Too Many Restrictions ?

Answered on July 13, 2014
Created July 12, 2014 at 1:31 AM

I've been paleo for 2 1/2 months. I have egg allergy issues and can't eat bananas, they HURT ME TERRIBLY. All of a sudden I'm having issues with nuts. They cause me severe stomach pain and diarrhea. I'm not sure why I'm having these issues. But now I'm gluten, grain, nut, egg, dairy, and banana free. Is this still healthy? I'm also nursing. Should I take supplements withask these restrictions to my diet?



on July 12, 2014
at 02:05 AM

I NEVER had such stomach pains so often before paleo. I mean, I'm almost in tears several nights a week trying to figure out what's hurting me and what's not. It's paleo just not right for me? It's helping somewhat with fm symptoms, but even that's not worth hurting so much so often. What do I do? Quit?

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on July 13, 2014
at 08:57 AM

Also you may have developed an intolerance that can go away after a break from the nuts



on July 12, 2014
at 05:56 AM

Maybe you have some bacterial overgrowth but if you eat other fodmap avoids in significant quantities without any problem(including excess gas) that can't be the case.

You shouldn't forget to include liver(you are also lacking choline from eggs, don't you tolerate the yolks ?)

I wonder what bananas did to you

You may include some seeds rich in gamma tocopherols and annatto if tolerated, avocadoes, red palm oil for tocopherols and tocotrienols when possible but with an overgrowth you may tolerate only red palm oil in big amounts without any problems.

Don't worry unnecessarily, that can also be a problem, it seems you're still eating better than most mothers



on July 12, 2014
at 02:21 AM

You could try reintroducing foods in small but increasing quantities to build your tolerance. I recall hearing a study where they significantly improved nut allergies in children via this method. That being said I'm sure there is a way to get all your nutrient requirements without those foods, the ones that may be harder to hit are choline and calcium as those two nutrients arn't found in many foods in large quantities.

But yea, that's not normal and If I was you would try to do something to correct this issue.

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