100 thoughts on “Dr. Paul Mason – ‘How lectins impact your health – from obesity to autoimmune disease’

  1. Well done Paul . Another well researched presentation connecting disparate pieces of information John Stewart

  2. It’s been said that it is easier to get a man to change his religion than to change his diet. That’s why the comments are always so full of passionate dogma when any sliver of observation is made known. Dogma from both sides, mind you, while people from all around the world go on trouble free eating all the foods being so passionately fought over.

  3. So no more beef, chicken, and turkey as they have lectins too https://www.superfoodly.com/foods-high-in-lectins/

  4. I've known about lectins since 1998 with the book Eat Right 4 Your Type…..Dr Peter D'adamo.. Lectins are very choosy…nothing new here for me

  5. Great Video!!! This video has given me new ideas for my fitness channel! Cant wait to post my next video with this new insight!!💪

  6. It's funny how people reverse these same diseases by cutting out animal products and other processed food.

  7. You ought to get together with Ivor Cummins, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPn4FsiQP15nudug9FDhluA

  8. There are so many beneficial compounds and micronutrients in veggies. And cancer fighting compounds as well. So plants are both good and bad. Surely we adapt to the anti-nutrients. Otherwise vegans and vegetarians would be dropping dead or rushed to the hospital on a regular basis.

    I think everything shown here is true but is only half the story. Otherwise why would we also have studies that show the health benefits of vegetable consumption. And people that eat lots of vegetables seem very healthy.

  9. Don't you mean after 6 days of starting a low carbohydrate diet that the acidity increased, not decreased as demonstrated by the decrease in the percentage time in pH <4?

  10. Love how the dude on the bottom left keeps taking pics of the charts because his mind is so blown.

  11. I'm trying hard, but with all the 'conspiracy theories' about conspiracy theories, I just do not know what to believe anymore. Is all this recent 'Lectin' talk being fed to us by people trying to help or destroy us. I guess I'll have to just keep trying and testing on myself and see how I feel and how long I last.

  12. Meanwhile in the UK, they are forcing the vegan cult down people's throats and attacking organic meat farms. Agenda anti human is very much in force. All this while the Queen of England is living an amazingly long life on a diet high in organic animal foods from the Royal Farm. Hmm….

  13. I have a history of both IBD and alopecia so this is definitely relevant to my life. I did the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and healed the Crohn's…..it is very similar to the AIP diet, and I never really understood anything about lectins…I thought it was just starving the overpopulations of bacteria…Lots more to learn thank you so much for this and all of your talks! Keed educating us!

  14. Have we overcomplicated nutrition? My grandparents and their parents never followed a restricted diet and ate what was in season. Processed food was not an option. I've been a full carnivore for 10 months and love it! But I'm starting to realise my body doesn't. Yes, it's all been grass-fed and I eat loads of fat and organs, as I said 'I love it!' However, the more I think about my ancestors and the more I have read and learnt about the gut microbe the more I realise we need to be feeding them as well, they need prebiotics, which unfortunately we don't get from meat. Studies have shown the less diversity in ones diet the less diversity in their gut! Yes, you can argue that diversity is there to deal with the diversity in your diet and if you just ate meat you have no need for the diversity, this is how I use to think. But, our bacteria do so much for us it stands to reason we need to nourish them so they can flourish, the healthier the person the larger the diversity of their gut bacteria. Since going carnivore my Psoriasis is noticeably worse and I now have histamine intolerance both of which are, or can be, contributed to gut dysbiosis. Would love to hear others thoughts on this subject.

  15. So informative. Wish I’d had been aware of this information years ago as it’s likely I would not have had to take so many problematic drugs to treat my Crohn’s disease. Now on Keto and IF and have never felt better. Thank you so much.

  16. I found Dr. Mason's presentation rather alarmist and unprofessional, as no list of references were given and the ones at the bottom of the screen were very difficult to make out. He warns against so many categories of food and provides so few practical solutions, and he admitted within the talk that some of the study results did not reach statistical significance. He did not indicate which studies were in vitro, in vivo, (non-human animal) or in humans. His smooth presentation style seems to have impressed a number of commentors below, who seem naive about medical and biological research and easily wowed by a polished but for me an unusable presentation. I think in front of sophisticated nutrition research people, a lot of critical questions would have followed the talk, and he wouldn't look so polished after stumbling through those. I shall do my own research of the medical literature on lectins now, having wasted an hour with this guy.

