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Help with autoimmune protocol! I'm desperate! Please read!

Commented on February 04, 2014
Created February 04, 2014 at 12:51 AM

I have psoriasis and I am SICK OF IT. I recently discovered Paleo and have even read that it can reverse my condition! I will be 100% dedicated but I just need some help. I have taken a food allergy test and the following items have come up as a class 1 or 2 on the ige food allergen test.

Tomato,Wheat,Vegetable mix (What does that even mean??), Tuna, Soybean, Shellfish Mix, Potato, Pork, Peanut, Orange, Onion Mix, Oat, Milk, Garlic, Egg (Whole), Corn, Chocolate, Chicken, Beef, Bean(White), Barley, Yeast and Almond.

As you can see my gut is MESSED UP. I sincerely blame wrestling for my allergies and my psoriasis. After a break out of an infection on the team I didn't get sick, but developed psoriasis, Coupled with the fact that after practice I would gorge on anything (Coincidentally mostly the things I'm allergic too) I doomed myself. Now that I'm about to graduate I realize it's time to treat my body right.

My question! What foods SHOULD I eat? Specific food examples would be VERY helpful. I don't care about the taste or about recipes I would love a comprehensive list that outlines a few of the foods I might be able to enjoy while adhering to Autoimmune and my allergies. Thank you guys so much!!!

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@EugeniaFrom a thread on MDA - "help-with-autoimmune-protocol!-i'm-desperate!-please-read! Originally Posted by tatertot help-with-autoimmune-protocol!-i'm-desperate!-please-read!

One thing that jumps out at me, coconut oil contains stuff that causes TJ permeability. Lauric acid for one. Maybe in the presence of coconut fiber and juice, it would be OK, but on it's own could cause leaky gut issues." So - coconut oil would be a no no too. I used to use it / eat it following loads of recommendations on the paleosphere, but it caused me great grief!! I would not recommend...

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Ok, if you're so allergic to all these things, this tells me (as you have discovered) that your gut is very leaky and with the wrong bacteria. For people with so many allergic reactions, I'd think (I'm not a doctor btw, I just have personal experiences and experiences with friends) that they follow the Paleo Autoimmune protocol, AND Fodmaps, for about 2 months or so, before they start adding more foods back to the diet. So you remove everything Paleo removes, everything your allergic test told you to remove, everything Paleo-autoimmune removes (e.g. nuts, eggs, shellfish etc), AND what fodmaps tells you to remove (which takes out apples, onions, all the brassicas, asparagus etc -- do a google search on these). This is a VERY, VERY restrictive diet and it might need vitamin supplementation if used for a long time. You can only eat a handful of foods. But if your gut is super-leaky, it might be required for a few weeks, before you can slowly add more foods back to your diet (always Paleo foods, that is, stay always 100% off gluten, for example). During that time, you should drink a lot of home-made bone broth (to treat the leaky gut), and home-made water kefir (to repopulate the gut with good bacteria). Both must be eaten daily, and must be homemade. As to what you can actually eat in such a restrictive diet, here's a sample:

All *pastured* organic/grass-fed meats (no eggs), liver and offal, coconut oil, olive oil, animal fats, alaskan wild salmon (eat oily wild fish often, especially if you can't deal with meats in the beginning), wild sardines, bananas, berries, cantaloupe, grapes, grapefruit, honeydew, kiwi, kumquat, lemon, lime, mandarin, orange, passion fruit, pineapple, rhubarb, tangerine, bamboo shoots, bok choy, cucumbers, carrots, parsnip, celery, lettuce, leafy greens (that are not brassicas), pumpkin, squash/zucchini except summer squash, yams. Lots of non-fluoridated water (spring water), bone broth daily (either in soups, or as-is). Buy a non-fluoride toothpaste too (TJs sells one). Also go for oysters **IF** you can tolerate them (I buy the Trader Joes oyster can in olive oil). You might want to supplement with D3 1000 IU (mornings), Magnesium (before sleep), K2-mk4, CoQ10 Ubiquinol (not ubiquinone), a few times a week (not daily, rotate them).

After a few weeks, add the first non-fodmap/AI food, e.g. an egg. Eat one, wait 2-3 days, see how you go, eat one more. Then, if all goes well, the next week add another such food, e.g. shellfish, or brassicas (do a reading about which veggies are brassicas). If you're still intolerant to them, stop eating them, wait for the next week to start, and add the next food to test. And continue adding foods, until you reach full Paleo in terms of allowance. Then, you stay at that diet for life.

Finally, make sure you sleep well at normal hours, and your body sees the sun daily.

Again, I'm no doctor, but that's what I'd do in your case.

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on February 04, 2014
at 08:10 AM

@EugeniaFrom a thread on MDA - "help-with-autoimmune-protocol!-i'm-desperate!-please-read! Originally Posted by tatertot help-with-autoimmune-protocol!-i'm-desperate!-please-read!

One thing that jumps out at me, coconut oil contains stuff that causes TJ permeability. Lauric acid for one. Maybe in the presence of coconut fiber and juice, it would be OK, but on it's own could cause leaky gut issues." So - coconut oil would be a no no too. I used to use it / eat it following loads of recommendations on the paleosphere, but it caused me great grief!! I would not recommend...

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