabetes, the squash family in general have a lot of sugar in them.

So it’s not a free food, even if you do the right things, so it ought to be something. That’s more of a special treat, maybe on the weekends may be combined with things that that sugar content is going to be blunted like a FAT. So but yes, pressure-cooking is perfectly safe for squashes, but just be careful if you’re a diabetic or pre-diabetic. It’s not one of your best foods.


A new kind of pumpkin seed snack! Roasted by two men.