I'm approaching the end of my "30 day challenge" - I was very nearly spot on - but have been trying to help out my RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and Diverticulitis - as well as Barrett's esophagus - in my "paleo research" I'd given up nightshades, and cayenne as well as peppers - my addiction to spicy hot foods is sorely compromised - and I do feel like all my food is kind of bland - not that I don't use all spices (I do), but cayenne and hot really is kind of tragic to give up - and I'm feeling much better, but not completely joint pain free - in fact recently I was surprised that my left shoulder is now very painful - can't sleep on that side, and suffering stiff necks - still I don't mind the pain, compared to that which I suffered prior to the paleo! Now I'm rethinking eggs! I've read about them, but couldn't deny myself even more - the restrictions become painful - and make me wonder if I become too restrictive will I manage to make this a life-long decision, or find myself preferring the pain to the unhappy palate! Eggs have been a mainstay on my diet, but I do fear they are the culprits for the persistent joint pain - they're also cheap - and on a disability income - that makes a big difference! Besides the eggs, I've been having a few tsps (1or2) a day of raw almond butter - it's been a treat, but again I've heard some negative feed back on the nut butters! UGH!! I had to discontinue my meds for arthritis over the summer when I had an operation for hernia repair, only to find out I've got another on the horizon - seems my whole abdomen is scattered with hernias due to a botched operation 15 yrs ago - so in a way, I'm preparing my body for further surgery, as well as trying to heal the arthritic conditions. I was diagnosed with the RA 6 yrs ago - didn't really believe it - since I never had the condition - nor is it in my family - i've suspected sepsis poisoning from one of the hernias that had ruptured - and since the operation seemed to help my condition - I thought maybe that was it - however the wrists, hips and the one shoulder keep giving me a problem - so putting this out there to see what any of you may have experienced with eggs, nuts or arthritis!
I have RA and have had the blood testing for food allergies... whatever it's called...eggs were numero uno on my list of culprits. Shortly thereafter: peanut butter, bananas and nightshades. Eat eggs seldomly. Make fruit smoothies for breakfast. Have chicken and fish and lean meats... Eggs are not good for we arthritis sufferers, I'm afraid!
Only things to do is to eliminate and challenge. See the book by Joneja. It is a hassle, but the tests are expensive, have lots of false positives, and you still have to confirm by eliminating and challenging. It is possible that this problem is caused by "leaky gut" and. Foods can be reintroduced after that heals up.
I have rheumatoid arthritis and eggs immediately cause a major flare-up. I am also an avid nut butter lover (especially almond butter) and I recently was disheartened to gradually discover that almond butter, even RAW almond butter induces flareups for me. And so, away with nuts!
Fish and avocados here I come!
Thanks for the feedback on eggs and arthritis. I have been eating paleo for a very long time now (10 years, with a few hiccups along the way) and have developed arthritis in my hands. At 30 years old - I know I need to treat it without steroids etc. I eat eggs quite a bit and am now realizing this could be the culprit.
I agree eggs and nuts give me pain within hours. I have been consuming breakfast with 2 eggs for the last 4 years and then RA appeared. I have since given up nuts. I also have done colonics which gave me immediate flair up relief. Eggs are a definite NO, NO!
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