It's Thanksgiving and it looks beautiful outside. One thing I've noticed of late (since feeling good) is that my outlook is much more positive. I've always been a happy positive girl, but some mornings waking up in so much pain, really took it's toll on me and my attitude.
Now when I wake up, I feel energized and pain free. It's like a gift every morning. I am trying not to take it for granted. I have realized that I have been successful in relieving my RA pain by changing my diet. It's so amazing. I hope that other RA sufferers will read this and give it a shot. Some people think that eating in such a strict and controlled manner is one of the most difficult things, but really? If it helps your disease, the way you feel, gives you the option of going off of serious drugs & meds? Doesn't seem that hard to me.
Some people have been asking me to update my food list and how I got started... so I'm going to recap ;) I started my elimination diet on August 1st. The diet info can be found here http://www.frot.co.nz/dietnet/reviews/mcferran01.htm
I found this site after I was told I needed to go on an IV drug for my RA. I was on a lot of meds (naproxyn, plaquenil, prednisone, Humira injections). This diet changed my RA and now I am in the process of cycling off of prednisone. Then I won't be on any meds!!
My friend, Cam, has some very informative and great posts (especially her latest about RA and fasting) ... check it out at:
Here is my current safe food list (keep in mind, it has been a process... lots of ups & downs)
Veggies: sweet potato, celery, carrots, spinach, cucumber
Fruit: mango, blueberries, POM juice
Meat: chicken, beef
Other: SunWarrior rice protein, rice milk, rice crackers, olive oil, sea salt, flax seed, almonds, eggs
Supplements: probiotics, omega 3
Oh and just introduced goat cheese yesterday!!
Happy Thanksgiving all!!