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Q/ Do lectins really cause inflammation?

– SARAH ANDREWS, FRANKFORT, KY

With the publication of (Harper Wave, 2017), by Steven Gundry, MD, lectins seem to be the latest “anti-nutrient” receiving attention. Lectins are proteins found in foods like grains, legumes, nightshade vegetables (such as potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant), dairy and eggs. Gundry theorizes that these proteins can lead to inflammatory reactions that cause a

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