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Does the Autoimmune Protocol include all Nightshades?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 16, 2011 at 3:33 AM

I've been following the Robb Wolf paleo autoimmune protocol (no eggs, dairy and nightshades) and had some success with inflammation issues. When paleo folks talk about nightshades they mostly mention potatoes, tomatoes and peppers however after some quick googling I realized that goji berries and golden berries (aka gooseberries) are also part of the nightshade family. This is a real bummer since ive been thinking about including these two superfruits in my diet.

My question is... should I avoid these strictly based on the basis that they are considered a nightshade... or should they be fine?

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on April 11, 2012
at 11:39 AM

If you cut out gluten/dairy/legume/egg/nightshade and nuts.... what can you eat? I'm confused....

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on December 22, 2011
at 08:05 PM

No. My energy is better with some carbs. I probably average 70 g/day. I stick to ones that don't cause issues. For me that means plantains, bananas, white sweet potato and taro root. I eat them in small amounts with fat.

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on December 16, 2011
at 06:54 PM

And are you (V)LC?

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on December 16, 2011
at 04:51 AM

They aren't super anythings if your body doesn't like them. Go big or go home. Give it a try without all of them then go from there.

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on December 16, 2011
at 04:40 AM

So u should be gluten-/dairy-/legume-/egg-/nightshade- and nut-free.

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on December 16, 2011
at 03:55 AM

Robb Wolf's protocol

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on December 16, 2011
at 03:51 AM

Paleo AI protocol according to whom? Wolf? Cordain? Jaminet? And it would also depend on what kind of AI disease you may have. Plus, for inflammation, gluten maybe more of an issue.

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on December 16, 2011
at 04:39 AM

I was of the understanding that nightshades meant ALL nightshades.

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on December 16, 2011
at 06:44 PM

Agreed - ALL nightshades & ALL nuts and seeds. I have AI issues and I feel the best when I strictly adhere to R.W.'s protocol.

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on December 16, 2011
at 06:54 PM

And are you (V)LC?

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on December 22, 2011
at 08:05 PM

No. My energy is better with some carbs. I probably average 70 g/day. I stick to ones that don't cause issues. For me that means plantains, bananas, white sweet potato and taro root. I eat them in small amounts with fat.

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on December 16, 2011
at 08:22 AM

This "autoimmune protocol" sounds like another way of stating a low lectin version of paleo. It does mean all nightshades. Nuts and seeds are going to be included in that as well.

You can read more about lectins here: The Lectin Story

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