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Has anyone had any experience with positive changes in allergies or auto-immune disorders after going Paleo?

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Created May 07, 2011 at 12:50 AM

So two months ago I decided to go paleo a) to lose about 20 lbs and b) because I have an autoimmune disorder and developed solar urticaria (sun allergy) as a result last year. So far I've lost about 10-12 lbs but I'm wondering if anyone has had any actual remission of autoimmune disorders (i.e. lupus) or general allergy improvements that they can share because I haven't seen any improvement in those yet. Thanks in advance!

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0 · April 03, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Wow this gives me hope! Did you eat the autoimmune paleo protocol or just basic paleo? Thank you for posting this.

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4080 · July 20, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Autoimmune paleo does suck! I cut out green (among other foods) myself because I think I might have a problem with sulfur metabolism. So sick of squash and carrots! I totally miss my macadamia nuts!

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580 · May 12, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I have been out of town for a week. Thank you all for your encouraging words!

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580 · May 12, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Yes you may Kamal!

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45 · May 11, 2011 at 2:21 AM

ouch, that looks painful. Luckily mine is just hives from the sun, but this is day two that I tried (still on zyrtec, though) and was ok with mild sun exposure. I'm not sure if it's the dairy or the milk elimination that is improving everything, but I'll get rid of both forever to be able to have some sun exposure! I still have a lot to learn and should probably read more than one book on the subject, since I think I'm plateauing now, weight-wise, and I have more to go! Thanks again for the info!

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9948 · May 10, 2011 at 6:18 PM

I ran across this reference to an autoimmune problem problem that mainifests itself on the skin...Dermatitis herpetiformis http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=when-and-why-did-everyone-stop-eati-2011-05-10&posted=1#comments Gluten seems to be at the root of many, many autoimmune diseases.

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3417 · May 08, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Very, very awesome. It's amazing how night-and-day the changes can be. Same with my energy level and allergies.

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9948 · May 08, 2011 at 4:19 AM

You get your Vit D3 level up and I would bet that your skin sensitivity will abate.

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45 · May 08, 2011 at 2:57 AM

Hi, no juicing here... I threw out my juicer a few months ago! THe doctors that I saw attributed it to lupus, since I have indicators in my blood (and a genetic history of it)... Strangely, I was out in the sun today (albeit on one zyrtek, but it hasn't helped before) and I was able to tolerate the sun for 10 minutes after writing this post last night about not seeing progress! This was the first time since Feb '10 that I could do this, so I'm hoping there is really something to this! Thanks again!

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268 · May 07, 2011 at 7:29 PM

This is an amazing story. Thank you for sharing.

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2319 · May 07, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Single most amazing Paleo story I have ever read

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15229 · May 07, 2011 at 3:04 PM

i mean, that if you think shes at all interested, she would be more than welcome to come to the potluck. i know there is one other person coming who is managing hashimotos. cool little community. or maybe it would be too much too soon? either way, i would be happy to talk to her IRL.

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15229 · May 07, 2011 at 3:03 PM

thanks guys. im still in a wait-and-see holding pattern with it all. one day at a time and all that. i dont think im like "cured" or antyhing. kamal, as far as i know, im the only one here on paleo hacks with MS, but there are a few paleo/MS people on my facebook who are successfully managing their diseases, some not even taking meds, either. please feel free to contact me, or put your friend in touch with me- i would be happy to talk to her. if shes in the boston area, too im going to a paleo potluck next week. there is a growing group of us, taking it from an n=1 to an n=10,000...

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3417 · May 07, 2011 at 2:42 PM

That's awesome about your daughter!

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3417 · May 07, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Incredible. Back from the brink... I can't even imagine how amazing it feels.

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24523 · May 07, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Hi organic one-- first of all, I love love love your story. Second of all, could I possibly interview you for my upcoming pain and diet website coming up in a month or two? I've got a special interest in RSD because it is such a pure pain syndrome that sucks so very very much.

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580 · May 07, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Forgot to say...I used an inhaler. And allergy meds. I no longer need any of it.. I am taking nothing.

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405 · May 07, 2011 at 3:44 AM

Thanks alot, Cindy! Remember asthma is an inflammatory disease and one of the biggest benefits of paleo is its anti-inflammatory benefits. If on accassion I overconsume vegetable oils (chip, fries, etc.) I sometimes have asthma symptoms and have to get right back on board with paleo.

