Imnotsure - What supplements do you take to provide the lacking nutrition from eating basically meat/fish? Do you not eat greens? Do you think you are better because no carbs, no starch or no lectins? You must have much discipline. But you are not entirely better because you want to try a new supplement? You sound so good at your diet maybe you should change your name to Iamsure! You are an inspiration to me to try diet again. I usually Peter out at about a month of something strict like AIP if I don’t feel better.
I don't take any supplements for lacking of nutrition I take a few supplements for mental health and to help with the side effects of AS. What you're told about meat is and isn't a like. If your eating convectional farmed meat it will help but not as much as pastor-raised meats. Farmed meats are high in estrogen and omega 6. For example if I eat store bacon I get a massive flare up to the point I can't even walk. Give me a pastor-raised and I have no flare-up or pain. I eat no vegetables. The odd time if the kids are making there lunch and I the blueberries are out I will pop a few in my mouth but that's it. I also use cherry tart powder for when I make ice cream for a treat. I use Glycine in place of sugar. So my ice cream is sugar free and tastes damn good. The kids even like it.
Over the years as I payed attention to days of flareups and days of no flare ups. I learned that the AS is reacting to something and my hunch was food. As I adjusted it I was having better days but then things would return to normal. I spent years on and off revisiting this and then once I had a theory I stuck to it and it worked.
People would tell me diet doesn't work as they have tried it. I then asked let me guess, you went to a base line diet and then after 1-2 weeks the symptoms came back right and sometimes they pain came back worse right? They said "yes".
This is what happening and why, We are what we eat. for example if I eat farmed meat my pain goes up 30%, if I eat grass-fed beef I have no pain from it. Grains are seeds and seeds/nuts should never be eaten if you have an autoimmune disease. There are tones of papers and articles that also say this. Except for this site yet everyone else says DONT! So why does the pain come back? because the tannis and other toxins in the seeds get stored in the fat of the animal and the same will happen to use when you eat seeds and other plant material. Look plants and seeds have poisonous toxins in them because they don't want to be eaten. Why birds can eat certain berries and we can't, Koala bears can eat eucalyptus and we can't. Our immune systems are able to break them down and just like us that have impaired immune systems cannot tolerate plant material like everyone else. The plant material floats around, lands in the tissue and then our body wants to cover it up with bone. The reason why the pain comes back after 1-2 weeks is because when you eat meat and fat only you don't store any body fat so if you have some chubs on you and you eat this way, what happens to existing fat that is on you? More importantly what do you think is being released when you're burning your existing fat? Yes that's right, all the stuff stored in the fat is being released like a firestorm into your blood stream. It takes 1-3 months of having your pain levels going up and down until you burn through all your existing fat and then store some new healthy fat.
When I cut out sugars I lost my tolerance to it. If I have even a 20mg+ of it I go into a flare up where before I could tolerate sugar with the flare-up but now the flare-ups are so bad I wouldn't even consider it. Its like gaining your immunity from colds and flues and then suddenly losing it.
As for discipline, its not, its a choice, My choices are to eat a regular AS diet, BE SICK, go back on my biologics and medications and be in large amounts of pain or eat meat and not be in pain. yes its tough and I do miss certain foods but again, its not worth the pain and misery. I do well, I eat Beef, bision, heart, liver, for all my nutrients and vitamins, Beef tallow and other fat for energy where I used Carbs for energy before. I make my own kefir with grass fed buffalo milk. Grain fed milk causes reactions/flare-ups, I make ice cream, I eat Smoke WILD CAUGHT salmon. Farmed salmon is poisonous. If you read how they are raised you would never eat it again and they are super high in omega 6 which causes inflammation. As I am righting this I am in no pain. Some days it hits a level 1 or 2
I only eat twice a day during the week and sometimes just once a day on the weekends as I don't burn that much energy.
Today was an active day at work so for extra fuel I drank 500ml of 35% whipping cream. I also ate 1lb of beef with about 500mg of fat. The beef is not the food. its just the source of nutriends and as I said , the fat for energy.
If you need advice I can offer as I like to help people. I have helped other people who have had great success as well. When it comes to cost, its usually the same or cheaper than conventional food.
The medical community wont tell you any of this because sick people give them a job. My RH has tried to cut me already but I said no because what if? I see her every 6 months just for check ups and I have my blood work done every 4 months. If you start searching the internet for eating Carnivore to control Auto immune disease you will be gob smacked to how much information there is. Now there is a right way and a wrong way to do this diet. If you do it wrong its nothing major but if you do it right you will do amazing.