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TJ
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This is still a one-size-fits-all approach, but interesting nonetheless:
Beyond Gluten-Free: The Critical Role of Chitin-Binding Lectins in Human Disease

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While eliminating wheat from the diet is an excellent and necessary step for improving health, it may not be alone sufficient, especially in those with serious health challenges. There are other lectins in the Western diet that have properties similar to wheat lectin (WGA), namely, "chitin-binding lectins."  Remember, "chitins" are long polymers of n-acetyl-glucosamine, the primary binding target of wheat lectin. Wheat lectin and "chitin-binding lectin" therefore are functionally identical. These chitin-binding lectin containing foods are:

1) Potato
2) Tomato
3) Barley
4) Rye
4) Rice
Apparently the author has difficulty counting to 5...  
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Over time I've come to realize that all of those foods give me problems, and I've eliminated them so...

It's interesting that rice is one of them since I now know how of a problem rice was.  Usually rice is seen as the "safe" food for people who can't have wheat and/or gluten.  Maybe not so true


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I read that as "chitlin"!!     Sorry (you can take the girl out of Mississippi but...).  

I eat rice and tomatoes, they are diamonds on my swami.  I love rice, but I had to learn to love tomatoes.  I was never really crazy about them.  Unless they are sun ripened and fresh from the vine, which is an entirely diffrent thing.  On the other hand, I never realized corn, wheat & dairy were problems for me until I gave them up and a few conditions cleared up as a result.
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I'm not surprised about any of these, but the tomato is disappointing.  I'm grain-free, and I know potatoes affect me badly.  Tomato is neutral on my SWAMI, but I'm best to avoid it when my back pain flares up.  I've been eating it a lot lately: I love my chili!

OinVa, I never liked raw tomatoes, no matter where they came from (grocery store or my parents' garden).  Cooked is a different story.
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Great article, thanks...Rice is a beneficial food for me and I wonder if this article takes into account the way lectins act on the different blood types...the more we learn the more we've yet to learn.
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