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 3:38 AM

ok, thanks, I'm actually feeling really good about this dietary choice right now..these are great success stories! Thanks for the support and advice!

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 3:36 AM

That is great news, I'm going to share your blog with a friend of mine who has a son with autism. Good to know about the asthma too, I also have it and I really don't want to take inhaled steroids anymore! I cut them out last month aside from the emergency one - so far so good! Great blog!

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 3:33 AM

That's amazing, I'd be very willing to deal with my seasonal allergies if everything else disappeared! Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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3789 · May 07, 2011 at 2:51 AM

That's amazing! How wonderful for you. I hope your improvements continue.

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9948 · May 07, 2011 at 2:18 AM

You keep on the very low carb, no wheat no sugar, no industrial oils, 75-80% fat, 10-15% proten and 5% or less green leafy carbs and sweet potatoes/yams and your auto immune problems will abate...but it will take some time. It took akd 6 months to get rid of the symptoms. You can do it, be patient and be diligent in your food choices.

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 1:59 AM

ok so I googled whole30 and they said don't even have a splash of milk in your coffee! lol, so much for that!

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 1:58 AM

wow, 5000, I've been taking 2000 and my Vit D was only 35ng last April so I will definitely increase it! I will try the coconut oil, although probably not in the sun because unfortunately I get hives within 2 mins on sun-exposed skin. Thanks very much for the info, I'm willing to try just about anything at this point rather than start taking meds!

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9948 · May 07, 2011 at 1:43 AM

Dosage for people is around 5000IU per day. Dr K on these boards wants his patients to be at 70-100ng/mL serum blood. Most people get enough Vit A in their paleo diet. The Vit D3 will assist in trasporting the Cal to the bones...but don't overdo the Calcium. Take a look at this page for paleo diet and MS. http://www.paleodiet.com/ms/

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9948 · May 07, 2011 at 1:42 AM

http://www.coconut-oil-central.com/coconut-oil-multiple-sclerosis.html

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9948 · May 07, 2011 at 1:36 AM

Dosage for people is around 5000IU per day. Dr K on these boards wants his patients to be at 70-100ng/mL serum blood. Most people get enough Vit A in there paleo diet. The Vit D3 will assist in trasporting the Cal to the bones...but don't overdo the Calcium. Take a look at this page for paleo diet and MS. http://www.paleodiet.com/ms/

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 1:34 AM

I'm so happy for you, you must have a huge sense of accomplishment by curing yourself and getting off meds. It gives me hope, thank you for sharing that! I hadn't even heard of whole30 until now, so I will be googling this more! I cheat with one cup of coffee a day, by adding milk and stevia-in-the-raw. Otherwise, oh, and other than the fact that I use vinegar in my salads (Cordain said use lemon but I find that hard to do all the time), I've been a die-hard. Congrats again on your success!

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18701 · May 07, 2011 at 1:26 AM

You know you can't tell your story without me jumping in to say I LOVE YOUR STORY. It is made of pure awesome. Sometimes I think I should stop repeating myself, but it gives me ~shivers~ every time I read it and think about how cool it is.

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Hi, yes, I am supplementing with D3, Vitamin A, and calcium, although I must admit that I'm only doing this because I read that they may helpful and I'm not 100% sure of the dose I should be taking. No doctor around here seems to know anything about any of this!

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24523 · May 07, 2011 at 1:20 AM

Wowza! I don't suppose there's been an MS thread, has there? I searched and couldn't find one. A friend of mine was diagnosed a while ago, and I'd love to point her to a MS-paleo-testimonial type thread.

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15229 · May 07, 2011 at 1:16 AM

i have multiple sclerosis, diagnosed in september 2008, and also some weight to lose. i went paleo in october 2010, and immediately felt just "better". within a month, i stopped my medication (sort of an accident, or as a result of extended noncompliance due to a a paleo-babby who wouldnt let me sleep and made me forget my own name, let alone a nightly injection). ive been totally asymptomatic for over six months now and on my last MRI, one of my lesions had actually disappeared. for the first time in about six years i have no heat sensitivity, no fatigue, and the numbness and tingling in my hands, feet and torso is totally gone. im able to exercise for the first time in years without experiencing any pseud-exacerbation of the disease. i think that the heat of summer will be a real test to see how good things really are- heat sensitivity was a huge trigger for me, but overall, ive not felt this good since i was a teenager, and im off all my medication. ill be seeing my new neurologist in a couple of weeks and see what he has to say, if he wants to do more imaging or what, but for now, im going to go with it and enjoy it.

currently im doing a whole30, but until a week ago i got these results without doing the autoimmune protocol and have been enjoying full-fat dairy almost daily and have also been eating nightshades and lots of eggs without a problem. ive also lost 30 pounds!

