There are some books out there about curing RA through diet, for example Barbara Allen’s Conquering Rheumatoid Arthritis & The Paddison Program to Rheumatoid Arthritis. These programs highly emphasize making drastic diet changes. The testimonials for these approaches are numerous, but if you are like me, I find it very difficult to restrict or drastically alter my diet. I was looking for a much easier way to CURE my RA & take back my amazing life.
That said, diet does play a role in RA and I will keep it simple:
Keep a log of foods that trigger RA symptoms & stay away from those trigger foods as much as possible.
Keep a log of foods that DON’T trigger RA symptoms (so you can enjoy them again!)
And that’s it! This is you taking action as you become your own Body Detective. Sometimes it will be easy to know which foods are triggers & other times not so easy, such as when you dine out at that French restaurant and can’t say no to all those rich sauces, accompanying wines & apertifs!
I will share an example of my own simple Diet Log here. Yours will be different, but not to worry, that’s what makes us so special. You can create categories for your lists for future referencing.
- Beer: Stella Artois 😦
- Triple Cream Cheese 😦 !!!!! 3/24/13
- Plum Wine 🙂
- Dinner @ Royal Palace 🙂
- Hanami II in Branford, CT, Japanese, Sushi