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    1. Hi Cindy. Welcome. There are a lot of things you can do. I also have food allergies, fibromyalgia and IBS. I started to realize about a year ago that they might be all connected. Have you heard of paleo before? I’m sorry I don’t have a write up of what is paleo yet. It’s on my to-do list. If you want to talk more about your situation, want to email me at painfreekitchen at We can talk about your specific food allergies and see if they are similar to mine 🙂

  1. I have lymphocytic colitis (so-called IBS when I was younger), a celiac gene and now Dermatomyositis. I’m on a gluten, dairy and soy free diet. I think I am striving to eat Paleo, but I’m torn about the importance of cutting out ALL grains. It amazes me that some people on the Paleo diet allow themselves to cheat (often weekly!), and consume foods with gluten. Why haven’t the paleo people made it clear that not all grains are equally bad?? I mean a little rice, sorghum or gluten free oats won’t do nearly the damage of wheat!! Also, from an autoimmune perspective, I know we are supposed to avoid nightshades and legumes, but what if they don’t seem to bother you in any way (and you eat them sparingly)? Aren’t everyone’s food sensitivities different? I’m just not sure 100% Paleo will guarantee the results I seek…

    1. Hi Zizzy. Welcome. Sorry this “What is Paleo” page isn’t filled out yet. It’s on my to-do list. You’re absolutely right that not all grains are created equal. There are a number of paleo people that will consume rice from time to time. However the reason paleo cuts out all grains is they have more than just gluten. Rice, legumes, oats etc all contain phytic acid. These anti-nutrients are indigestible and grab onto vitamins like calcium, magnesium etc and remove them from your body. So you can be eating a ton of dark leafy greens but have absolutely no calcium staying in your body.
      Have you ever read “It Starts With Food”? I highly recommend it. I checked it out of the library and it goes into a lot of detail on how foods are affecting your body.

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