To add to the mix, my GP is a osteopath and believes in "helping your body help itself"and she says that inflammation is rooted in alergies that our bodies have fought for so long that our auto immune systems have flatten out and destroyed the delicate balance of proteins, amino acids and anti bodies. Inflammation is a by product of all that.
I, myself, do not have inflammation. Mine is hypothyroidism, vitilago and lichen's schelrosis, all of them have auto immune causes. I know that arthritis (both kinds) is one of the accompanying conditions of FM. I have friends who suffer so much inflammation their joints actually feel warm. They constanly monitor what they eat so they can avoid as much pain and discomfort as possible but their doctors (& specialists) have never given them a list of foods.
Stress and pain killers can destroy your enzyme system and make acidic foods hard on your body. And, of course, anything done in excess is asking for trouble. As a teenager, 4 large cokes a day.....Who Knew!! Please remember that recognizing your own triggers is best. Each body handles food stuffs differently. Even not chewing your food well enough can put you out of whack. Data is wonderful. I use the web all the time and consider it useful, but I don't live by it. And, I don't let it make my decisions. I try to uncover the questions I need to ask my health care provider and determine if the data really pertains to me. Stay tuned. What is right today will undergo a study and be disputed next week.
Be blessed in your quest. Susie
Until the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain to change: You won't.
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