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by -2 · about 17 hours ago

Hi,  I am on my second week of strict aip paleo to combat my stage 3 Hidradenitis Suppurativa. My first week consisted mainly of beef because I know what to look for in beef, i.e. 100% grass fed to avoid consuming the grains the cow... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · October 07, 2014 at 2:30 PM

What does it matter if the animal eats grain? Those grains are completely broken down into the constituent sugar, fat and protein molecules that they are composed of in the digestive system of the animal that ate it and turned into meat (muscle... (more)

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by 952 · about 17 hours ago

Dear all, I am thinking about starting autoimmune protocol, but I am afraid I won't be able to be 100% compliant with it. It would be of huge help if you could rate each of the following "gray area" foods on 10 scale, 1 being ok and 10 extremely... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I currently have Sjogrens Syndrome and Rheumatoid arthritis and am curious to see if I can take paleo to the next level by eliminating coffee, eggs, almonds, to see if one of those might be the culprit. I would be willing to test them all... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · June 06, 2014 at 3:08 AM

A friend of mine got better within a month, but he was completely gluten free. Paleo, that is.

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

So, the past year or so, I've had a resurgence of urticaria all over my body. It's been a major setback in my life, as when it comes up, I can do very little about it and it is impossible to ignore. A few days ago, I started taking half (5mg)... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 23, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Sounds to me like it's histamine intolerance. My guess would be that you've impaired your copper status via zinc supplementation, which has caused a downregulation in the activity of diamine oxidase (a copper dependent enzyme in the gut that... (more)

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by 15 · about 17 hours ago

For the past six years, I've experienced an incredibly annoying buzzing sensation in my abdomen. It feels like a cell phone on vibrate inside my body. Nothing is actually moving, it is just a sensation. It keeps me awake at night, and is so... (more)

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lifelonglearner 0 · May 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM

OP here. After years of suffering with this, I'm thankful to report that I've found a solution!!! The buzzing stopped completely after I started taking D3 and sublingual B12. I have no idea which one did the trick, but I suspect it was the D3,... (more)

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by 58 · about 17 hours ago

I've always (10 years or more) struggled with depression, energy and motivation, and was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and Chronic Fatigue around that time as well. I tend to do pretty well with depression on weekdays but on weekends I can... (more)

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jen47 0 · April 28, 2014 at 6:46 PM

I went on a gluten-, dairy- and egg-free diet for one month to follow the Wahls Diet. I added eggs back in at the end of one month, eating one or more eggs a day. 4 days after adding the eggs, I felt lethargic. Five days after adding the eggs,... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I had a CAT scan the other day, just to check on some stomach inflammation (gastritis). Everything looks good, but they told me I was a bit constipated (I've never had symptoms of constipation on Paleo, but some days i'm not as "regular" more... (more)

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Rob__3 0 · February 25, 2014 at 12:53 AM

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I've been eating Paleo (plus yams & white rice) for about 1 month now. I'm looking to make it more strict and follow the auto-immune protocol for a few months to see what happens. The reason I've been hesitant to begin is because I am 6'1... (more)

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glib 0 · February 08, 2014 at 2:44 AM

coconut oil, olive oil, lard and tallow.

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by 468 · about 17 hours ago

I'm using Fecal Microbial Transplants (FMT) in the attempt to treat Ankylosing Spondylitis (severe spinal arthritis). I had my first infusion this July (5 days), and I was doing remarkably well except for major flares during menstrual periods... (more)

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Lindy_1 0 · November 27, 2013 at 6:41 PM

I can't seem to tolerate bananas or plantains (cause flaring), but I can mostly get away with sweet potatoes. I'll try upping those instead of the rice and rice flour. I asked my rheumatologist about periods and autoimmune, and he said it's... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hello. I had been on the AIP (Autoimmune Paleo Protocol) for about 45 days to help combat my Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Simultaneously, my Dietician (who is a big Paleo advocate), had me take the MRT Leap test for food sensitivities. Last week,... (more)

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by 115 · about 17 hours ago

Hi, I'm working on some of the deficiencies I had (b12, b6, vit a, selenium, zinc, magnesium, potassium), I have successfully got rid of all of them except vit A, I also had B1 tested and that is low as well. My Vit D, calcium and iodine levels... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 02, 2013 at 6:02 PM

You're at normal levels, albeit low-normal, now. If you were deficient for a long while, you have no vitamin A stored; none in adipose, none in your liver. Until you fill the stores, you're likely not going to see anything but low-normal amounts... (more)

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by 40 · about 17 hours ago

Hey all! My spouse and I have been doing Whole30. This is our second stint, and have been mostly dedicated paleo eaters until this summer (beer, BBQs, birthdays). Hence the feel for a reset. A week in, we went through most of the typical... (more)

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kscheid 0 · February 22, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I noticed your post went unanswered. Did you find any solutions? I know of some supplements to take that can alleviate that die off effect that can cause bloating or other typical detox symptoms. One really easy, cheap and effective one is... (more)

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by 952 · about 17 hours ago

Dear all, I am thinking about starting autoimmune protocol, but I am afraid I won't be able to be 100% compliant with it. It would be of huge help if you could rate each of the following "gray area" foods on 10 scale, 1 being ok and 10 extremely... (more)

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CG_1 0 · June 14, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Hi, I actually came here to get some of the same information as you, but I think I have a few references and personal experiences that might help. Then, I'm also following and I get answers, too! I have been doing a 99% strict autoimmune... (more)

