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by 10502 · about 14 hours ago

Outside of vaccinations, I think I would be hard-pressed to find a more contentious health topic. Here is an interesting n=1 story in the NYT about how a man came to the realization that he had a Candida infection, and how he went about... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · July 22, 2010 at 8:20 AM

I see a lot of confusion and people not sure about the truth behind those problems in the answers given. I wanted to add that intestinal bacterial overgrowth is not a laughing matter and is a real problem for many people. Some people are dying... (more)

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by 598 · about 15 hours ago

I think I was verging on celiac before going Paleo. It didn't give me the runs like it does most celiac people but it upset my stomach and made me pretty severely constipated. Every so often I eat a couple small crackers or a bite of cookie just... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 16, 2013 at 8:06 PM

If you're as intolerant as you suspect you are, then you should completely cut down gluten. According to Robb Wolf on his book, even a little of gluten is staying in the gut for 2 weeks, and it can instigate an autoimmune response for up to 6... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

Hi. I'm rather new to paleo, though I've been moving toward eating this way for a while. I've got a couple questions, though. 1 - By eating this way, I seem to go into ketosis without much effort. Prior to doing this full-bore, I had cut... (more)

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samc 0 · October 10, 2013 at 3:04 PM

My wife's side of the family has Celiac issues and she has to a lesser degree issues with grains. Could be she has Celiac but was never tested. I got her to eliminate grains and after six months all is well. I don't think you recover from it,... (more)

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by 1336 · about 15 hours ago

I'm currently reading Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Dr. Peter Green. In it he states: "Patients with active celiac disease tend to have low cholesterol levels because they are not properly absorbing cholesterol in the intestine." That... (more)

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Sataran 0 · August 18, 2013 at 3:37 AM

I can understand such peoples' lipids going back up to normal levels gradually as their villus atrophy heals and you get your villi back but why would they skyrocket to FH levels? The reason for that usually has to do with FT3 getting low or... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

Ok I have had probs with joint pain, headaches, feeling ill, lots of going to the bathroom with alternating constipation and the 'other' which looks oily, smells awful and loads of flatulence.... This has all become worse over the last three... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 22, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Commercially made beef jerky is almost 100% guaranteed to contain both wheat and soy. I'm not a doctor, but it really sounds like you have full-blown celiac disease - I would talk to your doctor immediately to confirm. In the meantime, if you... (more)

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by 5 · about 15 hours ago

I've been paleo/primal-ish for about two years. That said, I admit to a decent amount (5% of overall intake?) of gluten-containing "cheats" because I didn't think I reacted to it. At least I didn't notice an obvious change after total elimination... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · May 04, 2013 at 1:25 PM

If I were in your shoes, I would get the biopsy. That way you would know for sure whether you must absolutely avoid gluten. Intestinal lining does not have nerves so you can be damaging it without feeling any pain. In your case, it is important to... (more)

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by 5 · about 15 hours 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 518 · about 15 hours ago

Hi I am celiac and eat Paelo. I would love to hear from any others who are also and doing Paelo. LIke to hear success, what works for you, how it has helped etc..... Thanks in advance

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scilla 0 · April 08, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Hey I have celiac disease and am also on the paleo diet :] :]. I wasn't officially diagnosed because the blood test came back as a negative, I think it was a false negative though. Since I had all the gastro symptoms which gradually worsened over... (more)

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by 221 · about 15 hours 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 221 · about 15 hours ago

Hey, I'm 27 years old with celiac disease, I started eating paleo when I found out I had celiac, but I've run into a new problem - my doctor thinks there's something wrong with my gallbladder. I have been losing alot of weight and having alot of... (more)

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RK 0 · February 13, 2013 at 10:20 PM

To help you digest fat: take Ox Bile with meals. This will supplement the lack of bile being produced by your gb. It's cheap, and you should be able to find it at Whole Foods, etc. If not, order on Amazon (brand is Nutricology). Another... (more)

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by 221 · about 15 hours 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 221 · about 15 hours ago

I'm 27 years old and found out I had celiac disease about a month ago. I think I am having a problem digesting fat. It seems like if I eat much more than tablespoon of fat in a meal I get very nauseous for hours after. I'm not sure if this is... (more)

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RK 0 · February 07, 2013 at 11:44 PM

If you are having problems digesting your fat, there are a couple of things that come to mind. (1) You possibly lack enough stomach acid. You can take a Betaine HCl supplement to see if it helps. Please read up on it if you choose this, as it... (more)

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by 825 · about 15 hours ago

i asked my rheumatologist today and he said that people become paranoid about cross contamination and that if you stick to a gluten-free diet, the small amount of gluten resulting from cross contamination isn't enough to damage your... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · January 09, 2013 at 1:42 AM

There is a distribution of sensitivity across a population. I'd guess some sort of bell curve, where one tail of the curve, the people are super sensitive and even a very small amount can cause damage. The other tail, the people can handle huge... (more)

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by 221 · about 15 hours ago

I have celiac disease and I'm trying to gain weight. After my diagnosis I started losing too much. My blood tests indicate I wasn't severely deficient in any vitamins/minerals (except iron atm). My doctor thinks I may be losing weight because... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · December 19, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Plantain, yucca, white potatoes (if nightshades are tolerated), sweet potatoes, beets, winter squashes, fruits... there are MANY gluten-free Paleo foods that can provide carbs! I would also make sure you eat loads of healthy fats: coconut oil,... (more)

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by 180 · about 15 hours ago

Background: Never had any health issues until I did a 3 week clean eating cleanse 2 years ago. I felt AMAZING during the 3 weeks, but when I resumed my normal eating, I became bloated, anxious, fatigued and just not well. I have tested negative... (more)

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Varelse 0 · December 25, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Look into GAPS. It's a long process, but people who have gone through the whole diet swear by it.

