The next day after even just an hour of moderate yoga, my whole body seems to go into some sort of inflammatory hyper-drive. It's not just the muscles worked that are sore, but even my joints feel inflamed and painful. I feel little to no pain during the actual yoga, so I know I can't have overextended myself so much. Pre-paleo, I'd only have this sort of response after a really hard workout, but I'm not necessarily sure that there's enough data to connect this heightened response to paleo.
I'd heard that drinking lots of water can cut down on soreness, so I do that. Per Robb Wolf, I've given up fruit and starchy veggies, and drastically cut down on nightshades and nuts until my body works out this inflammatory response. I could probably stand to give up the dark chocolate and occasional glass of red wine on yoga days. Outside of that, is there anything else should I be doing? Sometimes I take an Aleve right after yoga to prevent the inflammatory response, and that does work, but I'm not how healthy that is.
I'd say ask one of the experts. This isn't your standard issue with Paleo, so asking someone with a lot of expertise will probably be your best bet. Ask Robb Wolf, and see if he's heard or seen this before, he'll probably answer it on his podcast, since this seems like quite an interesting topic.
I often say the same thing, but I'll say it again anyway. Go to fitday.com and type in your food consumption and see if there is any nutrient you lack and take steps to solve any nutrient deficiencies. Paleo easily provides most nutrients, but there are a few that can easily be lacking, depending on your food choices. Magnesium, vitamin E, etc. Your diet shift may have caused you to cut out one of your main sources of an impt nutrient. If you did not happen to replace that choice with another choice that made up for it, then that particular nutrient deficiency could be exacerbated. See if that helps any.
Since you already had some of this problem before paleo, I am guessing it's a preexisting problem that has only been exacerbating by paleo. If you ate a lot of carbs before, carbs are less likely to be the main problem, because the prob was still there even when eating carbs.
Fish oil might help, but it is simply not natural to become inflamed after a workout. There is something serious weird about that. Exercise increases needs for many nutrients so there coudl be a connection there and it's worth checking out. At minimum, it never hurts to make sure you are getting decent levels of all known nutrients on a daily basis.
i'd also vote for nutrient deficiency, or a food allergy that got worse from changing your diet. for example, eggs and dairy have a similar effect on me. try leaving out both for a week or two, and watch your energy and pain levels. there are a lot of nutrients and supplements that could help, but i think that would just mask the real problem and delay the diagnosis.
Uh, I have the same response. I have multiple autoimmune diseases. I have Celiac Disease, so I live grain free and no processed foods. I have Hashimotos Thyroid disease. Lupus has been in question...and that is what I am trying to figure out with the inflammatory response. I am only 41, and I used to be a personal fitness trainer. I have not been able to exercise since having my children. I have tried a few times, but I always feel sick after. I just tried again 2 days ago. I only did 15 min of eliptical machine on the lowest level, and then one light exercise per body part. I felt great doing it, but started to get a little shaky at the end. Then by evening, I couldn't function at all and I had a fever of 100. Now that I've had time over the years to figure out my health issues...I recognize the sick feeling...severe inflammatory response. It's almost the same response that I get with gluten contamination (I am extremely sensitive), or with nightshade foods like potatoes and tomatoes. I can't even have a bite of those things, or I am in so much pain. I get brain fog, and a low grade fever on some of those occassions. I really think that you are barking up the wrong tree with a nutrient deficiency, but I hope that you are taking vitamins! I really think that you need to look at autoimmune issues...and make sure that you cut out all nightshades since they create an inflammatory response too (cytokines). I am no expert, but I've had to spend years trying to help myself since doctors don't really know how to help. I have had lots of help from other autoimmune patients as well.
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