Paleo for gut healing?

Answered on February 13, 2015
Created February 06, 2015 at 6:46 PM

So my room mate, a chronic sufferer or self diagnosed IBS, wants to try paleo for a couple weeks to a month to try and get some relief. I've done paleo in the past, and have done Whole 30 before, but I've only half assed it since nursing school and I have never had her dietary issues.

So is definitely lactose and egg intolerant. Severe on both, though she reportedly has never had trouble with cheeses. She will also have issues if she eats too much at once, eats too quickly, or eats at the wrong time of day (ie breakfast). All of these result in what she calls "colon blow." 

I've never done paleo without copious eggs, or with so much degestive... delicacy. For me it was always about more energy and trimming up.  

Any recomendations on anything else she should eliminate apart from the basics, and anything that will promote gut healing?

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on February 13, 2015
at 05:54 AM

The Paleo Autoimmune Cookbook has been a great help for me.  


on February 09, 2015
at 03:48 PM

Before going paleo I suffered from IBS and was lactose intolerant (I never had trouble with cheese either). After making the switch and being very strict (No gluten or processed foods ever) I still had occasional bouts of IBS. I tried a FODMAP elimination which seemed to help only slightly. The most helpful thing for me to eliminate was alcohol.  I don't drink anymore (maybe one glass of wine per week) and have not had any IBS issues since. After elimintaing alcohol I went back to the FODMAPs without issue.  

For gut healing I drink 1-2 cups of bone broth per day and supplement with Probiotics(Primal Defense - linked below). I also drink Kombucha and goat milk kefir daily. 



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