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Could a diet consisting of just eggs, meats, and greens be healthy?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 26, 2013 at 10:20 PM

I have had chronic acid reflux for 10 years and am trying to figure out if I have any food sensitivities that might be causing it.

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on February 26, 2013
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I guess im doing it wrong because Im eating veal liver in kerrygold butter and chicken. How long after you start can you start having reactions from eating?

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on February 26, 2013
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Unless I add foods back one at a time. :P

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Yes this. Eliminate as much as possible (including eggs). Add back slowly

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on February 27, 2013
at 12:34 AM

Yes you can get a pretty full spectrum if nutrients from such a diet. I would be generous with the greens and over time try to include other vegetables.

You can type everything into fitday.com or similar to get the nutrients. You might find that you are low in a few minerals like magnesium, manganese, calcium and zinc. You can obtain some of these things from foods like nuts, seafood, or bone broth, over time you can figure out what you can eat. But I would not worry about that initially, an elimination diet can do wonders for your health and is a great step if you have chronic conditions that you think might be caused by your diet.

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on February 26, 2013
at 11:21 PM

Easy answer. Yes, it could be.

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on February 26, 2013
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An elimination diet is the way to go. Start with the most bland basic diet you can and then, systematically, add in a single food at a time. Always reset back to the bland diet before testing a new food.

See: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/elimination-diet

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on February 26, 2013
at 11:06 PM

Yes this. Eliminate as much as possible (including eggs). Add back slowly

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on February 27, 2013
at 03:32 AM

I'm sensitive to a huge range of foods, so eliminating one at a time failed me for a couple of years. Then I tried a couple of diets where I eliminated LOTS of foods, but the ones I was still eating were the wrong ones - and because I ate large quantities of those, I became very sick. After 4 years of trial and error I found my perfect diet, which just happens to be almost exactly the same as the Autoimmune Protocol of Paleo that so many other people have success with.

Sarah Ballantyne's site has lots of great info. Here's a starting point: http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/05/modifying-paleo-for-autoimmune.html

I think meat and greens would be safe but leave you hungry and craving fat, salt, etc. You probably don't have as many issues as I do, but the AIP is a fantastic foundation upon which to build your perfect diet. To help me beat the recipe doldrums, I keep a Paleo AIP Pinterest board that is stricter than most.

Introduce one new food; wait four days for symptoms; repeat - and keep a log. If you want to get super-detailed, here are some suggestions for what to track:

Quantity and quality of sleep, Meals/Snacks/Water, Eliminations (bristol stool chart), Exercise/Rest/Work, Emotional state, Libido, Acne, Headache, Fatigue, Other (symptoms, menstrual cycle, shots, pharmaceuticals, supplements, stressors, etc)

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on February 27, 2013
at 12:02 AM

Give paleo a go, doing wonders for people all round the world at the moment. Here's a cookbook which outlines a heap of different recipes if you want to give it a try;

[http://cooklikeacaveman.com/paleo-cookbook-review/]

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on February 26, 2013
at 11:03 PM

I've been reading a book you might find helpful called "Fast Track Digestion" by Dr. Norman Robillard. He blames SIBO for most GERD and reflux and has a dietary plan that makes enormous sense for GERD. It's grain free, so you can stay Paleo, but some of the greens you may want to eat may be implicated in SIBO.

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on February 26, 2013
at 11:02 PM

well first, start with very basic stuff and cut everything out.

Im doing a true elimination, subsisting on just poultry and fish for 5 days then I will add eggs, then greens, then dairy maybe.

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on February 26, 2013
at 11:14 PM

I guess im doing it wrong because Im eating veal liver in kerrygold butter and chicken. How long after you start can you start having reactions from eating?

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on February 26, 2013
at 10:59 PM

So, you're trying to do an elimination diet? In order to do an elimination diet to figure out what might be causing the reflux you should remove only one food at a time. If your reflux is constant I would remove a food, wait a few days, see if anything changes.. if not move on to next food. If you remove everything at once you will have no idea what the problem is..

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on February 26, 2013
at 11:06 PM

Unless I add foods back one at a time. :P

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