Diet is crucial for me and has helped me go into remission. If i cheat I can feel it for days and sometimes weeks. I received diet from biomedical clinic on not only what not to eat but what I should eat...things like pinneapple juice for its anti inflammatory properties to walnuts for omega 3s and kefir for probiotics... has really helped me. The full diet is on my blog if you want to read or print for yourself. https://rheumatoidremission.wordpress.com - under diet in menu
If you follow a well balanced diet you don't need to do anything else.xx
Thank you, everyone for your input. I too have difficulty analyzing what causes a flare. I do know stress and trying to keep going when my body says uh uh, is crucial. I can't always do it but I try.
Cutting sugar out (almost) and forcing myself to rest is difficult as I used to be very active.
I hope everyone will be uplifted when the weather improves. Hugs.🌺🌺🌺
Sugar is a huge inflammatory ingredient. I have directly noticed pain spikes when eating too much sugar. I learned a lot from a woman who wrote the book the plan. You wouldn't have to follow the recipes to get good information either. Teaches you how to figure out which foods work for you specifically and which could be reactive. It's nice because it treats people individually. Wonderful woman
For me, nothing definitive has been a trigger for RA, not even the weather. I've heard that strawberries, cherries are supposed to have anti-inflammatory properties, but I've never found that to be true. During a bad flare, I'm not above pouring a glass of wine and smoking some MJ. :)
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