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by 952 · about 17 hours ago

I was recently diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome (low blood protein levels + protein in urine + elevated lipid levels + edemas on face/legs). The underlying cause hasn't been clarified yet, but doctor suggested that I spend time in hospital to do... (more)

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aprilday 0 · February 06, 2014 at 3:25 PM

I have had Membranous Glomerulonephritis for 16 years with minimal change and it's just starting to progress. My nephrologist wants to start me on immunosuppressants. I have zero desire to take them, as I'm worried about the long term effects of... (more)

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by 20 · about 17 hours ago

Hi all, I don't post often but I read every day. I have been Paleo/Primal on and off for about a year. For the past month, I've had serious GI issues that ended yesterday in me vomiting blood, being rushed off to the GIs office, and getting a... (more)

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by 704 · about 17 hours ago

NSAIDS are best avoided due to gut damage. I have autoimmune, so that's a double no-no for me. Yet, I've always had extremely heavy periods. About 5 years ago, my OBGYN told me to start taking 3 Advils every 4 hours, 2 days before my period... (more)

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RK 0 · May 24, 2013 at 8:14 PM

I had to have a D&C (under full anesthesia) after a particularly bad miscarriage, and the year or 2 after that was AMAZING. Normal period for the first time ever. 2 years later I got pregnant, and it was back to the monstrous bleeding after... (more)

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by 90 · about 17 hours ago

I am personally dealing with Ankylosing Spondylitis which is a type of arthritis and is an auto-immune disease. I am curious to know if there are people out there that have had success with their auto-immune diseases with a specific protocol and... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 14, 2013 at 1:08 AM

i followed the autoimmune protocol for about 2.5 months out of my 9 months of paleo. i figured out that i don't have a problem with nuts so i added those back in. besides that, i've gained 13 lbs which is huge for me. i have a very hard time... (more)

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by 570 · about 17 hours ago

I've been eating and living primally for the past couple of years, but my wife just started about a month ago. She began because she was getting very sick and needed to go on an autoimmune protocol (no nightshades, eggs, gluten, chocolate, dairy,... (more)

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paint94979 0 · September 04, 2013 at 2:27 PM

I have had similar experiences... I fixed mine by cutting down on insoluble fiber and bumping up soluble fiber like sweet potatoes and avocado. If I do have insoluble fiber in my meal I make sure to include soluble as well. Who knew daily snacking... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

After a trial of going on a paleo diet and then off again, it became clear to me that I really do feel better with gluten and dairy removed from my diet. I never really felt "good," though-- and I haven't for almost as long as I can remember-- and... (more)

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Christina_13 0 · April 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Allergy tests look for the antibodies that would be present if you were reacting to that certain food, so if you successfully eliminate it, the antibodies won't be there, and the test will be negative. So, eat how you normally would before the... (more)

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by 25 · about 17 hours ago

Quick history: Longtime gout sufferer, watched Lustig's sugar lecture in 2011 and decided to try and eliminate sugar to eliminate allopurinol and gout. It worked like a charm. Jan 2012 - went for a full 30 day paleo experiment with no issues.... (more)

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Sataran 0 · April 09, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Unfortunately it's coming from purines in Paleo staples: organ meats, beef and bacon. If you are genetically susceptible to gout, you do have to take it easy on organ meats. Your uric acid level is probably significantly lower than before, as... (more)

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by 20 · about 17 hours 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 226 · about 17 hours ago

Hi All, In short, male 29-years old, had lifelong bloating and digestion issue but nothing major until about 5 years ago when I started getting much worse, likely due to caffeine and pre-workout supplements and years of yo-yo dieting. I started... (more)

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karstyl 0 · January 11, 2013 at 12:01 PM

There are also stories of non-meat eaters eating a steak and having an incredible rush of energy and feeling absolutely wonderful, better then they have felt in years. I think the reaction is a "your milage may very" thing, and somewhat dependent... (more)

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by 61 · about 18 hours ago

I am now going to go with full Autoimmunity paleo protocol. I am well supplied with grass fed organic butter which I am turning into ghee and organic lard. Having considered what are my meal options and how limited choice I have I am starting... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · December 02, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I totally eat like this. It has been the best thing for my energy level, digestion, skin and general health. Make sure though that you consume some organ meats, beef bone broth if chicken affects you, gelatin etc. Also many have recommended a... (more)

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by 66 · about 18 hours ago

A little background on me and on my nutritional journey first: 25, male, underweight, hard time meeting (large) daily calorie requirements, hard-gainer. I've had a fairly mediocre diet for most of my life: grain heavy, not a lot of meat, too... (more)

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areyousuchadreamer 0 · November 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Are you interested in eating snacks because you think it will help you gain weight? It sounds like you have a problem making sure you eat regular meals in general, and I don't know that snacking is going to be the solution to your problem. I would... (more)

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by 40 · about 18 hours ago

So, as far as I understand the reason alcohol isn't allowed at all on the autoimmune protocol has a lot to do with its effect on gut permeability. I haven't been able to find any mention of whether or not marijuana has any effect on the gut or... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · November 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that marijuana is beneficial for those suffering from IBS and Crohn's. However, due to marijuana's precarious state of legality right now, it is possible that this is just a widespread rumor to help provide... (more)

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