Recommendations on anti inflammatory diets for Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are several anti inflammatory diets: McDougle, Patterson, Paleo, etc. Which one have you had success with? McDougle says high starch vegan diet. Others say no rice or white potato. I feel confused about what to eat and what not to eat. Thx.

Cindy Eastman
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Paleo for me.

An Elimination Diet can help you determine the right approach for you. There's definitely no one size fits all, we're all quite different. I hope you find the right diet.

Yoli Cisneros
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Thank you

Cindy Eastman 3 years

This is good. Thank you

Cindy Eastman 3 years

Banting for me

Rozelle Purcell
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Banting?

Cindy Eastman 3 years

Almost like Keto or LCHF. Developed by Prof Tim Noakes in South Africa. Google it. Been working great for me

Rozelle Purcell 3 years

Right now i am down to eggs, veggies only grain is rice sometimes. Chicken and fish and finally not waking up in pain. But if i eat potatoes or certain grains like quinoa I will go into a flare. I think you have to test your own body

Adrienne Hatfield
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Thank you

Cindy Eastman 3 years

I started with the Institute for Functional Medicine Elimination diet, but it didn’t truly help me heal although there were improvements. When I switched to AIP I really started to go into remission. I’m Paleo now and I do eat potatoes and rice but I waited almost a year to introduce those. I’ve introduced chick peas and eggplant, too. I eat limited cooked tomatoes and am waiting for summer to intro fresh. If one fails a reintro, it doesn’t mean you can never eat it again. Sometimes it just means your microbiome still needs work. I’ll never eat gluten and dairy again, though, unless they figure out a better way to fix leaky gut.

Julia Foster
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Thank you

Cindy Eastman 3 years

AIP. Remission for six months so far. Been a miracle to me. Strongly recommend.

Chiungyi Hoyt
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Will do then! Thanks

Cindy Eastman 3 years

I'm doing AIP Paleo. I've been on it since Nov, not 100% but close and I feel a lot better. I still have bad days but they are farther apart.

Cassia Swan
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Thanks

Cindy Eastman 3 years

My daughter & I are going vegan, her suggestion. I already feel like my RA has taken enough from me. Well, this morning it took one of my last real enjoyments - a good cup of black tea with milk. I somehow mind this worse than no longer being able to write without pain.

Lisa Rubio
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Substitute coconut milk?

Julia Foster 3 years

Thanks

Cindy Eastman 3 years

Maybe coconut milk. I will try this afternoon. Thanks.

Lisa Rubio 3 years

Layla Christy I eliminated nuts until I healed, but at some point you could do almond milk. I prefer it to coconut but used only coconut while I was in the strict elimination phase of AIP.

Julia Foster 3 years

I'm able to just eat clean now. I started with an elimination diet when I was first diagnosed and this is where've I've ended up.

Nessa Robbins
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Thanks

Cindy Eastman 3 years

I follow the Ketogenic diet, I found the AIP and other elimination diets very difficult. I was easily able to follow the Keto way of eating and have been able to control eliminating and testing food sensitivities without feeling overwhelmed.

Victoria Spangler
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Ah thank you this one I haven’t heard about. Will research.

Cindy Eastman 3 years

Also research banting.

Rozelle Purcell 3 years

I actually decided to diet today after taking a break from it. Doing a God made only diet. Meat, fruits, veggies and nuts. I will incorporate oats, honey and cheese from time to time. I'm steering clear of all processed foods. Doing to loose weight but also to see if it helps my joints and flares too.

Jennifer Wilkes
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Ok me too. Thanks

Cindy Eastman 3 years

I've found its all trial & error as we are all unique xx Do a food diary & eliminate foods you react to but the more you cook from scratch & less processed foods the better. Also keep you gut healthy pro biotics & not overload you body smaller meals better xx good luck & new healthy beginnings xx

Dawn Carrier
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Wahls Protocol. There are three levels. The 3rd is keto.

Caroline Landis
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It's confusing and exhausting trying to figure it all out! I'd like to win the lottery so I can hire someone to shop and prep my meals.

Carolyne Peck
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AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) has helped some (I have only been doing it since the new year). Weight is dropping off like crazy as an added bonus (I figure the less stress on my joints the better).

Penny Pena
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