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Paddison for RA Baseline

Hi there! Has anyone had a reaction to the buckwheat/quinoa in the Baseline phase of Paddison? I’ve eliminated meat, oils and dairy over the last month, and then last weekend did the 2 day cleanse. Awesome results, no pain. Once I started the baseline, it was worse than it’s been in 6 months. So I’ve had to pause for a bit, might wait a few weeks and introduce buckwheat or quinoa separately. I was so hopeful! RA is SO diet/gut related...

Thanks!

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I have not done the Paddison diet but I do believe the gut plays a huge part of inflammation and RA. I am doing a low inflammation diet (green smoothies) and if adding the grains cause a problem I would eliminate them. I find that refined sugar causes issues with my gut. And I also think it takes yrs to clean/heal the gut before putting foods that cause problems back into the body.

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I think elimination of grains can lead to weight loss as well as a good access to protein. So for a short period may be ok.

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It does seem to be a process that doesn’t like to be rushed... slow and steady wins the race! Good luck with your journey!

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There are a small number of people who struggle with quinoa buckwheat on PP. I think the general recommendation is to try white basmati rice. I know Clint paddisson has helped troubleshoot a fe people personally via his forum. Another grain to try is amaranth.

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Thanks Andy! I’ve tried Basmati just this weekend with no issues, so I think that might be an option. He says it’s not as nutritious but very alkalizing, right - so I would love either the buckwheat or quinoa to work when tried on their own. Thanks for the tip about Amaranth, I haven’t tried it yet...seems a bit harder to find. It’ll give it a month and try again, had lost quite a bit of weight there towards the end of Baseline. Thanks so much!

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If something works go with it. When I started the program my body seemed to react to most everything, but I could detect some reactions more than others. Or was it just blind persistence! Whatever after a while foods I initially reacted to seemed to cause less pain, and so the healing began.

Once you find a safe set of foods, if like some people you may decide to stay very close to them. The concept that your body is improving most days is an amazing experience and motivator to stay close to safe foods.

Once I got somewhere down the line I went through a slightly modified process of introducing a group of three foods at the same time. If I reacted to none of them then I knew they were all safe, if I reacted to something then I took one of two avenues. One is to reverse track and check each one individually in the days, and indeed weeks ahead. The other is to try another three foods, including one of the original three. If this new group caused no reaction then I knew that that food from the first group was actually safe. If I had a further reaction then that food that was in both set of three became highly suspect. Suspicous foods I would postpone retesting for weeks and sometimes months.

But as time goes by some foods are more important to get into the diet, to hit that varied and nutritious diet goal. Also some foods I just really wanted to know the answer to. So these foods get tested more often, more closely.

To manage all this I ran a very detailed spreadsheet. ideally you need some monitoring method to be able to track what tests you are doing, and what the reactions seem to be.

Early on reactions may not be reliable, because you are reacting to a range of foods. Also a C-reactive proteiin reaction can create a feedback look via the liver (where CRP is created, usually overnight while sleeping) so that further reactions occur in days ahead to foods you ate days ago. But over time these settle down and your understanding of how reactions occur in your body become more predictable.

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Thanks Andy...I’ve got a little food journal but the idea of a spreadsheet - terrific! A lot easier to visualize and track. 👌. And when you introduced 3 foods at a time...would you eat those 3 foods together, for most meals over several days? I’m just starting with a rheumatologist next week, likely to start Mtx but will continue to eat vegan. I’ll try Paddison again once I know I have a grain I can tolerate in Baseline. Still having a wee glass of Celery juice every morning!

I’m one of those peculiar people that have a normal sed rate and normal CRP. My RF at Christmas was 70. Went plant based the first week of January, had blood drawn again Feb 7 and it was 50! 👍💪👍🙏

Can’t thank you enough for your detailed advice!

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Worse comes to worst in hunt for Amaranth, Jube24, good ole Amazon offers quite a few selections: amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c...

(Have had luck with ‘Bob’s Red Mill’.) Teeny tiny nourishing seeds. `````👌

Well done, Jube24! 👏 👏 . Well done. 😌 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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