Nutrition

What about lectins and phytates in Celiac Disease?

What are lectins? Lectins are found in both animal and plant sources. Lectins are a protein. They can cause similar symptoms to gluten intolerance. Eating large amounts of certain types of lectins can damage the gut wall. This causes irritation that can result in symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting. It can also prevent the gut […]

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Food sensitivities are a symptom

A food allergy and a food sensitivity are two very different things. Food Allergy A food allergy is an IgE mediated immune response. There are three types: 1. IgE-mediated (Example peanuts, shellfish) IgE-mediated food allergy symptoms normally occur immediately in connection to certain foods. The symptoms can be hives, difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, coughing,

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Vitamin A: uses and benefits

{vision, gene expression, reproduction, embryonic development, growth, immune function} What is Vitamin A?   Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin obtained through diet. It includes retinol, retinyl palmitate, and beta-carotene. There are two forms: Preformed vitamin A (retinol and retinyl ester) is derived from animal sources such as meat, dairy products, and fish. Provitamin

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