- Feb 2, 2011
I’m newly diagnosed with osteoporosis. Before I start Fosamax, I consulted a naturopath who has me trying a lectin - free diet. I’ve got some herniated discs from a work accident, and have a fair amount of pain, radiation and discomfort, so she has suggested a trial period of no lectins to see if that helps with inflammation with that, and also my acid reflux and gastritis. Her goal is to improve my gut health, and my pain/discomfort levels so that I sleep better. So far I’ve removed tomatoes, potatoes, all legumes, wheat (was off that anyway), quinoa, spinach etc. It’s really hard as I ate most of these daily - esp chickpeas (hummus), quinoa and tomatoes. My acid reflux and hip pain go through ebbs and flows, so it’s hard to tell if the dietary changes are responsible for slight improvement. Sooooo, am wondering if anyone has given this a try, and what you found if so. It’s worth a go to see, but certainly isn’t easy!