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gluten free or paleo

Commented on June 05, 2014
Created June 03, 2014 at 11:03 AM

my son has just been diagnosed as gluten free, i am now wondering should we go the whole hog and go paleo???? your thoughts please!

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on June 05, 2014
at 07:03 PM

At least I got a good answer before the hijacking

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on June 05, 2014
at 07:00 PM

@Desmond did just ask a second question that's prime for the picking. I'll race you there! ;).

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on June 05, 2014
at 06:30 PM

you won't get an argument from me on your last point. Hey, should we hiajack another comment section?

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on June 05, 2014
at 06:07 PM

The gluten sensitivity seems to be the cause of her asking the question but not relevant to the question's answers. For example, her gluten sensitivity would not influence my opinion as to if she should go paleo or not it would only explain to me her motive for asking said question. That being said, I think that this is a prime example of why we should bring back 5 votes to open/close as we could then have a wider consensus.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 05, 2014
at 05:47 PM

OP is asking whether her son would benefit by going paleo after being diagnosed "gluten free". That's a different scenario than:

  • An Eating Disorder
  • Elevated Cholesterol
  • Weight Loss

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on June 05, 2014
at 04:53 PM

OP is asking if he should go paleo. This is duplicate to: http://paleohacks.com/questions/150849/about-to-decide-if-i-should-go-paleo-and-would-sin.html , http://paleohacks.com/questions/189724/should-i-try-the-paleo-diet.html , http://paleohacks.com/questions/191547/should-i-try-paleoif-so-im-not-sure-how.html .

Eddd4f15409eef5ae0e68e1d90168a98

on June 05, 2014
at 04:11 PM

Really stephen? maybe you should just put your tar & brush away and NEVER comment on my questions again. KTKS

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on June 05, 2014
at 04:06 PM

Have you ever seen a mother here on these PaleoHacks forums consider putting a 4 year old and a 6 year old kid on a restrictive low carb diet? No? Of course you haven't because you just joined recently. Do you know what drastically changing a 4-6 year old's diet would do to them? Besides giving them an eating disorder at a very young age it will restrict their development during key years. If you don't want people to jump to conclusions then you need to give more details in your questions, for example how old is your son and what version of paleo are you considering?

Eddd4f15409eef5ae0e68e1d90168a98

on June 05, 2014
at 03:49 PM

Thank you for being non judgemental!!

Eddd4f15409eef5ae0e68e1d90168a98

on June 05, 2014
at 03:49 PM

Firstly the 'kid' is 18 and why would i endanger his health, just trying to see what people have to say about PALEO, clearly come to the wrong site..............

Eddd4f15409eef5ae0e68e1d90168a98

on June 05, 2014
at 03:44 PM

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on June 03, 2014
at 06:54 PM

If she had said prediabetic or obese I would have said cut the carbs severely. But gluten allergy is a protein problem.

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on June 03, 2014
at 01:59 PM

I don't know...tryin' to think...

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on June 03, 2014
at 07:09 PM

If you mean that he's been diagnosed with celiac disease, full on Paleo isn't a bad response. Many wheat-free/"gluten-free" products marketed as alternatives to American staples actually contain traces of gluten and can still cause reactions in highly sensitive people. More yet: gluten-free alternatives to traditional wheat-based foods are usually nasty chemical soups. The last thing you want to do is start buying gluten-free pastas and cupcakes. If he's not celiac, he'd probably be better off with wheat based pasta and cupcakes...

I started off gluten free and realized that paleo made the bigger difference. Now days I do a pretty high-carb version of paleo, especially in the summer with ample fruit. Just feed him real, whole foods. Avoid packaged and pre-processed things. Right then and there you've eliminated most gluten sources. Then just look out for cross-contamination. Since corn, beans, and other legumes are frequent sources of gluten contamination, there's one more reason to jump on the Paleo bandwagon.

Eddd4f15409eef5ae0e68e1d90168a98

on June 05, 2014
at 03:49 PM

Thank you for being non judgemental!!

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on June 05, 2014
at 05:16 PM

It might depend on how he feels or what he best responds to, but I think taking a primal approach is always a good thing (buying gluten free items at the store may still result in a lot of sugar-y ingredients and the like).

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on June 03, 2014
at 05:35 PM

I just hope you don't decide to put your kid on some low carb paleo diet during his developmental years JUST because he is allergic to gluten. This would have unintended consequences. If you are just going to shy away from pastas and refined breads while focusing on quality meats veggies and complex carbs then go right ahead. Use the gluten sensitivity as an opportunity to explore new varieties of enjoyable foods but don't use it as a reason to restrict this that and the other from a developing child risk him developing some sort of eating disorder at a young age.

Eddd4f15409eef5ae0e68e1d90168a98

on June 05, 2014
at 03:49 PM

Firstly the 'kid' is 18 and why would i endanger his health, just trying to see what people have to say about PALEO, clearly come to the wrong site..............

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on June 03, 2014
at 06:54 PM

If she had said prediabetic or obese I would have said cut the carbs severely. But gluten allergy is a protein problem.

Eddd4f15409eef5ae0e68e1d90168a98

on June 05, 2014
at 04:11 PM

Really stephen? maybe you should just put your tar & brush away and NEVER comment on my questions again. KTKS

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on June 03, 2014
at 05:29 PM

Paleo, Paleo, definitely Paleo!!! Gluten is not the only enemy. All processed foods are.

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on June 03, 2014
at 02:45 PM

he was diagnosed as 'gluten free'? I hope you don't mean to sell him as a healthy snack to hipsters? :D

of course go paleo, this is what this page is about...

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on June 03, 2014
at 01:56 PM

It's the whole hog or nothing. Start him off on bacon.

If it's a gluten allergy I wouldn't worry about ketosis. Stay away from wheat-laden processed snacks, cereals, pastries, etc. but don't give up on starches like sweet potatoes and rice.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 03, 2014
at 12:38 PM

so you're asking a paleo Q&A site about whether we think you should go paleo? Hmm, whatever will the group think?

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on June 03, 2014
at 01:59 PM

I don't know...tryin' to think...

Eddd4f15409eef5ae0e68e1d90168a98

on June 05, 2014
at 03:44 PM

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