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by 5 · 1 minute ago

Hi guys-- I've had Hashimoto's for about 2 years and was diagnosed Celiac two months ago. I've low-carbed in the past to lose weight, but unfortunately, it's just not doing it for me anymore. (And as I'm sure you all know, sticking to a strict... (more)

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juju 0 · April 09, 2013 at 7:10 PM

For me, the added health benefit was I no longer had debilitating stomach pains on a daily basis. Going gluten free was not enough as I react to all grains. I like fresh whole food and I instantly felt better so it was a no brainer for me. Do a... (more)

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by 476 · 2 minutes ago

I think Cordain would say no? what are your thoughts

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areyousuchadreamer 0 · April 28, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Potatoes are nightshades, so they are not included in the autoimmune protocol. I have heard that anecdotally, people have been able to reintroduce potatoes but not other nightshades like peppers or tomatoes, so they may be less irritating.... (more)

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by 45 · 4 minutes ago

Hi guys, I've been trying the autoimmune protocol for about 3 months now and had great success. As long as I stick to it, a very strict version, I am pretty much completely symptom free of Chron's. My question is about reintroducing certain... (more)

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matthew_4 0 · April 01, 2013 at 4:32 AM

If you cheat with a bottle of wine than discussion on reintroducing foods is pretty pointless. Sort out your priorities. If you quit alcohol altogether you will probably not get any reaction from any foods at all. This is my personal experience:... (more)

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by 270 · 7 minutes ago

Have any of the of the paleo "heavy-weights" / drs or research ever tackled Dupuytren???s contracture vs diet? If so, would you be so kind in sharing the links. I've read anecdotal accounts of the potential linkage between each of (of combination... (more)

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rht 0 · August 22, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Try pubmed, something like this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Dupuytren's+co-morbidity This hit: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21803632 talks about the HLA-DRB1*15 allele That's the one that shows up with the autoimmune issues... (more)

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by 221 · 11 minutes ago

I have leaky gut issues. I have celiac and I'm doing the autoimmune paleo, however I wonder if it is also necessary to follow some type of rotation diet as well? In the leaky gut theory eventually you will react to foods that are even on the AIP... (more)

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matthew_4 0 · March 09, 2013 at 5:25 AM

I have been there - used to be sensitive to gluten, lactose (not casein) and fructose. Autoimmune paleo (no alcohol and coffee too) did the job, no rotation needed.Geting regular suntan helped me through the first days of healing as vitamin D... (more)

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by 275 · 11 minutes ago

I have recently started to have joint pain, in various parts of my body. This is somewhat random, but has noticeable increased over the last few weeks, to sometimes intense pain. The doc gave me NSAIDs, which I am taking in low doses, going to go... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · February 24, 2013 at 12:55 AM

My advice would be to do a whole 30. I too started experiencing joint pain in my very early 20s (also had a gma with RA and several relatives with autoimmune diseases). I wish I had known about paleo back then. I am almost certain that my joint... (more)

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by 275 · 11 minutes ago

I'm am considering starting an autoimmune protocol, would i need to exclude rice. I can't seem to find a answer to this elsewhere. I have no bad reactions to starch as far as i can tell.

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mojay75 0 · February 19, 2013 at 12:46 AM

The Paleo Mom has a pretty detailed post about how your body can still think its getting gluten, even when you're not eating gluten-containing foods. She lists rice in that list of things. Post is here if you want to read it. She has LOTS of... (more)

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by 75 · 13 minutes ago

I have extremely oily skin since about 8 years, and seborrheic dermatitis because of it. I highly suspect my skin and other health problems are due to a leaky gut and my plan has been elaborated with that in mind. Here's my current plan : Diet... (more)

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Andy_17 0 · August 08, 2013 at 12:25 AM

I know these might sounds strange, but get some more coconut oil and hemps seeds in your. Works a treat for me. They way I see it is that if your body natural wants to have oily skin, give it the good oil. Everyone is different, and I find that... (more)

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by 221 · 13 minutes ago

I've heard that starches can cause or contribute to leaky gut. I have celiac and I'm doing strict paleo to help with healing. Should I avoid sweet potatoes and squashes and such?

