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Old Wed, Sep-21-16, 04:01
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Hi all,

I have a work colleague who is suffering from a variety of chronic health issues; think obesity, PCOS, bad liver, one kidney, bad skin, poor eyesight etc, but top of the list for her is the inflammation. Her whole body is wracked all over with rheumatoid arthritis to the point where she can hardly sleep due to the pain. She has 1-2 physio appointments every week, and she's getting her CRP tested every few weeks, which most of the time comes back at double digits, where 1 is supposed to be a normal reading.

I've been hesistant to offer her my help since I didn't want to risk the professional relationship, but after I overheard her talking about trying certain foods like nuts and fish and finding them helpful for her inflammation, I mentioned that they had been useful to me for my own weight loss as well, and quietly offered to ask around "places I know" that I thought might have some other ideas to offer. So here I am.

Obviously there's a significant overlap between inflammation and obesity, but the inflammation is her #1, so I've been looking for resources that are really focused on that aspect in particular. None of the half-dozen or so LCHF books I've read go into inflammation in any great detail, and so far I've only really found http://www.nofructose.com/ in terms of informative online resources.

Can anyone else recommend any reading - online or otherwise - on the primary subject of controlling inflammation?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Wed, Sep-21-16, 04:16
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Wheat Belly might be a good resource. I found this page by searching for "inflammation" on the Wheat Belly Website:

http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/?s=inflammation

Jean
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Old Wed, Sep-21-16, 04:50
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I'm a fan of Dr Fettke too and Agree with Jean that Dr Davis's blog is a good resource...also search it for RA, know there are success stories there and on his FB page.

A new book is Sugar Crush, How to Reduce Inflammation, Reverse Nerve Damage and Reclaim Good Health. Inflammation is the focus of the whole book. The doctor himself is on a very strict, no sugar, almost zero carb Ketogenic diet. But he offers a less strict version low carb. http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthre...17&page=1&pp=15

RA is an auto-immune disease and like others that damage nerves, it may also take an extra focus on adding specific nutrients, not only removing the damaging ones.
Dr Terry Wahls famous TEDTalk http://terrywahls.com/category/video/ on reversing her MS has inspired others with different types of AI diseases to try her plan, http://terrywahls.com/how-a-chef-fo...ketogenic-diet/. Her book gives three "levels" of an AI Paleo eating plan.

or a similar AIP plan from Dr Sarah Ballentyne is good...this is a good "cliff notes" of her Book. http://www.thepaleomom.com/the-autoimmune-protocol/

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The link to this article showed up in my inbox just this morning:

http://realmealrevolution.com/real-...tember16_mailer

It's about the effect of turmeric, along with diet, on inflammation.

Jean
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There is a real and consistent relationship between the consumption of grains and RA. I heartily agree on the recommendation for Dr. Davis's Wheatbelly books.

I have a niece who's only 18, and was DX'ed about three years ago with RA. She has made significant changes in her life to deal with her DX, and, while she's not dropped grains, has lowered her consumption of them, with a lowering of pain.
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A new book is Sugar Crush, How to Reduce Inflammation, Reverse Nerve Damage and Reclaim Good Health. Inflammation is the focus of the whole book. The doctor himself is on a very strict, no sugar, almost zero carb Ketogenic diet. But he offers a less strict version low carb. http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthre...17&page=1&pp=15


Sugar Crush, I would definitely recommend this book for her specific issues. That's what the whole book focuses on...
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Mark Sisson has a "start here" article on inflammation. And then links out to other articles on the various aspects like food, movement, sleep.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/what-is-inflammation/
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Dr. Wahls cured her progressing MS with a low carb, paleo style diet. She's helped people with RA and other autoimmune diseases. I think Dr. Davis's wheat belly is a really good book but it doesn't go far enough for someone in really bad shape. Sometimes you have to dig deeper than just eliminating grains.

http://terrywahls.com/wahlsprotocol/
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Dr. Wahls cured her progressing MS with a low carb, paleo style diet. She's helped people with RA and other autoimmune diseases. I think Dr. Davis's wheat belly is a really good book but it doesn't go far enough for someone in really bad shape. Sometimes you have to dig deeper than just eliminating grains.

http://terrywahls.com/wahlsprotocol/


I agree, the Wahls protocol is more comprehensive and might be the best approach for someone with severe issues. Her story, just by itself, is inspiring. And in her book she lays it out step by step so it's easy to follow, as long as you are motivated. I follow it myself.

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Old Thu, Sep-22-16, 01:41
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Thanks everyone, I will forward all your tips on tomorrow. I'm sure she will appreciate it.
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Old Thu, Sep-22-16, 08:03
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Actually, I agree with Nancy and Jean. My thought was, if she's starting from scratch, that even the changes from dropping grains and lowering carbs would get her on her way. And she might be more able to get more serious about nutritional intervention if she did that first.
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