Inulin – Prebiotic Fiber with Powerful Allergic Reactions

Health Food products are containing Stealth Fiber that is labeled as a “Natural Fiber”, “Natural Sweetener”, and/or a “Natural Prebiotic”. This “Stealth fiber” is being increasingly added to processed foods, while not a problem for most; it can cause gastrointestinal discomfort for some who may not know they’re consuming too much of it. The fiber is…

Splanchnoptosis – Displaced Organs

Splanchnoptosis, Visceroptosis, Abdominal Ptosis, are synonymous terms used to express an abnormal downward displacement of the abdominal viscera. Splanchnoptosis is more common in women than men. It occurs in all ages. Abdominal Ptosis may include ptosis of the stomach, liver, spleen, kidneys, and intestines; yet the downward displacement may include only the stomach and intestines.…

Why Be Gluten Free?

Many have questions on why is gluten is problematic? Should they should be gluten free. Why they don’t feel any different when they stop eating gluten? What if my lab tests come back negative for gluten sensitivity, when I know there is a problem with gluten? How are lectins involved in my health?

The Lectin – FODMAP Diet Connection

Symptoms of pain, bloating, flatulence, constipation and/or diarrhea are commonly present in various gastrointestinal disorders and are often attributed to a functional gut disturbance. Those dealing with these symptoms is frustrating with often unsatisfactory long-term results. Fructose is receiving increasing attention as a factor in the diet that, when malabsorbed, may induce these symptoms. However,…

Autoimmune Diet Lectin Avoidance Guidelines

When immature or out-of-season, the seed, grain, vegetable or fruit are protected by chemical deterrents such as lectins to keep themselves from being eaten to extinction. Chemical deterrents in plants are called secondary metabolites, i.e. trypsin inhibitor, chymotrypsin inhibitor, α-amylase inhibitor, phytohemagluttinin (lectin), phytic acid, oxalic acid, nitrate and nitrite, L-mimosine, canavanine, L-DOPA, glucosinolates, cyanogenic…