I found the explanation of lectins to be helpful in my understanding to food intolerances to grains and the observation that many other foods can contain lectins and therefore cause problems for those who are sensitive. The author builds a credible case for the lectin mechanism behind intestinal destruction in the case of IBS and Crohn’s, their role in RA and their impact on insulin receptors leading to weight gain. I found this article of use to me, although it was only a small introduction to the role of lectins in health. This was also noted by the author.
Carolyn Pierini, CLS (ASCP), CNC is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist who specializes in Medical Microbiology, the study of microorganisms and their relationship to your health. She is a nutritional consultant and health educator and is currently a Naturopathic Doctor Candidate.
Pierini, C. Lectins: Their Damaging Role in Intestinal Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Weight Loss. Vitamin Research News, 21(1).