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  1. I fell off track today till right after lunch and need encouragement to quickly get back on track I suffer from psoriasis hands elbows and under breasts. Inflammation and scaliness. Need encourage my to get back on track. I’m so upset with myself. I have sardines and avacado. Should I use this as my next meal being dinner or should I fast? I was going to go to the gym and get a long hard workout in at dinner time tonight. I’m so upset with myself for falling off track. Any encouragement?

    • Hi Christie. Don’t beat yourself up. Every meal is new chance to start fresh. Fasting will never make up for eating inflammatory foods, and you don’t want to get in a pattern of bingeing and fasting. Definitely choose the meal, and make it as nutrient-filled as possible. And love yourself! That’s really the key to long-term change. Let all the guilt go, and just make the best choices you can, one day at a time. I’m just one person and not online all the time. The best support for this journey is engaging with the large groups in the community. If you’re on Facebook, check out The Paleo Approach Community, and if you’re not on Facebook, check out The Paleo Mom Community (it’s an independent website forum).

  2. I am 65 years young! I have Hashimoto, Vitiligo and now they think I have RA. I am scared and I know I have a leaky gut. I know that a good diet works,but not sure where to start. I bought the Paleo Approach to healing autoimmune. I was so active and did crossfit until 2 years ago when my adrenal were affected and I couldn’t get up stairs, legs were so heavy, joints hurt and swollen. I was going g to compete I crossfit masters but that’s not going to happen. I golfed, bowled, etc but with joints hurting and swollen can’t do it. I have 10 grandchildren and want to keep up, and have a good quality of life my golden years. Any advice would sure be appreciated. Thank you, Carol

  3. Hello Eileen, well, I am grateful a friend sent me your article . A recent RA diagnosis, maybe Fibromyalgia . I live on an Indian Rez and the Rhuematolgist appointments are hard to come by. But, I also recent started making small changes to my diet to assist with inflammation. My medical history is full of inflammation related disease. Cancer bouts, Heart attacks, etc. but, this all over crazy debilitating pain stressed six or 7 months ago. I’ve heard from a friend that you had started taken a RA med. and had wished you’d started with them sooner. I’ve always been resistant to meds, for the obvious reason but, I’m afraid this consistent on going pain has me surrendering to the idea.
    Anything you can share about why you started, if that is true?

    Thank you,

    • Hi Pamela. I have recently started meds after 4 years on a healing diet, but the timing was right for me. I have no regrets about delaying. That said, the time might be right for you now. Only you can make that choice. RA pain is a unique and excruciating thing; I wouldn’t wish it on anyone and you definitely deserve relief. The Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) is a healing diet that helped me get my pain and RA symptoms under control, but I never went into remission. However, I was 95% improved, which is no small thing! Then recently, my symptoms increased again and this time, my joints started to become damaged. So, I added medication in the hope that diet + medication will stop that damage. Here are the articles I wrote about both experiences. Sending gentle hugs your way. (1) My Experience with the AIP. (1) Starting Medication After 4 Years on the AIP.

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