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"Lectins" and our "Thyroid Gland"


So today . . . let's continue last week's discussion about another "hormones" that "lectins" can disrupt.


And that would be . . . our "Thyroid gland"


So how exactly do "lectins" . . . interfere???


Well . . . when "lectins" are present in the bloodstream . . . the immune system "reacts" and "produces" TOO MUCH "inflammation into the body . . . and this is due to the body "knowing" lectins are a "foreign" invader and can cause us damage.


Now . . . when this happens . . . it causes the immune system to "flare up" . . . and "attack" . . . "NOT ONLY" the "lectins" . . . but the "Thyroid gland" as well . . .


Why you ask???


Well . . . this is due to the "similarity" of "fragments" associated with the "Thyroid gland"!


You see . . . as we spoke last week . . . "lectins" can cause or exacerbate . . . "leaky gut" . . . and with this . . . "leaky gut" is one of the "leading" reasons behind "autoimmune diseases" such as . . . "thyroid" disorders like . . . Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves' disease or even rheumatoid arthritis


And with this . . . it really is a "catch 22" . . . because "lectins" cause "leaky gut" . . . which allows the "lectins" to enter the bloodstream . . . that causes a "negative" effect on the "Thyroid" . . .


AND "Thyroid" imbalance . . . in turn . . . can cause more "leaky gut" and its devastation to the body.


So how do we help this situation???


Well . . . optimal "digestion" . . . actually helps to tame the "antibodies" associated with "autoimmune" conditions like . . . Hashimoto's and Graves


And "eliminating" lectins for awhile in the diet . . . so the "small intestine" can heal from the "leaky gut" . . . is a great way to "correct" healing our "Thyroid" issues.


So how can we help this process of "eliminating" lectins from the body???


Well . . . adding back into the body . . . "ample good bacteria" . . . to help "eliminate" the "lectins" . . . and . . . eating a "lectin-free" diet for 60 day is a great way to start . . .


We can also add into our diet elements like . . .


Cranberries

Okra

And Bladderwrack seaweed


Why you ask???


Well . . . these elements actually are "LECTIN BLOCKERS"


And "lectin blockers" . . . provide an "anti-adhesive" against "lectins" . . . meaning they can't "bind" to the "sugar" and "carbohydrate" that you consume.


You see . . . these components can actually "reduce" inflammation in the body . . . and therefore . . . this will "prevent" cellular damage . . . which is the root cause of inflammation.


So remember . . . "Lectins" are just the kid in school that "START" the problem through "miscommunication" . . . and it's the "BODY's REACTION" of "inflammation" . . . that actually causes the damage to the body and our health.


You see . . . "Lectins" TRICK our body into "destroying" ITSELF!!!


So tomorrow, let's back up and finish talking about the "brain chemicals" that are affecting our "weight loss" efforts.


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