Was just wondering - as I had heard this in a couple places - if anyone has noticed that when they eat certain foods, your joints hurt more either that day or the next few days - especially if you have RA.
I notice when I eat eggs and sugar they hurt more.
I have RA. I am of the belief that there is no relation between food and RA. However having said that, I have noticed I feel like crap if I eat Chinese (MSG?) or steak. Yesterday I started a vegetarian diet and will do for one month to find out once and for all. No meat, dairy or eggs.
Oh, big time, there is a food connection with me and my arthritis. If I eat tomatoes, potatoes, flour or sugar, I can't get out of bed. Has anyone read the book, Eating for your Blood Type? I found that almost all the no-no foods for my blood type make me hurt.
My dietician tells me most RA sufferers are O positive blood type. Anyone agree?? I've been advised step one of eliminating high risk foods is cut out wheat products and reduce sugar (which causes inflammation). Also avoid orange juice. Although i've also heard that red meat, dairy and night shade vegies can aggravate RA, he feels a systematic approach must be adhered to so that we can work out the exact triggers and these foods have vital nutrients (iron, calcium etc) i can't afford to give up at this point. It's interesting to note that he said in his line of work, it seems many people's favourite foods are actually the ones our bodies cannot tolerate. So chocolate, champagne and cheese will be a goner for me i guess.