Sara, I read your article last week about Lectins. How important is it that I stick to these foods without Lectins? I feel like I can’t eat anything and am so confused!
Personally, I had the same reaction! We are living in a world so different from what our ancestors experienced and in one that is surrounded by foods that we aren’t meant to eat. We have to be proactive and “go against the Grain” (no pun intended!) to eat right. The good news is that many researchers, nutritionists, podcasters and the like are in tune with what we need and are providing easy recipes and solutions to cut out the guess work. I have listed foods that are “YES” foods that are both KETO friendly and Lectin-Free Here. You can also search “ketogenic lectin-free” recipes on Pinterest or the internet. The resources are endless!
From my own experience and from the research I have done, you can eat some of the Lectin foods in moderation if you don’t have a serious Auto- Immune issue, if you aren’t trying to lose weight, or if you aren’t needing to correct any Gut issues. Lectins, along with Processed Foods, Toxins, Pesticides, and GMO foods cause Leaky Gut. So, as long as you keep ingesting these things while having Leaky Gut or a compromised Immune System, they are going to keep your body from healing. If you abstain from the Lectin containing Foods, while doing the full Detox Bundle Protocol and utilizing the Keto Shake and a Ketogenic diet for at least two months, your system will significantly improve, if not heal completely.
Then, if you choose to reintroduce some of the foods on the “NO” list, your body will tell you if it can handle it or it will have an inflammatory response. Right now, if you don’t notice a response from Lectin Foods, it may be because your body is dealing with overall inflammation from many issues, and it is hard to distinguish what is causing what.
I Am Taking the KETO and Your Detox Bundle, and I Am Still Tired. What’s Going On?
Two things are usually the cause:
1. Adrenal Fatigue. If you have Adrenal Fatigue, it will take longer to get KETO-Adapted, meaning it will take longer for your body to create the “metabolic pathways” to burn fat easily. However, Keto and the Detox Bundle supplements both will help rebuild the Adrenals. Once the cells become more adapted to use fat for energy, and they don’t experience the Ups and Downs of being dependent on glucose for energy, there is less stress on the Adrenals. Therefore, when you become more “Fat-Adapted,” there is less stress on the Adrenals, and Both the Thyroid and Adrenals reset. The Adrenals control all hormones, including Estrogen, Testosterone, Progesterone, Cortisol (Stress Hormone), Human Growth Hormone, and Thyroid Hormone.
So, if you are experiencing Adrenal Fatigue, not only will you be tired, but you won’t be able to lose weight or get positive results until the Adrenals are restored. The quickest way to do so is through using KETO and Fasting, while resting the body.
2. Dehydration and Loss of Electrolytes. When you start the KETO Shake and detoxing your system, you lose water weight initially, as the kidneys let go of extra water and electrolytes (Your Kidneys retain water when on the Standard American Diet). So, the low energy is usually from not replenishing the needed electrolytes, mainly Magnesium, Potassium, and Sodium. This is why I strongly recommend you take Oxylent with the KETO to ensure you are getting the proper amount of Vitamins and Minerals.
I Am a Vegan. Can I Still Do the KETO Shake?
YES!!! In fact, KETO makes it healthier to be a Vegan. When your body is on KETO and in Ketosis, you Recycle Protein and don’t require as much protein as you do on a typical Glucose-dependent diet. When you are dependent on Glucose for energy, and you run out of glucose, your body will start converting muscle tissue into glucose through a process called Gluconeogenesis. This is why people think it is important to consume protein shakes right after a workout. On the contrary, when you are in ketosis, you have an endless supply of body fat that your body will happily use for energy, while leaving your muscle tissue intact and growing.
You can get a sufficient amount through Vegan protein powders, hemp seeds, and other vegan protein sources on the YES list, and then focus on eating an array of non-starchy vegetables, nuts (such as Pili Nuts), and healthy fats (MCT oil, Coconut oil, Olive oil, avocados, ghee, etc). Many Vegans ironically are Insulin Resistant and Diabetic because of a Vegan diet that is high in natural sugar and gluten. I recommend any vegan to test their fasting blood sugar in the morning to make sure their sugars are in check.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.