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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 256: Live Show Part 2
Welcome to the live show, this is Part 2 of our show! Listen to Part 1 of the live show here!
Question 1: (:40) Lee's Question: should she do an elimination diet, take a food allergy/sensitivity test with her doctor, or make other lifestyle changes to deal with autoimmunity? What's the easiest way to identify her triggers?
Sarah: two issues here, dealing with a lifestyle triggers AND making positive changes to lifestyle.
Lee needs to figure out if she has SIBO, through further testing, and her doctor should be able to help her figure out this aspect of her intolerances. She should also retest.
She could also just be dealing with fructose malabsorption, which requires a different course of treatment.
Gut health is important either way—work up to 8 servings of veggies per day, eat more fish, don't over-exercise, sleep enough.
Emotionally speaking: you can shorten your elimination phase to get into reintroductions more quickly
Keep a food journal for reintroductions, and try to keep a couple days between your reintroductions. Know also that if you're stressed physically or mentally, your immune response will be affected.
Stacy: there are other outside factors like cleaning products, beauty products, other lifestyle factors in the home.
Stacy's approach is build up healthy choices and nourish the body so that your health should get better over time. It's a trajectory, not a matter of waking up one morning to completely new picture of health.
Remember that flares are to be expected, sometimes even caused by detoxing.
Consistency is really important - approach it from a place of doing it for yourself, for your health.
Lee has been trying to focus on the positives of her new healing life rather than the negatives of "losing" old foods
Stacy takes that approach too. Her family cooks better food, she's healthier and her life is better.
Sarah: instead of doing EVERYTHING at once, breaking up your changes into pieces can be helpful.
Sarah went from Paleo 6 years ago, to AIP elimination, to CrossFit when she wanted to try it. It's been a refinement of lifestyle and dietary choices that incrementally help her feel better