Hi, this is Jody King-Colegrove with Quantum Techniques. Today we hear a lot about peanuts and why people are having so many issues with peanut allergies. Recently I discovered an interesting article that explains this topic more in depth. It says that peanuts tend to have higher levels of lectin when compared to other tree nuts. This can be harsh on the gut, so if you already have any kind of IBS or other gut disorders, lectin can cause inflammation. There are also some toxins in peanut butter that can negatively affect people and it typically has a poor Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio – too much Omega-6 in your diet causes inflammation in the gut and in the body in general. Additionally, peanut butter typically contains more fructose, or corn syrup, as well as hydrogenated oils. These trans fats also create more inflammation in the body.
It’s best to find out whether you are susceptible to these negative characteristics of peanut butter. Recently I worked with a child that was 19 months old. The mother had not yet given him peanut butter. I tested it for the child and found that it did not test good for him; we don’t know if it would cause shock or close off of his airways, but it didn’t test good. Being proactive in this way can save yourself or someone you love from high levels of inflammation. Options to peanut butter include almond butter, cashew butter and pecan butter.
If you’re interested, go to quantumtechniques.com and complete a session request form and we can determine whether you might be susceptible to issues with peanut butter. Blessings from Quantum Techniques!