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Aug 31, 2015 9:24 PM

Where do you find info on eating clean, or specific foods to fight inflammation? I have GERD, IBS, sjogrens, hypothyroidism, and OA. I'm also suspecting possible RA, because for 2 weeks my fingers will swell with pain and ache with stiffness.

As of two weeks ago I've been trying to not eat processed sweets, to the point of not replacing what's been emptied from the freezer or pantry shelves (ice cream, cookies & candy). Then yesterday my hubby and I decided to stop and eat a donut at the establishment so we wouldn't take extras home. Wrong move! Omg my stomach started with acid reflux just before bedtime and has not let up today! I feel bloated and just yucky. I told my hubby I don't care if I never see another donut as long as I live. That didn't make him happy... Lol I'm curious about where to find info on this, that's easy to understand.

Under the instructions of my endocrinologist, I've also cut my calorie intake to 1200 calories a day. That's not an easy thing, especially in the Southeast! We love our fried foods and casseroles. And one item on the plate could be 600 calories! So I'm also needing to eat better, fresher & less fattening foods for general health and well being. Any help to point me towards good websites or books would be appreciated. I like a little meat so vegetarian I can't do; well maybe a day or two. Sweet dreams to all! 🙏🌼

Aug 31, 2015 10:17 PM

Paleo is an option. My grandma mostly eats meats, and fresh fruit/veggies. She replaced most salad dressings with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Switched from butter to either ghee or coconut oil. Completely cut out dairy. She goes to a local market, and eats from her garden. She switched to paleo ayer trying vegetarian/vegan diets.

She does eat meats with fat, and doesn't really track calories. She also does cross fit.

My family is still working on our diet, which is hard with summer ending.

Sep 01, 2015 5:33 AM

Well I am a chef and I've specialized in dietary specialties. I also have fibro . I've had to redo all the products I use to buy. I make custom dressing
I use Greek yougrt as abase for everything.I make homemade broths and then freeze them for later. I use whole wheat flours or even soy flours for breads and I use honey as a sweetener also I drink green teas chamomile and herbal teas.
I hope this helps

Sep 01, 2015 7:39 AM

Hey there Flaposy. One thing you can do is Google "clean eating" and there will be MANY websites you can check out. Mayo actually has info on nutrition and clean eating as well. You need to lean towards whole foods. I know with your IBS that fruits and veggies are hard but you may want to stay away from Gluten if you can. Gluten is in ALL wheat products. Years ago, wheat only contained 8% gluten and now it's up to 64% or somewhere there about. Many people have sensitivity to it and many with intestinal problems have even more issues with it. I used to love fried food and can't eat it because of my GERD. Try to make your own dressings, peanut butter, etc., as this will limit the amount of ingredients and also preservatives. You can make things by switching from sour cream to Greek yogurt to bring down the fat content as well as the caloric content. There are many things that help with inflammation like cloves, onions, ginger, asparagus, etc.. But there are others I just can't think of them right now. I hope you find the info you need. If you want, have a consult with a nutritionist and ask them to give you lists of foods that will help your issues. They say that your pantry and fridge are full of things that are natures prescriptions. I'll be thinking of you and hope I was at least a little helpful. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Sep 01, 2015 12:49 PM

Thank you all. I'm not a fan of balsamic vinegar, but I like oil and vinegar dressings. I use Agave nectar instead of honey, and love my hot teas and iced green tea. I'm allergic to wheat and soy beans. What alternatives are best? I'll Google paleo and clean eating, and check out the Mayo site. My GI doc suggested the fodmap diet but it takes away all my favorite fruits and vegetables. I'll have to check out all your suggestions. Thanks again! 🙏🌼

Sep 01, 2015 2:14 PM

Have u tried any of the rice flours or the glutin free products? I'll look through some of my notes and see what I may can come up with. I'll see if I can get recipes together for u.

Sep 01, 2015 5:37 PM

So far as gluten free goes, there are a lot of options. Coconut, almond, rice, or tapioca flours can all work.

Sep 02, 2015 3:13 PM

I'll check those flours out. Recipes would be good, or tried & true websites. Thanks. 🙏🌼

Sep 02, 2015 5:49 PM

Check out Elana's Pantry if you're wanting pastry replacements, other than that I just make stired fries, eat steak and salt, salads, or fresh fruit.

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