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by 5 · less than a 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 115 · 1 minute ago

If anyone has any recommendations, they are very welcome, I'm on a search for a naturopath or any other specialist who'd be able to help me battle my hypothyroidism (auto-immune). Many thanks

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by 270 · 2 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 4 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 · 4 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 0 · 4 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 20 · 5 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 5 · 6 minutes ago

Hello everyone. I???ll try my best to make this as concise as possible??? I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis back in 2006, and started medication a few weeks after (Avonex). Up to 2011 I kept at it dutifully, despite no improvement in my... (more)

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hackadoodle82 0 · January 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Welcome to PaleoHacks! I have a hereditary seizure disorder and let me tell you neuromeds are tough stuff! Are you eating enough fat AND drinking enough water? I know when I don't drink enough water my skin suffers something awful and I have to... (more)

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by 631 · 7 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 40 · 9 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 15 · 10 minutes ago

Hey. Now, First off I should clarify where I am at(Germany). I can probably quote and link with the best of them with 2 weeks worth of a dozen paleo blogs read, paleohacks perused and reddit browsed. Ironically enough, apparently all this will do... (more)

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abuerger 0 · November 04, 2012 at 12:08 AM

My parent's came over from Germany, which is my first language, and we lived in Milwaukee. Last winter I was not Paleo, but trying to lose wieght and had psoriais on elbows, and front and back of lower legs (and dandruff!). After the holidays, I... (more)

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by 20 · 10 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 · 10 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 · 10 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 · 10 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 80 · 11 minutes ago

Hi all, Just got the tests back and positive for SIBO. I have been dealing with terrible GI issues since catching c. dif. in the hospital last year. I already have celiac, hashimotos, and ulcerative proctitis. I eat a combination of Autoimmune... (more)

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steph_11 0 · February 27, 2013 at 5:29 AM

Ali- I just found this website and noticed you posted back in October. In case you're still looking for relief...I have SIBO, Celiac and hashimotos like you (and am also lactose and soy intolerant). I tried 4 rounds of antibiotics for SIBO and... (more)

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by 25 · 11 minutes ago

i've been eating paleo for over a year anywhere from 80/20 to 90/10. About 6 months ago I stopped receiving a biologic to control my chrons/colitis. Well, long story short about a month ago I started to flare - of most concern is the daily... (more)

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The_Paleo_Nurse 0 · October 19, 2012 at 2:30 AM

I would recommend trying a very basic elimination diet for a few days. Have you heard of the specific carbohydrate diet or GAPS? Both follow Paleo principles, but are specific for those with GI disorders. There is an intro diet that will allow... (more)

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by 45 · 11 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 164 · 12 minutes ago

I have an autoimmune condition and a few weeks ago I was eating VLC, only meats, bones, organs, fish, and veggies. I was also not eating that many solid calories and most of my meals composed of bone broth. I wasn't losing fat in the places I... (more)

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lola_2 0 · September 23, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Interesting question.. This reminds me of when I lived in nyc. I used to get raging ear infections that lasted for weeks. I ate healthy and did yoga three times a week but the infections always raged on. One evening I went to Blockheads for... (more)

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by 5 · 12 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 · 12 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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