I just saw my Primary Care Physician for a review. He has been the one doctor acting as the 'generalist' in helping weed through many of my problems. Specialists are great, but sometimes they see things only through their vision.
To help combat some of my Arthritis, but more specifically to reduce the inflammation, thus reducing some of the pain, this is what he gave meFoods to Include
Foods to exclude
- Fatty Fish (ie Salmon, Cod, Tuna, Sardines - Omega 3 Fats
- Grass Feed Lamb or Buffalo - High amounts of Omega 3 Fats that grain feed animals are lacking
- Nuts and Seeds, especially almonds, walnuts and flax seeds
- Dark leafy greens, such as kale, broccoli, collards, all high in fiber
- Red and blue colored fruits and vegetables such as red cabbage, red onion, red peppers, all berries
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil - contains anti inflammatory phytonurtients called polyphenols.
- Most heat cooking (crock pot, dutch oven)
- Certain spices: turmeric, ginger, oregano, garlic, rosemary, cayenne, cloves and cinnamon
- Trans fats found in processed foods such as cakes, cookies, bagels and crackers
- Refined sugars
- Foods with a high glycemic response: refined grains and breads, desserts, rice and bananas
- High omega-6 oils such as corn or soy
- Gluten containing foods; wheat, rye, barley, spelt , kamut..
- Saturated animal fats from grain feed meats
- Dairy foods in large amounts, such as milk, yogurt, cheeses and butter
- High temperature cooking with fats. Fried potatoes, other fried foods
This information was taken from the IFM - 2014 The Institute for Functional Medicine
Now I am willing to give anything a try. So the above information sounds very doable. How much will I benefit from this? I have no idea.
This is just something very easy to try. Will it work?BUT
before you embark on any diet, including this one, always discuss this with your doctor. They are the ones taking care of you and they are the ones that understand your condition.
What I posted here is a general statement, nothing concrete.
I will let you know how I make out in about a month from now
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences