I was on Paleo for about a month. I decided to take it up because I've already lost my colon to ulcerative colitis and recently I've been having increasing issues with pouchitis. The drugs don't work, I don't tolerate many of the side effects, and they don't address the root cause of the problem, so I've basically given up on them. During my month on Paleo, my eczema cleared up significantly, as did the chronic back pain I've suffered for many years due to degenerative disc disease. I also suffered chronic joint pain all over, which I always attributed to the colitis. This went away completely as well.
My doctor wants to run food allergy testing on me (IgE), so I had to adopt a "regular" diet for the past couple of days. I wanted to test my body's reaction to "normal" food, so the first thing I ate yesterday was a piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Within an hour, my lower back and shoulder were killing me. As the day progressed, pain spread to my other joints as well. This was concrete PROOF for me that food really does matter in immune conditions!
What do you think I'm reacting to? The gluten, dairy, eggs, or sugar? Perhaps all of them? I know I could have tested one thing at a time...maybe some other time if these blood tests aren't conclusive, which I doubt they will be.
Thanks for any insight you may have.