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Lectins

Question: (Human)
Of the food lectins - grain/cereal lectins - dairy lectins - and legume lectins(especially peanut lectin and soybean lectin), are the most common ones associated with reports of aggravation of inflammatory and digestive diseases in the body and improvement of those diseases and/or symptoms when avoided. How do you remove aflatoxins?

Answer:
All foods contain potential toxins, both natural and synthetic. That is why Dr. Wysong's Optimal Health Program™ recommends varying the diet. It is only when foods are eaten in high doses and continually that problems with components such as lectins may occur. In rare instances of sensitivities, the offending food should be avoided.

On the other hand, natural components of natural foods--such as lectins--may be toxic to some at some level, but beneficial at another level. To explore this, just plug "lectin benefits" into your Internet browser.

One must always keep in mind the aphorism: The dose makes the poison. See: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/toxin-paranoia.php.

Thus, to answer your question directly; No, lectins are not removed from Wysong products. However, they are greatly reduced, if not eliminated, by processing methods.

Also, the peanuts used in the Peanut Butter Plus are tested aflatoxin free. Please see the monograph for more information: http://www.wysong.net/PDFs/peanut.pdf.