Well I must say that I really enjoy posting my success on this blog. It is neat to know that some friends and family check it! I really do hope to help in getting the word out there to other sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.
In fact I posted a message with my blog url directly on the Arthritis Society message boards. I figured why not? I've had a few replies of encouragement, and even a nasty message saying there isn't a link between food and RA. I truly believe otherwise. Not only have I read other people's blogs who have been helped through diet ( http://www.arthritis-alternatives.com/) and (http://jhackett_ra.tripod.com/story.html) but I have been researching my butt off for the last year on which foods cause inflammation in the body and which ones reduce it.
Yesterday I added a heaping teaspoon of brown raw sugar to my coffee which I drank late in the day. This morning I noticed I had a little swelling in my baby finger. All of my other fingers and feet are still great. I am going to stay away for about 3-4 days and try it again to see. The thought of being intolerant/allergic to sugar is a bit scary- I eat healthy normally but I love my desserts. Does anyone have any recipes for dessert type foods that have zero sugar? Anyone..anyone??