There are lots of studies that link AIP, Keto, and Carnivore diets with improvements in auto-immune diseases/syndromes. However, in most of the more commonly known auto-immune conditions there are easily identifiable symptoms -- things like joint pain, digestive issues, etc. But for those of us with Hughes, the main tool for diagnosis is blood tests, and no other self-recognized symptoms that I'm aware of would be a "tip off" that one has the condition. A year ago, much to the surprise of my cardiologist and myself, 4 pulmonary embolisms were discovered by a radiologist on a CAT scan looking at my heart health (which, BTW, was excellent.) I took Xarelto for the standard 7 1/2 month protocol, and didn't find out about my Hughes until 2 months afterwards, when the doc ran the appropriate blood tests (and then re-ran them 12 weeks later for confirmation). I haven't resumed taking the Xarelto (or the Coumadin my hematologist preferred me taking), because I'm considering doing an extreme elimination diet, carnivore, and wondered if I had my blood tests re-run afterwards, if there would be any change in my results. Does anyone have any experience with trying this?
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