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I am an RN, have rheumatoid arthritis and need to get healthy
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12/5/2008 10:00:09 AM

Welcome to the Challenged by Arthritis Spark's team! Don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need any help. Look forward to having you on the team!

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8/22/2008 8:00:38 PM

There are two books that I use for the Anti Inflammatory diet: The Inflammation Free Diet by Monica Reinagel and the anti Inflammation Zone by Dr Barry Sears
Basically this is the diet but the internet could offer you more information. Dr Weil has articles on it. NO white sugar or flour, bright colored veg & fruits, no prepared foods, No starchy veg (corn, Potatoes, no bananas. Check out one of the books from the library. This is just the basic info. There is much more to it. All pain is caused by inflation. I have noticed a difference.


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8/21/2008 1:03:42 PM

Hi Donna.

Your response to Maggie_K said that you're on an anti-inflammatory diet. Could you please describe a typical day to me or explain exactly what that means? I feel like I need to try something new as I still have achiness every day.


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7/17/2008 12:09:18 PM

I hope you are feeing bettter. I friend. of mine tried acupuncture for her feet and it worked Not covered b insurance However! I went to a new chiropractor yesterday and feel better today. Have you tried warm water pool therapy. I would love having youu as a SR buddiet.

Praryes, Donnq emoticon

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7/17/2008 9:40:00 AM

Hi, I am Kathy, I have really bad headaches all the time. They have not diagnosed me with anything, they just treat symptomes. Some Dr. say I am sycocimatic... Others see my body with swollen sholders or twisted out so one shoulder is 2 inches higher than the other, loss of coordination and balance, and spasms. . Because I have had no help from them except pain pills I have tried many things. I have done the diet therapy - macro diet. It is rice and vegies beans and seaweed. It helped for about 8 years If i eat sugar the pain doubles.
I have also tried cranial sacrial therapy. It is wonderful. It will loosen all the muscles in my neck and head. I also work with a chiropracter that keeps my body from twisting up. He too does a form of cranial sacrial.
I wen to a neuro pyscologist to try to retrain my body to walk normal, and he said it is all in the brain stem. So my body is fighting against itself.
But working with the three things above and staying away from medication I am able to maintain... and even keep working.
Good luck. Yes it is hard to take good care of yourself when you are hurting. I will pray for you.
Noticed you were looking for a spark buddy, If you would like we can try to encourage each other to serve the Lord together. Kathy

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