I am thinking about to start paleo diet. Beside other reasons, one of the reason is also that I have low cholesterol (both good and bad). Paleo diet looks great for me because I also should raise saturate fats intake. In past I was avoiding animal sources of fat but this will change now. But there is one problem. I have autoimmune disease. What animal sources of cholesterol and saturated fats do you think could be ok? My thoughts are like the following: Pork and beef have enough saturated fat, but are maybe not ok for autoimmune disease. Deer is ok for autoimmune disease, but it has low fat which is not perfect for me. Egg yolk and salmon both perfect. What is about chicken skin? Any other source?
Thank you for any thoughts
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on January 18, 2013
at 03:07 PM
I've got an autoimmune disease and have been very strictly paleo (Whole30) for a month now. I have had absolutely no flair-ups since becoming paleo and have found that no meats trigger the inflammation response in me that causes flair-ups.
Now, I don't know what your specific autoimmune disease is and if you have dietary restrictions because of it, but once I was cleared of no food-related allergies as triggers, I ate every meat, veggie and fruit I could possibly try. I've got chronic autoimmune urticaria and angiodema with a lovely side of autoimmune-related joint swelling and pain (knees and ankles specifically). I actually found that the more iron rich and fatty the meat I ate, the better my joints felt in the morning.
My best suggestion though is to test it out in the same way that babies try new foods. Take them one at a time. Record what you felt like an hour after/the next morning. Use that as your basis for what you can and can't eat. Even with similar diseases, every body is unique.
Keep us updated though! Best of luck!!!!
on January 18, 2013
at 08:00 PM
I have all kinds of autoimmune, bacterial, leaky gut and other issues.
This is what works for me:
grass-fed beef (try it with ginger powder - very very good)
egg yolks (separated by hand with my hands)
duck (once in a while)
ox tail (beef)
NOTHING ELSE. Fish and shellfish give me a reaction. Butter, ghee, other things give me a reaction.