I have heard a lot of talk about red meat being a trigger. Does anyone still eat red meat? I seem to be OK with it if I don't eat it frequently but I wonder if I would feel better without it...
My symptoms are recent and I put myself on an elimination diet. I also took Prednisone for one month and am on Methotrexate. I am into my 6 week and I still have symptoms. I don't eat eggs, meat, dairy, gluten, sugar, oil, and nuts and seeds since I got sick. My recovery is taking time but my goal is to control my symptoms through a plant plant diet. I cannot advise you except to listen to your body and continue your education into RA. Wishing you great health.
Thank you, that is very sweet! I wish you the same.
I have been eliminating and reintroducing - no no's are beef, lamb, prawns, tomatoes, cheese
helen, why no tomatoes?
I can only say that they cause further inflammation. For me cannot say how they affect others
Tomatoes are a nightshade vegetable and a trigger for many people P Jennette Mcnair
Gotcha! I need to investigate nightshades. I eat clean before recent diagnosis but haven't eliminated those. Thank you!
Grass fed seems fine for me.
I also heard that bison is similar to beef but doesn't seem to cause problems (I haven't tried it yet personally)
I sometimes eat meat, if it's served to me, I dont seem to have a problem with it, gluten is the worst for me
No meat no dairy less pain
I have cut back on red meat once a week. Working on cutting out gluten, sugar, dairy. More vegetables and fruit now than ever. But with stage 3 kidney disease I have to watch my potassium and sodium. I have hypo thyroid, RA, bursitis and osteopenia. Tear in the lateral meniscus of my left knee. Oh plus peripheral neuropathy. No diabetes or heart problems. No high blood pressure. So I am searching for a healthier lifestyle.
I was touched by your post. I know this RA involves a lot of trial and error and then you have your other health issues. I have an under active thyroid and have just gotten diagnosed with RA. I am too trying to figure out what foods I can eat. I decided to go strict vegetarian. I am currently taking methotrexate. My symptoms are still there. I am sending you a very gentle hug and wishing you healing.
Thank you. I wish you success with your healing also. I needed that hug. Here's one back.
Sorry to hear of the kidney disease too!
Thanks. Still hopeful for a better way.
Anything that isn't grass fed or organic in generally irritates me. Red meat itself doesn't bother me, but the added hormones etc does. Alcohol is a huge trigger for me, as well as refined sugar and dairy. I just generally eat healthy now, and I ran my first 5k today. I was hurting earlier but I feel great now. Try an elimination diet and reintroduce one thing at a time.
Congrats on your 5k! I am on Paleo AIP so I've eliminated a lot but I think it is a great idea to pay attention to whether or not the meat I eat is grass fed and hormone free. Thank you for that idea!
No problem and thank you!
Congratulations. That's great. And a good idea. Elimination is sometimes a struggle. Old habits are hard to break.
Agree with red meat as trigger.... Have not try to stop taking but it works on my friend who had gout... Stop for ayear.. Now he is free
I have stopped gluten, dairy, sugar and alcohol. None of them made any difference and my inflammation has continued.
that's interesting cathy. I was about to embark on removing those things from my diet. I have stopped eating red meat, doesn't make any difference. Nothing does tbh
The only thing I haven't removed is the red meat- grew up in the Midwest and love my steaks!
Steady now, here comes the healing
Really? I'm still on a very limited diet plus lots of good vitamins and oils. Come on healing!!!!
Have you tried eliminating nightshades? They are my biggest trigger -- potatoes, tomatoes, peppers (not black pepper), eggplant, tomatilloes -- there are others.