I'm new to paleo. I started it in hopes of improving inflammation. I have wicked bursitis in both hips and I'm only 40. I have felt just sort of unconsciously that sugar is the key to fixing my body, so I read up on Paleo and decided to try it. I also have hypothyroid disease. I went GF a year ago after learning that gluten worsens autoimmune thyroid disease.
I know that paleo will likely improve both conditions, but what can I expect? has anyone else experienced a complete resolution of joint pain? How long did it take?
My thyroid disease is pretty bad so I don't expect to ever get off of Synthroid, but has anyone been able to improve their thyroid function enough to reduce meds significantly?
I'm also hoping to drop a few pounds, of course. Already down 2 in 3 days! :)
asked byJessie_6 (20)
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on March 04, 2013
at 03:24 PM
I can't help with the thyroid thing, but maybe with Bursitis. You've been diagnosed with bursitis? You say you're "only 40" as though bursitis is most common in older people.. Which I think is false. It tends to be really, really common in runners and super active people. My understanding is that bursitis is generally a product of overuse.. as in running. However, it could also be something as simple as weak hip flexors. Are you super active? A runner? Have you tried just resting for a few weeks and seeing if it helps?
As for treating systemic inflammation.. it really depends on your diet. If you're coming off a standard american diet it might make a lot of sense to dose with high quality fish oil for a while in effort to balance omega 6/3 ratio and at the same time cool some inflammation. However, I don't see bursitis as diet related so not sure something like fish oil would really help with that specifically.