The deleterious effects of chronic dietary consumption of foods with high lectin contents is receiving a great deal of attention these days. Many common plant foods contain lectins which the plant employs as defense mechanisms. Gluten is a lectin. When humans consume such foods, the lectins in them deploy n the gut. The immediate mechanism of their action is to provoke an auto-immune reaction by way of molecular mimicry. Lectins (there are a great many) are functionally indistinguishable from proteins and bind to cell receptors causing havoc with hormone regulation.
The health of our microbiome dictates our overall health status. Human cells outnumbered by the number and variety of microbes in our bodies. Our microbiota, the friendly microbes in our gut, help to digest food, strengthen our immune system, defend our intestines from unfriendly bacteria, and heal our gut. The balance of our gut microbiota lies in a complex relationship between our genetics, diet, environment, and even our social circles.
Most of us have been taught that its normal to have one bowel movement a day, and indeed it is for a culture that lives on highly processed food. In reality, one should have a bowel movement for every meal!
If youre having problems going, it could be the usual suspects such as a diet low in fiber, a lack of exercise, ignoring the urge to go, plus the many medications that are notorious for causing constipation.
Here are some ways to feel better
First of all, muscles need exercise. Bowel motility is influenced by smooth muscles under the c
Many jokes are made about going to the bathroom, but for many people its no laughing matter. Its a well know fact that your health can be determined by the type and number of bowel movements you regularly have in a day.
Bowel related diseases such as constipation, colitis, diverticulitis, IBS, and colon cancer are on the rise, accounting for 2.5 million physician visits per year. You may be surprised to learn that common everyday symptoms like acne, bloating, weight gain, fatigue and headaches can be avoided simply by getting the bowel to excrete toxins quickly and effectively. Hemorrhoids and varicose veins are other signs that the bowel is not functioning properly.