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Created on: 04/10/12 01:52 PM Views: 1369 Replies: 2
Do legumes cause leaky gut?
Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I have a friend with MS. She has been working with a naturopath to alleviate symptoms. The physician eliminated all grains and legumes from her diet claiming they were inflammatory and impaired the functioning of the immune system. He also told her they caused leaky gut? Is there any validity to this?

RE: Do legumes cause leaky gut?
Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Well i can say that I eat a lot of legumes & whole grains. I get my blood tests done every 3 months. My CRP scores are always within low to normal limits.

I did find this... http://www.drweil.com/drw/ecs/pyramid/press-foodpyramid.html
and the flip side .. http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27931&view=next

different people, different needs..

Edited 04/10/12 3:23 PM
RE: Do legumes cause leaky gut?
Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Sounds like your friend might be changing the diet in the wrong direction. Dr. McDougall is currently researching a low-fat, vegan diet for MS patients, based in part on past research. I understand he is having some success. I found the following excerpt from an article at http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2011nl/sep/redmill.htm

"Almost four years ago a partnership between the McDougall Research and Education Foundation (a 501c3 tax deductible corporation, Employer ID # 82-0573876) and the neurology department at OHSU was established to study the effects of a healthy diet on the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Participants involved in this research are randomly assigned to follow the low-fat, starch-based McDougall Diet or the standard American diet (the control diet)."


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