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 14, 2013
at 01:08 AM
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.
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.
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.