**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!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 18 - A New Start!

Well, I've made a decision.  It's day 6 of my flare and despite my positivity and hope for it to be ending- it's not.  In fact, today is down right bad. 

I have consulted with my 2 mentors!  What I have decided is to go back to the true elimination diet...yes, the foods that I said I might not ever eat again!  But, I've made an error and I'm obviously eating something that is causing my inflammation.  I am back on peaches, sweet potato, carrots & celery.  At least until I clear the swelling. 

Apparently some of our favorite foods can likely be allergens!  For me that could be banana, berries, chicken or potato.  I think I was again naive in thinking that a fruit or veg couldn't possibly be bad for you or cause an allergic reaction.  It also dawned on me (after a post from Moe) that white potatoes are in the nightshade family and it's well known that nightshade foods are often associated with joint pain.  Oops.

So, here's to new beginnings.... again!! 

And I'm no longer going to number my days as the title of my posts.  I am realizing that this is going to be a long and tedious journey, it could take months or years! 


  1. Jen, so sorry you're still flaring. Going back to your truly safe food is a great idea but I know how disheartening it can be. It will be worth it in the long run.

    When you're ready to add new foods again, give this a read. http://scdlifestyle.com/2010/08/19/the-scd-secret-to-success-how-to-properly-introduce-new-foods/ I really like how he laid out his strategy for adding in new foods.

    Good luck!

  2. Jen have you tried some white fish yet?

  3. A Christy: Thanks for that great article! That is exactly what I plan on doing!!

    @ Kat: No :( I'm a chicken. I gag at the though of fish. How am I going to get over this! Can you recommend a white fish that could be mistaken for chicken? (fingers crossed!!)