Soy (tofu) and arthritis...hack my hot and sour soup!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 11, 2012 at 5:48 AM

I've got moderate RA in my hands. I've been pretty paleo (a bit of butter and cream) and moderately low carb for several months, and my hands have felt great. At lunch today I had some hot and sour soup made by a local cafe -- it seemed from the ingredients to be OK, but I missed that it had diced tofu -- probably about 1/3 cup?

Tonight I can hardly type this, my hands are so sore and stiff. The tofu is the only thing I can think of that's been a change up. Is is possible that it would affect me this quickly -- like in 8 hours??? If so, I learned a HUGE lesson today!



on March 11, 2012
at 02:13 PM

What kind of oil did they use? Comemrcial kitchens generally use canola or soy oil which get me every time.

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on March 11, 2012
at 02:38 PM

MSG would be my guess, or whatever they use to thicken the soup.



on March 11, 2012
at 06:09 AM

It's possible. I had a sugar alternative an within a half hour had the most horrific migraine!


on July 20, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Soy milk and tofu affect me the same way too.



on March 11, 2012
at 06:36 AM

It is very possible...

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