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Mass gain from an auto-immune protocol?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 13, 2013 at 7:05 PM

I am personally dealing with Ankylosing Spondylitis which is a type of arthritis and is an auto-immune disease. I am curious to know if there are people out there that have had success with their auto-immune diseases with a specific protocol and that have maintained or gained mass following this diet by lifting weights or playing sports?

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on April 16, 2013
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Found this : http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/11/how-to-gain-or-maintain-weight-on-the-autoimmune-protocol.html

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Joanna I think I'm in a similar position to you having gotten myself malnourished through a vegan diet, plus not exercising and throw i some alcohol along the way. So now my gut is compromised and I've been trying for a few years to rebalance the gut flora. I'm loving doing bodyweights and am finding that this kind of exercise really seems to help my tolerance of foods. Is your diet basically meats and vegetables, with the nuts you mentioned? This is essentially my diet minus the nuts.

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on April 14, 2013
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i followed the autoimmune protocol for about 2.5 months out of my 9 months of paleo. i figured out that i don't have a problem with nuts so i added those back in. besides that, i've gained 13 lbs which is huge for me. i have a very hard time gaining weight/keeping weight on with my AI condition. i was also malnourished as a vegan but my labwork has been improving in certain ways since starting paleo.

i mostly stick to bodyweight exercises and don't do cardio activities like running or swimming although i will when i get in remission.

7eecdd43c11e2af1a9e4ca0f63d44749

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on April 14, 2013
at 05:26 AM

Joanna I think I'm in a similar position to you having gotten myself malnourished through a vegan diet, plus not exercising and throw i some alcohol along the way. So now my gut is compromised and I've been trying for a few years to rebalance the gut flora. I'm loving doing bodyweights and am finding that this kind of exercise really seems to help my tolerance of foods. Is your diet basically meats and vegetables, with the nuts you mentioned? This is essentially my diet minus the nuts.

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on April 13, 2013
at 10:53 PM

I've been wondering the same thing as I'm following the autoimmune diet also which means no dairy, eggs etc, and following a bodyweight routine. I feel that for the first time in years I'm actually getting stronger and healthier, but I don't feel I'm putting on weight which is something I want to do as I've always been skinny.

7eecdd43c11e2af1a9e4ca0f63d44749

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on April 16, 2013
at 10:57 PM

Found this : http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/11/how-to-gain-or-maintain-weight-on-the-autoimmune-protocol.html

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on April 13, 2013
at 07:35 PM

I was just looking over the Ankylosing Spondylitis description yesterday. I'm still in the "mad at the description for illogical reasons" stage of assessing it so I can't answer whether I have it. Anyway, having been affected by inflammation for so long, my muscles were very atrophied so I know I've been gaining muscle mass rapidly since starting paleo, though my weight hasn't changed much.

Belly and thigh circumference measurements should be a good way to assess what the affects on fat an muscle are.

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