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by 456 · about 15 hours ago

I have celiac disease, I'm usually very diligent but somewhere I slipped up. Around Monday last week, my sinuses started flaring up and I got really congested, followed by a hammering migraine and blackouts. I then became really irritable and... (more)

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by 456 · about 15 hours ago

I've been doing paleo for about three months now. I have celiac disease and I've been gluten free for four years. I've been feeling great on paleo. When I consume gluten even in small amounts, I get brain fog, OCD, depression, and a myriad of... (more)

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tinamonster 0 · September 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM

You should google "gluten cross-reactive foods" and see if you are eating any of those that you can cut out. Also, if you eat anything that is processed on equipment or facilities with wheat but has no gluten ingredients you may have gotten a... (more)

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by 28 · about 15 hours ago

After my story about my experiences with the celiac diet, "Happy Now" said quinoa and millet gave her problems. Initially I thought that was her issue and not mine. However, recently I was relapsing a bit, having some nagging intestinal issues and... (more)

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by 1186 · about 15 hours ago

Hello All: I am Celiac and would really like to try some IF training, but finding a registered gluten free brand for BCAA is really tough. To all non-Celiac people: YES, it must be certified. Cross-contamination really messes me up. I realize... (more)

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Andy_1 0 · August 16, 2012 at 3:23 AM

NOW foods BCAAs are gluten free (well, it says so on the bottle, not sure about "registered gluten free").

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by 456 · about 15 hours ago

I've been gluten free since 2008. I have never had a really bad slipup for three years and have been clean since. I've been doing paleo for six months. However, I am on vacation and went to this bakery today (I know, I cheated) that offered... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · July 10, 2012 at 1:34 AM

What are your symptoms when you've been glutened? You might want to continue to do things that counteract that, plus take doses of vitamins (especially sublingual methyl-B12) and probiotics. Bone broth is also a good idea. I get diarrhea when... (more)

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by 231 · about 15 hours ago

Ever been at a restaurant and come face to face with a suspicious looking glaze or sauce? Ever been told that the soy-sauce is wheat free by a shifty looking waiter? Ever decide to go ahead and snatch a couple of sweet potato fries off your... (more)

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JonnyHotcakes 0 · June 02, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I get soreness and stiffness in the joints of my hands. Regarding restaurants...as a chef I can tell you that no matter how diligent the efforts of everyone working there, unless it's a gluten-free place, the stuff is EVERYWHERE. You have to be... (more)

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by 367 · about 15 hours ago

Hi, I'm new but reading recent discussions on whether gluten really is the ultimate bad guy I am undecided about how important it is to completely eliminate it as I currently eat a bit of sourdough bread with eggs in the morning (eggs alone make... (more)

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VB 0 · June 01, 2012 at 11:50 AM

I am gluten intolerant, yet all my tests came back negative. I have recently had an endoscopy (?) done and I was told that my villi is fine and it is grew back. The worst part about gluten that most people (like me) did not know what are the... (more)

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by 20 · about 15 hours ago

I have celiac and Crohn's disease and am wondering about the safety of a paleodiet with my health problems. The celiac obviously won't be a problem, but Crohn's is so touchy for diet. With Crohn's, I already have major concerns around malnutrition... (more)

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primallykosher 0 · May 11, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Welcome fellow chrohnie. It works fine with the chrohns. You might want to check out Specific Carb Diet (Breaking the Vicious Cycle is the book for that) and the GAPS diet. They go in more detail about healing Chrohns with whole foods. You should... (more)

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by 40 · about 15 hours ago

My wife has bouts of intense stomach problems about twice a year. We try to eat paleo as much as possible, but nowhere near perfect. Let's say, 70/30. She has a burning or pinching stomach pain, very similar to an ulcer. She has had two scopes... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · April 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Hi Adam, It's hard enough for doctors to diagnose celiac disease, so please take any well- meaning diagnosees from this forum with a healthy pinch of salt :) It's possible she is gluten intolerant, or has celiacs, but if she only is noticing... (more)

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by 555 · about 15 hours ago

I am a bit confused by Rob's Autoimmune Protocol. My understanding of it was that you were looking to moderate the body's immune response to keep your autoimmune condition in check. I have Celiac Disease and am wondering if the protocol would be... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · April 18, 2012 at 2:20 PM

People with celiac disease definitely react to gluten, but can ALSO react to common other triggers. If you still experience symptoms, you should absolutely try the autoimmune protocol and eliminate all dairy (including butter, but you can do... (more)

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