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Advice from those with auto-antibody disorders

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 27, 2012 at 2:21 AM

For those of you with auto-antibodies, what have you changed in your lifestyle since going Paleo? What has worked and what hasn't? Did you try eliminating nuts and eggs as suggested and did that help? Have you improved or eliminated them and which ones are they? Anything else you can think to mention.

For me, I haven't eliminated nuts and eggs but never ate much of them either. Since going Paleo 6mo, my auto-antibodies (anti VGKC, GAD65, SS-B, and IgA-ttg) have decreased (25-50% last labs a year ago).

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on November 29, 2012
at 05:07 AM

Yes - nightshades can contribute to joint inflammation

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on October 02, 2012
at 05:55 AM

Good luck, maybe trying LDN? There are intriguing results from LDN. If your diet fails to improve things, there is LDN. The only concern I have is, I don't wanna run out of bullets.

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on September 20, 2012
at 11:03 PM

I wish I could answer. My autoimmune issues are bleeding edge research right now and all but very few doctors know what to do with the results. Without life threatening and otherwise quantifiable symptoms I haven't gotten much attention and am not seeing anyone for followup right now.

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on July 27, 2012
at 05:27 AM

Best results for me was the auto-immune paleo - no grains, dairy, legumes, nightshades, nuts, seeds, alcohol and eggs. http://paleozonenutrition.com/2011/07/30/final-thoughts-on-my-30-days-of-auto-immune-paleo/

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on September 18, 2012
at 04:54 AM

Actually does antibody levels going down actually mean your autoimmune symptoms are ameliorating? I thought so too but some of the rheumatologists don't think so and believe it's insignificant.

One thing I'm curious about: If your Ab levels have gone down, have they been going down steadily or stabilized at some lower level. Also, have you tracked your WBC, platelet and leukocyte counts? They seem to go down steadily in people who suffer from autoimmune diseases, perhaps not out of the range but at the low-normal range. For example, my WBC has fallen steadily from like 7.5 to about 4.0 in 2 years.

I'm curious if those numbers went up while your antibody levels came down while on an autoimmune Paleo diet.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on September 20, 2012
at 11:03 PM

I wish I could answer. My autoimmune issues are bleeding edge research right now and all but very few doctors know what to do with the results. Without life threatening and otherwise quantifiable symptoms I haven't gotten much attention and am not seeing anyone for followup right now.

5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

(345)

on October 02, 2012
at 05:55 AM

Good luck, maybe trying LDN? There are intriguing results from LDN. If your diet fails to improve things, there is LDN. The only concern I have is, I don't wanna run out of bullets.

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on September 02, 2012
at 03:25 AM

fascinating! Mom has autoimmune thrombocytopenia (VERY low platelet counts) ... I wonder if the autoimmune protocol would help...

BUT, she does sometimes have joint pain and has noticed that less peppers = less pain, whaddaya know

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on November 29, 2012
at 05:07 AM

Yes - nightshades can contribute to joint inflammation

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on August 10, 2012
at 02:52 PM

i have an immune deficiency (very low IgGs), as opposed to an auto-immune disease, but thought i'd chime in anyway because they're similar enough... i've become symptomless by going very low carb- only carbs are leafy greens, avocado, bell peppers, and the occasional starchier veggie like broccoli. my blood levels have remained the same but as long as i'm not getting sick, i'm happy.

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