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by 15 · about 18 hours ago

I have a 17 month old daughter who goes to daycare 2 days a week. I developed Crohn's disease about 4 years ago, and after years of being in constant flares, lots of medication and following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (basically GAPS and... (more)

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glib 0 · November 13, 2013 at 6:55 AM

you are not going to win them all. You just have to win enough. Be firm and consistent at home. I got enough out of it that my daughter ( going to college in 2 years) will eat eggs, parmesan, broth, and some vegetables every day.

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by 15 · about 18 hours ago

It took a while to convince my parents to let me do Paleo, but considering we're a muslim household they want to make sure it's Halal. -__- Given that, I've only managed to find ONE halal-free-range-grass-fed meat butcher in the entire city, but... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 18, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Remind your parents that halal is more than the ritual and the words, it's how the animal was raised. It should be wholesome, fed naturally, and raised humanely. Taking a cow off a feedlot and praying over it would technically be halal, but not... (more)

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by 247 · about 18 hours ago

hey guys! so i'm a student on a low budget and i was just wondering what is in the meat we eat that we can't get from any other food? is it the protein (and is there no other way) or maybe something i haven't thought of? sometimes all i eat is... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Ok a slightly less smart-ass answer... Animals are basically nutrient aggregators. There are nutrients in grass, but we can't utilize them, but if a cow or other grass-fed animal eats the grass and we eat the animal, we get great nutrients. We... (more)

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by 247 · about 18 hours 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 247 · about 18 hours ago

Hi! I really want to improve my health since I struggle with an awful IBS and migraine, but paleo didn't make alot of a change. I have absolutely no idea about supps, but i take fish oil for more omega3 and some probiotics that my doctor gave me.... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · January 23, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Most people (with and without IBS) take magnesium just because our soils are very deficient in it, so yes, you can/should take magnesium. There's some controversy about calcium and whether or not it's actually necessary to supplement with. But... (more)

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by 45 · about 19 hours ago

Which foods seemed to bother you on the paleo diet that you eliminated which made your crohn's better? I am currently eliminating nuts and seeds, nightshades, potatoes to see how I feel. Eggs don't seem to bother me.

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joanna_4 0 · October 24, 2012 at 3:55 PM

DEFINITELY nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. these have made my bloating go away completely.

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by 579 · about 19 hours ago

I've got my 28 yo VCFS Crohnie son on SCD Lifestyles/Paleo diet. He lives at home and I've been Paleo 2 yrs (he's been 50% Paleo). I do all the cooking since he's cognitively challenged but high functioning. He was just discharged from a severe... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 10, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I've read GAPS and its very subjective. A lot of people do the strict phase for a couple weeks and don't progress to Full Gaps (same as SCD) for about 6months to 2years from what I have read. It all depends on your response to foods when you... (more)

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by 155 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I've been on AZT for 7 years now for Cronh's after presenting at the #AHS last year (and yesterday) I have gone Paleo (more or less) with a big improvement but still lots of problems. I've reduce the meds but want to stop so have been... (more)

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uberbulldog 0 · August 12, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I became asyomptamic w my crohns after supplementing w vitamin d to a level of 70. Med free for 5 years.

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by 20 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I am about to start the Paleo diet for Crohn's disease and I have a couple of questions. I have a stricture and a fistula but I feel OK as long as avoid factors that aggravate my condition. My doctor wants me to start treatment with... (more)

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uberbulldog 0 · July 08, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I am symptom free from my Crohn's after decades of surgeries, prednisone, and/or imuran. I have been off my meds for five years. Be sure to oversteam or microwave veggies like broccoli. I stay away from most carbs, sugar and of course fried... (more)

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by 20 · about 19 hours ago

Hey guys, I just got out of the hospital after my 3rd bowel resection from Crohn's disease and have started on a Paleo diet to ensure it never comes back. However, I'm a 31 year old male, weighing in at 119 lbs. Dangerously underweight. I was... (more)

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Sol 0 · June 18, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Welcome to PaleoHacks! Paleo isn't one thing. There's a lot of guess work involved in trying to figure out what paleo people ate so even among people who are trying to "reenact" the paleo diet there will be differences in consumption. Some people... (more)

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by 734 · about 19 hours ago

This isn't a strictly paleo question; it's got very little to do with food or the paleo lifestyle in general. But because a lot of people on this site seem to know quite a few things about digestive disorders, I would like to ask it anyway. I am... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · June 08, 2012 at 1:43 AM

I don't have Chron's or IBS, but do suffer from "stress-gut" when I am dealing with huge amounts or stress or am not sleeping well or enough. I usually tough it out the first day, but if lasts more than one day, I use Renew Life's DiarrheaSTOP. ... (more)

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by 13 · about 19 hours ago

HI EVERYONE ! I'AM AN IBS/C SUFFERER FROM ITALY, I'M GONE PALEO SINCE ABOUT 10 DAYS , I FELL ME BETTER , BUT NOT COMPLETELY BETTER.. SO I READ ABOUT A BLOG ( I'LL POST THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM ) ABOUT A THEORY WHICH EXPLAIN THAT IBS/IBS ARE CAUSE BY... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · June 06, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Look for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), GAPS diet, SCD diet and you will find lots of info about this. siboinfo.com is a good place to start. =) However, I don't think that the Paleo diet and coconut oil alone are enough to deal... (more)

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by 80 · about 19 hours ago

My mother's trainer recently got very sick and was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, knowing it has a lot to do with gut inflammation I thought paleo might be a good addition to immunization medication she is on to better control her health. I... (more)

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Patti_F_ 0 · June 02, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Yes, but she is going to fare better with the autoimmune version of Paleo - which means even more restrictions on food intake. "The Paleo Solution" is a good start. Here is an excerpt from Loren Cordain's newest Paleo book, "The Paleo... (more)

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by 20 · about 19 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 8858 · about 19 hours ago

I???ve heard that there are many ways to skin a cat, and I believe this. I also believe that no crazy cat-skinning method should be dismissed outright. Ideas are useful even if they???re wrong. One idea I like very much comes from a book I???m... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM

What persistent, albeit wrong or misguided idea(s) has (have) shaped your health and nutrition worldview? I used to think that humans could 'design' foods better than nature.

