Do you follow any special diet like Whole 30, Paleo, Ketogenic? Has it helped?
A ketogenic diet is not an anti inflammatory or autoimmune protocol diet. Many of the foods on ketogenic diets are inflammatory. Dairy, eggs, nuts and seeds, legumes, nightshade vegetables, butter and cream. Beginning an autoimmune or anti inflammatory diet can be difficult at first. What you should look up is the autoimmune paleo diet. Once you cut these inflammatory foods from your diet you can slowly reintroduce foods. They tell you which have the least issue to the most problematic like tomatoes. Tree nuts can be a problem because they have a higher allergic response (not the normal nut allergy) but one that increases intestinal permeability. Leaky gut has been a huge contributing factor to inflammatory diseases.
Please do not go with a ketogenic diet. Not good for us. Read the book by Dr Terry Wahl can’t remember the title, right now, but also the paleo mom website has a ton of good information. Read also The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Meyers M.D. she really digs deep into how leaky guy is finally being recognized in autoimmune disorders and autoinflammatory disorders (Spondylitis is not autoimmune but is auto8nflammatory, big difference.} I am an RN. I have also been on the autoimmune paleo protocol diet. There’s much to learn to 7nderstand it. And a ketogenic diet is not good for us because not only is it filled with 7nhealthy foods, but many of those are inflammatory foods. Anything you find on “autoimmune paleo protocol” will give you great information. It is great divergent than the paleo die you hear so many are n these ads which allows them many of those inflammatory foods.
Yes, I do! I follow a ketogenic diet. It has helped me by leaps and bounds. It is the kind of diet you can not just jump into though. You need to research the diet and really weed out the junk info. If you are interested in helpful books I can definitely recommend a couple.
I have cut down on meat partly because of an article I read about meat, especially red meat that has been known to agrivate arthritis but also on an ethical decision. Our youngest daughter has been a vegetarian since she was 8. The middle daughter and partner try to only eat meat once or twice a week, again for ethical reasons. Their big sister lives in a care home and has very little say in what she is offered to eat. My wife and I are the last ones to show our concern for the horrors that are prevalent in the meat industry worldwide and the acres of forest that have given way to grow fodder for the cows. We have been slowly running down the meat products in our large storage freezer and once that is gone we will replace it with vegetable based products, but not soya apart from the massive increase in palm oil use soya plantations are responsible for unbelievable acreage of lost diverse forest that the displaced wildlife will struggle without.
I started with Harvard's anti-inflammatory diet choices and now I eat as raw and as plant based as I can (not perfect, cheat once/week at least). I started CBDs at the time and between the both, I am up moving, at the gym, off Advil, stomach pills except when in a flair.
I haven't been following a diet lately and it shows. I have to get back on the ball. A high protein diet has helped, I was trying to follow the Autoimmune solution diet by Amy Myers MD. But when you just don't have the time or feel like cooking for the week, I'm thinking, eat decent and avoid the inflammatory foods like those listed in the diet I was following, has got to help. Night shades slay me and I do so love them but, pain has been the price.