Should you reintroduce foods without symptoms improving?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

My wife started the autoimmune protocol 28 days ago. Our goal was to do it for 30 days and then start reintroducing foods. She hasn't cheated and has really been good at it. However, in order to start the provocation part of it, she is supposed to add foods, one at a time and see if she has problems. The problem is that she still feels just as bad as she did a month ago. She wonders how she would tell if a food is creating a problem?

We could go another month or so, but what if the problems persist? I guess my point is, what if her low energy for example isn't primarily from a food issue? Is she really going to have to wait for her problems to just go away before she can add these foods back in? If she is still have bowel problems, how would she be able to tell if they get worse when the foods are added back in?

Thanks for your help.

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on March 25, 2013
at 11:34 PM

i'd try adding the foods back in one at a time. i didn't notice any difference when i did the AI protocol for 2.5 months. i still felt the same. it was when i started adding the foods in that you notice you feel 1. nothing 2. worse.

i felt worse when i added in eggs just because when i had started the AI protocol, i eliminated a bunch of foods at once and couldn't tell which one was bothering me.

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