The symptoms that many find relief of are joint pain, muscle aches, fatigue , bloating, diarrhea, brain fog, tinnitus, skin rashes as well as decreased food sensitivities. Even for those who do not recover completely, they will experience significant improvement. You have nothing to lose except for symptoms!
These changes are not permanent, so do not be discouraged! The Autoimmune Paleo diet is meant to be short term; it solves the problem of leaky gut and is not just a band-aid. These variations in diet give you the power to improve how you feel and isolate your root cause s.
After you are finished with the day elimination period on the AIP diet, you may want to re-test your thyroid antibodies to monitor improvement.
You should see a trend in your antibody levels reducing or going away. If, after 90 days, you are still having gut issues, it may be a good time to test for parasites and other gut infections, as well as SIBO. On a personal note, eliminating eggs was a tough step for me, and although I knew I was sensitive to them, I put off excluding them from my diet. I know I asked this question! I used to eat eggs for breakfast almost daily, in omelets or scrambled eggs on weekdays, and every weekend my husband would cook a nice breakfast for us that included runny yolk eggs.
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However, the transition to life without eggs did not feel limiting after all. I found it made me more creative in the kitchen!
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Note: Originally published in July , this article has been revised and updated for accuracy and thoroughness. Jennifer — In general, most people with autoimmunity need to find their food sensitivities, heal from infections, and eat organic; however, bioindividuality is important, not everyone will respond to the same interventions. The foods that heal one person, may not be the same for another. You will be reintroducing these foods once your gut heals. Kirstin — In contrast to other diets that simply exclude common problematic foods, an elimination diet is done to determine what particular food intolerances the individual may have.
An elimination period of at least months is a good starting place, but you may want to continue if you feel that you still have more healing to do. Then you can trial a new food every 4 days and monitor yourself for reactions.
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Going though an elimination diet will help you figure out your own individual food triggers and your specific response to each trigger food. Here is an article I hope you find interesting! I am vegan. I do not and will not eat meat. Am I out of luck here? How can I get the protein that I need if legumes, grains, nuts and seeds are taken away? Are truly whole grains, possibly even sprouted, and well soaked beans or lentils still a problem? I am not aware of having any food allergies. Is soy nevertheless bad for me? Thank you for your very kind providing of highly useful information!
Evan — Recovering from adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism when following a vegetarian diet is very challenging, as vegetarian diets are often carbohydrate heavy. Pea protein is an alternative that may be easier to digest and is less likely to cause food sensitivities I use NOW Foods brand. Being a vegan is even more challenging, and nuts and seeds would be the go-to source of protein, which are usually too difficult to digest for many in the beginning of their thyroid healing journeys.
Additionally, vegan and raw vegan diets can be extremely helpful for cleansing and detoxifying, especially for those with persistent protein digestion issues. A vegan diet can be followed for a few days to a few weeks and may help the body detoxify. B12 and iron or ferritin supplements should be utilized at this time to prevent deficiency. If meat takes forever to digest and is void of needed fiber, how then are nuts and seeds the culprits for being difficult to digest? I have been vegetarian for over 30 years. Since my health was compromised I started the AIP diet. The first month has been challenging to say the least.
It was very uncomfortable but I promised myself I would give it a month to see if the blood works got better. After a month I could start introducing new foods and when I tested after 3 months my blood was much better. Then a alternative dietist advised me to eat more protein, in the form of pea protein and although this was good, she advised me to eat some fish.
I felt awful and prayed for the fish but I tried since my fear of medicine was bigger than my determination to exclude animal protein. My health got so much better that my blood has been in normal range after 6 months.
I eat fish sometimes, mostly once a week, sometimes twice and stick to pea protein daily or an egg. It felt like me or the animal. It helps if I thank the animal before I eat it, for its help in my health journey. Good luck on your path! Henriette — thank you so much for sharing your journey! I am so happy you are taking charge of your health. I live in a rural area, and none of the drs. As such, I have been on a daily regimen of Levothyroid and Cytomel for many many years. I am aware that I need to eliminate these from my diet, along with several others foods as well.
However, because I am a very picky eater and the majority of the foods listed in the autoimmune paleo diet, and the cookbook, are not things I would eat. Suggestions for a picky eater? It is full of autoimmune paleo and paleo recipes. Hope you check it out. I suffer from acid reflux mostly wakes me up at night. Would drinking lemon water help? Jill — I highly recommend that you work with a functional medicine clinician. I have been overweight for years and am having other symptoms such as swollen joints, joint pain primarily hips , severe tiredness, no energy, mental fog, forgetfulness, indigestion and bloat.
I do not take medication for diabetes yet although that seems to be the only thing my doctor is concerned about. I am wondering what your thoughts are about this diet and diabetes. I know that I would probably not be able to eat enough carbs as suggested by my doctor to maintain blood sugar levels. Robyn — please, understand that due to liability issues, I am unable to answer specific medical questions. I highly recommend that you work with a functional medicine clinician.
Hi, I have a history of multi thyroid nodules for years, tested and was cleared as non-cancerous, with my TSH results always running on the lower side of norm,somewhere between 0. Thank you so much for all you do, please inform me does my condition with nodules and low TSH indicates hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?? Please help me understand. I am in the process of finding functional medicine practitioner in Chicago area but its not so easy.
Am I hypo or hyper? Thanks so much in advance. Lena — Thank you for following this page.
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Please, understand that due to liability issues, I am unable to answer specific medical questions. You may wish to check out the doctors that other patients recommend on this list. I have hypothyroidism and also vitiligo. Should I start for the food sensitivities test first or just start with the autoimmune paleo diet?
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Here are the tests you need for diagnosis. Make sure to request a copy of your labs as well. Hi Izabella — Thank you for your informative site. My father has Hashimotos and I have recently been working with a provider for my apparent leaky gut. I was vegetarian for about 15 years and while I eat well, with lots of organics, I realize now I ate too many carbs. I adore eggs, nuts, legumes. My healing journey started with the discovery that if I drink fluoridated water, I get horrible migraines.
When I cut out tap water and started drinking spring water known to be F-free, my health greatly improved. I also cut all foods known to be high in F, like grapes. Julie — thank you for following this page. Genetic predisposition 2.
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Environmental triggers 3. Intestinal permeability leaky gut. Developing autoimmunity is like a three-legged stool, all of these factors must be present for autoimmunity to occur! When you remove one of these, you can prevent or stop autoimmune disease. Sorry if this is long. I have hypothyroidism along with rheumatoid arthritis. Last summer I began the Low Dose Naltrexone protocol with a knowledgeable functional medicine doctor.
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