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by 15 · about 12 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 12 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 40 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 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 12 hours ago

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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Eugenia 0 · January 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM

I had IBS for 10 years, which was fixed with this protocol within a few weeks (symptoms were reduced within the first 3 days): This diet http://eugenia.queru.com/2011/10/20/how-to-make-free-healthcare-cheap/#update2 Home-made goat kefir:... (more)

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by 579 · about 12 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 45 · about 12 hours ago

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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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

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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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 14, 2012 at 2:14 AM

You're better off going on an autoimmune protocol aimed at healing the gut. Paleo is a healthy diet, but it won't fully resolve your particular health issues. Two well known diets aimed at healing the gut are SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) and... (more)

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by 20 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 135 · about 12 hours ago

In the process of starting a blog for a Paleo grocery shopping and menu design consulting small business, I began writing an entry about who I am and what my experience has been. It made me reflect on several things I really haven't thought about... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · December 14, 2011 at 5:06 PM

When my doctors gave up on me, and told my companion I'd be dead within 2 years, that's when I -really- started to live. See, I got -angry-. I'll be dognagged if anyone is going to tell ME when I'm going to die, and ferskiddled if I'm gonna die on... (more)

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by 15 · about 12 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 240 · about 12 hours ago

Why am i constantly craving honey, fruits,starches,butter,cream,yoghurt and pork belly along with hommemade mayo?I have bowel incontinence due to my laxative abuse history and now suffering from IBS and Crohn's chronic constipation.I can't look at... (more)

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Kasra 0 · October 27, 2011 at 6:22 PM

You are craving food because you are hungry. Trust me, I'm a doctor. Disclaimer: I'm not actually a doctor.

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by 10 · about 12 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 10 · about 13 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 13 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 88 · October 30, 2014 at 4:41 AM

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 5:50 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 247 · October 30, 2014 at 4:41 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:41 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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