Inspired by this post (that got closed), I decided to re-address the issue. I followed autoimmune paleo for approximately 8 months, and while the 2 first months were significantly better than any of the previous diets I tried (raw veganism, conventional healthy diet, ...), I started to become sick again during the winter. Nothing like on raw veganism, but still pretty, pretty sick (edema, severe sleep issues, keratosis pilaris, tinea, mood issues, ...). I became pretty annoyed when I noticed that one beer made me really drunk, while in my healthy days I was able to drink up to 6 liters of beer daily and still think normally and be able to ride a bike through town (though I remember it made me a bit more introvert and sometimes even a bit aggressive).
Adding sugar, salt, gelatin, coffee, eggs, dairy and other stuff back into my diet helped me a lot, but up till now I'm still having issues. I understand grains and seed oils should probably be removed from my diet forever, but I think you'll understand me if I tell you that I was severely disappointed by the long-term effects of low(er)-carbing, disadvantages that even liberal amounts of potatoes or white rice didn't seem to solve.
I know most of you won't be open to the idea that paleo might actually be worsening our condition. I think it is fairly established that estrogen lower your metabolism, giving you a boost short-term but negative effects in the long run. What if low-carb paleo does the same thing?
It just seems hard to believe that tolerating less food is a good thing! If an inuit would suddenly start living in a random town and started eating bread and drinking beer, would he faint and have to get back to his whale blubber?
And when somebody that asks for help, like in the thread I linked to above, is treated like a lazy, dramatic person, I just get a bit freaked out. Aren't we here to help each other? If someone doesn't tolerate bread anymore, why in the world is it a good idea to assume that this is a good thing. Why isn't this discussed more in-depth (eg scientifically)?