Hi everyone. Just wanted to share that I've started reading the book, "The Maker's Diet," by Jordan Rubin. My pastor had recommended I read it simply because the drugs I've been taking are so completely toxic, and perhaps I could at least cut down on some medications if I could find other ways to control the symptoms. I was prepared to hate this book. I've read some scathing reviews on the internet about, some on this very forum. However, I must tell you that so far I'm very impressed with it. The info. is presented in a very straight-forward way, and appears to be backed by actual research.
I'm sure we all know that our diets have a significant influence on our health; we are what we eat. So it makes sense that eating more organic foods, and eliminating processed foods (convenience foods) would be a smart move. What amazes me, though, is how difficult this is to do in our culture. EVERYTHING appears to be processed to a certain extent. Short of me quitting my job, and packing up my family, and moving to wilds of Canada and living off the land, getting a hold of some of these food items is not only going to prove difficult, but also expensive. I think I'm going to try, though (not move to Canada, but the diet :)).
In any case, if you haven't read the book I highly recommend it. Even if you don't subscribe to the theories, it is an interesting read. For example, there are theories out there that explain why the Israelites were not affected by the bubonic plague; they were virtually the only group that remained standing. Theory has it that their restrictive diet of kosher meats, and avoiding unclean, or contaminated meats like pork, combined with better hygiene habits, kept their immune systems boosted and protected them from a lot of diseases. I'm sure this is an oversimplified view--just my own naive understanding. But I think it's logical. Anyone know of any stores that specialize in organic foods? Organic section at my local market is practically non-existent.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan