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    Hi All;

    I've been avoiding eggs, dairy, and nightshades in addition to following PB to treat my arthritis. Things have been going extremely well. I got the PB cookbook for my birthday and looking through it really made me realize how great it would be to add eggs back in.

    Before just taking the experimental plunge on myself I was wondering if anyone here with autoimmune conditions has tried with and without eggs and what kind of impact you felt.

    Or any thought in general on the role of eggs in promoting inflammation?

    Thanks!
    Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

    http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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    Personally I do pretty well with eggs. But I don't consume large amounts of it on a consistent basis. I will have 3 eggs for breakfast 2 or 3 times a week. I know some people who would religiously eat 4-6 eggs per day every day, and would end up with some auto immune issues. But if you are doing fine with it a few times a week I would probably give it another try. My auto immune issues were allergies and IBS. Removing gluten and dairy was the key to getting rid of it for me. But eggs have never given me any problems.

    My advice would be to start adding things back into your diet one by one to figure out what are the triggers for your arthritis. If the eggs seem to flare things up then you will know its a culprit.
    "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

    People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jammies View Post

      Before just taking the experimental plunge on myself I was wondering if anyone here with autoimmune conditions has tried with and without eggs and what kind of impact you felt.

      Or any thought in general on the role of eggs in promoting inflammation?

      Thanks!
      I have bad osteoarthritis and did a Whole30 diet with no eggs, dairy or nightshades. Eggs was the first thing I added back and saw no difference. Adding eggs certainly dramatically improves dietary options, especially breakfast.

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      • #4
        I have a moderate intolerance to eggs so am giving them up for my Whole30. That will likely be the first thing I add back in as they make breakfast so much easier. However, rather than eating them every day I'll eat them a couple of times a week, to keep any autoimmune response to a minimum. That is, of course, assuming that I don't notice any negative effects when I add them back in to my diet.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jammies View Post
          Hi All;

          I've been avoiding eggs, dairy, and nightshades in addition to following PB to treat my arthritis. Things have been going extremely well. I got the PB cookbook for my birthday and looking through it really made me realize how great it would be to add eggs back in.

          Before just taking the experimental plunge on myself I was wondering if anyone here with autoimmune conditions has tried with and without eggs and what kind of impact you felt.

          Or any thought in general on the role of eggs in promoting inflammation?

          Thanks!
          Think Vitamin D3 to prevent Autoimmune Disease. You need a minimum of 5,000 IU Daily to as much as 10,000 IU Daily. Whatever dosage you start with, get your blood tested in 2 months and adjust dosage as required to achieve 60 - 70 ng/ml.

          See complete details & links in my Vitamin D report, below:
          Grizz

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Grizz View Post
            Think Vitamin D3 to prevent Autoimmune Disease. You need a minimum of 5,000 IU Daily to as much as 10,000 IU Daily. Whatever dosage you start with, get your blood tested in 2 months and adjust dosage as required to achieve 60 - 70 ng/ml.

            See complete details & links in my Vitamin D report, below:
            Grizz
            I wish I could say that 5,000 iu Vitamin D has stopped the progression, or even better, resoved my osteoarthritis, but, after 18 months that is not the case .

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Adrianag View Post
              I wish I could say that 5,000 iu Vitamin D has stopped the progression, or even better, resoved my osteoarthritis, but, after 18 months that is not the case .
              You might need more D. Have you had your levels checked?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
                You might need more D. Have you had your levels checked?
                Yes, they went from 29 to 70 after one month of 5,000 iu D3.

