Has anyone greatly reduced their inflammation eating only grass fed meat? And if so how long did it take for the inflammation to subside and how strict did you have to be eating only grass fed? I wake up every day with a stiff back and head feels "swollen." This lasts most of the day and the only thing that seems to help are walks over 30 minutes and Ibuprofen.
Im a 30 year old male but Ive had this problem since around 15 years old. I (and doctors) chalked it up to many other things, bad bed, high anxiety, being depressed, not enough sleep, knots in back and shoulder. Well Ive tackled most of those and its still bad (natural calm really helped loosen up knots in back). The Ibuprofen is a recent addition and the fact that it helps makes me think it is indeed inflammation. I also just ate some really cheap pork and my whole back got stiff as did my shoulders. I already take about 3 tablespoons of fish oil a day.
Anyway, anyone with similar symptoms? Did getting totally off of grain fed meat solve it?
Edit: Upon more searching I found this great video by Dr Barry Sears that addresses the importance of fish oil and how it can overcome even a diet with omega 6. This video seems Robb Wolf approved as it's linked to from the Whole 9 who is someone Robb has had on his podcast. I believe that Dr. Cordain has said that taking fish oil is not enough and that we need to actively lower omega 6 in our diet but high dose fish oil does seem like a good first step.
Robb Wolf Fish Oil Calculator http://whole9life.com/2010/03/robb-wolf-fish-oil-calculator/