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autoimmune disease, Paleo, vs 100% Paleo, and nuts

Commented on June 24, 2011
Created June 24, 2011 at 1:35 AM

I'm going to ask several things in this question. Many people have health issues that are resolved but come back if they go off the diet just a little bit. This means a bodily response that we know as autoimmune, or something along those lines. The goal is to cure the autoimmune response. Has anyone successfully cured the negative response by being strict 100% Paleo? And from my research, Nuts have only led to bad experiences for health problems. Should nuts be off the good-food list?

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I agree, I think they are hard on the digestive system because I never read about nuts really being that good for anyone. I've gotten three seperate food allergy tests over the past year, and they have not been consistent. But they were similar with two food groups, Dairy and grains. Again, reading about food allergy tests from other people, dairy and grains always pop on these tests! One test popped onions, the other apragus, the other eggs, the other tomatoes. It has to do with what I was eating recently. They put dairy and grains because they know everyone is allergic to them.

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maybe its cos they're a yummy snack?

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I've never figured out why nuts are so popular in SAD and in paleo, too. There's nothing special about them at all.

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There are two factors with Nuts 1. they are hard on the digestive system 2. you might be allergic. If you have had allergy testing and you are clear, then its just a digestive issue. Which is fairly easy to test with a food trial. I am dairy free, egg free, nut free paleo and I have not seen any improvement. I haven't been formally diagnosed with anything autoimmune, and my story is much like Kelly's. When considering what foods to eat or not to eat there are so many things to consider and try, like nightshade sensitivity, sulfur intolerance, or even Salicylate sensitivity, and more. All involve which foods you choose to eat.(Some contradict and overlap..a big mess!) If you are done experimenting, like myself, find a doctor in your area who can help test you for some of these.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 24, 2011
at 11:22 PM

I agree, I think they are hard on the digestive system because I never read about nuts really being that good for anyone. I've gotten three seperate food allergy tests over the past year, and they have not been consistent. But they were similar with two food groups, Dairy and grains. Again, reading about food allergy tests from other people, dairy and grains always pop on these tests! One test popped onions, the other apragus, the other eggs, the other tomatoes. It has to do with what I was eating recently. They put dairy and grains because they know everyone is allergic to them.

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I'm interested in these comments also. I've been primal and trying to go paleo (not as successful with the latter). I have leaky gut and numerous food allergies. I've been reading up on GAPS and hope to give it a try, but have a big move coming up and its just not the right time for me. (lots stress and meals out unfortunately)

I love nuts and use them a lot, but I also try to soak them and re-dry them to avoid issues. Not that I noticed issues before, but now that I'm removing problematic foods I find I'm more sensitive to things....or perhaps always was??

I'm finding more success with IF and less strain on my Digestive system as a result, which means I'm having less issues.

If I found nuts to be a major issue, I'd probably remove them kicking and screaming but would do it. In general I find if I just eat moderate amounts and rotate my foods I have less issues with foods, even ones I'm suppose to be avoiding (egg yolks, caseins, lamb)

Nuts are a good alternative food so I'd hate for them to be off the good list!! But then again, I want dairy too!! :)

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