  17. At 23:50, the dietary intervention for late onset autoimmune diabetes is the same intervention that works for type 2 diabetes. lmao. Am I right?

  18. So now I can't even eat fruit? When will scientists get all the information correct and quit contradicting each other? Until then, everything is bad for you; therefore, everything in moderation, folks.

  19. A container of cream should contain just CREAM. Thankfully, in many parts of the USA, we can get unprocessed milk and cream directly from the farms. We look for farms milking Jerseys or other heritage breeds that produce high butterfat and solids-not-fat in their milk, like Devons. The cream we are getting now is so thick that, once chilled, you have to scoop it out of the glass jar with a spoon.

    100% grassfed, and 'beyond organic'. We are truly blessed.

  20. On the A1 and A2 milks, and milk in general possibly triggering inflammation in some people… were those studies done on unprocessed or processed milk? Does anyone here know? In the USA, milks sold in supermarkets is highly processed, and like all industrially produced and industrially processed foods, should be avoided.

    Raw milk is very different from the processed stuff. The colostrum Dr. Mason mentioned as having had a clearly protective effect on the gut is one example. Colostrum is milk, the first milk after the calf arrives, and cannot be pasteurized (it turns to pudding if heated). Though at much lower levels, raw milk contains immunoglolbulins and those growth factors mentioned.

    See also RealMilk.com

     Among the other damage caused to milk by processing:
    – Vitamin content is greatly reduced or eliminated. Raw milk contains all the vitamins that most any mammal needs to thrive, all the known vitamins. The Vit C in raw milk is totally destroyed by the heat treatment called pasteurization.
    – Beneficial bacterial naturally present in the milk, aka probiotics, are killed by pasteurization. These beneficial bacteria are part of the 'immune system' of milk that supresses the growth of harmful bacteria, if any happen to get into the milk. Processed milk does not have that, and instead of pleasantly souring or clabbering, processed milk rots.

    In spite of what we have been told…, far more people fall ill from consuming processed milk than from raw milk.
    – Immune factors in raw milk are destroyed by pocessing.
    – The cream is separated from the milk, the fat globules are artificially reduced in size so people won't have to be bothered with shaking the bottle, and then added back to the skim milk. These smaller fat globules can more readily cross the gut wall undigested, especially if someone had leaky gut.
    – Fat content is standardized to 3.25% for 'whole' milk. Even American Holsteins on a forage (pasture and stored pasture) diet will produce milk aound 4% butterfat. Breeds like Jerseys, Devons, and others can produce milk with 5% or more butterfat. The cattle of the Masai reportedly produced milk with 8% butterfat. These people are one of four African tribes that live essentially exclusively on the meat, blood, and milk of their cattle and goats. The processors sell the extra cream from 'whole' and reduced fat milk for a nice profit.
    – Ensymes, including lactase which breaks down the lactose in milk, are destroyed by pasteurization. This, along with the naturally occurring beneficial dairy bacteria found in unprocessed milk allows many people who cannot consume processed milk to enjoy the ral thing – unprocessed.
    – Immune factors are destroyed by processing.

    Other differences:
    Recent tests reveal that appoximately 60% of the conventionally produced processed milk sampled was contaminated with antibiotics and/or toxic pesticides/herbicides/insecticides.
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/07/10/milk-contamination.aspx

    Dr. Manson mentioned a couple chemicals of concern that are readily transferred from plastic or plastic-lined containers (like 'wax' cartons) to the food or beverages they contain – including milk. Raw milk is usually sold in reusable glass containers.

     Producing raw milk for sale, though legal in most US States is bucking the current, and therefore usually done only by those with a passion for orchestrating the relationship between cattle, the pasture plants, the soil life, sunlight and rain.

