Inflammation is your body's healthy reaction to injury or irritation but becomes a problem when your body responds excessively or when the trigger producing it never turns off again. One possible reason for too much inflammation is that some foods also trigger it by allergy or irritation.
The best way to identify your personal problematic foods is to stick to a strict arthritis diet plan for a month. Start by eliminating the following:
Foods that are probably okay unless you have experienced reactions include eggs and just about any kind of unprocessed lean meat, and most fruits and vegetables. Eat gluten-free grains that are the least processed, like brown rice instead of white, and old fashioned oats not the instant kind. Also take a good fish oil supplement for inflammation fighting omega 3. In cooking use spices, herbs and citrus juice for extra flavor. Use homemade olive oil vinaigrette instead of bottled salad dressings. Check the web for easy casserole recipes that fit the arthritis diet plan, that can be made ahead, portioned, and frozen. Casseroles make quick hearty lunches, not to mention family pleasing dinners.
Let yourself detox for a month. If you have not experienced any relief, eliminate one food a week from your arthritis diet plan, replacing it and removing another until you see improvement. If you feel vast improvement after your original 30 days, as most arthritis sufferers do, you can feel fairly confident that your sources of irritation have been removed form your diet.
Now you can start reintroducing the foods you eliminated one by one. Pay attention to how you feel after meals and after a week of eating the new food again then decide whether or not it can stay. Continue until you test all the foods you removed, reclaiming as many foods as possible for variety and quality of nutrition. Eliminate, or eat the culprits only rarely, for a healthier, more pain-free life.
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My name is Josef Bichler.
I have a passion for wellness and showing others how to live healthy lives. I have corrected my own health problems with the use of alternatives only and helping others to achieve their health objectives through lifestyle changes, detoxifying their body and through understanding the benefits of eating healthy.