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15229 · May 07, 2011 at 3:04 PM

i mean, that if you think shes at all interested, she would be more than welcome to come to the potluck. i know there is one other person coming who is managing hashimotos. cool little community. or maybe it would be too much too soon? either way, i would be happy to talk to her IRL.

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15229 · May 07, 2011 at 3:03 PM

thanks guys. im still in a wait-and-see holding pattern with it all. one day at a time and all that. i dont think im like "cured" or antyhing. kamal, as far as i know, im the only one here on paleo hacks with MS, but there are a few paleo/MS people on my facebook who are successfully managing their diseases, some not even taking meds, either. please feel free to contact me, or put your friend in touch with me- i would be happy to talk to her. if shes in the boston area, too im going to a paleo potluck next week. there is a growing group of us, taking it from an n=1 to an n=10,000...

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3417 · May 07, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Incredible. Back from the brink... I can't even imagine how amazing it feels.

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3789 · May 07, 2011 at 2:51 AM

That's amazing! How wonderful for you. I hope your improvements continue.

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 1:59 AM

ok so I googled whole30 and they said don't even have a splash of milk in your coffee! lol, so much for that!

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 1:34 AM

I'm so happy for you, you must have a huge sense of accomplishment by curing yourself and getting off meds. It gives me hope, thank you for sharing that! I hadn't even heard of whole30 until now, so I will be googling this more! I cheat with one cup of coffee a day, by adding milk and stevia-in-the-raw. Otherwise, oh, and other than the fact that I use vinegar in my salads (Cordain said use lemon but I find that hard to do all the time), I've been a die-hard. Congrats again on your success!

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18701 · May 07, 2011 at 1:26 AM

You know you can't tell your story without me jumping in to say I LOVE YOUR STORY. It is made of pure awesome. Sometimes I think I should stop repeating myself, but it gives me ~shivers~ every time I read it and think about how cool it is.

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24523 · May 07, 2011 at 1:20 AM

Wowza! I don't suppose there's been an MS thread, has there? I searched and couldn't find one. A friend of mine was diagnosed a while ago, and I'd love to point her to a MS-paleo-testimonial type thread.

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580 · May 07, 2011 at 1:39 PM

I "HAD" Reflex Sympathetic dystrophy. RSD. I was told, at the University of Chicago Hospital that as a result, in about 3 years I would probably lose my right leg because of lack of blood flow. The doc said that the bone would gradually disintegrate. My lower leg was blue and cold. I could not walk on it. The nerve pain was intense. I could feel every hair follicle after my cast was taken off. My leg was overly nerve sensitive. I had spasms in my lower leg every few minutes. I could not sleep. I had broken the smaller bone in my lower leg and the fifth metatarsal while playing soft ball 11 years ago. I was also told that there was no way of knowing what caused it and there was no cure. I was put on Neurontin ( an old anti seizure medication to stop the spasms, Trazadone to help me sleep and narcotics for the pain. After a month I asked "why is my leg spasming?" The doc said ...."because it is trying to get blood flow" I had gained 30 pounds in one month so far. The neurontin was the culprit. I thought...great..now I can't walk and I am getting obese. AND the neurontin was stopping the spasms that were trying to bring blood back into my leg. I threw all the meds in the trash. I bought an exercise bike and every time I woke up in the middle of the night with charlie horse type spasms, I rode till I was dripping with sweat. Then I could go back to bed. I was also contacted by a RSD support group. The woman was very negative, so I decided not to join,,,but,,, I picked her brain over the phone and discovered that most of the RSD patients found that a low carb diet helped them relieve some of the pain. At the time, I was on the McDougal no fat diet....and gaining weight around my stomach. I needed to use a CPAP to breathe at night. I changed my diet and lost some of the weight and some of the pain. I kept up the biking. I began to lift weights. I currently leg press 500 pounds. I am a 56 year old woman.(grandma) I began to take the advise of a personal trainer and added carbs back into my diet. MISTAKE...I worked out fiendishly and never lost my stomach weight. My blood sugar climbed to 110 in the morning. My blood pressure became high...In spite of all I was doing. I had chronic sinus infections and candida. Then I found paleo... end of story..

no really... I have lost 8 pounds in the last month that I have been eating paleo. Strict. I eat no fruit except a few berries every morning. I have changed my workout routine to include intervals. I have lost 3 inches off my waist in a month. My foot and leg pain is non existent. My morning blood sugar so far is 89. My blood pressure is already normal with out meds. I can breathe and wonder how soon I can be off of my CPAP. I need to lose 40 more pounds. I have begun to walk each day. I am confident that I will lose the rest and I will never go back.