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KA24 0 · February 03, 2013 at 10:16 PM

By themselves, no. If you're coming from a place where your just starting, the previous diet was a mess and you have leaky gut, eating lots of starchy veggies may inhibit the healing of leaky gut. I'd avoid them for a little bit of time and... (more)

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by 247 · 13 minutes ago

Hi there! This month my finals are starting - three in february, three in april, one in may. not only i get super nervous about them, i also have to deal with ibs. as far as i know, the best thing to eat are low-fat but high-carb things in short... (more)

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Marie 0 · February 02, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Who told you low fat was the way to go? IMHO, I tell all my students that bacon is your friend. :) Eat only protein (30%) and fat (70%) for breakfast and that will get you through about 8 hours. Pack some cooked bacon and you are good to go for... (more)

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by 0 · 14 minutes ago

(Let me start by saying I have an appointment with my endocrinologist in a few days, and I have very good, thoughtful high-risk prenatal care.) I'm 18 weeks pregnant, positive for Hashimoto's antibodies, euthyroid with nodules. Any thyroid... (more)

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by 247 · 14 minutes ago

Hi! With my terrible IBD, i have troubles eating enough Protein because my guts aren't well with meat or eggs. At this time, fish works pretty good for me. So mostly i eat tuna out of the can or smoked fish (I know, not the best options, but... (more)

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Pecan 0 · January 29, 2013 at 3:52 PM

I eat fish or shellfish every day. It's my only meat source. It is possible to buy fresh, good quality fish on a budget - you just have to compromise other stuff. I settle for cheap fruit/vegetables. You should incorporate more variety as... (more)

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by 3521 · 14 minutes ago

I have experimented with various macronutrient ratios and my skin is virtually flawless when I am eating mostly carbs and fat, and a very low amount of protein, generally about 3-4 ounces a day. I have tried this with grass-fed beef and grain-fed... (more)

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Elisaar 0 · January 28, 2013 at 1:43 PM

I actually react to high protein meata as well. I do have Leaky Gut also, but when eating concetrated protein (chicken/pork) I get extreme brainfog, cortisol increase and bloodsugar drops. A couple of years ago this never happened. Have very skin... (more)

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by 468 · 14 minutes ago

I have Ankylosing Spondylitis that began about 8 years ago with chronic constipation (that I still suffer despite a thousand remedies/treatments). I've read so much about the success of fecal transplants, and this makes tons of sense for... (more)

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Jay_Ogg 0 · February 09, 2013 at 9:04 AM

http://fecalmicrobiotatransplantation.com/FMT/home.html

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by 20 · 15 minutes ago

I am thinking about to start paleo diet. Beside other reasons, one of the reason is also that I have low cholesterol (both good and bad). Paleo diet looks great for me because I also should raise saturate fats intake. In past I was avoiding animal... (more)

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BeccaInCle 0 · January 18, 2013 at 3:07 PM

I've got an autoimmune disease and have been very strictly paleo (Whole30) for a month now. I have had absolutely no flair-ups since becoming paleo and have found that no meats trigger the inflammation response in me that causes flair-ups. ... (more)

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by 631 · 19 minutes ago

So, I'm an autoimmune paleo, and I just traveled to Florida for a friend's graduation. She TRIED to be accommodating, but I didn't rent a car or anything to get to an appropriate store. I ate eggs for breakfast, which I am allergic to. I am... (more)

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Alvaro 0 · December 22, 2012 at 5:48 AM

Hi Kara, I would fast for 16 hours, drink lots of water and black and green tea. Hope you feel better

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by 35 · 19 minutes ago

I am developing a freely available online resource that will provide detailed information of restaurant menu options/modifications and ingredients in the DC metro area. The idea is to conduct all the investigative work up front for the community... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 20, 2012 at 5:43 PM

What kind of oil they cook with would be very important to me.

