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Autoimmune protocol - what am I allowed (and supposed) to eat while at it?

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Created January 17, 2012 at 12:59 AM

So I'd like to try out the rob's autoimmune protocol, yet I'm wondering what I'm allowed to eat. As it seems to rule out almost every kind of food conceivable, maybe it'd be easier to ask not what I'm not allowed to eat but what am I allow to effectively eat.

What am I allowed to eat under the autoimmune protocol?

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on January 21, 2012
at 03:46 AM

That's interesting - thanks for this

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on January 21, 2012
at 03:45 AM

Sweet potatoes are fine - only classic white pototatoes are nightshades. Macadamia oil is ok imo, but lay off all nuts and seeds. Carrots and squash are fine. No grains, not even rice. Starches are okay i.e. root veggies, squash, imo.

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on January 17, 2012
at 06:19 PM

Yeah, eggs can be real bad for some. For me, for one. If you have histamine issues you might need to do a strict version of paleo...

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on January 17, 2012
at 06:18 PM

No nuts... It's not about the carbs, it's about the lectin and all the toxins. Sweet potatoes should be okay, though I don't tolerate them. I didn't know fruits were allowed...

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on January 17, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Since Robb's protocol is pretty low-carb, I would say that they should be eaten sparingly. Definitely not every day.

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on January 17, 2012
at 05:06 PM

Are sweet potatoes allowed?

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:53 PM

lay off the salsa verde, too

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on January 17, 2012
at 09:05 AM

lettuce and mushrooms are okay, then? And no grains includes rice?

2ef248d996c7467b9f9c5aca8ae22247

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on January 17, 2012
at 09:02 AM

I've tried 30 days of paleo and didn't notice a difference(inflammation issues). i've not feeling that well after eating eggs, also.

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on January 17, 2012
at 07:20 AM

hmmm, I had no idea: nicotine comes from nightshades. This is a useful site (what are nightshades): http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=62

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on January 17, 2012
at 07:17 AM

Nightshades: PPET, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes (I have it in a sing-song rhythm in my head)

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on January 17, 2012
at 05:26 AM

Thanks! I forget about those sometimes.

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on January 17, 2012
at 03:30 AM

I thought nuts were not recommended.

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on January 17, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Carrots and squashes?

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on January 17, 2012
at 02:10 AM

What are the colorful veggies that are not night shades?

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on January 17, 2012
at 02:06 AM

You can eat: Meat - all types, not processed, include organ meats and bone broths - ideally grass fed Poultry - free range Fish and seafood - everything

Vegetables - all root veggies except potatoes All gourds, pumpkin etc All green and colourful veggies and leaves except nightshades

All fruit - berries are best, in moderation

Fats: avocado, low omega 6 oils; olive, macadamia, coconut coconut cream without added thickeners which are usually legume derivatives.

Herbs and spices, just not chillies

drinks - anything herbal, tea and coffee, water

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

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on January 17, 2012
at 07:17 AM

Nightshades: PPET, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes (I have it in a sing-song rhythm in my head)

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on January 17, 2012
at 03:30 AM

I thought nuts were not recommended.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 17, 2012
at 05:26 AM

Thanks! I forget about those sometimes.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on January 17, 2012
at 04:53 PM

lay off the salsa verde, too

2ef248d996c7467b9f9c5aca8ae22247

(5)

on January 17, 2012
at 09:05 AM

lettuce and mushrooms are okay, then? And no grains includes rice?

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on January 17, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Carrots and squashes?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 17, 2012
at 02:10 AM

What are the colorful veggies that are not night shades?

A96720eb77be29f27f198654fecd8f3c

(824)

on January 17, 2012
at 05:06 PM

Are sweet potatoes allowed?

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

(823)

on January 17, 2012
at 07:20 AM

hmmm, I had no idea: nicotine comes from nightshades. This is a useful site (what are nightshades): http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=62

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on January 17, 2012
at 06:18 PM

No nuts... It's not about the carbs, it's about the lectin and all the toxins. Sweet potatoes should be okay, though I don't tolerate them. I didn't know fruits were allowed...

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on January 17, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Since Robb's protocol is pretty low-carb, I would say that they should be eaten sparingly. Definitely not every day.

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on January 21, 2012
at 03:45 AM

Sweet potatoes are fine - only classic white pototatoes are nightshades. Macadamia oil is ok imo, but lay off all nuts and seeds. Carrots and squash are fine. No grains, not even rice. Starches are okay i.e. root veggies, squash, imo.

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:54 PM

JFB -the only thing that got rid of my inflammation was to go completely soy free. By that I mean -I stopped eating eggs, chicken, pork and turkey that had have been fed Soy. Now all my inflammation is gone. The digestive issues I have been dealing with are now getting better, finally, since the inflammation isn't messing things up. I buy soy free eggs from tropical traditions and buy soy free meat from local farms.

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(2361)

on January 21, 2012
at 03:46 AM

That's interesting - thanks for this

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on January 17, 2012
at 01:24 AM

You can eat anything but grains,dairy,eggs,nuts and nightshades (peppers,eggplant, tomatoes,etc). Basically keep it to meat, veggies and good fats.

Is there a reason you need to go full autoimmune? If not you may just want to try standard paleo first and see how you feel. Then subtract things for a month after a few months and see what makes you feel best.

My 2 cents!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on January 17, 2012
at 06:19 PM

Yeah, eggs can be real bad for some. For me, for one. If you have histamine issues you might need to do a strict version of paleo...

2ef248d996c7467b9f9c5aca8ae22247

(5)

on January 17, 2012
at 09:02 AM

I've tried 30 days of paleo and didn't notice a difference(inflammation issues). i've not feeling that well after eating eggs, also.

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F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on January 17, 2012
at 05:16 PM

You may find that you have a specific allergy/sensitivity that is not eliminated using this protocol. You may have to go further. But by eliminating the most common allergens it may make it more clear which foods you react to.

NB: The only way to do it properly is to cook all of your own meals and keep good records of what you eat. No matter how "clean" I think something is, I always wind up having a reaction when I eat out. It's very frustrating because I have no way of knowing what it is.

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