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by 4111 · about 19 hours ago

I have had Crohns disease for close a decade now. Oddly enough I'm constipated most of the time as opposed to the common 3-5 times a day diarrhea. On a routine colonscopy I had a few years ago, I had trouble with a new laxative they use. It didn't... (more)

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panteleimon 0 · December 17, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Magnesium attracts water to the bowel, so it might counterract the drying effect of the long transit (and it's a good supplement in its own right for lots of people).

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

I've had Crohn's for a little over 2 years now and have never found anything to maintain remission. Cipro, an antibiotic, is the only thing that worked temporarily, but 3-4 months after taking it I would always flare. I've been on SCD for a year... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · November 16, 2011 at 8:46 AM

I had IBS-D for 10 years, and for the last 2.5 months I do a mix of Paleo and SCD (Paleo's main protocol + SCD's probiotic lactose-free goat yoghurt). This mix worked for me perfectly, and I have no IBS problems right now. I'm not a doctor, but if... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Hi,PaleoHacks community.I am 16 and been suffering from terrible digestion problems for 2 years.i have a history of various diets and prolonged fasting to clear up my acne zits,which luckily disappeared after i went raw vegan 1 1/5 years ago.I was... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · October 12, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I come from IBS-D, SIBO, and anti-biotics, so my gut flora is as bad. I felt better within a few days after going Paleo, but I've heard cases from Cronh's patients who needed 3-6 months before they saw a better day on such a diet. One thing I do... (more)

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by 135 · about 19 hours ago

I am a 21 year old female who is treating Crohn's disease and gastroparesis with the Paleo diet to great success. The gastroparesis is a side effect of an allergic reaction to Humira, not diabetes related. I am an athlete who spins, road bikes,... (more)

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pfw 0 · July 28, 2011 at 12:01 PM

I spent a year on a VLC/ZC diet to treat Crohn's. It seems to have worked well enough that I'm now eating a lot like you are. In everything I've read, there's no suggestion that ketosis will have any effect on an autoimmune disorder, nor any... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Hello I have crohn's disease and I'm living the paleo lifestyle. I'm doing it since last december. I feel much better since then, my blood work better, my crp is way better, I'm symptom free. I'm OK enough to go on RKC workouts twice a week and... (more)

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Christo 0 · October 29, 2010 at 1:36 PM

my wife had ulcerative colitis for almost 2 years and has been 100% cured for about 3 years after doing a strict low carb diet from the book Breaking The Viscous Cycle for about a year

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by 7821 · about 19 hours ago

I have Crohn's Disease and for the past year I've been eating a ZC/VLC diet in an attempt to maintain remission without medications. I just had my yearly colonoscopy on Friday, and I passed with flying colors - no Crohn's activity, 9 months... (more)

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grace 0 · August 02, 2010 at 5:23 AM

pfw, For 50 grams a day you can get the low GI carbs -- berries (if you don't have any diverticulitis where the tiny seeds get stuck), purple sweet potatoes (I don't believe these are nightshades; the Japanese and okinawan varieties have more... (more)

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by 40 · October 21, 2014 at 4:21 AM

I have been loosely following the Primal Blueprint for about a year and half now, throughout my pregnancy. I have Crohn's Disease, and it seemed like just cutting out gluten was enough to stop those symptoms as well as some eczema, eye issues and... (more)

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RK 0 · April 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM

In my experience, breastfeeding is even more demanding on the body than pregnancy. I am not sure if you're going to be able to get enough cals on the AIP. Here are some thoughts: (1) beef and chicken stock. Drink a lot. (Microwave in a coffee... (more)

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by 247 · October 21, 2014 at 4:17 AM

So I have this terrible IBS and finally, I drove those 5 hours with the train to the 'most hyped' german doctor who is a specialist on crohn's disease etc. to see if he could help me anyhow since paleo and probiotics or the common medication... (more)

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Angelina 0 · March 05, 2013 at 11:50 PM

How long have you lived with IBS or Crohn's? How long have you been paleo? Are you strict paleo? What type of supplementation do you do? Do you go to bed when it's dark and sleep in a dark room and get plenty of sleep? Are you under a lot of... (more)

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by 247 · October 21, 2014 at 4:16 AM

Hey! So I have IBS-D and it's not getting better. Since a few days, I'm really bloated, it actually really really hurts. Problem: Tomorrow I'm writing my Finals, 5 hours in a small silent room with plenty other people. Is there ANYTHING I can... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · February 18, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I wouldn't eat anything if I was that bloated. Obviously, your gut is very angry so adding food won't help.

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by 45 · October 21, 2014 at 4:03 AM

I need some good ideas for paleo munchies/snacks. I have crohn's disease so I need to avoid too much fiber and I also have a sweet tooth.

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polynesian_metal 0 · September 14, 2012 at 3:53 AM

I make a trail mix out of raw unsalted nuts, raisins and dates and some goji berrys. Haven't gotten around to throwing coconut flake in there but am gonna one day. Great for work. Prolly good for movies too. Suppose if you had cannibis butter you... (more)

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