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09-28-2005, 10:49 PM
I am hoping to find others who have improved their arthritis condition by eating a raw food diet. Over the summer I was not bothered much but as the cooler weather has arrived I have a few joints that are bothering me.
Also, has anyone found that certain foods bother them more than others with this condition?
My right hand's knuckles ache if I eat too many (unsoaked) nuts, esp. walnuts. This is probably due to the high phytic acid content of nuts, much of which would doubtless be alleviated if only I took the time to soak or sprout them.
10-08-2005, 09:34 PM
Thank you Arky for that idea, I don't always take the time to soak nuts either!
I wonder about grains too although I am not eating them very often anyway so I guess I can't blame them too.
With the colder weather we've had this week my right hip is just hurting so much, I hope through the winter with raw foods to help this condition.
Anyone else with any improvement in their arthritis and eating raw foods?? Thank you!
10-09-2005, 03:39 AM
I do not have arthritis but I found (even before going raw) that if I stop having flaxseeds on a regular basis, I experience stiffness when I get up from bed or from being seated for a while. When I have at least 4 teaspoons of flax seeds (measured before grinding) each day, I am moving like a 10 year old.
10-13-2005, 05:35 PM
I have read over and over how if you have the things you are talking about, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other joint problems, that there is an accumulition of acids. It is mentioned that when you alkalize the acids are delt with by the body in an appropriate mannor.
It's just like when you exercise....it will create lactic acid in the tissue and as a result of storing that, muscles may feel sore for a day or two until the body deals with (buffers) that acid and your sore muscles recover.
But when so much acid keeps coming into the body with not much to "buffer" it, then the body stores it away....any place it can...joints are a perfect place.
So the bottom line....Alkalize your body.
Nuts are great, I like raw sprouted grains too, I also use cacao everyday, and I put root veggies (roots - acidic) in my salads.....so you can see that even eating raw that I eat a lot of acid forming foods. There must be balance....MORE GREENS, more alkaline foods. Not mostly acidic foods, even if raw. I have read that soaking nuts lends them to be a bit more alkaline forming. I have read.
When your body is alkalized it is also oxygenized. The two go hand in hand.
I don't have arthritis, but I can say that my shoulder that cracked EVERY TIME I lifted my arm higher than ear level doesn't do it at all anymore and the inside of my shoulder joint would hurt A LOT very often too and I haven't felt that for about 1 1/2 years now. My father had bursitis that since raw he hasn't felt also.
Just thought I'd share what I have read...hope you find your answers.
10-15-2005, 12:30 AM
I don't have arthritis, but my joints in my elbows and knees get really achy when I"m not raw,,, only takes a few days of raw to clear it right up though.
I do notice,, for me,,, that when I"m eating a LOT of dehydrated foods, it seems to ache a little bit,, could be that I"m not drinking enough water and I need more when eating dehydrated meals.
10-15-2005, 12:42 AM
you might try some apple cider Vinagar it gets the pain out of joints real well Bragg is the kind you want to buy it is in most health food stores. I had tendonitous in my elbo and it took like 4 days on it and it was gone. I put it on tomatoes and it is pretty good that way. It really works too. It disolves the calicum deposits right out of your joints. Just thought I would let you know about this great stuff http://www.bragg.com read about it on there webpage bye for now Douglas
10-15-2005, 12:47 AM
I've written this before but there was an 80-something year old woman who I spoke with on the phone some months ago and she was telling me how simply eating a raw foods diet allowed her to be cured from rhematoid (sp?) arthritis. She was pain-free for a very long time until holiday season rolled around. She would visit family and eat things they prepared and then it came back with a vengence. She went to the doctor and he practically commanded that she "get back on that diet" seeing it was the best thing that happened to her.
So, back on raw she went and is getting better and better.
10-15-2005, 01:02 AM
A few years ago I had Rheumatoid Arthritis. They think it was caused by a medical treatment I had to, and that now it's in remission. I notice it mostly in my hands. There's a few things that I react strongly to... cheese and wheat, which raw takes care of both of those. Another thing is oranges. I've been feeling very stiff in my fingers the last few days and finally remembered again that oranges do this to me. I'll pay attention to the grapefruit this winter to see if that also causes it, as well as the lemons. I think I'll lay off the oranges for a few days and see if that helps.
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