So, I decided to go on the AIP diet just after I had purchased two dozen eggs. Actually, I think I was gifted some farm fresh eggs from my brother and I had 18 eggs from the grocery store. I seemed to do fine without eggs in my diet, but I felt like I was wasting the ones that I had bought. They past their best buy date a couple weeks ago and I just wanted to get them out of the refridgerator. I was egg free for almost three months.
So, what happened?
Nothing. I can’t say that there was any remarkable difference after I ate the eggs. I still was having very mild digestive symptoms of bloating and gas. My digestion is very irregular and tends to cycle between constipation and diarrhea depending on where I am during my menstrual cycle.
If I had done this correctly, I would have waited until my symptoms were completely gone before trying to reintrodue eggs. However, you have to live your life.
Did I enjoy the eggs?
Hmm…they weren’t as great as I remembered. I created an egg bake with some leftover ham and topped it with liver pate. I figured that I was getting all those wonderful liver nutrients and that may counter the detrimental effects that can come from eggs. As great as eggs are, I don’t think I’ll keep them in my diet during June. I have decided to get the eggs and bacon out of my diet in case they were holding me back from healing my autoimmune symptoms. For the month of June, I put in a big order of grassfed beef from a local area farm.
I’m hoping that eating beef without hormones will help balance out my hormones so that I don’t feel these weird PMS symptoms. I also want to regrow my hair. I do have some hope that this dietary intervention is working. My bottom eyelashes have started coming in clear. The vellus lashes are a step above nothing. I have a few pubic hairs, but I’m not going to take any pictures of that for obvious reasons. None of the hairs have any color to them, but it is a start.
So, I have been on a verson of paleo ketogenic diet for three months now. Not totally AIP because I had some eggs. Not totally GAPS, because I haven’t been having bone broth everyday, but the diets are very similar and I have been following the guidelines to at least one of them for three months.
I’m trying to be patient because I have heard that it takes about 4-6 months for some people to see results. I think I’m in that category of people. I ate poorly and took medications for at least 20 years. Today, I’m feeling a bit more optimistic.