LIKE2PLAY, I went to a speech by celiac and gf author, Shelley Case, and I asked this question of her because I'd read gf vegan is helpful for RA. She concurred.
On another and similar note, Dh has a friend who had an ALCAT test and changed his diet based on his food sensitivities. He attributes his recovery to gf and taking out other foods he was reacting to. He lost 17 lbs on an already slight frame, down to 130 lbs. I should share his email as he expressed his thoughts to Dh:
"Hereís the link to the website that has the information on the blood test for food hypersensitivities. I highly recommend that you read the book. Itís written by a woman who cured her arthritis mainly through diet (though she also used exercise, and stress reduction techniques as well). The test is done by a lab in Hallandale called ALCAT. It costs over $600 and my insurance doesnít cover it, but it was the best $600 I ever spent. The diet that the test produced for me reduced my joint inflammation, I lost 17 lbs., got me off of blood pressure meds, and I was able to reduce my corticosteroid dose by almost 50% (which is good cause the steroids have very bad long term side effects). I now go to the gym every week and work out vigorously. My knees are much better and all my other joints are normal. Itís definitely worth a try. I wish that I had known about this option when I first got RA. I might have avoided the hip operations. Hope it works for you. Let me know if you have any questions.
His name here.
book mentioned: bit.ly/aSAJax
When I queried Dh to ask what his sensitivities were (I'm nosy and was looking for "you-know-what", he responded:)
"Happy to help in any way. The foods that trigger my arthritis include wheat, milk, sugar, spinach, grapes and a whole bunch of other healthy foods. Every person is different, though and you may have very different sensitivities. I am gluten free and it helps me a lot but not everyone has that sensitivity. Only the ALCAT test can tell for sure. I wish that I'd known about it when I first got sick. I think I would not have lost the hips. I encourage you to do the test and follow the diet. I hope it saves you all the trouble I dealt with. Let me know if you want to talk about it.
His name here."
Am I surprised? Nope. But I don't know his jump from wheat- to gluten-free.www.celiac.com/articles/85/1/Arthritis-and
Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 2/10/2010 (22:47)
KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
One person's food is another person's poison.
Celiac Disease: An autoimmune reaction from eating gluten grains: wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats=nutrient deficiency=cancer. Have 1 of 300 symptoms? bit.ly/cdsymptoms
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