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Got lupus rash when started eating paleo

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 23, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Did anyone else get a lupus rash when starting to eat paleo. I GOT tumid lupus a month or so after starting paleo eating.

I added more eggs, bacon and aspartame in the beginning.

I'm trying to figure this out, I'm worried that I need leave this way of eating, because it got rid of my daily afternoon headaches. Thanks for any insig.

7bd89b94a1311e6f2b2324ca95000903

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on April 25, 2013
at 12:56 AM

Thank you- I think I can manage 3-4 weeks. Could I also ask if you know if electro-dermal food sensitivity testing works? The 'science' doesn't make sense to me. Thoughts?

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on April 25, 2013
at 12:53 AM

omg, 45? Yeah, would def look into the hormone connection. I'm 38 and paleo has totally thrown my hormones for a loop. (Worth it though - it has relieved so many other things!).

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on April 24, 2013
at 08:36 PM

There are A LOT of hormone fluctuations that happen at 45.

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on April 24, 2013
at 07:34 PM

The epidermis needs 3 weeks to replace itself, so you should see a difference in 2-3 weeks if it is eggs.

7bd89b94a1311e6f2b2324ca95000903

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on April 24, 2013
at 07:24 PM

Yes, trying to see if I might have an egg sensitivity, how many days will would it take to see a difference? If eggs are a problem?

7bd89b94a1311e6f2b2324ca95000903

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on April 24, 2013
at 07:23 PM

Yes, trying to see if there is a connection between the primal/paleo diet and getting lupus at age 45, which is not a common age to get it.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 24, 2013
at 02:15 PM

Eggs are 100% paleo. They are not actually dairy. They are often lumped into a category of "eggs & dairy", but that's for historical reasons. Since they are not made of milk, they are not diary. **Eat your eggs.** If you are trying to cut out eggs specially because you fear that you may be allergic, that is another matter.

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on April 24, 2013
at 04:47 AM

The sarcasm isn't evident, actually, and I'm a fan of sarcasm. It's too easy to read as straight advice. Not everyone has sarcasm detectors, either.

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on April 23, 2013
at 10:25 PM

@Roth, if joking, you might add a smiley face or something. I understood your sarcasm, but on a website that gives diet and nutrition advice that can seriously impact health, it isn't cool to assume that everyone gets when you aren't being serious. As a new Paleo eater, it can be confusing to wade through all the new info and things that are very obvious to you veterans may not be so clear. Just a thought, if you truly want to be helpful and not potentially harmful

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on April 23, 2013
at 08:08 PM

Then what did the OP mean? Asparagus?

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on April 23, 2013
at 08:03 PM

Wasn't being serious. Pretty sure the OP isn't consuming aspartame in the way you think he/she is. It's almost certainly a typo. Where does one even acquire aspartame by itself?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on April 23, 2013
at 07:38 PM

Roth, please don't tell him to increase aspartame. This is like the worst advice ever.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on April 23, 2013
at 07:35 PM

Did you mean REDUCE the aspartame?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 23, 2013
at 07:02 PM

I had the same reaction, @Stephen. Just with more expletives.

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on April 23, 2013
at 06:55 PM

You added aspartame when you started paleo?

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75d65450b6ff0be7b969fb321f1200ac

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on April 23, 2013
at 07:31 PM

Please remember gluten, dairy (casein) and/or eggs are often autoimmune trigger foods. For whatever reason one's body can develop antibodies to these foods. Generic Paleo dieting excludes both gluten and dairy. However you will read on the internet folks talking about the "autoimmune protocol" of the Paleo diet where eggs are excluded. So if you are Paleo already then you might consider removing eggs from your diet for 90 days and see what happens. But remember sensitivities to other food items, Paleo foods or otherwise, can cause an autoimmune response. Peanuts, soy and baker's yeast are my villains. You will have to do research on yourself to find your own villains.

_Lazza

PS - and yeah, aspartame is uncool.

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on April 23, 2013
at 07:16 PM

How is increasing Aspartame going to help anyone? It's toxic in high doses.

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32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on April 23, 2013
at 08:08 PM

Although aspartame has been implicated in lupus, it's not clear that there's a direct link. Of course it's horrible for you - don't eat it!

