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Inflammation in Stomach - is Paleo AIP necessary?

Answered on June 16, 2016
Created May 25, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Hi all,

I don't post often but I read every day. I have been Paleo/Primal on and off for about a year. For the past month, I've had serious GI issues that ended yesterday in me vomiting blood, being rushed off to the GIs office, and getting a camera stuck down my nose (which was not the most fun I've had lately). Anyway, there's lots of inflammation in my stomach, and I'm waiting on the biopsy and other tests to come back to see why.

In the meantime, I'd like to do as much as I can to help heal this. I read up on Mark Sisson's website and compiled a list of foods recommended to reduce inflammation (like berries, oily fish, fennel, etc.) I also read up on the Paleo Auto Immune Protocol, which removes my two most basic food groups (nightshades and eggs!) but is really pushed by some.

I'm wondering if eating simply and focusing on those good, anti-inflammatory foods is enough, or if it is necessary to go whole hog AIP? Any experiences or thoughts on this? Thanks paleo hackers!

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on June 16, 2016
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Sorry about your inflammation. I know how that goes. I've had so much inflammation In my body the past two years I've had pretty much every test done and they all come back clear except I know I've had celiac for about 5 years. was in constant pain, everything I ate caused either severe diarrhea or constipation, bloody stool, malnourishment, also caused joint pain and weird seizures. got in so much distress I went on strict AIP lots of soups and bone broth for 2 weeks and it completely took away my joint pain of two years. continuing to keep out eggs, nightshades, grains, nuts, sugar, typical inflammatory foods for autoimmune diseases...has made a world of difference. I have tried putting eggs back in with no luck, they still cause me bad acne and a tummy ache. nightshades and nuts and grains cause so much agony I haven't even tried to reintroduce them yet as I have had diarrhea for 8 weeks now (but hey at least little to no gut pain!). I think diarrhea is from eating all soft boiled veggies and meat (baby food diet haha) but now that I've started to eat gently fried meat and veggies, even some fruits, it's getting a little better. also berries are def a no go for me too, they are inflammatory esp if they have seeds. maybe just try cutting them out and see if it makes a difference? best wishes to you!

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