Hi all, I never thought my post would generate so much interest. Thanks to all of you. At the outset I would like to say that I am on no medication for the past 3 weeks. All of you are aware that I was unable to tolerate any allopathic or even homeo drugs. Though I follow the RA diet specific for my condition I do not take any ayurvedic drugs, as I don't want to risk upsetting my platelets. That sector is already not good for me. .
Today I shall give a small list of the foods that I have personally tested on myself. When I read that 70 % of immune cells are in the gut I knew I had to focus on what I was eating. thus began my search.
In VATA related RA, there is no swelling, and joints make popping sound when flexed ?
No dairy, (except buttermilk)
No raw salads
No indian garam masala
Grains in small quantities)
Jowar( sorghum or white millet )
Milk of both preferred
Meat: ( had to ask a nearby ayurvedic doctor, as I am vegetarian. Had to cook up a story that my non vegetarian friend abroad needed this info)
Fresh water fish
Green gram dal
All fruits that are sweet and well ripe ( especially for banana)
Apple when juiced is good. But raw apples may not digest well.
No dry fruits.
Herbs: ( there may be many others, but these are the only ones I used)
Turmeric( in little quantities. I did not use it because of my ITP )
Well, I hope this will be of some help. Will post the lists for the other two also.