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Day 18 Paleo - eaten more eggs than I ever did - joints screaming ! Help!

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Created March 29, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Been following Paleo now for 18 days - on 30 day cleanse - from eating maybe 4 eggs a month previous to eating them every day - my finger and elbow joints are worse than before. (Weight loss and general well being are improved). Particularly bad this past 24 hrs and now inc knees. Anyone had success removing eggs?

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on April 13, 2013
at 01:54 AM

Some people do a cheat day at the end of Whole30 just to see how their body reacts to the reintroduction of grains legumes dairy and sugar. Sometimes the results are so painful that they never do it again.

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on April 13, 2013
at 01:52 AM

Some people are allergic to eggs... I'm not but I know people who are.

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on March 30, 2013
at 02:58 PM

I am not struggling to give up eggs. I never used to eat that many before I went on the Whole30 plan - and eggs feature lots as breakfast. I was asking for advice - am cutting out eggs this week to see how I feel. Thankfully I'm not addicted to eggs :-)

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on March 30, 2013
at 02:55 PM

Thanks for the great explanation. I am certainly goingn to exclude eggs all week and see how I go! Also thanks for the heads up on your reaction at the end of Whole30 - I had planned on having a huge wine party ......maybe I'd better re-think!

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on March 29, 2013
at 05:09 PM

Try eating red meat and just hard-boil the eggs and pitch the whites. Most people don't react much to the yolks.

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on March 29, 2013
at 03:57 PM

I should have said I have RA in pinky joints and elbows - and they are more painful and inflamed. I have read on another paleo site that eggs may cause inflammation. Want to hear other user experiences - thanks.

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on March 29, 2013
at 03:53 PM

It can be. Egg whites can be problematic for some people, usually cooking helps, but not always. I'd say try the same, but only with the yolks and see if there's a difference.

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6967518836bd7e2331601a71e937ae0d

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on March 29, 2013
at 04:02 PM

I used to be allergic to eggs as a kid, then it went away, then I started eating them more and the allergy came back worse (anaphylaxis, same with milk & coconut). Now I just stay away from eggs, milk, and coconut completely. No worries, I like fully grown meat better anyways and I've never had any problems with it. :)

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on May 13, 2013
at 03:37 PM

thanks for all the input - I am now 99% certain it was the sweet potatoes.....was eating more of them - as replacement for the other potatoes - cut them out and been tons better .

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on May 11, 2013
at 02:26 AM

Are you 100% sure it's eggs? If you also started eating lots of spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and dark chocolate, it could be oxalates.

Sounds like you need to do some eliminations and food challenges

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on April 26, 2013
at 08:37 PM

My doctor told me that my body cannot process eggs, so I gave them up in January after literally eating them every single day of my life. I don't feel all that much different, however, ditching eggs CAN BE DONE! Instead I just eat more free ranged red meats - hello ELK, BISON, VENISON, OSTRICH & BEEF! lol... Can't say I miss eggs all that much!

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on April 12, 2013
at 08:02 PM

eggs are literally the perfect food, if they come from free range organic chickens. Plenty of protein, bcaas, omega 3s and fats. Convenient and with 0 carbs and sugars. I've been eating 10 eggs a day for a long time now ( around 750 calories ) and I feel amazing. They are excellent to provide your body with that good cholesterol and fats that make up testosterone. I don't see why eggs would be the cause of problems in a healthy individual.

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on December 22, 2015
at 04:30 PM

Philip, if you take an ELISA test, some people who have autoimmune issues cannot eat eggs.  My joint pain went away entirely after removing eggs from my diet. So as nutritious as they are, there are substitutes for protein, lutein, choline etc.

48b57850cebfee6119de39c5bdb5a31e

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on April 13, 2013
at 01:52 AM

Some people are allergic to eggs... I'm not but I know people who are.

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on April 12, 2013
at 07:46 PM

Even though eggs are supposedly supposed to be good for us, I still (personally) would not be eating them everyday. Switch them out with other stuff every other day.

Like others have said, you can't be totally sure eggs are the cause of joint pain, but the easiest way to tell is to just eliminate them and see if it goes away.

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on March 29, 2013
at 07:16 PM

If you follow the principle behind the GAPS/SCD diet at all, its a plausible explanation. If your gut is leaking, the sudden influx of albumen protein (the egg whites) can be pretty inflammatory. It happens because the protein gets straight through the intestine undigested and causes an autoimmune response by the body as it thinks it is a foreign antigen since your entire immune system pretty much runs via protein signalling... *sees egg protein *immune response.

The same thing happened with me. After a Whole30, I got drunk on beer and ate a sandwhich with whole wheat bread. The inflammatory response was so painful, particularly in my right knee. I could hardly walk. The sudden influx of a protein I hadn't consumed in a while triggered the immune system. Happens a lot in celiacs too, so I'm 99% sure thats what it was, for me. Could be the same for you? I'd stick to raw/very undercooked egg yolks to see if that helps. Maybe even pick up GAPS and read it to see if your symptoms could be cured with it?

Good Luck

C504a43e2b1a68dcc82401b98f5b163d

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on March 30, 2013
at 02:55 PM

Thanks for the great explanation. I am certainly goingn to exclude eggs all week and see how I go! Also thanks for the heads up on your reaction at the end of Whole30 - I had planned on having a huge wine party ......maybe I'd better re-think!

48b57850cebfee6119de39c5bdb5a31e

(40)

on April 13, 2013
at 01:54 AM

Some people do a cheat day at the end of Whole30 just to see how their body reacts to the reintroduction of grains legumes dairy and sugar. Sometimes the results are so painful that they never do it again.

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on March 29, 2013
at 05:57 PM

Why are you struggling to remove eggs from your diet? If you think they're a problem stop eating them and see what happens! I know they can make a quick breakfast or snack but if you're pressed for time maybe open a tin of fish instead? Other than being quick I can't see why you're eating so many eggs if you don't think they're doing you any good :/

C504a43e2b1a68dcc82401b98f5b163d

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on March 30, 2013
at 02:58 PM

I am not struggling to give up eggs. I never used to eat that many before I went on the Whole30 plan - and eggs feature lots as breakfast. I was asking for advice - am cutting out eggs this week to see how I feel. Thankfully I'm not addicted to eggs :-)

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on March 29, 2013
at 03:44 PM

Make some bone broth! Use the search function to find good recipes/instructions but broth is supposed to be very good for your joints (among a WEALTH of other health benefits)

...oh, and it's easy to make and tastes good too. Need any more convincing?

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on March 29, 2013
at 03:35 PM

Why is it that you think that eating eggs and joint pain are related?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on March 29, 2013
at 03:53 PM

It can be. Egg whites can be problematic for some people, usually cooking helps, but not always. I'd say try the same, but only with the yolks and see if there's a difference.

C504a43e2b1a68dcc82401b98f5b163d

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on March 29, 2013
at 03:57 PM

I should have said I have RA in pinky joints and elbows - and they are more painful and inflamed. I have read on another paleo site that eggs may cause inflammation. Want to hear other user experiences - thanks.

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