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    Sun Warrior protein OR simply fast

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    I still struggle with digestion/inflammation since ive moved to paleo, and i know it will dissipate with time, but what do you guys think of Sun Warriors sprouted and fermented rice protein as an occasional feed to give my digestion a rest from the meats? Im allergic to whey so i thought this might be best. Anyone else try it with success? If the overwhelming opinion is to avoid it, ill just fast during periods that i feel i cant digest whole foods but this product could make life a whole lot easier...

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    Sunwarrior Product Info - Organic, Vegan Rice Protein, Supergreens, Activated Barley

    Marks opinion on eating sprouted and fermented grains:

    Are Traditionally Prepared Grains Healthy? | Mark's Daily Apple

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    What makes you feel like you have inflammation issues? A true paleo diet is rather anti-inflamatory and shouldn't be causing any issues. Can you provide some more detail?

    Honestly protein powder is not the best choice for giving your digestion a "break". If your having digestion issues why don't you try adding some digestive enzymes and HCL to your regime to increase stomach acid and overall digestive health. I'd also consider adding in some fermented foods like kraut into your diet to help boost your healthy gut bacteria (also will help with immune function and inflammation).

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    "Activated barley" would have gluten in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meghanner View Post
    What makes you feel like you have inflammation issues? A true paleo diet is rather anti-inflamatory and shouldn't be causing any issues. Can you provide some more detail?

    Honestly protein powder is not the best choice for giving your digestion a "break". If your having digestion issues why don't you try adding some digestive enzymes and HCL to your regime to increase stomach acid and overall digestive health. I'd also consider adding in some fermented foods like kraut into your diet to help boost your healthy gut bacteria (also will help with immune function and inflammation).
    Thanks for the advice. Yes, im taking HCl and digestive enzymes and it only gives me a very slight boost. The probiotics is something else i should look into. Chris Kesser says "Digestive distress is the most common problem I see in people switching to a Paleo diet.There are three primary reasons people experience these symptoms when they transition to a Paleo diet: Low stomach acid; Decreased enzyme production; Intestinal inflammation."
    Paleo Diet Challenges & Solutions II: It’s All About the Gut!

    Ive addressed (or atleast trying to address) the former two but for me i think the inflammation is the biggest problem - i can just feel it - and i think its just the result of the erroneous food choices i made over the last years. Ive removed the culplrits, but the inflammation remains and could do for some months from what ive heard. Thats why im looking at fasting ( i always feel so much better on an empty stomach) or taking a shake thats a little easier to digest until i heal

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    I'd focus then on well steamed or cooked veggies, good fats and grassfed/pasture raised meats. Stay away from nuts (unless totally soaked), coconut flours & uber gassy vegetables ect.

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    The only way to know is to try it out. Get the smallest portion they have available, try it out for a week or two, and take note of how you feel.

    Personally, I've tried a lot of different protein powders, and while I haven't tried SunWarrior, I have had sprouted brown rice protein, and it digests perfectly. Whey, on the other hand, only works post-workout for me. Otherwise, it gives me stomach pains.

    As far as digestive supplements go, I would HIGHLY recommend looking into DGL (de-glyccyrhizinated licorice extract). The stuff is a godsend for upset stomachs.

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    I like SW's warrior blend in vanilla if you want to go the sw route
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    Have you considered bone broth and marrow as an alternative to eating? I too have a lot of digestive stress the absolute most soothing and healing thing I can consume is bone broth (preferably with some marrow as well.) Sometimes I'll go days or longer just consuming this and not eating any solid food. I know people recommend veggies and such, but for someone with digestive issues veggies are really not the best (from my experience.) And fat can sometimes make your digestion act in weird ways. Coconut oil is awesome, but when I'm unwell it either makes me constipated or...the opposite. Neither is a good option!

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