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by 15 · November 13, 2013 at 06:55 AM

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 06:55 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 · July 18, 2013 at 10:32 PM

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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glib 0 · July 18, 2013 at 07:16 PM

I think it is very important. There is the O3 angle of course, but also Vit. A, D and K2, all of which are far more abundant in grass fed beef. I will eat a low priced cut of grass fed beef (short ribs, neck meat, tripe, heart) rather than... (more)

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by 40 · April 15, 2013 at 06:56 PM

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 06:56 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 88 · March 10, 2013 at 05:50 PM

I've got IBS and i'm on a paleo low carb diet.. WITH CONSTIPATION.. i wanted to ask.. 2 years ago when I wasn't in paleo, my G made me do a test for the leaky gut, it was like I drunk a floyd with 3 type of sugars inside ( i had a very hard... (more)

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Lazza 0 · March 10, 2013 at 05:50 PM

Firstly, you are doing the right thing by seeking medical attention to resolve your IBS. I wish I had done this early on when I had IBS. Also, I have found doing a low carb Paleo diet (actually the Specific Carbohydrate Diet) to be very helpful... (more)

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by 230 · March 10, 2013 at 06:45 PM

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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RK 0 · March 10, 2013 at 06:45 PM

One way to stretch your meat budget is to always buy the best quality meat you can (bone in) and make broth out of the remnants. You can also throw other bones into the mix. I ask at the meat counter of my natural food store to get marrow bones,... (more)

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by 230 · March 20, 2013 at 12:22 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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scilla 0 · March 05, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Have you tried the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol? Its designed to help people for whom regular paleo diet is not enough. Also, food labels are really, really good at hiding the presence of problematic ingredients. One other thing to do is to make sure... (more)

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by 230 · February 19, 2013 at 02:17 PM

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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Celine 0 · February 19, 2013 at 02:17 PM

Bluekitty, have you looked into FODMAP intolerance?

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by 230 · February 03, 2013 at 04:20 AM

Hi there! This month my finals are starting - three in february, three in april, one in may. not only i get super nervous about them, i also have to deal with ibs. as far as i know, the best thing to eat are low-fat but high-carb things in short... (more)

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RK 0 · February 03, 2013 at 04:20 AM

My favorite packable snack is beef jerky with coconut flakes and raisins. Sounds light, but it is incredibly satisfying without being filling. When I take my kids on field trips this is all I take, and it feeds me all day.

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by 230 · September 02, 2013 at 12:47 PM

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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rollercoasters_mike 0 · August 29, 2013 at 05:33 PM

I also eat at least 1 can of tuna a day, I don't think it might cause any problems, and I've never heard about any scientificial evidence with proven studies why it is bad. But of course it's better to buy fresh fish and cook it. Here people... (more)

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by 230 · February 11, 2013 at 02:17 AM

Hi guys, I'm 20, having the worst IBS and I just can't take it anymore. I'm running 20-30 times a day to the toilet and, no matter what I eat, it never stays in my body. I got migraine, so much pain and no power left anymore. Besides, I'm writing... (more)

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Levi_3 0 · February 11, 2013 at 02:17 AM

When you say you "had allergies tested", what kind of allergy test did you take? The standard prick test will not find all allergies, it only finds IGE (immediate onset anaphylactic type). I highly recommend trying an elimination diet, which is... (more)

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by 230 · January 26, 2013 at 07:37 PM

Hi! I have a terrible IBS and I have started eating paleo like 3 weeks ago, but nothing changed. I still have to go to toilet 4, 5, 6 times a day and no food ever stays in my body, so I'm constantly losing weight, freezing and always hungry and... (more)

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Jeff_20 0 · January 26, 2013 at 07:37 PM

Have you tried a liquid fast? Have you been on Anti-biotics?

