Episode 62: Hacking The Autoimmune Paleo Diet: Taking A Personalized Approach To Ease The Stress
Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 62 of The Ancestral RD podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show! Today we are answering the following question from a listener: “Can you suggest an alternative plan for trying Autoimmune Paleo that will be effective in identifying food sensitivities? I have HPA axis dysfunction and am a recovering orthorexic. It would be very difficult from a stress and financial perspective, as well as calorie needs perspective to cut eggs, dairy (I eat raw milk and conventional organic cheese, kefir and yogurt), grains (I eat quinoa and buckwheat), nightshades (white potatoes are a good starch for me), and nuts, and seeds all at once. Cutting dairy and eggs at the same time would be especially tough. Can you suggest a plan for elimination and reintroduction for my situation that would alleviate the stress and strict limits, yet also accomplish the goal of finding intolerances and healing any leaky gut? I am not currently diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, but I do have recurring skin issues that may be autoimmune in nature. Thanks.” Do you want to try an Autoimmune Paleo diet but are overwhelmed just thinking about it? You've come to the right place! Many people understandably rethink the idea when faced with considering the possible stress on their lifestyle. An elimination diet such as Autoimmune Paleo is good way to determine if a food sensitivity could be contributing to a health condition. At the same time, diets are not once size fits all and the best way to apply them largely depends on the person and his/her current lifestyle factors. Listen today as we share insight into approaches that can lessen the stress involved with the Autoimmune Paleo diet and discuss other significant but often overlooked variables that could be affecting a health condition regardless of diet. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: The importance of considering the pros and cons of a restrictive diet like Autoimmune Paleo Ways to reduce financial, mental, and other stress on your lifestyle while going on an elimination diet How being on a restrictive diet like Autoimmune Paleo for too long is not optimal, especially when dealing with orthorexia Benefits of reducing foods one at a time when beginning an elimination diet Why skin problems make it hard to gauge progress on an elimination diet Strategy for slowly removing possible problematic foods from your diet Strategy for the reintroduction phase of the diet The value of specialized testing in taking the guesswork out of experimentation and avoiding the stress associated with an elimination diet Other significant but overlooked variables that may be contributing to your condition regardless of diet Importance of gaining perspective on other stressors in your life that may be priority to address before considering an elimination diet The benefits of working with a nutrition professional to help you through the process from determining if the Autoimmune Paleo Diet is a wise choice for you to navigating the diet according to your individual needs Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! Episode 53 of the Ancestral RDs Podcast includes a discussion of managing the expense of eating to heal and provides tips to maximize nutrient intake while on a tight budget. TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 62 of The Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey everybody. Kelsey: How are you doing today, Laura? Laura: Oh good, just recovering from a pretty exciting week in Nashville on vacation, which was awesome. Kelsey: I know, I saw some of your Instagram posts. It looked so fun.