Although, I never did go to a doctor and get a diagnosis, I learned on my own (through studying my symptoms) I likely suffer from bouts of (inflammation) rheumatoid arthritis and gout shortly after I consume the wrong foods.
I created my own rheumatoid arthritis diet for vegetarians I abide by. I make sure I include ‘starchy vegetables’ like beans, brown rice, quinoa, peas and potatoes daily because I have found I can’t sustain myself on fruits and vegetables alone. I stopped eating refined wheat [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] and corn products.
I get inflammation in the form of generalized muscle aches and pains at certain joint points like my thumb and knee. The pain is also all over my body whenever I have eaten known inflammatory foods. It’s a general ‘achy’ feeling everywhere.
I am not a doctor nor health professional. But, I know how to consider the prevailing common public knowledge available while at the same time listen to how my body feels. Through my own research through the years I have learned to eat a certain way avoiding future gout attacks and rheumatism.
I have tested myself with food again and again. I remove the suspected culprit for a while, then reintroduce it to see how I feel. And, when I get off tract and succumb to wrong food temptation, it is no surprise attacks always faithfully and predictably return.
What I am sharing with you here, is my personal 'rheumatoid arthritis diet for vegetarians'. I have been eating plant based whole foods for years, and it brought me to the right path to weight loss and better health.
This very painful condition motivates one to find a remedy. For, the consequences of not eating the right foods could last for weeks, even months. We don’t want this. Life is too short to suffer in pain for long. There is though a simple way of prevention if one will only change his eating habits.
I hate pain, how about you? Medication has side effects practically making things even worse in the long term. Pharmaceuticals only seem to mask symptoms while promoting other things to go wrong. Read the drug company’s disclaimer on the bottle or review instructions and you will soon see the facts.
What I don’t eat, anymore…
- Fat like olive oil and vegetable oils
- Grains like wheat and corn whether refined or whole (intact)
- All refined grains like wheat or white flour products, bread, crackers and chips, etc.
- Sugar and especially high fructose corn syrup
- Processed and refined foods of any kind whatsoever
My own personal rheumatoid arthritis diet for vegetarians I personally adhere to which is ‘anti-inflammatory’…
- Fruit like berries and bananas
- Large green salads with sprouts, onion and homemade dressing
- Vegetables like kale, spinach and broccoli
- Whole grains like brown rice and quinoa
- Beans like pinto and salsa
- Nuts like walnuts
- My vegetarian diet
1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11600749
Website Title Rheumatology (Oxford, England).
Publication Month October
Publication Year 2001
Article Title A vegan diet free of gluten improves the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis: the effects on arthritis correlate with a reduction in antibodies to food antigens.
Date AccessedJanuary 03, 2018
Not- before you change your diet contact your doctor.