**Update on diet changes & RA

*Update* I am having huge successes in alleviating my symptoms from changing my diet!! Please if you are visiting and have RA...try this. Or contact me... I am not only a mission to fix myself but to help others!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 16 & 17

Not too much to report other than I have been good with eating a very safe diet and I can feel that my flare is getting better.  The first thing I do upon waking, is slowly try and make a fist and I know immediately! 

I am so happy that I started this blog and I am happy that I took a chance in posting it on the Arthritis Society message boards.  I've received lots of words of encouragement and lots of other people who are considering giving this type of method a try. 

I mean, what do you have to lose?  If you were diagnosed with a chronic disease that basically had no known cure, would you not want to try to help yourself naturally instead of pumping drugs into your body to mask the problem?

I am in Fitness and I coach clients everyday on the importance of putting only good, nutrient rich foods in their bodies for optimal health.  Whether you have disease or illness or you seem to be pretty healthy- your body deserves to be treated like a temple.  Feed it great nutritious foods and it will be good to you. 

How many people do you know that complain of any of the following:  bloated stomach, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel, migraines & headaches, eczema etc etc.  Food plays a major role in all of these.  We have the power and the tools to investigate and eliminate the offending foods!

All I now right now is when I started the elimination diet- after a few days of feeling bad, my hands & feet had not felt better in years.  My husband pointed out to me that I was using a can opener the other morning.  I hadn't been able to do that in years. 

It's only a matter of time before I feel that good again! 


  1. I would love to grab a coffee sometime. I live in Barrhaven, where abouts are you? As for the diet, I'm going having a very hard time keeping wieght on, so I want to wait until I stabilize it before I try the diet.


  2. Hi Jen...I read your post on the Arthritis Site. I have had RA for 13 years and I know my body responds to what foods I eat. Last year I tried removing the "night shade" vegatables from my diet and it made a difference. Somehow I got away from that and did not keep consistant. I am very interested in the diet you are doing. Where can I find the instructions & list of foods to get started. Good luck on you journey:)Moe

  3. @ Karen: I'm in Kanata! We're not very far. I have a little boy who is always with me...sometimes makes for interesting coffee dates. I'm not in great shape at all at the moment so maybe next week?

    @ Moe: Thanks for your post! You made me realize something that I had forgotten- white potatoes are in the nightshade family and I have been eating tons of them...that could be the culprit of my recent flare- thanks!! Here is the link to the elimination diet and what got me motivated to try it! Let me know what you think and if you might want to try....keep in touch!


  4. Jen write me :

    We'll do coffee when we're feeling better:-)))

  5. ohhh....will be interesting to see if the potatoes are the issue....I will keep reading to see how that goes:) Thank you for the link to diet information...I am going to do some reading this weekend ....I am considering giving it a go!!! Keep up the good work, I'm sure it is frustrating at times but keep going!!Moe