How long does it take for allergies to go away?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 01, 2013 at 3:28 AM

I had been eating paleo on and off for too long, and finally smartened up and realized how much I like feeling better mentally, being more energetic, and getting better sleep more than eating crap about 3 months ago. I have read all kinds of stuff that says paleo cures people of allergies, but it has not been so for me. They haven't even improved. I am a little bit allergic to pretty much everything. When I had an allergy test done, only two out of 50 things showed no reaction, but none severe. Pets, dust, mold, yeast, and grass are my hardest hitters.

Anyone whose allergies were cured from eating paleo; how long did it take before you noticed a difference?



on May 06, 2013
at 01:00 AM

I'm pretty sure it is 42.



on May 01, 2013
at 03:41 AM

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on May 01, 2013
at 04:11 AM

Straight Paleo helped my allergies a little but it was only when I adopted the auto immune protocol (see paleomom.com)that my severe seasonal allergies and rashes went away. I was on Paleo for 3-4 mos before my stomach pains went away. Then I started Paleo auto immune protocol and the seasonal allergies disappeared in 3 weeks. So I not only am I allergic to most grains, but also nightshade veggies. I no longer eat tomatoes or peppers, both of which I used to eat everyday. I also cut way back on nuts, especially almonds. Hope that helps.



on May 01, 2013
at 12:34 PM

For years I took allergy medications, then discovered stinging nettles and took them religiously for more years. I even tried acupuncture (which seemed to help with seasonal allergies). Then, after a year or so of Paleo eating, I noticed that I did not need to take anything at all for hayfever season, which in Atlanta lasts for 3 seasons. Quitting wheat seems to be the primary benefit to that part of my diet. It is liberating not to have to keep up with medications for hay fever.



on May 01, 2013
at 08:22 AM

I am very interested in food allergies. They just don't appear out of nowhere, something is BOUND to cause them. It could be SIBO. But SIBO is caused by something as well. A gut dysbiosis, an infection, there are so many things and most of them are connected to your gut.

If I were you, I would go for a comprehensive stool analysis (such as DNA Stool Analysis with GI Effects from Metametrix) or something similar. Also, if this does not show anything, SIBO test will show things as well.

The key is to strengthen your immunity and diet in most cases is not enough. Diet is very important but it is not a 100% cure-all. If you have a bacterial infection, don't think it is going to go away on its own.

Here is an article on the importance of a healthy diet: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3448089/

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