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Forgive The Newbie. Has Anyone Here With RA Tried The Paleo AIP Approach?

Forgive The Newbie. Has Anyone Here With RA Tried The Paleo AIP Approach?

When I was first diagnosed, my research exposed me to a ton of info regarding the AIP (autoimmune protocal diet) approach. I tried the elimination diet for a while but because I was simultaneously taking methotrexate and prednisone, I couldn't tell what was working.
I'd welcome any insights and testimonials about this. Thanks

A myRAteam Member said:

Almost 2 weeks ago, (after a bad flare brought on by a week of overdoing it and binging on Halloween candy) I started being serious about eating clean. No dairy, gluten, sugar, processed, nightshades, etc. I can tell a def improvement in the fatigue for sure. Not sure about joint pain, yet. I really need to be consistent for longer to know if flares are less often. Am just now feeling like I might get back on the elliptical.....once I start that again, we will see if the joints act up,

I figure it's got to help inflammation to cut the crap out. I sure hope it helps.

posted about 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I've not tried it but there's a man on Facebook that does recipes everyday with his charming little 2 year old daughter helping. Its called Flava something or other. You'll find it. Hes a mine of info on buying ingredients too

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

GeorgeCowen,

Yes and No!

Yes, I've tried and actually follow Paleo dietary guidelines in that I don't eat Gluten (I'm celiac and also allergic to dairy) and or white potatoes, most grains, etc. So those restrictions alone put me into a mostly paleo eating style. I did AIP a few years ago and it helped me clean up my diet. AIP is like paleo on steroids. I'd say both are helpful in reducing inflammation and many other attributes.

And NO, No I won't forgive the newbie, because there is nothing to forgive. This is a place for chit-chat, helpful hints, questions of all sorts, a safe place to celebrate and also share when we are hurting. I have done that here and you'll ALWAYS find a comment that is helpful. Its a very safe environment.

One more thing, I also am struggling to find something that is working. Someone gave me GREAT advise about that. There are 100s of treatment plans and we are all different, although its the same diagnosis. If it isn't working or you are not seeing results, give the treatment a good try (amount of time), then be ready to move on to the next one.

This year, I've been on Humira, a Stem Cell infusion, then Orencia, and now Kevzara. I had to switch insurance this month, and in doing so, found out that the new insurance doesn't even have Kevzara on their formulary. Since I feel like I'm getting worse still, I think I'll take this opportunity to switch to yet another one.

Welcome to the group, George.

posted about 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have celiac and I can tell if i eat something with gluten inadvertently. I just much more for a few days after.

posted about 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been no gluten; no dairy and minimal starches for eight years. I was drug free for most of the last six - just now going thru a flare up due to higher stress and '"cheating'. If I eat gluten - just one sandwich or perhaps an icecream - I feel awfu l the next day. It is not worth it. The meth has clicked in after four weeks and I am doing much better - but I will never go back on gluten and dairy.

posted about 3 years ago
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