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by 0 · June 06, 2014 at 3:08 AM

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 · May 23, 2014 at 5:22 PM

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 5 · May 04, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Do you have anything to say about trace amounts of avoids (such as those found on packages of foods processed/packaged in the same facility as some avoids) in an autoimmune protocol ? As stated in here about cocoa liquor, which is melted... (more)

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moors 0 · May 04, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Ok, so to summarize the cocoa stance on the book by Sarah Ballantyne, it is that they can stimulate the release of histamin from mast cells and they can be reintroduced in stage 2 of the 4 stages of reintroduction. Other reasons may be that it... (more)

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by 5 · May 04, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Do you have anything to say about trace amounts of avoids (such as those found on packages of foods processed/packaged in the same facility as some avoids) in an autoimmune protocol ? As stated in here about cocoa liquor, which is melted... (more)

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moors 0 · May 04, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Ok, so to summarize the cocoa stance on the book by Sarah Ballantyne, it is that they can stimulate the release of histamin from mast cells and they can be reintroduced in stage 2 of the 4 stages of reintroduction. Other reasons may be that it... (more)

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by 15 · May 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM

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 · April 28, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · February 25, 2014 at 12:53 AM

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 · February 08, 2014 at 2:44 AM

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 0 · January 10, 2014 at 6:04 PM

I am not full blown diabetic (type 1) or full blow hashimoto's, but I do have the antiobodies to my pancreas' islet cells and my thyroid. My most recent blood work after 2 months of diet change showed hemoglobin A1C dropped to 5.3 and thyroid... (more)

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Dieva24 0 · January 10, 2014 at 6:04 PM

I have vitiligo but I eat egg yolks every day and they really don't make me feel bad as milk, gluten and grain do. I think you have to feel it yourself. I felt so much better after eliminating gluten and I cannot feel any difference after... (more)

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by 468 · November 27, 2013 at 6:41 PM

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 · October 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM

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 · October 02, 2013 at 6:02 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

So basically I am currently coming off meds for a form of brain tumour (non-cancerous but messed with my pituituary gland) just to 'see how I go'. I also found I am gluten-intolerant and don't do well with dairy. This is when I found paleo and... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · July 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I have a lot of food allergies and intolerances. Some show up within an hour of eating that food, others show up 2-3 days later. My suggestion is for you to eliminate all for at least 30 days or until your symptoms all go away then reintroduce... (more)

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by 952 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I have been recently diagnosed with Nephrotic syndrome (protein in urine + low blood protein levels + elevated lipids + edema of legs). I am currently in a hospital, but we haven't yet figured out the underlying cause: whether it is Minimal... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 14, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Well GAPS diet is made for people with autoimmune problems and many autoimmune problems signify a problem with the gut right? If so I'd recommend soups, maybe buy a slowcooker/pressure cooker or something and try to heal your gut?

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by 952 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 952 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 35 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I've had alopecia areata for a number of months with bald patches on my chin. It wasn't an issue for me. I am usually clean shaven and the bald spots are hardly noticeable. However, a new bald spot just appeared on my head and this has me worried.... (more)

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paleot 0 · May 17, 2013 at 7:23 AM

I tend to yo-yo between all-day chef and the Lazy Bachelor protocol. Rice is easy to cook a bunch up and put it in the freezer. This way, you have quick carbs in about 5 minutes should a random crash hit. (I usually eat it with seaweed and... (more)

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by 90 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 45 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 570 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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)