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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

In other words: What to eat when you can't damn well eat anything? I'm not a low-carb follower. Did it for a while, did not work, caused major insomnia. I need a measure of carbs in me to be able to function. So keep that in mind for this... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 22, 2014 at 2:48 AM

This seems to be a more complex set of issues than most requests on Paleohacks.  At first glance, it would seem prudent to become a patient of a functional medicine doctor (one with an MD, not just a Masters in Functional Medicine), and... (more)

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by -2 · about 18 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 18 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 18 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 15 · about 18 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 0 · about 18 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 468 · about 18 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 18 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 40 · about 18 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 10 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 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 704 · about 18 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 45 · about 18 hours 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 570 · about 18 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 10 · about 18 hours ago

I recently finished with the 21 Day Sugar Detox and have just started the autoimmune paleo protocol. I've noticed this past month that my stomach is queasy. It's similar to a mild morning sickness (and no, I'm not pregnant) I don't feel like I'm... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 09, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Just eat a normal Paleo diet (with fermented foods) for your SIBO. If that's the only AI issue you're having, then just take it easy and eat real food. Don't over-do it with extreme diets if you don't really need them. I have SIBO as well, and I'm... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I've had psoriatic arthritis for nearly 20 years. I've been on Rob Wolf's autoimmune protocol for a month now, and I can't say that I'm seeing any improvements. I've been extremely careful with my food. I cook all of it myself. Does anyone... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · February 11, 2013 at 7:46 PM

i tried it for 2.5 months but didn't notice any difference eliminating foods. it was when i added them back in one by one that helped most. i found that eggs were a big gas creator for me.

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by 226 · about 18 hours ago

I'm on a very restricted diet (due to autoimmune issues) and am eating mainly beef and lamb (about 75-80% fat daily), and it is greatly improving my health. I've cut out all extra supplementation aside from calcium and my body seems to be getting... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · January 30, 2013 at 1:38 AM

I believe sardines are the best non-dairy source of calcium. Possibly even better than dairy.

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by 20 · about 18 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 18 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 19 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 19 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 19 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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by 145 · about 19 hours 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 219 · about 19 hours ago

I am, just now, coming back to paleo after a break of several months. Worsening autoimmune thyroiditis symptoms scared me off before, but eating conventionally, my thyroiditis is still all over the place. I am looking at Robb Wolf's autoimmune... (more)

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Andrea_5 0 · October 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Any physician who is open-minded and willing to listen will help you with this. It may take a bit of trial and error to find the right one for you. My family practice doctor only sees patients part time, it takes weeks to get an appointment and... (more)

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