**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, October 26, 2010

Icky day

How does that saying go... when it rains it pours??  Things were going so great and I ate a few questionable foods and boom, big flare!

I ate Lone Star on Sunday evening.  I had made a healthy beef stew at home with all my allowed foods (carrots, celery, beef) but when I went to my father in laws for dinner and I saw all the beef and chicken, I thought it might be ok.  I only had about 3 pieces of each but boy did it taste good (and different from my plain old bbq'd meat with sea salt!!)  I wonder what exactly they put on it?  Salt, butter, and what else?  Does anyone have any guesses....well whatever it was it sent me into a flare!

Then I really hurt my achilles... after my run and workout on Sat I knew something wasn't right.  When I woke up Sunday, I could barely walk.  Long story short- got to the doc and physio and I have achilles tendinitis.  Very common and very treatable.  Just means I have to rest... (yuck... I'm not so good at that...) and do some rehab exercises. 

Oh well....  it's all part of it.  Live and learn.  The few times I have taken a risky chance, I've flared up.  I need to stick to it, no exceptions!!

On a positive note, I went to NutriChem yesterday and bought some new supplements.  I'm trying the most potent Omega 3 supplement that is on the market.  Cyto-Matrix Omega D 3 Forte and Inflammatrix, which is a turmeric based natural anti-inflammatory.  I'll see how they work!~


  1. Aww Jen... I'm sorry!! :( I hope you feel better soon!

  2. Hi Jen,

    I found you through your comment on All Flared up last week. Girl, you have really inspired me. I am also a health nut and a boy mama. I have been working with an incredible naturopath for about a year now. I strongly believe the supplements I take have helped take the edge of the inflammation. I have been on an antibiotic protocol for two and half months now and have seen some dramatic improvements. But I feel like it's time to compliment it with an even cleaner diet (i.e. no more caffeine and sugar) :(

    I've done expensive blood tests for food sensitivities and eliminated everything on my list without any noticeable improvements. In the past, I've also gone through several hard core elimination diets (that eliminated caffeine, sugar, grains, dairy, and a ton of other things) and lost 25 lbs. I can barely hold a size 2 on now. But I didn't notice any changes in the months that I did the diets in my pain and inflammation levels. So, now I'm interested in finding out if there are foods in my diet that are tripping my system that are actually great things to eat in general. My diet was already very clean and healthy, but I do enjoy coffee and sweetened gluten free items. I also eat a minimal amount of cheese and icecream and put cream in my coffee. All organic--but hey, it's still dairy. Fortunately, I have access to raw dairy and grass fed meat from a local farmer.

    I've read through every one of your posts and decided I had nothing to lose and would give the crazy fish and limited fruit and veggie list a go.I had actually read about the diet some time ago on another site and thought it was a little hard core. But here I am on day two today. I hope to post about it on my blog soon and will most definitely be giving your blog a shout out when I do!

    Thanks for leading the way! I'll be checking on you often!

  3. @ Megan: Thanks buddy! I'm already on the mend!

    @ Rheumforgod: Thanks for your post! You have an amazing story and great blog!! I'm so glad that you're giving it a try. It's really done wonders for me and been an interesting journey. I think some people probably think I'm crazy but it has provided me with more relief than any cocktail of meds. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions at all! jen_mcconnery@yahoo.ca I will be following you too! Good for you....