I'm wondering if anyone knows of a place to buy Anasazi or White Heirloom bean types in the Northeastern USA (Anasazi supposedly have lectins harmless to humans, and white heirloom supposedly don't have any lectins). I found a website that sells them but would like to buy cheaper in a store.
Your local Hispanic market should have anasazi and other heirloom beans. You might also look for them in a non-chain healthfood store.
I go back and forth on the subject of eating beans or not. If you'd like to read an essay on why they might be good for you, read The Jungle Effect by Daphne Miller, MD. She is in practice in San Francisco.
on anti-nutrients in "Anasazi" beans: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9527344
Anasazi beans are actually available in average grocery stores in Texas, so you could check if you haven't already.
This isn't an endorsement of that research, I haven't read the actual paper. I'm skeptical, to say the least.