Can I eat peeled nightshades on AIP?

Answered on February 16, 2014
Created February 06, 2014 at 1:16 AM

Both myself and my partner suffer from a few severe auto-immune disorders that we are trying to overcome through using the auto-immune protocol. My own is nail psoriasis, which pits my finger nails at an extremely slow rate.. making it difficult to determine whether I am making progress or not.

I really like eating eggplant as a regular part of my diet.. including baba ganoush. I completely remove the skin of the eggplant in this cooking. Is that enough to stop the autoimmune response that I would get from eating the eggplant? What about removing the seeds?


on February 10, 2014
at 05:42 PM

no one knows?

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on February 16, 2014
at 02:52 PM

You may ask Sarah Ballantyne at thepaleomom.com, she often replies. I think you really need to pass some time without any nightshades.

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on February 12, 2014
at 02:26 PM

My best friend follows the AIP version of the Paleo diet, and while she has adverse reactions to eating eggplant with skin, she has found that she can tolerate eating a *small quantity* of the nightshade, *peeled*, *every once in a while.*

So if you absolutely can't live without it, I would suggest not making it a regular habit.

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