This makes sense of why my leukocytes were elevated last year when I tested...
On another note, I like snauzoo's summary of the leptin reset: Two things are happening: lectins and other assorted substances cause leaky gut. Leaky gut increases cytokines that blocks leptin sensitivity at the arcuate nucleus.
Faulty leptin signaling coupled with vacillating blood glucose levels due to inappropriate carb consumption results in fat gain which in turn creates adipokines that also interfere with leptin sensitivity.
If these are true, then healing gut first will fix cytokines, and when that is done, leptin sensitivity will follow so long as the other components of restoring leptin sensitivity are addressed. The way I am understanding this is that leptin sensitivity can not be achieved in the presence of leaky gut caused inflammatory cytokines.