Friday, April 9, 2010

Friend or Foe to RA

I wish I'd known this months ago! Practically every morning I eat eggs and/or peanut butter on my toasted double-fiber English muffin, but now I know those may not be the smartest decision. "May not" is the key though. Everyone's body is different. This is why I keep doing my research. Thank you, Alternative Medicine Angel (info found at http://altmedangel.com/arthrits.htm). 

Much of this chart makes sense for my body, but at this point I don't think I'm prepared to give up eggs or peanut butter—it's getting harder and harder to find protein around here. And bell peppers are a personal fave, so I'll have to experiment and see how they affect me. Tonight for dinner I actually ate a whole-wheat pizza topped with red and yellow bell peppers and portabello mushrooms. We'll see how my joints feel tomorrow. My plan with eggs is to start eating organic and see if I notice a difference in my health. I love eggs too much to say good-bye so easily. I wonder what it is about eggs that annoys RA so much.

If you have trouble reading this chart, which should include everyone, click your mouse on it and it'll open it as a separate larger image. Then you can zoom in if you need to.

1 comment:

Kate said...

FYI: the arthritis in my hands is much worse today. I'm not saying it's because of the bells peppers necessarily, but it's something to think about.