    Fewer and fewer dairy cows in the USA ever have access to pasture. They are being convinced by the marketers of chemicals and machinery that is it more 'efficient' to keep the cows inside 24/7 – and use fossil fuels, chemicals and machines to grow feed and store it an bring it to the cows, and then store and haul the manure out to the fields (often after much of its value has been damaged by anaerobic storage conditions) – than it is the let the cows harvest their own food from pastures and fertilize it as they go.

    And I may be overlooking a few things. When talking about milk that is industirally processed compared to milk that is in the natural state, that is like comparing pink slime to real meat. Ad there may be even more difference between unprocessed and processed milk.

    Of course this does not include traditional 'processing' like the making of yogurt, kefir, cheeses and other traditional foods made from milk.

    BTW – It is interesting to note that milk produced under organic standards contains significantly more Omega 3 fatty acids than the milk from 'modern' conventional dairy farms and CAFO diary 'farms'. The milk of a 100% grassfed Jersey herd was found to have 7 TIMES more Omega 3s than the organic but not 100% 'grassfed' herds. The link above also documents the favorable Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio in 'grassmilk'.

    I am not in any way involved with dairying or the dairy industry. Like many people in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the reindeer herders of the far north, etc my ancestors thrived in large part due to the mutually beneficial relationship they had with their dairy animals. In addition to cows, sheep, goats, horses, reindeer, camels, yaks, water buffalo are still providing milk to the people who look after them in various places around the world.

    Nomadic herders living primarily from the products of their animals practiced the most sustainable kind of agriculture ever…. until armies, governments, fences or other aspects of
    'modern' life interfere.

    Restricting movement of the herds, pressuring people to produce not just what they need but also enough to pay warlords/governments/taxes… and in some cases changing weather patterns have had a negative effect on this way of life. However, with proper management, grazing and browsing livestock can reverse desertification, restore the water cycle, and rescue damaged lands increasing their fertility, and increasing biodiversity in both plants and animals alongside the livestock. Biologist Allan Savory explains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI

  21. 6:30 – '…which tends to select for (plants) that are naturally resistant to pests' (not pesticides). The lectins are acting as a natural pesticide. Note the study headline in the slide which mentions the insecticidal effect of plant lectins. It is interesting that this happens without human involvement (natural selection) and also in traditional plant breeding, in which humans work with nature by applying selection pressure to shape the direction of natural selection.

    The term 'genetic modification', of course, is generally reserved for unnatural selection, where the DNA is altered in ways that can only be done in multi-million dollar laboratories. This includes transgenics, where genes (bits of DNA that code for a particular protein) are forced past several layers of barriers designed to prevent the. invasion of foreign DNA, all the way down to the subcellular level.
    Or the newer CRISPR type of genetic modification, in which the DNA within an organism is intentionally scrambled in ways that do not happen outside the lab.

  22. 5:51 – 'This image was from a study that was done on females with unexplained fertility' issues. It is interesting that the lectin that bound to the uterine lining in women with fertility issues was a lectin from soybeans.

  23. Id like to know what we could possible eat apart from meat meat & meat. Ive been a vegetarian for 45 yrs. I eat eggs ,cheese & tofu & veges.

  24. one of the most impressive presentations I've ever seen. actually one of the most important youtube videos in general. thank you.

  25. I still can't understand I still can't understand how my grandparents and aunts great aunts and uncles all them lived to be there 80s and 90s off of a plant based diet. b***** really they couldn't afford meat. Why didn't these people eat meat because they didn't have refrigerators and you can't kill a cow or a pig for a goddamn hamburger or a sandwich. people think this doesn't make sense how did anybody eat before Refrigeration without eating plants!

  26. Sorry they didn't buy much at the store they ate what they grew in their Gardens and canned their own food almost no bread or dairy

  27. Oh you had to cook the food so it's breakfast lunch and dinner and you didn't eat anything in between. Nothing in between

  28. Never underestimate how much antibiotics destroys the protective micro-biome in your gut. Once that damage is done there is a domino's effect. Hell at this point i avoid doctors as much as humanly possible. The amount of damage they inflicted on my body took me 7 yrs to heal. Hell no never again.

