Lectin-Free eating plan

One of the most controversial topics we covered in 2017 was the lectin-free diet. Lectins trickled into our daily conversation after we met with Dr. Gundry and read his best-selling book The Plant Paradox.

The book identifies lectins as a class of plant proteins that our bodies do not well tolerate (read our interview with Dr. Gundry in full here). Lectins are in everything from tomatoes and peppers to brown rice and quinoa. Dr. Gundry’s claims that removing them our diets could solve for many modern health woes had many of us ready for a lectin-free lifestyle. It also left us with the burning question: what the heck can we eat now?

Gundry’s new cookbook, The Plant Paradox Cookbook, promises to answer that question and more. Here are some foods we found in the book we thought were interesting. We didn’t expect to find a few of these classic indulgences on such a restrictive diet and the last five foods might be brand new discoveries for many..

Mozzarella + Parmesan Dr. Gundry is very specific about which dairy products are allowed. Lo and behold, two the most important(?) cheeses are lectin-free. Source from the correct animals and geography and you’re set. (See The Plant Paradox for details.)

Steak + other meats Yes, steak…but it must be grass-fed and grass-finished to be free of the lectins that come from a grain-filled animal’s diet.

Eggs Eggs too are included in the lectin-free way of life, but must be pasture-raised. Notice a pattern here? Like most all-natural diets, the lectin-free diet involves some very savvy shopping skills to properly enjoy meat, eggs and dairy.

champagne That’s right, on special occasions, Dr Gundry says a glass of bubbles (or red wines from Oregon and South America) is best. The lectin-free diet is sounding better and better!

coconut cream  Dairy-free dieters, meet your new obsession. If you’ve not already discovered coconut cream, now it your chance to try. Whip it to replace whipped cream, pour it in recipes to replace heavy cream for dense nutrition and creamy texture.

algae oil Algae oil has becoming a popular cooking oil in the wellness world lately for it’s superior nutritional benefits. It’s rich in the omega-3 fat, DHA.

hemp tofu Hemp is an incredible source of protein, clean fats and minerals. If you’re avoiding soy, but love tofu – try hemp instead.

monk fruit There are a slew of great sweeteners without sugar on the market know. Just be sure they’re chemical free and – if you’re going lectin-free, go with monk fruit. Also sold granulated in tiny packets just like sugar.

brazilian cheesy bread We love this grain-free treat from Dr. Gundry’s new cookbook. Get the recipe here.

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  1. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach all I have to say is that there is not one ‘diet’ that works well for everyone. I don’t like to be boxed in or labeled so I find that with myself, and many others, a winning combination is a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Find what feels right for You! What works best for You! The only way to find that out is to be super focused on what you eat/drink and how you feel when eating/drinking those food/drinks. Or just call/email me and I will work with you to help you feel/look your best! Be gentle with yourselves. Michelle~ xo

    Michelle A. Giannone | 05.10.2018 | Reply
  2. It looks like the link to the recipe might be broken?

    Jean | 05.13.2018 | Reply
  3. Well Michelle, have YOU tried the Plant Paradox diet? There is a good reason why people who have been on virtually EVERY single diet out there may have lost weight but STILL have their ailments and diseases. It’s because the “diet” may have helped them lose weight, but it didn’t address their underlying health conditions. The Plant Paradox DOES address the underlying health conditions. If I hadn’t been on the diet myself, along with other family members and saw the results for myself, I would be saying exactly what you’re saying, but I’m a believer now! Dr. Gundry is on the cutting edge of diet and healthy lifestyle.

    Margaret Clauder | 07.23.2018 | Reply


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