Another thing you may want to look further into is the link between hormones and lupus. Paleo can temporarily throw off your hormone balance when you start. It will even out over time. Hormonal fluctuation is a known cause of lupus flare-ups.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on April 24, 2013
at 08:36 PM

There are A LOT of hormone fluctuations that happen at 45.

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on April 25, 2013
at 12:53 AM

omg, 45? Yeah, would def look into the hormone connection. I'm 38 and paleo has totally thrown my hormones for a loop. (Worth it though - it has relieved so many other things!).

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on April 23, 2013
at 07:37 PM

Going Paleo won't give you lupus, but you may be sensitive to some of the foods you are eating.

Drop the aspartame. Honey is Paleo, just keep the amount low.

It may be that you are having an auto-immune reaction to eggs. Try eliminating them for a couple of weeks & see if your rash goes away.

Also, get your Vitamin D level checked. D3 deficiency has been linked with auto-immune disease.

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3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on April 23, 2013
at 07:12 PM

Try decreasing your intake of FODMAPs and increase that aspartame intake at least 3-fold.

See if you notice any improvement in your autoimmune issues then.

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1217)

on April 23, 2013
at 10:25 PM

@Roth, if joking, you might add a smiley face or something. I understood your sarcasm, but on a website that gives diet and nutrition advice that can seriously impact health, it isn't cool to assume that everyone gets when you aren't being serious. As a new Paleo eater, it can be confusing to wade through all the new info and things that are very obvious to you veterans may not be so clear. Just a thought, if you truly want to be helpful and not potentially harmful

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on April 23, 2013
at 08:08 PM

Then what did the OP mean? Asparagus?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on April 23, 2013
at 07:35 PM

Did you mean REDUCE the aspartame?

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on April 24, 2013
at 04:47 AM

The sarcasm isn't evident, actually, and I'm a fan of sarcasm. It's too easy to read as straight advice. Not everyone has sarcasm detectors, either.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on April 23, 2013
at 07:38 PM

Roth, please don't tell him to increase aspartame. This is like the worst advice ever.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on April 23, 2013
at 08:03 PM

Wasn't being serious. Pretty sure the OP isn't consuming aspartame in the way you think he/she is. It's almost certainly a typo. Where does one even acquire aspartame by itself?

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7bd89b94a1311e6f2b2324ca95000903

on April 23, 2013
at 09:15 PM

I used the aspartame in diet soda to make the transition. I consummed one diet soda per day at 4pm , my weak time of day. Now I don't drink it. No wheat and grains for 2 years. So for 2 years I've had this rash, and now two weeks ago I learned the differnece between paleo and primal and starting paleo- cutting dairy and i have cut out coffee... Though still have rash.

does this take 90 days to figure out food sensitivities? 90 days without eggs on paleo will be hard. Only meat, fish, veg and fruit. This will be hard.

7bd89b94a1311e6f2b2324ca95000903

(0)

on April 24, 2013
at 07:24 PM

Yes, trying to see if I might have an egg sensitivity, how many days will would it take to see a difference? If eggs are a problem?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on April 24, 2013
at 02:15 PM

Eggs are 100% paleo. They are not actually dairy. They are often lumped into a category of "eggs & dairy", but that's for historical reasons. Since they are not made of milk, they are not diary. **Eat your eggs.** If you are trying to cut out eggs specially because you fear that you may be allergic, that is another matter.

7bd89b94a1311e6f2b2324ca95000903

(0)

on April 25, 2013
at 12:56 AM

Thank you- I think I can manage 3-4 weeks. Could I also ask if you know if electro-dermal food sensitivity testing works? The 'science' doesn't make sense to me. Thoughts?

7bd89b94a1311e6f2b2324ca95000903

(0)

on April 24, 2013
at 07:23 PM

Yes, trying to see if there is a connection between the primal/paleo diet and getting lupus at age 45, which is not a common age to get it.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on April 24, 2013
at 07:34 PM

The epidermis needs 3 weeks to replace itself, so you should see a difference in 2-3 weeks if it is eggs.

0
2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

on April 23, 2013
at 07:42 PM

What is with the aspartame?

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