I have just started feeling arthritis; in fact, the joints in both thumbs (to the wrist) are missing and I am facing surgery. So Arthritis is one of my motivators for clean eating. I found this at http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Safe-and-Natur al-Way-to-Cure-Arthritis&id=1719583:
Your diet is the foundation for the elimination of arthritis. Take a moment and examine what kind of foods you are eating on a daily basis. Are they healthy foods? Fast food? Junk food? This may not be what some of you want to hear but the first step towards becoming pain-free is to eliminate all junk food from your diet. If you are sick and tired of being in pain then the choice is easy but it's up to you. So to start off, you need to eliminate all fast foods, junk foods, sweets, carbonated drinks and flour. Flour has been proven to inflame arthritic conditions. Eat "clean" foods (unprocessed), fruits, vegetables, lean chicken breasts, fish, nuts and whole grains. Water. You need to drink LOTS of water. Water helps flush out toxins from the body and is a very important component in the elimination of the pain of arthritis. Continue this diet for about 2-4 weeks.
I recommend though, to "continue this diet for EVER!"
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Eating clean is a way of life for many people. People have various reasons for choosing a clean eating lifestyle. The most common reason being as a way to lose weight and stay in shape. However, for some, it is a way to begin healing the body or for prevention of disease.
I often come across a lot of web sites that post information about specific diets that have been known to help cure and prevent particular ailments. Below are a several that I have come across.
The Budwig Diet - The theory is: the use of oxygen in the organism can be stimulated by protein compounds of sulphuric content, which make oils water-soluble and which is present in cheese, nuts, onion and leek vegetables such as leek, chive, onion and garlic, but especially cottage cheese. [Source: cancure.org]
Lower Cholesterol/Heart Health
Mediterranean Diet - The diet is often cited as beneficial for being low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat and dietary fiber. [Source: wikipedia.org]
Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet - Rather, it is way of selecting and preparing foods based on scientific knowledge of how they can help your body remain optimally healthy. Along with influencing inflammation, this diet will provide steady energy and ample vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and dietary fiber. [Source: drweil.com]
Slow Carb Diet - low carbs are absorbed more gradually, so blood sugar doesn”t markedly increase. Instead, you get a more gradual release of energy, so you feel full and content for longer and wind up eating less. [Source: micronutra.com]
Do you also eat for healing? If so, what does your diet consist of?
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