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                • #9
                  Some people cannot take vitamin D. I recently started taking it and felt like I'd been hit be a truck and was even MORE exhausted. I just saw my new naturopath, and she told me to stop it immediately while she runs a test to see if my vitamin D receptor gene is misfiring and actually making things worse. Three days off it, and I already feel so much better. Just did 50 minutes of housework. No way could I have done that last week, while still on the D. Yay, my body is not attacking itself anymore. I will post more as I get all my lab results back. I will talk to my doctor about what percentage of the population has this anomaly in their vitamin D receptor gene and what can be done to heal it or work around it. Apparently, medical professionals are starting to see this in their practice because so many people have recently begun supping D, and so she just took a special workshop or advanced training of some sort on this issue.
                  "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                  • #10
                    I avoid egg yolks because they're considered inflammatory, and I control the pain of my osteoarthritis with diet and exercise. But I eat eggwhites (like Eggbeaters) regularly and make omelets with them.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Grizz View Post
                      Think Vitamin D3 to prevent Autoimmune Disease. You need a minimum of 5,000 IU Daily to as much as 10,000 IU Daily. Whatever dosage you start with, get your blood tested in 2 months and adjust dosage as required to achieve 60 - 70 ng/ml.

                      See complete details & links in my Vitamin D report, below:
                      Grizz
                      Thanks Grizz. I have been supplementing with high dose D and my levels are currently 86 ng/ml. My arthritis is quite good right now, and I think the high D is a player in that. I still could use more energy though, and try to keep my diet as ant-inflammatory as possible.
                      Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                      http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                      • #12
                        Thanks everyone for your feedback and suggestions. I think I will try one or two meals a week with whole eggs. Emmie - I didn't realize that yolks were considered the problem - I love the yolks best , but if I have a problem with whole eggs may try your suggestion to just do whites. Do you notice a problem specifically from egg yolks?

                        I'm so excited to eat eggs again. I can't decide what to make first!!!!
                        Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                        http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jammies View Post
                          Thanks everyone for your feedback and suggestions. I think I will try one or two meals a week with whole eggs. Emmie - I didn't realize that yolks were considered the problem - I love the yolks best , but if I have a problem with whole eggs may try your suggestion to just do whites. Do you notice a problem specifically from egg yolks?

                          I'm so excited to eat eggs again. I can't decide what to make first!!!!
                          Jammies I would reintroduce eggs at all 3 meals on a single day, then go at least 2 days without them (and without reintroducing anything else) since you can have a delayed reaction.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TigerLily View Post
                            Some people cannot take vitamin D. I recently started taking it and felt like I'd been hit be a truck and was even MORE exhausted. I just saw my new naturopath, and she told me to stop it immediately while she runs a test to see if my vitamin D receptor gene is misfiring and actually making things worse. Three days off it, and I already feel so much better. Just did 50 minutes of housework. No way could I have done that last week, while still on the D. Yay, my body is not attacking itself anymore. I will post more as I get all my lab results back. I will talk to my doctor about what percentage of the population has this anomaly in their vitamin D receptor gene and what can be done to heal it or work around it. Apparently, medical professionals are starting to see this in their practice because so many people have recently begun supping D, and so she just took a special workshop or advanced training of some sort on this issue.
                            Vitamin A is known to interfere with the Vitamin D receptors. Perhaps this might have been the problem?
                            What do you think?

                            Grizz

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Adrianag View Post
                              Jammies I would reintroduce eggs at all 3 meals on a single day, then go at least 2 days without them (and without reintroducing anything else) since you can have a delayed reaction.
                              This is definitely the way to figure out if they impact you strongly/if you have some sort of intolerance.

                              As someone who has a mild egg intolerance issue, I can't eat a straight up egg. Gives me nausea--I don't know why. BUT I can eat an egg in salmoncakes, a coconut flour muffin, etc, without experiencing the nausea. I have no idea why. Every time I've made scrambled eggs, fried eggs, etc, or tried to eat raw eggs (since getting this intolerance issue) I get that same nausea feeling within a half hour.

                              I've read egg intolerance issues can be related to sulfation and/or sulfoxidation problems. I can't even begin to understand the complexities of this stuff, but here is a link that goes into it if you're interested. http://tuberose.com/Liver_Detoxification.html I have found that making sure I'm supplementing w/ specific nutrients that support detoxification (A, B, C, D, mag, selenium, zinc, etc) AND practicing moderation in eating sulfur rich foods like eggs helps me to tolerate them better. I still need to moderate my intake but have not found that eating small amounts mixed in other foods to be problematic, at least not at the moment...

                              Hope your trial goes well and you don't even need to worry about this any more!!
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