Experimenting on my daughter
Shingle Springs, California
October 10, 2013 11:20am CST
So far with my daughter's arthritis, we have definitely determined that it gets better when we take gluten out of her diet. We are trying to make a determination with nightshades too (potato,tomato, peppers, eggplant). We had taken those out, but the results were inconclusive, so we're going the opposite direction. Bombardment. We gave her a lot of tomato two Saturdays ago. Her elbow felt a little bit worse on day two. Then, three days later, we gave her lots of potato, and her elbow didn't react at all. So potato is back in her diet, which is good, because potato flour and potato starch are in a lot of gluten free mixes. Now we are going to repeat the tomato experiment, this time for two days, just to see if the result the last time was a fluke. If her elbow gets worse again, we shall have to take the tomato out of her diet indefinitely. What next? Dairy. I am really hoping she doesn't react to milk, as taking all milk out will be really hard. Right now, with no tomato, if she has pasta it's either alfredo sauce, butter sauce, pesto sauce or cream based sauce. If I can't do those or tomato, she's going to be hating life. Here's to her NOT hating life.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12 Oct 13
and if life gets 'hate-able,' here's to "not letting it bother her so much" You know arthritis is an Auto-Immune Disorder, yes? I've HEARD that the closest you can get to 'curing' it is "therapy"---just regularly moving the affected joints more-often. Then either your body figures out what to do about it, or you grow a kind of "rhino's skin" there so the pain doesn't bother her as much. (And you've researched- & experimented with-vitamins & the foods that carry them, yeah?)
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• Shanghai, China
12 Oct 13
In china, some people use traditional Chinese medicine (most of which are certain plants and herbs). As far as I know, traditionally people use "Lei Gong Teng"(”Thunder God Vine“ literally,in English or Latin is called ”Tripterygium wilfordii“, or ”threewingnut root“,sometimes ”TWHF“) to treat arthritis by taking the decoction of it. A small bowl of the soup each day. It will usually take longer to cure by taking Chinese mediciine, and it tastes very bitter, but It really works, and if it works,It will probably settle the problem once for all. For your reference.