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Autoimmune protocol and white rice

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Created February 19, 2013 at 12:12 AM

I'm am considering starting an autoimmune protocol, would i need to exclude rice. I can't seem to find a answer to this elsewhere. I have no bad reactions to starch as far as i can tell.

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on February 19, 2013
at 08:31 PM

could you explain futher please

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:51 PM

This is what I thought would be the case/reasoning, it is lovely to have it confirmed with some backing.

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:49 PM

That's good information, I have also read that starch can 'feed the bacteria', however I will be eating other starches i.e. lots of yams thus it may be a moot point.

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:47 PM

ok but rice is clearly not of the same nature of the rest of the defined grains

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:34 AM

Cut the rice out if you have autoimmune issues.

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on February 19, 2013
at 12:46 AM

The Paleo Mom has a pretty detailed post about how your body can still think its getting gluten, even when you're not eating gluten-containing foods. She lists rice in that list of things.

Post is here if you want to read it. She has LOTS of information about the AIP to read about, and I think she's writing a book about it.

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:09 AM

I agree that rice is not paleo and is best avoided but it seems Zero is trying to deal specifically with autoimmune disorders. If this is the case, white rice should be okay to eat because the bran and germ are removed from the grain. White rice is just starchy endosperm. Brown rice and any other rice with the grain intact is not okay to eat though. To be fair, some paleo advocates will tell you that all rice is okay to eat with regard to causes of autoimmune disorders see link below: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/category/disease/autoimmune/

However, I do not buy this. I have heard of people with Celiac Disease having reactions to brown rice. I would not risk it. Stick with white rice and you will be okay.

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:51 PM

This is what I thought would be the case/reasoning, it is lovely to have it confirmed with some backing.

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on March 08, 2013
at 05:24 AM

I'm following the autoimmune protocol and eating white rice. It is working well for me.

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on February 19, 2013
at 12:52 AM

It totally depends on your autoimmune condition. I have ankylosing spondylitis, and white rice or any starch can trigger symptoms. This may be due to the disorder being kicked off by a bacterial infection (Klebsiella) in the colon. Apparently, starchy foods (like rice) feed the bacteria. A no-starch diet starves the bacteria, and the symptoms die down.

I think trying things is the easiest way to tell if you tolerate a food. Go a week without it, and then try it for a couple days. Do you feel better/worse? I usually know immediately if a food didn't agree with me. When you're on a paleo diet, it's so much easier for your body to intelligently select the right foods that make you feel good.

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:49 PM

That's good information, I have also read that starch can 'feed the bacteria', however I will be eating other starches i.e. lots of yams thus it may be a moot point.

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on April 01, 2013
at 01:40 AM

I have Ankylosing Spondylitis as well and have been off any type of wheat and grains, and my condition has improved immensely I don't even have the same inflammation I did when I was taking meds, it is almost non-existent. The only part of my body that flares up from time to time is my SI joints, but it is definitely not as bad as before. I haven't reintroduced rice for awhile now so I don't know if that was specifically the cause, but I suggest ditching it for a month or two and see how your body does, you will most likely be so satisfied without out it that you won't look back on grains again.

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on February 19, 2013
at 01:18 AM

paleo doesn't include grains so I think if you are gonna do autoimmune protocol, it should be strict so you can find your triggers. it won't help if you are eating grains the whole time.

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:47 PM

ok but rice is clearly not of the same nature of the rest of the defined grains

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