  29. How is it that east asians get significant percentage of their calories from wheat and legumes. Most of the third world can't afford a all meat diet. So is this an issue of processing, pollution and life style change or really an issue with foods we have been eating for 1000s of years

  30. Sadly he is missing the whole blood type specificity of the this topic– The first to bring this to our attention was Dr. Peter D'Adamo.

  31. However, I'm still deluded enough to think that not eating anything will lead to death earlier than eating something, whatever it is.

  32. News release. Organic sulphur taken twice daily will help with arthritis and joint pain.
    Black seed oil taken orally and rubbed into the ache will bring relief. Please pass this on to the people who are suffering and the ones you love and your enemies. Everyone deserves to be pain free.

  33. Vegetables and everything about the tree, plant,etc does not want to be eaten, except the fruit bearing part which is MEANT and Designed to be eaten by humans, only thing left to do now is to make ALL fruits we eat from here on out, totally wild and no hybrids. Now how we do this, I don't know!Optimal diet that man was designed to eat is fruits, berries, and melons!no lectins in fruits or any other anti nutrients or so much lower than any other food that it is a not an issue at ALL! Any person that eats meats especially in America is making their body extremely acid and you also get more pesticide load in your body from eating meat than from plants, research this!

  34. If the so called lectin is poison for human body, Why no genius scientist developed anti lectin tablet??. Like an aquarium, someone cleverly developed antichlorine. It's a trillion dollar worldwide market if someone got the idea developed anti lectin tablet.

  35. What the f…? The amount of ignorance in some people is staggering…you do realize lectines are removed by boiling? The longest living people eat a lot of beans.

  36. Other toxins and anti-nutrients in plants were not even mentioned in this presentation.
    More info on the topic of unquestioned belief that vegetables, including roots and above-ground parts, are always good for us, and what is actually in plants that can be harmful:

    ' Food Plant Toxins in an Evolutionary Context' George Diggs, PhD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nno-OXasp4

    '… The Risks and Benefits of Eating Plants' Dr. Georgia Ede, MD

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdRBFiBWQZQ

    "Lost Seasonality and the Overconsumption of Plants – Risking Oxalate Toxicity' Sally K. Norton
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7ArmIYGH0s

    'What We Are Designed to Eat' Dr. Barry Groves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhnYEkS-0PE

  37. 24:50 – Why doesn't everyone have an auto-immune disease? A good question. Yet the number of people who have diagnosed diseases that are auto-immune in origin – arthritis, skin issues, bowl issues, Parkinson's disease, MS, etc – plus people with chronic health issues that have NOT been diagnosed (or their physicians either don't mention or are unaware that there is an auto-immune component), plus those who are not exhibiting symptoms YET, plus diseases that are likely to have an auto-immune component or origin like autism spectrum disorders… and we will find that the majority of people DO have auto-immune issues.

  38. When buying cream, it should contain ONLY cream. Unprocessed cream, and milk, is far better than the highly processed milk and cream sold in supermarkets.

    Milk and cream from cows fed a 100% forage diet, aka 100% 'grassffed', is significantly better – and contains levels off Omega 3s high enough and of the right type to meet human nutritional needs. Milk from many heritage breeds, that typically produced lower amounts of milk, is generally higher in butterfat (cream) and also total nutrients than the big black-and-white cows favored by industrial farming.

    And it should be bottled in glass. Harmful chemicals from plastic containers or plastic lined cartons – including but not limited to those mentioned here – readily transfer to the beverages and foods they contain.

  39. Hmm… while I love what Dr Mason does I have to say that the image showed at 5:53 of the endometrium with lectins attached to it is misleading. That paper is about a group of fertile and infertile women. Lectins were able to attach to the endometrium of the fertile women while they didn't in the infertile ones. The experiment was carried out IN VITRO NOT IN VIVO, they took a biopsy of the endometrium and in a petry dish they added the lectins. Lectins are used in research for other purposes, they are actually pretty useful to target certain molecules. In this case they think that infertility comes from a carbohydrate that is defective or something in the endometrium of infertile women and that's why lectins don't attach to it.

