The anti inflammatory diets tend toward cutting back on some of the saturated fats and red meat. Part of the reason I went with paleo eating is to work on migraines and joint pain and I have done pretty well on the path. Just wondering if dropping some of the beef would be beneficial and what about the fats? I use coconut oil and butter along with some olive oil. What if anything can I do to tweak the diet for less flares of joint pain?
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on September 04, 2013
at 10:38 AM
Paleo is an anti-inflammatory diet as it cuts out the biggest sources of inflammation: n-6 fats, excessive refined carbohydrates, and the worst for many of us: grains (and also dairy if/while poorly tolerated).
It emphasises nutrient dense foods and healthy fats. Saturated fat is by definition anti-inflammatory. Highly unsaturated fats oxidise easily and are strongly linked with some inflammatory diseases.
Good quality ruminent meat is a health food.
on September 05, 2013
at 08:18 PM
I had serious joint issues -- cutting out modern wheat and sugary foods made the biggest difference for me. It did take several months. I eat way more meat, and way more saturated fat (meat, butter, duck fat, you name it), than I used to.