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Wow this gives me hope! Did you eat the autoimmune paleo protocol or just basic paleo? Thank you for posting this.

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580 · May 12, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I have been out of town for a week. Thank you all for your encouraging words!

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580 · May 12, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Yes you may Kamal!

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3417 · May 08, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Very, very awesome. It's amazing how night-and-day the changes can be. Same with my energy level and allergies.

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268 · May 07, 2011 at 7:29 PM

This is an amazing story. Thank you for sharing.

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2319 · May 07, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Single most amazing Paleo story I have ever read

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24523 · May 07, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Hi organic one-- first of all, I love love love your story. Second of all, could I possibly interview you for my upcoming pain and diet website coming up in a month or two? I've got a special interest in RSD because it is such a pure pain syndrome that sucks so very very much.

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580 · May 07, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Forgot to say...I used an inhaler. And allergy meds. I no longer need any of it.. I am taking nothing.

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3417 · May 07, 2011 at 2:40 PM

I used to have awful allergies and acne. Within a month of starting Paleo, I was acne-free, and I remain so. In fact, my skin looks awesome, nice olive tone to it, too, that I didn't have before :D

Seasonal allergies were a killer. This spring, all my friends keep telling me they can't go to the gym with me because they're too congested. I asked if they were sick, but they told me it was from allergies. I had totally forgotten that seasonal allergies even existed after months of being able to breath through both nostrils.

The ultimate test was when I fried up some shrimp a couple of months ago. I had been deathly allergic to shrimp in the past. One of the only times I'd ever tried it, I broke out terribly, and my throat swelled to the point where I could hardly breathe. I battered em up in coconut flakes, flour, paprika, salt, and dill, fried em, and had me a pound of delicious fried shrimp without the funeral. No reaction whatsoever.

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9948 · May 07, 2011 at 1:11 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/36322/any-experience-with-paleo-improving-dermatomyositis/36452#36452

There were references to Robb Wolf and Dr William Davis blog regarding various types of auto immune problems.

It is going to take quite a while to stop the body attacking itself. A ketogenic diet will keep you headed in the right direction.

For sun and sunscreens, see this paleohack thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/37200/are-you-aware-that-using-sunscreen-may-cause-skin-cancer#axzz1LcnOeNuB

Are you able to supplement with Vit D3 to increase your immune system?

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 3:38 AM

ok, thanks, I'm actually feeling really good about this dietary choice right now..these are great success stories! Thanks for the support and advice!

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9948 · May 07, 2011 at 2:18 AM

You keep on the very low carb, no wheat no sugar, no industrial oils, 75-80% fat, 10-15% proten and 5% or less green leafy carbs and sweet potatoes/yams and your auto immune problems will abate...but it will take some time. It took akd 6 months to get rid of the symptoms. You can do it, be patient and be diligent in your food choices.

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 1:58 AM

wow, 5000, I've been taking 2000 and my Vit D was only 35ng last April so I will definitely increase it! I will try the coconut oil, although probably not in the sun because unfortunately I get hives within 2 mins on sun-exposed skin. Thanks very much for the info, I'm willing to try just about anything at this point rather than start taking meds!

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9948 · May 07, 2011 at 1:43 AM

Dosage for people is around 5000IU per day. Dr K on these boards wants his patients to be at 70-100ng/mL serum blood. Most people get enough Vit A in their paleo diet. The Vit D3 will assist in trasporting the Cal to the bones...but don't overdo the Calcium. Take a look at this page for paleo diet and MS. http://www.paleodiet.com/ms/

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9948 · May 07, 2011 at 1:42 AM

http://www.coconut-oil-central.com/coconut-oil-multiple-sclerosis.html

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9948 · May 07, 2011 at 1:36 AM

Dosage for people is around 5000IU per day. Dr K on these boards wants his patients to be at 70-100ng/mL serum blood. Most people get enough Vit A in there paleo diet. The Vit D3 will assist in trasporting the Cal to the bones...but don't overdo the Calcium. Take a look at this page for paleo diet and MS. http://www.paleodiet.com/ms/

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Hi, yes, I am supplementing with D3, Vitamin A, and calcium, although I must admit that I'm only doing this because I read that they may helpful and I'm not 100% sure of the dose I should be taking. No doctor around here seems to know anything about any of this!

