Re: Anybody ever tried an 'anti-flammatory' diet?
Yes! I did this diet as part of the treatment program for my Hashimotos disease, and autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid. We used the diet to start with to identify foods I had allergies to, as it was critical to get those foods out of my diet so that my body wouldn't be producing antibodies to the foods that would in turn attack my thyroid. It's not an easy diet at first- it requires a lot of commitment on your part- but in my opinion, the diet is completely worth doing. One, I got a whole lot healthier on the diet. I mean, I FELT better. A LOT better. Two, I lost a lot of weight, while eating all I wanted to eat. And once you get past the psychology of all the things you can't eat, there are still a ton of things you CAN eat. In my case, I did ease up on the restrictions some once we realized I didn't have a gluten intolerance and so I do allow myself some pasta and what not, but I still completely avoid processed foods and cook my meals from scratch. I have found that I can eat many foods served at Japanese and Thai restaurants which allows me to go out to dinner occasionally.
I followed my doctor's advice and also used a book called, "The anti-inflammation diet and recipe book" by Jessica Black, ND which helped me to understand which foods to cut out and gave me some recipe ideas.