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Autoimmune Illness
updated: May 12, 2014, 4:53 PM

I'm looking for information or SB experts on nutrition for inflammatory disease. Myositis, an autoimmune illness, is the diagnosis.

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Dale FigtreeLaurie Counihan-Childs

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 COMMENT 518284 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 05:03 PM

Look up books on the anti- inflammation diet. (Library probably has them). In a nutshell, it's no grain, no sugar, no nightshades, low omega 6 fats. Lean meats, lot's of green leafy veggies.


 COMMENT 518294P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 05:24 PM

I've benefited from Dale Figtree's advice in this area. She helped me turn my health around and recover my mobility. Her office phone number is 563-4904.


 COMMENT 518297 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-12 05:27 PM

Tumeric, ginger, rosemary, oregano, and green tea are all anti-inflammatory. Learning about the Glycemic Index (GI) is critical. Crash course: GI has 3 basic categories low, medium, or high GI. Strive for low GI Foods. Example: low GI includes many beans and grains such as lentils, barley etc... medium GI includes rice brown and white, and lastly, high GI includes white refined sugar, bread etc...

cooking grains and beans can be a lengthy process on the stovetop, I suggest learning to use a pressure cooker as this makes the process super quick. I overcame my fear of pressure cookers 2 years ago and am now a huge fan! BE SURE TO PURCHASE A MODEL THAT IS UL (Underwriters Laboratory) approved.


 COMMENT 518358 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-13 07:17 AM

Laurie Counihan-Childs is wonderful. Plus, her recommendations aren't too severe so they're easy to follow


 COMMENT 518375P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-13 07:57 AM

read Dr. Ski Chilton's book 'Inflammation Nation'. He studied inflammation response of many foods when a family member developed arthritis. Lots of lists, recipes, menu plans and explanations of how the different foods cause problems. It's been out about 12-15 yrs, perhaps he's done a follow up book.

and don't use agave syrup, highly refined and DOES cause inflammatory response. Try to wean yourself away from sweets of all kinds. Hard at first, but def. do-able.

To add to 284's advice, add raw fermented foods to your diet. Raw milk or water kefir, fermented veggies (think Kim Chee and sauerkraut) to get your gut back into good working order if you've been eating grains or refined carbs.

Grow your own veggies and sprouts for cheap and flavorful year-round greens.


 COMMENT 518381 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-13 08:17 AM

See the Bragg Healthy Lifestyle and Toxicless diet book.


 RED CREEK agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-13 08:20 AM

Anti inflammatory diet from the famous Dr. Furhman of PBS fame is simple and it works. Eat GOMBS -- Greens, Onions, Mushrooms, Beans and Seeds. PERIOD.

I recommended this diet to an 83 year old with advanced arthritis and it worked, her swelling and pain went down immediately.


 COMMENT 518397 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-13 08:50 AM

Triphala is an Ayurvedic remedy for inflamation


 COMMENT 518403 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-13 09:08 AM

Look up the website of Danielle Walker - Against All Grain - she shares an wonderful story of recovery from inflammatory diseases, and her cook book is fantastic!

We cut out all grain and legumes, and most sugar, and it has been so helpful. I felt relief within a week of changing my diet.


 COMMENT 518416 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-13 09:34 AM

Dr. Weil, a Harvard physician has an excellent website on anti-inflammatory foods. Drweil "dot" com.


 EDSUP agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-13 10:16 AM

"Eat Right 4 Your Type" by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo
4 Blood Types
4 Diets
4 Exercise Programs
4 Plans for a Healthy Life
I know countless people who have been plagued with physical problems - then began eating according to the foods that are good for their personal blood type, and everything turned around! Physical ailments vanished and physical health was theirs! Look into it. You can get my email from edhat and I can get you more info.


 COMMENT 518556 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-13 02:26 PM

Almost any of these might work, but I would try to find a diet that had been tested and found effective for myositis.

John La Puma MD helped to invent "culinary medicine" now taught at Tulane, Harvard, elsewhere, and is the real deal and an expert.


 COMMENT 518654 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-13 05:27 PM

Vitamin C in large doses is what I would suggest.
At least 500 mg 2x/day.


 LEAHKING agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-13 08:24 PM

another vote for the eat right for your blood type diets. I have severe rheumatoid arthritis and when I follow my type o diet I do so much better. rather challenging, though, to avoid wheat, corn, cow dairy. best of luck to you.



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