Lectin Based Food Poisoning Excerpt
In The Dietary Cure for Acne Dr. Cordain discusses how lectins can inhibit the activity of certain zinc dependent enzymes necessary for the proper breakdown and ‘sloughing off’ of skin cells; a process known as exocytosis. Now research done by the Medical College of Georgia has shown that specific lectins are toxic to certain intestinal cells and can even cause cell death. Similar to the acne story, the lectins present on damaged intestinal cells were shown to prevent the normal process of exocytosis of certain mucus cells needed to keep intestinal cells healthy.
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