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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

So I have been investigating the diet The Plan and it's all about foods that react negatively on your body and chemistry. Even though I think I have been eating healthy good foods, some of those foods don't like my body chemistry. I can remember many times when I ate under calories and would gain 1-2 pounds over night. Well according to the author some foods cause inflammation. So that makes sense to me. One thing that she says can be very reactive is tomatoes as I mentioned before...well for years I have been eating like 2 cups per day. The are just so yummy here in Mexico. So that got me looking into tomatoes and other things that might affect my arthritis. I have bad arthritis in my hands and feet and pain just about everyday. So I come to learn that night shade veggie can be bad for arthritis. I wasn't even sure what night shade veggies were but thanks to Maureen who sent me this link I found lots of information. Thank you, thank you! Well of course I have been doing everything wrong. No wonder I have so much discomfort. I had no idea at all. No one ever told me that things you think are good for you could cause so much inflammation! So I cut my beloved tomatoes out of my diet and will continue to investigate and learn about other things that might be harmful. I am excited to know that there could be things that I can do or cut out to feel my best. Here is the interesting link that Maureen turned me onto. Anyone else out there suffer from arthritis? Any tips and or suggestions for keeping it under control?

So nice to see Robin Roberts back today. What a great spirit. So happy that she is doing so well. She feels like family.
I do hope all of my sparks buddies are doing well.
I am down to 108.5 so happy to be under my goal of 110 so I can enjoy my birthday dinner out without guilt. That isn't until Monday so still time to keep on track.
Let's make it a great day!
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  • DEBBY4576
    The first thing a naturopath tells you to cut is sugar, because it feeds on inflamation, and carbs. I haven't given up tomatoes.
    1821 days ago
    Very interesting.

    Thanks for sharing.

    I just started taking Goji berries, and it's on the list.
    Maybe I need to do a little more investigating...

    Anyone have any experience with these?
    1823 days ago
    emoticon for sharing this, It was very interesting!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1823 days ago
    I have had osteoarthritis since I was 38. I used glucosamine sulphate for many years until it caused me to have a plantar fibromatosis. I managed to cure this myself, but that's another story. Anyway, I had to find an alternative as I was beginning to get crippled with pain without my glucosamine. After much research, I came up with a supplement called Serrapeptase. The relief was amazing and even better than glucosamine. I order it off Amazon and I wouldn't be without it now.
    1823 days ago
    This was so interesting! Thanks for the info!!!! I agree, it is good to have Robin Roberts back!!! She looks great!!!!
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    1823 days ago
    emoticon on being below goal.

    Today I went all over looking for the book The Plan and couldn't find it. The bookstore said I can pre-order and it should be in 2 weeks. I haven't decided yet if I will just download it to my kobo. I kind of want the book itself, but will see.

    Take care,

    1824 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/20/2013 5:56:57 PM
    Thanx for sharing the link Sallie. I taped GMA today and can't wait to get home and watch it.
    1824 days ago
    Way to get down to the source of your problems with foods. It's amazining how things that are good for you one day can be bad for you the next. I'm glad to hear you are at 108.5.
    1824 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Knowledge is power Sallie!
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    I just picked up the book The Plan...haven't started it yet, but am interested in finding out just what foods work with me and what works against me!!! To think that as we 'eat right' we still may be harming ourselves was/is something thats going to take some time to wrap my mindset around...but it does make sense!!! So happy that you've discovered some of the foods that are 'against' you!!!
    1824 days ago
    Have you ever read the book "Eat for your Blood Type", there are so many variables that is why one plan does not fit all. When I had the nurse taking care of me for 18 months, she shed a lot of light on that subject. Her blood type was O and mine is A, so many times she prepared different meals for the two of us. Being a nurse, she did not believe in our western medicine as much as the eastern medicine. We can eat ourselves sick and we can also eat ourselves healthy if we take the time to investigate. Too bad we didn't have that knowledge in our younger years. The older I get, the more I realize how little I know.

    Hope your upcoming birthday will be one of the best ever!
    1824 days ago
    Congrats on the great weigh in!! Hoping The Plan solves your health challenges. It sounds hopeful!! -Marsha
    1824 days ago
    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!! EArly birthday wishes!!!!! emoticon
    1824 days ago
  • LIS193
    Thank you for posting the link. My DD has RA (diagnosed at 14 poor kid) and loves tomatoes, even grows them herself. She knows she should limit them but at times can't help herself. I'll pass this on to her.
    I am glad you are finding out what nutrition can do to help you feel better. I know I feel so much better since I started The Plan and I know my major culprit is wheat - it blows me up :( Sadly I love it but it doesn't love me back.
    1824 days ago
    Glad it's working for you! HUGS AND an early Happy Birthday! Mine is Sunday and boy, don't like the thought of adding another year to the age, but have to say, feel sooooo much better now in my 50's than my 40's, so that's a huge BONUS.

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  • KLONG8
    Well happy birthday in advance! My experience with arthritis was a surprise. I felt great and one day I started to limp. Thought I had pulled a muscle or something and went to the doctor. Was told I had moderate arthritis in one hip. My DH had been diagnosed with arthritis in his hips years ago and his went away when he quit running marathons! 3 months later I was talking to a specialist and 3 months after that I had my hip replaced! Amazing! Perfect, then not perfect, then repaired. I'm very grateful that something could be done in my situation.

    Of course, now I am starting to deal with my knees and one thumb. Part of the reason for my weight loss plan is to take some poundage off these knees of mine. And, just like you, I realize how important it is to keep moving. But I have no idea of how diet can make a difference. I just thought if you eat "healthy" you're doing the most you can for yourself. Let me know how you do with your inflamation approach. Good luck and I hope you get some relief, arthritis is not a picnic.
    1824 days ago
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