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by 230 · February 28, 2013 at 09:49 PM

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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Celine 0 · February 28, 2013 at 09:49 PM

Bluekitty, can you have cheese? Contrary to popular Paleo wisdom, if you can tolerate it it might help IBS-D. I'm almost healed from a period of punching holes in my gut (which was diagnosed as IBS-D), and cheese is renowned for, um, inducing... (more)

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by 230 · March 17, 2013 at 09:22 PM

Hi! I'm having alot of stress with IBD and it didn't got much better after turning Paleo. I heard it would be a better idea to go SCD. Can anyone describe me the differences very shortly? I can't actually read the book because I'm in the middle of... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · January 20, 2013 at 02:53 PM

Info here http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/p/the-intro-diet/ But this page is the easiest to digest the whole diet: http://pecanbread.com/p/how/stages.html SCD intro is actually more strict about how foods are prepared vs paleo for gut... (more)

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by 230 · March 31, 2013 at 07:22 AM

Hi! I do have an IBS for two years now and have seen every doctor around. My inflammation parameter are high and the flora is not the best, but no medicine does help, so I decided to go paleo some weeks ago. Not much change. Has anyolse these... (more)

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RK 0 · February 03, 2013 at 04:46 AM

You can't just eat "regular" paleo with IBS. There's a lot more to it. Some of the best paleo foods will really irritate IBS. http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-ibs.html (more)

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by 45 · November 07, 2012 at 06:22 PM

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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kristen_4 0 · October 24, 2012 at 05:26 PM

i have uc and seem to get unexplained bloating after apples and onions...so look into FODMAPS and GAPS. I also never seemed to have any reactions to eggs or coffee - but did an igg test and those came back as huge sensitivities for me, which i... (more)

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by 590 · October 17, 2012 at 01:01 PM

I'm the mother of a 28 yo son who still lives at home. He has VCFS (Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome, aka DiGeorge, aka 22qDeletion) and has cognitive difficulties. He was diagnosed with Crohn's 3 yrs ago and just had his first flare and 5day... (more)

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by 590 · June 02, 2013 at 01:18 PM

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 45 · September 14, 2012 at 03:53 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 03:53 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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by 80 · September 06, 2012 at 02:41 PM

I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 15 years ago, and went through the traditional Western medical regimen (steroids, maintenance drugs, Ensure, BRAT diet, etc). I've strayed away from that approach and adopted a more natural method in an attempt... (more)

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by 5 · August 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Anyone have any tips for someone with a lot of gut inflammation from crohn's who wants to go paleo? Obviously fiber is a problem and needs to be limited but so much of the paleo food outside of fish and poultry is high in fiber ie: coconut. Any... (more)

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uberbulldog 0 · August 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM

My crohns is in remission due to maintaining my vitamin D level to around 70. I've been med-free for 5 years after decades of crohns w three surgeries. And there is now more evidence of vitamin D's positive effect on Crohn's patients.... (more)

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by 155 · August 12, 2012 at 06:39 PM

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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primallykosher 0 · August 12, 2012 at 06:39 PM

From what I understand about worms, they only live about 5 years. Also you need to travel to Mexico to get them done, so its probably a costly procedure. I have no idea what its like in UK though. I would love to know how to get vitamin d up to... (more)

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by 20 · July 11, 2012 at 08:56 PM

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 05:10 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 22 · June 26, 2012 at 07:42 AM

Hi , what do you think it's the better diet for me? I suffer of ibs-c , I'am paleo since 1 month , but I noticed that If I eat 15- 20 almonds , then my they cause me diarrhea , i think fr it's fiber. I don't eat sugars,grains,legumes,dairy and... (more)

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dsohei 0 · June 26, 2012 at 07:42 AM

time to do lots of research. ibs does not turn into crohn's or uc. uc and crohn's are forms of IBD which have IBS symptoms. IBS is varied and individual, and perhaps many ibs sufferers have a degree or type of IBD, or their ibs is a symptom of... (more)

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by 15 · June 21, 2012 at 05:09 AM

I read about the SPECIFIC CARBOHIDRTATE DIET , by elaine gottschall , and she explain that bad bacteria damage the gut , creating the disease. So at the end , to evitate IBD/IBS when have just to avoid sugars and carboidrathes ( except the ones... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · June 21, 2012 at 05:09 AM

Its the only diet that helped my niece with her SIBO. Worked better than GAPS for her.

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by 20 · June 18, 2012 at 07:17 AM

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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HH 0 · June 18, 2012 at 05:55 AM

I'm attempting the same goal: need to gain weight, and muscle. Regarding weight gain, I do not think there is any other answer than eat more. A lot more. However, because this can be very time consuming, I like to have very high caloric snacks... (more)