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Eggs and Celiacs?

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I have Celiacs and I'm eating paleo. I read that you should avoid eggs if you have an autoimmune disease. Celiacs is technically an autoimmune disease. Sooo should I be avoiding them?

They don't seem to bother me and I eat A LOT of them so I'm hoping I don't have to cut them out.

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19120 · May 03, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I'm sure you meant well with this answer, but dietary cholesterol does not directly increase blood/serum cholesterol. Most people on PH probably have "high cholesterol diets" (when 300mg/day is the max), but will tend to get that from the lean, natural animal based foods they are eating. For me, some days my cholesterol is ~120mg, and other days it's more like ~700mg. As expected, however, my cholesterol levels are right where they should be!

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4896 · April 02, 2011 at 10:20 PM

I just went to an allergist and he made a standard run for various food and pollen allergies.

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50 · April 02, 2011 at 10:16 PM

What kind of allergy test was that? I'm interested in doing it too.

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3521 · April 02, 2011 at 3:00 PM

I have eliminated eggs and nightshades and also feel better, but sometimes I wonder if the real culprit is just the egg white and not the yolk because I sure miss them, they made life easier.

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840 · March 19, 2011 at 5:11 AM

I was diagnosed with celiac / colitis a year before starting to eat primal. (Pretty well cleared up now)

When I started, I heavily relied on eggs, and they are still one of my main protein sources. This may just be me, but I definitely notice that when I eat them now they digest oddly, and I sometimes feel a little red in the face / itchy. Very faint symptoms though. I hope one day to stop eating eggs for a period of time in hopes of avoiding a full intolerance.

I would definitely recommend trying to avoid eating too many eggs.

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113 · May 03, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I have celiac and I've noticed when I eat eggs that have been grain fed, I get red/itchy hive things, as well as an upset stomach. BUT, when I buy eggs that have the gluten free stamp on them, I'm totally fine-- same goes for chicken...

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4896 · April 02, 2011 at 7:01 PM

I've been wondering the same thing. On my allergy test I came positive for egg whites, even though I don't have clear symptoms after eating them. I eat a lot, they are definitely a staple in my diet.

I think the easiest thing is to simply try to do egg fast and then reintroduce. I did it with dairy, was a month without any and reintroduced, with no negative consequences. I am planning on doing the same with eggs and see. It's gonna be hard, though!

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4896 · April 02, 2011 at 10:20 PM

I just went to an allergist and he made a standard run for various food and pollen allergies.

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50 · April 02, 2011 at 10:16 PM

What kind of allergy test was that? I'm interested in doing it too.

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3717 · March 19, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Episode 7 of Robb's podcast (http://robbwolf.com/category/podcasts/) discusses eggs and autoimmunity. Here's a similar question at MDA (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread20299.html). I've never been diagnosed with an autoimmunity issues but have had my fair share of gut issues over the years. I find I do better without eggs. If I eat them, I usually only have two at the most and tend to do better if they are scrambled, well done.

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0 · May 03, 2012 at 11:03 AM

i had the redness in my face it made me slightly dizzy but nothing like brainfog. the max cholesterol you should have a day is 300mgs. i was eating about a dozen to fifteen. each egg hasb approx 200mgs of cholesterol i was taking in over 10x
becareful

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19120 · May 03, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I'm sure you meant well with this answer, but dietary cholesterol does not directly increase blood/serum cholesterol. Most people on PH probably have "high cholesterol diets" (when 300mg/day is the max), but will tend to get that from the lean, natural animal based foods they are eating. For me, some days my cholesterol is ~120mg, and other days it's more like ~700mg. As expected, however, my cholesterol levels are right where they should be!

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17949 · April 03, 2011 at 1:39 AM

I can't say for sure but when a cow is fed with a gluten-containing grain you get little bits of gluten in the meat. I know because grassfed beed doesn't give me a rash while grainfed does. So could that possibly be the same with wheat-fed chickens? Even the organic eggs at the "health food" store are fed with wheat. I'm not 100% sure but I definitely get some inflammation from eggs. I still eat them sometimes. I know I shouldn't. Pah.

Definitely limit or eliminate them if you have inflammatory issues.

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