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Gluten Intolerance and Rheumatoid Arthritis!

As some of you know I have been suffering from a major flare-up of what my Rheumatologist, even though he cannot diagnose, presumes is a rheumatic/arthritic episode. I have had a few of these major episodes in my lifetime, starting at the age of 5. This time has been different. I have been literally crippled in my hands and ankles and arms to the point of not being able to pick up my 11 month old daughter, brush my teeth or change my son's bed sheets. I stumbled upon an article regarding gluten intolerance and rheumatoid arthritis and was floored!

Today marks my fourth day of being completely Gluten-free. I have been Vegan for almost 3 years and this added change has presented some obstacles, but obstacles worth hurdling. I have provided some links below for those interested and those who may be afflicted with this autoimmune condition.

Peace and Love always.

http://chriskresser.com/50-shades-of-gluten-intolerance

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/09/1...

http://www.wikihow.com/Sample/Gluten-Free-Foods

http://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/gluten-food-list?...

http://www.wikihow.com/Recognize-Gluten-Intolerance

http://www.naturalnews.com/035075_gluten_intolerance_rheumat...

http://www.mayoclinic.org/gluten-free-diet/art-20048530

http://www.wikihow.com/Sample/Gluten-Substitution-Chart

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/gluten-sensitivity-self-test

http://www.foodrepublic.com/2012/12/10/5-gluten-free-beers-a...

http://www.glutenfreeglobe.com/

http://www.gluten-free-world.com/

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One word - raw.

Search Robert Morse arthritis here - watch all the videos that come up.... http://www.rawfigs.com/?s=arthritis&reg=12

He says it's acid damage in your body from build up of acids and waste products - no more, no less. When you move out the acids via your lymph system, your inflammation/pain will subside.

Let me know how you do afterwards. Peace!!!!

Doctors don't know everything

I had to figure this out on my own and it has been the best change I have EVER made-gluten and grain free = zero RA pain. Went to my doc today and he continues to be amazed. Blood pressure-normal. Cholesterol-normal (after 15 years of docs trying to put me on cholesterol reducing drugs). But NO PAIN is awesome.

just go paleo

i went paleo last year after being in constant agony for 6 years from rieters syndrome, similar to Rheumatoid. i am now almost compeltely pain free.

so much easier if you know that just dont eat any grain or processed refined sugars. (in general) makes food choices much easier and delicious

id reccomend paleo , beef paprikash and paleo spagetthi, to try see if you like. just take a spagheti squash and fork it into strings, put normal meaty suace on top ur golden.

i can really tell the difference everytime i sneak wheat i am rewarded with swelling and exquisitly painful burning in my joints.

meow

I also had incredible

improvement from chronic pain, mostly joint pain, by going gluten-free.

My mother-in-law has had rheumatoid arthritis since she was a girl. Is there any argument that could get through to her that she needs to try gluten-free? I also have other family members who have other kinds of chronic pain, more similar to my old pain, who I need to convince to try it. Ugh! Everyone's so stubborn! Even I took a while to try it. It's hard seeing people suffer needlessly.

Defend Liberty!

Mother pass on the intolerace through breast mik and cord blood.

Men have no role.

If grandma passes it to ma and your aunts and uncles and your aunts pass it to cousins.

The test is simple. No Wheat, rye, barley, oats for 14 days.

Mothers who eat gluten while nursing have colicky, fussy babies who don't thrive.

If mom takes the test, her babe will respond quickly.

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Turmeric

Pen,

In addition, you might benefit from a turmeric supplement, which has greatly relieved my achy joints. I take one called Enhansa, which is made by the Lee Silsby compounding pharmacy in Ohio. Within days of starting it, my pain that I'd been having for months almost completely disappeared. No prescription is required to order it from their website: http://leesilsby.com/enhansa-homepage

Best of luck!

10 Health Conditions that can benefit from going Paleo

Another link that has some good links in the text.

http://crossfitwesthouston.com/2012/10/19/10-surprising-heal...

Michael Nystrom's picture

Excellent news!

Please keep us posted with your progress! I cannot recommend this book highly enough: Wheat Belly.

I have been wheat / gluten free since the first of the year. I lost about 6 lbs, without making any other substantial adjustments aside from eliminating the wheat. And I feel great. I was off and on for most of last year, which gave me a heightened sensitivity to wheat's effects when I resumed consumption after a multi day or week break. Eventually, I came to associate the crappiness / bloating I felt with the cookie / cake / bread / croissant that I had a few hours earlier. I began to recognize a cause-effect relationship where previously I had seen none.