  40. Lectins are vastly overrated. Look into hormesis; lectins as well as other plant toxins make you stronger. Especially if you have a fasting focused lifestyle (never more than one meal a day with occasional periods of 48-72 hours of fasting). Literally every single thing people like this guy try to claim is bad about plants is solved through fasting and a balanced diet of meat and plants.

  41. 3 things I've been eating that have me concerned; sugar-free peanut butter, pinto beans(soaked ovenight and cooked several hours) and tomato(crushed, canned). I feel like I'm running out of foods I can eat. Besides this, some onions and cabbage are the only carbs I eat. Hopefully that would mitigate the negative effects of lectins.(some cucumber. eggplant)

  42. Avoiding some plant food for its lectins content overlook that cooking destroy lectins and make it edible. Nobody gets sick eating cooked plant food.

    Similarly nobody would avoid meat just because raw meat contains parasites, accumulated heavy metals, injected hormones and antibiotics. And that is why cooking was invented to make our food more palatable and beneficial for our body.

    It is instructive to know that blue zones communities, the world's longest lived communities, eat mostly plant based diet. We don't see Eskimos or pure meat eaters outliving others.

  43. I guess the majority of us picked the wrong parents, cuz back in the day nearly everyone ate carbs and lectin containing food

  44. It's very important to cook plant foods and eat them sparingly to moderately. I feel better with some plants and glucose vs all meat. Blood results reflect this.

  45. Dr. Mason, Is it possible to post your slide show to this video so I can look closer at them please? I totally get what your saying and need the language to interact with pediatric specialists treating my son for crohns, systemic MAP infection and vitilago. So, I need to study it…
    I already cured my own debilitating autoimmune disease with diet a but I'm more cautious with my child.
    Thanks

  46. So don’t eat beans? Don’t eat anything? Hidden ingredients called other things that make you suffer or die early..They are just killing us or?.. How about just a list of the 2 things on earth to eat that don’t kill you?

  47. As a vegan on a high starch diet (carbs), I am losing weight, do not need or take medication.
    I am careful to eat seeds or beans that are sprouted or cooked. I avoid processed food. Almost 60 now.
    I recently found out I ate too much oil, which is why I am losing weight now (by choice)

  48. So healthy foods like nuts, beans, oats and tomatoes are bad for are bad for us, problem is this is bullshit. Just look at the list of prebiotic vegetables he suggests are damaging to the gut. This is codshite.

  49. Carnivores like Eskimos/Inuit have a lifespan which is 12 years shorter than average Canadian. Mongolians and Masai also do not have long lifespan. Check it out.

    On the other hand, the blue zones, world's 7 longest lived communities, eat predominantly plant based diet. Also based on WHO records, the top 3 countries with the higest life expectancy Monaco (89 years), japan and singapore (85 years) have predominantly plant based diet. Their meat consumption per capita is only 70% or less compared to USA meat consumption of 120kg per person per year.

    Ancient china Imperial records also suggest superiority of predominantly plant based diet. Out of 250 Emperors, who feasted on meat, only 4% lived to beyond 70. Whereas out of 400 abbots of Imperial temples, who were vegetarian, 70% lived to beyond 70 years, a great achievement in ancient times.

    Which high meat consumption community/country can match above records? We should not confuse high refined carb which is causing obesity/chronic illness with whole plant food eaten by mankind over the centuries.

    Human is not designed to eat 100% meat considering
    a) our cisors and canine teeth for meat eating is only 12% of our tooth structure.
    b) the acidity of our digestive juice is only a fraction that of a carnivore.
    c) the length of our intestine is multiples that of carnivore and approach that of herbivore.
    d) even fast growing babies protein consuption is only 7% of their diet considering human milk only contain 1% protein.
    e) kidney patients are advised to keep a low animal protein diet to avoid further stress to their kidneys.
    f) scientists studying microbiome reported that best microbiome is found in diet containing fruits and vegetables.
    g) research on anti aging suggest that high protein diet activate mtor pathway which accelerate aging.
    h) the way animals are reared and meat cooked introduce too much carcinogens.

    I am not advocating a vegetarian diet but just cautioning that a high protein/high fat diet long term may be going to the other extreme which does not promote longevity. Cheers.

