White Willow Bark as an Alternative to NSAIDs on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol


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5 thoughts on “White Willow Bark as an Alternative to NSAIDs on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol

  1. This was a great post! I will be sure to try this. I also suffer from horrible menstrual cramps and NSAIDs were the only thing that helped. Since my IBD diagnosis, I have avoided them because of the connection with leaky gut syndrome. Even though my doctor tries to convince me that it’s okay to take NSAIDs, I believe otherwise. So, I’ve pretty much been suffering without the NSAIDs for several months now. I do take Tylenol, but it doesn’t provide much relief for me. Heat helps…a little. I will try this and report back. Thank you for sharing.

    • I am glad you found the article useful! I am so happy to be off the chemicals and dyes. White willow bark does take a while to work (2-3 hours for me) so keep that in mind – my experience is that if I don’t take it proactively, I get in trouble. I will be curious to see how it goes for you!


  2. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    I’ve been trying to keep off the NSAIDS, so every few weeks I’ll suffer all day through a headache (having tried acupressure, caffeine), then finally give in because I’m sick of feeling crappy and know I won’t sleep well enough to do two days worth of work the following day. Hopefully with this I’ll only miss a few hours of productivity…

  3. Very useful information. Being on autoimmune paleo myself I was struggling with how to handle occasional headache. So far I was using kid doses of paracetamol but I will definitely give white willow bark a try.

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