Hi all, has anyone tried the AUTOIMUNE PROTOCOL DIET? If you have, did you find it helpful?
Whole30 is where for just 30 days you give up sugar, grains, dairy and legumes. At the end you add back one food group at a time. It helps quickly identify foods that are problematic. The entire program is free online. I bought their book "It starts with Food", which helped me understand what reactions some people may have to certain food groups. But it's not necessary to purchase anything. It takes a lot of planning, and you really need a 45 day window with no weddings or vacations to focus on the plan. But it was worth it for me!!
I decided to have gastric sleeve surgery last year and cut out carbs and sugar 4 months before the surgery. Not only did I finally start losing weight but noticed my pain and stiffness had decreased. After the surgery I had to stop taking my anti inflammatory meds but I continued the no carb/ sugar diet.
When I went to my rheumatologist, we noted a decrease in inflammation. Nothing had worked for 10 years; not steroids, biologics, etc.
I was shocked to Find that the change in my diet made such a drastic and positive change in my AS.
If I would’ve known this years ago I would’ve changed my diet.
I belong to a lot of groups on Facebook..I'm collecting information...I have an extreme inflammation process going on in my hips...It is destroying the bone in my hip joints...I did have a biopsy done for Celiac disease per colonoscopy ...it was negative...Gluten free is not medically necessary for me but found out that it helps with the pain..Also there is an idea out there that gluten free and organic helps ppl because.....Ppl are having a reaction to pesticides used on our crops....Roundup has been singled out as the biggest problem...I myself look back on my health...I have a lot of allergies, but was doing well until about 1985...This is when we started buying Roundup to use on our garden and to keep the weeds down in the yard....Autoimmune diseases are alarmingly on the rise...The regular medical practitioner in the USA is not trained to deal with these issues...Besides having severe degenerative disc disease, I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis...This means my body is attacking my thyroid...people with this feel really horrible....The only treatment for this is to clean up your diet..Wow and this is trial and error...I hope this gives you a heads up about the dangers of pesticides...Hugs
I took the 96 food immune blood test and found the certain foods that caused inflammation where I didn't feel good. It was no surprise to me that broccoli and bananas were at the top of the list! My stomach would be in such pain! What did surprise me, though, was almonds! So I cut out almond flour, almond milk and almond nuts which was my go to snack. What a difference. People actually ask me what I'm doing, because my face is no longer inflamed and no dark circles. I highly recommend this test!!