Have you ever heard of such a thing? I suppose I skimmed over some pages in a few of my Paleo and Auto Immune Disease books as I was one of the few who didn’t have multiple auto immune diseases. RIGHT?
Well the reason so many auto immune diseases are tied together – is because of leaky gut, and an impaired immune system through inability to absorb necessary vitamins and minerals.
So what is the AUTO IMMUNE DISEASE PROTOCOL? It’s basically a revised Paleo Diet, but can vary as everyone has different inflammatories, based on where your gut damage is, and how you are uniquely made.
NO GRAINS (only nut based flours – coconut, almond, hazelnut meal)
NO EGGS (I can eat these, but they are a problem for most because they are inflammatory)
NO NUTS (I can’t eat peanuts or almonds, therefore almond flour is out)
NO SEEDS (including cocoa, coffee and seed based spices) – this rings true for me, although I do eat chia seeds without problems.
NO NIGHTSHADES (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, sweet and hot peppers)
NO NSAIDS (which ironically are what the “specialists” told me to take! But they are bad for your gut)
Then there is the possibility that other foods are causing you issues through gluten cross-reactivity which require a food cytotoxin blood test to sort out.
Sounds miserable? It’s NOT. There is plenty I can eat, and I feel fabulous. (Which is of UTMOST importance!) I eat to live.
Lots of vegetables, grass-fed meat, bacon, chicken and fish! God is good. He is restoring me – and I’m so thankful.
Will I ever be ‘cured’ of my auto immune diseases? The answer is no.
I need to eat to live – and improve my health – for the rest of my life.
That means – eat organic, get rid of as many chemicals as I can from my body, exercise regularly, keep my stress level lowered – and sleep well every night!
I’m still vulnerable to illness and having flares if I get accidentally cross contaminated, or my stress level overloads. Anyone with auto immune disease is in a constant battle for their health – and much of it depends on choices they make. Someone with AI disease shouldn’t ever consume gluten again – the systemic damage will pick right back up, even though many effects can slowed down, or reversed – depending on how severe the damage has gotten. (Anyone who has the HLA genes shouldn’t sit around like a ticking time bomb – waiting for your auto immune disease or cancer to appear. If these types of auto immune diseases are in your family – chances are, you have those dominant genes. It just makes sense to remove gluten as a start.)
I, however, am not my auto immune diseases, and through continued health and detoxing – our family doesn’t plan to add any new auto immune disease to our lists! We are grateful to have this opportunity to take responsibility of our health as best we can. We encourage you to do the same.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for His name’s sake.
Posted on February 12, 2013, in Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Diet, Our Struggles, Truth and tagged Auto Immune, Auto Immune Disease Diet, celiac disease, healthy for him, paleo diet, parkinson's disease, Practical Paleo, Sjogrens. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.