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3789 · May 07, 2011 at 2:48 AM

The arthritis in my right shoulder is 90% improved. The rashes in very sensitive areas that had been giving me fits for more than a year before I went paleo disappeared when I went gluten free.

Unfortunately, my seasonal allergic rhinitis is only a little better.

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 3:33 AM

That's amazing, I'd be very willing to deal with my seasonal allergies if everything else disappeared! Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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405 · May 07, 2011 at 2:17 AM

YES! I had terrible allergies and asthma my whole life, now completely 100% gone. No meds, no inhalers. My 2 yo daughter is recovering from autism in an astounding way. see our full story on my about me page http://www.paleofreedom.com/about-me for what we did and how it's working for us. I blog about it :)

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3417 · May 07, 2011 at 2:42 PM

That's awesome about your daughter!

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405 · May 07, 2011 at 3:44 AM

Thanks alot, Cindy! Remember asthma is an inflammatory disease and one of the biggest benefits of paleo is its anti-inflammatory benefits. If on accassion I overconsume vegetable oils (chip, fries, etc.) I sometimes have asthma symptoms and have to get right back on board with paleo.

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45 · May 07, 2011 at 3:36 AM

That is great news, I'm going to share your blog with a friend of mine who has a son with autism. Good to know about the asthma too, I also have it and I really don't want to take inhaled steroids anymore! I cut them out last month aside from the emergency one - so far so good! Great blog!

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I had a flare up of my Ulcerative Colitis during my 30 day challenge. I hadn't had an issue or flare up of my symptoms for years, but after 23 days of eating strict Auto Immune protocol Paleo I had a 2 week long flare up. I attributed it to excessive consumption of greens and salads to get my 50g's -+ of carbs a day. I backed off the greens, subbed in squash, peeled potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, and all seems to be in check. Meals and food is boring as hell during this Auto Immune paleo but I trust it is better?!?

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4080 · July 20, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Autoimmune paleo does suck! I cut out green (among other foods) myself because I think I might have a problem with sulfur metabolism. So sick of squash and carrots! I totally miss my macadamia nuts!

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9948 · May 07, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Cindy M, Any chance you are juicing buckwheat sprouts? Consuming the juice leads to fagopyroism---sunlight skin sensitivity. http://bit.ly/123xmS

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45 · May 11, 2011 at 2:21 AM

ouch, that looks painful. Luckily mine is just hives from the sun, but this is day two that I tried (still on zyrtec, though) and was ok with mild sun exposure. I'm not sure if it's the dairy or the milk elimination that is improving everything, but I'll get rid of both forever to be able to have some sun exposure! I still have a lot to learn and should probably read more than one book on the subject, since I think I'm plateauing now, weight-wise, and I have more to go! Thanks again for the info!

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9948 · May 10, 2011 at 6:18 PM

I ran across this reference to an autoimmune problem problem that mainifests itself on the skin...Dermatitis herpetiformis http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=when-and-why-did-everyone-stop-eati-2011-05-10&posted=1#comments Gluten seems to be at the root of many, many autoimmune diseases.

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9948 · May 08, 2011 at 4:19 AM

You get your Vit D3 level up and I would bet that your skin sensitivity will abate.

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45 · May 08, 2011 at 2:57 AM

Hi, no juicing here... I threw out my juicer a few months ago! THe doctors that I saw attributed it to lupus, since I have indicators in my blood (and a genetic history of it)... Strangely, I was out in the sun today (albeit on one zyrtek, but it hasn't helped before) and I was able to tolerate the sun for 10 minutes after writing this post last night about not seeing progress! This was the first time since Feb '10 that I could do this, so I'm hoping there is really something to this! Thanks again!

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1044 · May 07, 2011 at 5:41 PM

I had horrendous seasonal allergies from around April-August for the past few years. Went Paleo this January, no allergies yet.

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