You are what you eat, and also what you're eating ate. Do you know what is in your food?
Follow along with me as I read The Plant Paradox by Steven R. Gundry MD.
I will do my best to write up updates as I read, but life sometimes gets the best of me and I am slow to finish books. Nonetheless I have found what I read in the first two chapters worth sharing, and I already recommend you pick up this book if you have ANY health conditions or gastro complaints.
There is an incredible amount of information packed into this book I believe many of you NEED TO KNOW about.
Chapter 1 & 2
Lectins: found in beans, legumes, wheat, certain grains, and some plants. Problematic for humans because the gut microbiome is not fully capable of breaking down these proteins.
Lectins turn up in more than just plants, they are also in animal products such as milk, eggs, cheese, and meat . This is the result of animals and even seafood being fed corn and soy based feed. You may believe you are eating a grain, corn and soy free diet, but what did the animal you ate eat?
You are what you eat, but also what you ate, ate
I've had my theory validated about why I am able to drink A2 milk and not regular milk. It really makes a difference what breed of cow the milk comes from and what that cow eats. If you believe you are lactose intolerant like I did for YEARS, you may come to find out you really are just unable to process dairy from cows producing A1 milk. "A1 casein is turned into a lectin like protein called beta-casomorphin which attaches to the pancreas and prompts an immune attack."
A1 milk comes from the classic black and white Holstein breed cow, while Guernsey, Brown Swiss and Belgian Blue cow breeds produce A2 milk.
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