On another note, last summer I spent two weeks at the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico. For two weeks I ate nothing but raw foods and juices, and consumed 4 oz of wheatgrass every day.

Wow! What a difference that made. Lots of little aches and pains went away. There was one woman with arthritis so bad in her hands and knees that she couldn't make a fist, or comfortably walk up the stairs. By the end of those two weeks -- wow! She could make fists! She could walk up the stairs without pain.

This really confirmed to me what my friend Renato, who I met through the Ron Paul movement, and who introduced me to the Wigmore Institute always tells me:

"It's all about the food, Mikey! It's all about the food."

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Another thing he said once, when we were driving by a hospital:

"You know how you know hospitals are fake?"

How, I asked.

"Just look at the food they serve."

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Well? So - How do you feel? Notice any improvements after the first four days?

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Thanks for the reply...

I have felt progressively better each day of my five days now; less phlegm and throat irritation, less bowel influx, less fatigue and greater sense of clarity. On the other hand my wrists and hands flared up last night to the point of sleeplessness, intense and crippling pain and tears. It was brought on from typing all day at my job. Monday was my first day back in almost 3 weeks of leave.

I am sticking with this gluten-free dietary change. Still taking my Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc supplement; Vitamin B complex; Vitamin D3 5000 IU; Milk Thistle.

Peace to you and thank you for your consideration.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Michael Nystrom's picture

What is the rest of your diet like?

Stay away from as many processed foods as possible.

I have a friend with a similar condition. He gave up wheat / gluten, but still drinks Coca Cola! I told him to stay away from foods with high fructose corn syrup as well, but he says it is "only a little." But all those bits here and there add up. You would be surprised where the high fructose shows up: Ketchup, baked beans, BBQ sauce, even A1 Steak Sauce!

I'm very sorry to hear about the pain in your wrists. It sounds like things are getting better, but as much as possible you must rest your muscles.

Good luck. Also, look into this book by Ann Wigmore, if you feel it is appropriate:

Why Suffer?
http://www.amazon.com/Why-Suffer-Ann-Wigmore/dp/1570672938

Her emphasis is on eating only raw and living foods. That is very difficult in this day and age, but it is possible to increase the amount of raw foods you take in by juicing them.

Best of luck, and please keep us posted with your progress.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

My diet...

We eat probably 80%-90% non-GMO, Organic foods. My wife prepares almost 75% of our meals and the rest are frozen foods, also non-GMO, Organic. I gave up all sodas (Carbonated beverages), medications, processed foods, candy and otherwise garbage foods.

Even our ketchup, mustard, dairy-free mayonnaise, salad dressings and any other condiment are Organic, non-GMO.

We eat very healthy comparatively to those we know. HFCS is the devil and it is avoided whenever knowingly possible.

Thanks M.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Take it all the way to the goal line

by going completely grain free. Look into the Paleo diet. Fantastic for autoimmune disorders.

https://www.google.com/search?q=paleo+autoimmune+protocol&ie...

https://www.google.com/search?q=paleo+rheumatoid+arthritis&i...

I did the vegetarian thing for years

and I had many of the same issues (bad issues).

Can you see the connection?

One of the things I noticed about vegetarians was that it was a good lifestyle to have if you wanted a reason (or cover) for eating lots of processed foods and sweets. I was a lots of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, seeds and nuts and I still got sicker. Too much copper and not enough zinc is just one thing. Too Yin.

I see and read stories of folks doing it and having great health and now that I am healthy it might be different.

Here is an interview (audio) with Dr Larry Wilson and his nutritional balancing. Yeah, he was a vegetarian for years too. Give it a listen.

http://www.liveto110.com/6-get-rid-of-fatigue-and-brain-fog-...

He and other folks like him (though their protocols vary slightly) say that our health issues are caused by 2 things, poor nutrition and toxins in the body) causing things like arthritis. Once we are "balanced" the toxins pour out.

You could look up the book Vegetarian Myth" by Lierre Keith and see how much rings true there too.

Good luck with your 11 month old. I had those. The theory is that nutritional imbalances you have will get transferred to your offspring. But never fear, it is reversible but it requires hope and CHANGE.

thedoctorisin

Glutens: Wheat, barley rye and oats.

Mom passes intolerance to children through breast milk and cord blood.

If you are gluten intolerant there is a good chance your mother is and your brothers and sisters and your sister's children.

Cereal Killers by Wallach and Ma has more information.

Strong stomach acid is need to absorb calcium and other minerals.

Salt food to taste or add digestive enzymes to help.

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