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by 40 · 23 minutes ago

Here's a link to give you an idea of what's included in the test panel: http://www.truehealthlabs.com/systemic-autoimmune-reactivity-screen-cyrex-labs-array-5/ So, any thoughts or experiences that anyone would like to share regarding this test... (more)

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Zoe_1 0 · December 04, 2012 at 1:55 AM

There is no point in getting these tests run unless you are having symptoms of an autoimmune disease. If you are having symptoms, then they should dictate which specific antibodies are tested for. You should be aware that testing positive for... (more)

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by 20 · 24 minutes ago

Hi, After suffering with severe stomach pain and recently having blood tests my girlfriend has tentatively been diagnosed with 'pernicious anemia', her results showed B12 & folate deficiency along with 'abnormally large' red blood cells.... (more)

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syrahna 0 · November 03, 2012 at 2:01 AM

All I can say is, as someone who takes TWO B-12 shots a month and has for over three years, TELL HER TO ENJOY THE HECK OUT OF THE B-12 and then worry about her diet. The whole point of PA is that she isn't going to get that vitamin any other way... (more)

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by 145 · 24 minutes ago

I really struggle when it comes to hot drinks on this diet. I am following a version of the Autoimmune Protocol so coffee is out for me. I am not a fan of green tea either, just can't stomach the stuff. I am looking for Autoimmune Protocol... (more)

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Nachi 0 · October 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Rooibos tea, aka Red African tea, is caffeine free, and in my opinion, delicious. I'm not sure how it fits in to the AIP, though. It is technically an herb, not tea. I've seen it stocked at all the major supermarkets. Tazo Tea makes an Organic... (more)

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by 45 · 24 minutes ago

The paleo autoimmune protocol cuts out nightshades, nuts, seeds and eggs. Coconut is technically a nut so is it allowed? What about cocoa which is technically a bean?

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areyousuchadreamer 0 · October 24, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Coconut is not a true nut so it should be fine unless one has an allergy to it. Cocoa is a no, sorry to say. Also I would add dairy and NSAIDs to your autoimmune protocol avoid list as they also can be gut irritants. It has been hard for me to... (more)

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by 0 · 25 minutes ago

This is Day #3 of me eating solely paleo. I was diagnosed with Lupus 3 years ago, am super allergic to Plaquenil (the medicine usually prescribed for Lupus) so I've been playing around with my diet ever since to try to minimize my Lupus symptoms.... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 23, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Reducing carbohydrates has a diuretic effect. You need salt and potassium--broth is a good way to get them and some people find sprinkling a little potassium containing salt substitute on their veggies helps, too. It could also be a lupus flare... (more)

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by 45 · 26 minutes ago

My wife's mother has had Multifocal Motor Neuropathy for the past 5 years or so and gone through various treatments involving plasmapheresis. Generally she would follow the SAD diet but within the last couple of weeks has started to attempt a... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · October 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Auto immune diseases often benefit from going wheat/gluten free. I would suggest that as a minimum. The primary idea being that wheat/gluten causes a leaky gut allowing foreign proteins into the bloodstream invoking an immune response. I can't say... (more)

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by 5 · 28 minutes ago

I have had a butterfly rash for a couple of years now. It varies in tone but it is always there. I also have recently started experiencing red knuckles on my hands. When I hold my hands up in the air they generally change back to a normal colour.... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Malar rash can be a symptom of many diseases. The first thing I would think of is lupus. You should be checked out by a doctor.

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by 5 · 28 minutes ago

Hi All I've recently learned that I have an autoimmune disease and have been advised to follow a paleo diet, excluding nightshade plants which are tomatoes, eggplant, potato, chilli and capsicum. I also have food intolerances which include yeast,... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · October 20, 2012 at 11:31 PM

People report that the first few weeks are the toughest adaptation period, and this was true of me, peaking at around 12-15 days. There are numerous theories about this which you can read about here (this topic comes up a lot), for instance some... (more)

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