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  1. Thank you Diana. That's what I'm trying to do.
  2. Why do I feel like my reality just gets invalidated over and over again. I wish these doctors would expand their thinking/knowledge base into the 21st century. It's so hard to work with. So I play the docile patient and go to the rheumatologist for no good reason in case I need some support from the system in case I get really sick. I know that they can't do anything for me except to stress my stressed system with more drugs. I feel like I just screamed into a vacuum and no-one can hear me. Am I just imagining all of this or is it really happening.
  3. thanks Charles. I will look into it. I will look into bone broth since I don't think my body like l-glut amine.
  4. Thank you for this post. It is awesome and comprehensive. I have utilised around half of these. I am off to the health food shop tomorrow to get the rest of them.
  5. I get a chance to live a normal life, unlike my mother who had the same problems without the knowledge and lived an isolated life crippled with arthritis. It is worth it in my instance. Other people can make fun of my situation and be sarcastic but I know what I'm doing is right.
  6. A friend of mine who works in alternative health told me that aloe Vera juice will heal a leaky gut. There seems to be contradictory information on the web about this. Has anyone used aloe Vera juice?
  7. Thanks.  I may try pancreatic enzymes.  I have been told different things about them.  One of the things I was told is that your body can come to rely on them.  i do not know enough to know if there is any truth in this.  I tried glutamine and got the same very bad upper right quadrant pain I used to get whe I took protein powders.  this may be a co-incidence but I haven't had the nerve to try it again.
  8. Charles thanks for your post. To answer your question, I have removed a lot of things. I was very inflamed and was noticing after a short fast nearly everything I consumed aggravated my conditions. So now I have cut out all gluten. All forms of white carbs including potatoes sugar and rice etc. I've just cut out all grains now including corn etc. I cut out caffeine. Also nightshade veges except I've had chilli. I cut out nuts because peanuts would give me stomach pain. Yesterday I tried walnuts (bad idea since I am now inflamed) It's interesting that you mention the causes. I had some tests done a little while ago and I was very low in zinc. The doctor told me to take mega doses of zinc since I was also copper toxic. I am also now anemic. I am taking lots of supplements except I wasn't consistent with zinc until recently. I'm kind of glad in a way that I am getting to the bottom of all of my health problems because for years I had so many other health problems that I stopped going to the doctor about them because they thought it psychological.
  9. I'm just starting out and want to heal my leaky gut which I'm fairly certain is causing my arthritis.  I am taking probiotics.  I am removing the food that gives me inflammation which is gluten plus a number of other things.  I am wondering if anyone has had any success and what did they do.  How long did it take before improvement? And any other info would be appreciated.  
  10. For the last 18 months I have had some very severe physical pain accompanied with a lot of different symptoms including inflammation.  After spending a long time being looked at as a hypochondriac, I tested positive for rheumatoid arthritis in my blood.  My mother and brother have RA and my mother was very crippled by it.  I don't want that to happen to me so I have been researching the causes of this rather than just taking drugs which will make my system worse.  I have decided the best course to take is to try and repair a leaky gut whilst eliminating all of the foods that I appear to be intolerent to.  It turns out that many of those foods are my daily sustenance foods.  Basically I can now only eat meat, fruit and veges ( not all veges since I can't have nightshades and banana's)   I have been adhering to this diet and my pain and inflammation has reduced by 90%, although I still have some pain and inflammation and other symptoms such as runny/stuffy nose.   The thing is I am now hungry a lot of the time and I am looking pretty skinny and pale. (although I was always skinny but now I don't look good)  I am craving white carbs etc.  If I didn't know how much pain I will be in the next day I would probably bender eat but the consequences are too great so I control myself.   Today for the first time I am trying walnuts.  I hope I don't react to them but I just want some protein.  I'm not entirely sure but I don't think I can have eggs without a reaction either.   Has anyone got any suggestions as to what I can eat to fill me up.  I get very sick from protein powders.   Thanks in advance 
  11. That is so interesting that your PCP test was negative when Gluten free but seemed to be positive shen you weren't.  I am wondering if you heal one auto-immune disease you may be healing them all.
  12. I'm so glad you reacted to the drugs.  It sounds like you are much healthier because of it.  I hope it all comes together for me.
  13. I guess I've ad the benefit f my Mums experience. She was really sick with RA and the doctors couldn't help. I've known from the outset not to rely on them.
  14. Thank you Ravenwood. Sounds like you've had a tough time, but your story is inspirational and gives me a lot of hope.
  15. Marcus I've been reading a book called conquering arthritis by Barbara Allen and I'm finding it helpful. She says she got better from diet etc. The distinguishing thing with RA is its usually asymmetrical meaning flares occur on both sides of the body at the same time so I'm not sure if yours sounds like RA. I think you are on the right track by looking into allergies/sensitivites and getting your gut in order.