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hack my elimination diet foods?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 13, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I have decided to do an autoimmune protocol diet but am unsure if the following foods would be okay:
raw egg yolks from local farm (i just bought a bunch of these last weekend)
unsweetened baking chocolate (not sure if it's in a gluten-free facility)
ghee
typical storebought bacon (again, just bought a bunch of the stuff)
olives (salt cured w/o peppers)
decaf coffee
pork sausage (grain-free)
organic beef hot dogs
kielbasa

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on September 14, 2012
at 04:56 PM

Vegetables and plain fresh meats and fish... Totally agree.

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on September 14, 2012
at 04:39 PM

I have to agree. The processed meats all have sugar and nitrates in them. The sausages/hot dogs most likely have some sort of gluten in them too as filler. Coffee and chocolate are no nos because of the caffeine and theobromine and caffeine free still has a bit in it. Eggs are also frequently a problem for people. You need just plain fresh meats and veggies for an elimination diet. No nightshades or shellfish but otherwise you are pretty safe.

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on September 13, 2012
at 09:07 PM

thank you for your response. did he give specific reasons why chocolate, ghee, and decaf coffee should be cut out?

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on September 14, 2012
at 03:53 PM

I am sorry, but... I would eliminate all of the foods on your list for your autoimmune protocol. Just go with the basics. Boring, yes, but...

By the way, what is the purpose for your diet? If you are trying to heal something, these are not the healing foods.

I hope you ate all those foods by now so you can restock your refrigerator with healthier options!

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on September 14, 2012
at 04:39 PM

I have to agree. The processed meats all have sugar and nitrates in them. The sausages/hot dogs most likely have some sort of gluten in them too as filler. Coffee and chocolate are no nos because of the caffeine and theobromine and caffeine free still has a bit in it. Eggs are also frequently a problem for people. You need just plain fresh meats and veggies for an elimination diet. No nightshades or shellfish but otherwise you are pretty safe.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on September 14, 2012
at 04:56 PM

Vegetables and plain fresh meats and fish... Totally agree.

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on September 14, 2012
at 12:23 AM

It is more of a weigh the benefits thing...I've been playing with the tighter diet protocol somewhat but here is the reality of it, for me -

If I eliminate both coffee and chocolate I feel awful. So, I could suffer thru and hope that by the end of 30 days I feel better and then can re-introduce things. Of course it doesn't make sense to re-introduce two things which have drug-like effects right away because that really will sort of skew how you feel. So it is get rid of coffee and chocolate for more like 60-90 days during re-introduction and given what that is going to do to my already screwed up dopamine levels that's gonna make going with peppers and tomatoes brutal and painful. No opiods, no tasties, no caffeine. This sounds like depression....

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on September 14, 2012
at 12:17 AM

I believe (and I could be wrong) that chocolate is considered a seed. But I'm not 100% sure so don't quote me!!

Ghee is dairy which is supposed to be eliminated on AI. But it is one of the first items they suggest trying to reintroduce after elimination, but only if you tolerate dairy. I stay away from it all together.

Decaf coffee because of the chemicals used to remove the caffeine.

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on September 13, 2012
at 08:22 PM

Have you checked out the autoimmune section of the book Practical Paleo? She has some great info in there.

Also, check out The Paleo Mom blog. She just posted info about AI today, as well as some info in her archives.

Paleo Parents (authors of Eat Like a Dinosaur) and The Paleo Mom have a whole podcast dedicated to AI.

I'm starting AI protocol on Saturday (doctor's orders) and he's advised against these items that you've called out above: chocolate - any kind ghee - reintroduce later if you can handle it typical store-bought bacon - at any time, regardless of AI or not olives - be sure to read what the liquid consists of decaf coffee - at any time, regardless of AI or not

As for the meat, I'm wary of anything processed and/or cured. I have been able to find some "clean" sausage, but finding it without chili pepper and/or black pepper is difficult. And I hear that US Wellness has clean hot dogs. I haven't even tried to find kielbasa!

Good luck!

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on September 13, 2012
at 09:07 PM

thank you for your response. did he give specific reasons why chocolate, ghee, and decaf coffee should be cut out?

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on September 13, 2012
at 07:55 PM

I would stay away from the decaf coffee because of this. Any vegetables in there? There will be some significant mineral and vitamin deficiencies with this. Vitamins A, D, Postassium, among others. The beef hot dogs I would be suspicious of, "organic" could mean a lot of things with that. Love the eggs from the farm although I like mine poached or use some of that ghee you have, is the ghee from a grass-fed source? I love kielbasa, but I would imagine the ingredient list for that is a mile long. Just some thoughts.

-Matt
PhysiqueRescue.com

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