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!
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on October 14, 2014
at 12:14 PM
I got rid of my RA pain in a week when I did the metabolic typing test and started to eat the foods they recommended were right for *my Body*.
It also sorted out irritable bowel which I had had for 14 years.
I have been pain freefor 4.5 years now, I get slight flare ups if I eat too many things that are not on my list of allowed foods, but the problems are less and less as time goes on. I take glutamine powder and aloe vera juive daily and feel this is helping me to tolerate better the foods my body doesn't approve of (LOL) like onions, garlic, wheat, tomatoes etc etc (it's a long list of restricted foods). The thing that is interesting to me is that my diet is extraordinarity high in saturated fat, it's recommended that I get 40% of my calories from fat.... which is in contrast to the Paleo which always seem to go for *lean meats*. i think going for *lean meats* is actually causing problems.. I had tried lots of dietary approaches to my health and nothing worked until I started to seriously eat more fat. And on the question of eggs and nuts ( with the exclusion of pistachios cashews and peanuts) I eat eggs and nuts all the time. These foods are not a problem if they are right for your body, but they might not be right for your body...which is why metabolic typing is so awesome! It gives you the right food for your body.
on October 14, 2014
at 12:07 PM
I was diagnosed with RA 4.5 years ago, but in reality i had sypmtoms from about the age of ten. I also suffered with irriatble bowel issues for
on March 15, 2014
at 11:08 PM
If I may ask a question re: RA and eggs. Do you know if it is the white, or yolk, or both?
on March 15, 2014
at 10:02 PM
Eggs are very good for you. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis but am doing something about it. I am taking supplements as well as Hydrogen Peroxide spray. The supplements I am taking are: Alfalfa, Nettle, Dandelion, Silica, Boron, Turmeric & Bromelain, and Arctic Cod Liver Oil. As for the Hydrogen Peroxide, I mix 11 parts of filtered water and one part of Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in a glass. Then I keep it in a dark (has to be protected from light sensitivity) plastic bottle with a sprayer on top. Then I spray my knees and rub it in. Presto - No pain. The extra molecule of Oxygen.!!!!!
on October 17, 2012
at 03:54 PM
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.
on March 21, 2012
at 07:05 PM
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!
on March 15, 2011
at 12:11 AM
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.
on March 14, 2011
at 09:27 PM
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!
on March 14, 2011
at 07:21 PM
Any one with RA i have them off of all dairy and grains and all nut except raw macademia's......I treat a ton of RA and the diet has to be meticulous to get the best response. Good Luck
on May 15, 2013
at 09:44 AM
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on May 14, 2013
at 12:37 PM
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!