This section is dedicated to exploring dietary information that is typically researched by pain patients for a variety of reasons. Medical and FDA Disclaimers Below.
“Perseverance is stubbornness with a purpose.” -Josh Shipp
Diets of exploration:
Inflammation reduction diet
The Mediterranean diet
Gluten Free Diet
The Alkaline Diet
Inflammation Reduction Diet:
Mercoloa, list of anti-inflammation foods: (heavy duty list of anti-inflammation foods, supplements, and spices.)
Popular Diet Trend right now. It doesn’t match the Lyme diet perfectly, but the books and websites have wonderful recipes.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801 A word on the mediterranean diet. Heart healthy, lot of spices, and anti-oxidant foods. Makes the anti-oxidant food list applicable.
Note: These lists of anti-inflammatory’s and antioxidants are very long. Furthermore, uses and quantities are very much a matter of debate.
Inflammation reduction and detoxification:
The 4 big antioxidants according to Horowitz:
- Sulforaphane, broccoli spouts
- Resveratrol, red wine (grape leaves, grape seeds, Japanese knotweed)
- Curcumin, tumeric spice
- Green Tea, EGCG, no powers or bottled teas, check section on teas
-Why Can’t I get Better? page 201
Orac testing: (Good blog on antioxidants, worded nicely as to why NOT to take rating too seriously. Orac, does not mention recommended in-take, test getting skeptical reviews.)
Gluten Free Diets:
A gluten-free diet excludes Gluten found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. A gluten-free diet is primarily used to treat celiac disease.
Gluten Free Sources:
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Here’s the general consensus of opinion on this one for now; you can change your PH for a short time after you eat, but it does not last. Your body, or specifically your gut, works hard to maintain a constant PH. The theory is; the more time you spend with an alkaline diet the more you reap the benefits. For dieters, the foods are extremely heart healthy, and for our chronic disease folks it helps create an environment that is “inhospitable” to the disease.
There are a ton of websites and books on this subject. Look for newer publications, as the information is rapidly changing. (Which can be said of any diet.)
More info on Alkaline Diet:
Web MD, Alkaline Diet, does it really work?:
Alkaline Test Strips: relatively inexpensive, you urinate on them as directed: http://www.walmart.com/search/?query=alkaline%20urine%20test%20strips&typeahead=alkaline%20urine%20
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