  50. You know the Bible tells people how to eat. If you eat that way, you will do better. We were called to keep the garden of eden and take care of it. I still think we should eat fruits and vegetables. I have had thyroid disease for years. I have intermittent fasted for many years, and other than my thyroid problem; I have never had any other illnesses. I think that its getting ridiculous. Eat this, and not that, its constantly changing.

  51. https://youtu.be/mjQZCCiV6iA?t=411
    He stated: "which tends to select for [plant] species which are naturally resistant to pesticides"
    I wonder if he meant to say: "which tends to select for [plant] species which are naturally resistant to pests [like insects]"

  52. So if we eat commercially raised beef, chicken or pork, they are fed lectin rich corn instead of their natural diet. That must raise the lectin levels of the meat, dairy or eggs they produce. Another reason to eat grass fed beef, chickens raised on pasture, etc.

  53. But wait…. as part of "Game Changes" we're all supposed to go vegan? Sounds like a lot of folks could get into trouble going that route.

  54. VIDEO TIMELINE SUMMARY

    Lectins can stimulate insulin receptors promoting fat storage 7:20
    – Insulin + lectin combined results in more fat storage than the effect of insulin alone
    – Lectin on its own without insulin (WGA)(wheat germ agglutinin) promoted fat storage as almost as much as insulin + lectin combined

    Lectins can bind to leptin receptors leading to impaired leptin signalling 9:05

    Lectins can stimulate excess acid production leading to GERD 9:48

    Lectins and involvement in Parkinson’s disease 11:45

    Lectins shown travelling to neurones in the brain 13:00

    Autoimmune disease 13:12

    gluten and intestinal barrier function and rapid / persistent permeability (both celiac and non-celiac) 16:07 

    mechanism of leaky gut 17:05

    molecular mimicry = autoimmune disease 18:55

    inflammation mechanism (leaky gut/) 19:50
    -There are both inflammatory and anti-inflammatory lypopolysacharrides  produced by gut bacteria

    anti-inflammatory  lypopolysacharrides predominate  when following ketogenic diet and animals fats are consumed  21:34

    Why everyone doesn’t have an autoimmune condition 24:51

    Irritable bowel disease as a model for intestinal permeability (leaky gut) and risk of associated autoimmune conditions. 26:00

    Taking anti-inflammatory medication increase intestinal permeability (which can cause joint pain (inflammation) via inflammatory lypopolysacharrides) 27:00

    Processed foods are always homogenized using emulsifiers. The emulsifiers cause thinning of the protective mucous layer and increased penetration of the intestinal wall  (see pic below) 27:50

    exposure to the emulsifiers in rats led to increased volitional food intake 28:28
    – this increase in food intake led to increased fasting glucose levels and weight gain.
    – titanium dioxide is used as a food additive and drug additive. the nano particles allow the drug to pass the mucous barrier of the gut for improved delivery of the drug.

    pesticides and gut permeability: 31:20
    pollution :32:36
    Chemicals found in plastic bottles 33:34

    Things you can do 34:15
    -consumption of fats has been shown to significantly improve the mucous layer in the intestines
    -intake of glutamine is a fuel source of the intestinal cells and significantly contributes to the structural integrity of the enterocytes(cells of the intestinal lining)
    -Bovine colostrum – growth factors in the colostrum are thought to support the intestinal wall – see study 35:35

    consuming lectins with sugar may reduce the amount of intestinal permeability caused by the lectins. Glucosamine consumed with lectins may also offer protection 36:34

    lecithin 37:45
    probiotics 38:50
    dairy foods 39:39

    summary and conclusion 41:08
    -does avoiding plant based lectins help autoimmune conditons?
    -nightshades are very rich in lectins

  55. A long, demoralizing, discouraging dissertation on the fact that practically everything is killing us, with very few suggestions of how to eat a healthy and satisfying way. Really a downer.

  56. Had diverticular disease creep up on me. Was adding legumes/peas/beans to everything thinking it was healthy. Now I have minute amounts. Much better. Thanks Dr Mason for this informative talk.

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