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BBC Food: Truth or Scare

Just watched this programme today. Towards the end they talked about food and arthritis. They did not fully distinguish between RA and OA.

The rheumatologist did agree that for some people the micro-biom guy bacteria could influence their disease but not for everyone.

Only positive conclusion was eat more oily fish.

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It's always difficult proving anything about dietary intake. So many studies look back at what people have eaten (can you remember what you ate last week?) and even ones that ask people to record their diet are subject to the failing of people to remember to do it at the time and then to make it up.

And Rheumatoid Disease varies so much from day to day, week to week, that it is always difficult to be certain that what you eat makes a difference or whether it's part of the normal variation.

I know that personally I have done exclusion diets very carefully and, for me, the only thing that seems to make a difference is not eating meat but otherwise eating a wide variety of foods as in a Mediterranean diet. But for other people, excluding (or eating) other things seems to work for them. But everyone needs to be careful not to exclude essential elements.

And, for me, I think it important not to stop the medication while you try dietary improvements - but it may be possible to reduce the medications once things are under control.



Thank you kindly, Scottishlad, for bringing "BBC Food: Truth or Scare" ( bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08f17... ) series to our attention. Much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜Œ

If youโ€™re interested in additional views, a bit more on food & RA ( healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... , healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... ), microbiome ( healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... , healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... ), & oily fish/ fish oils ( healthunlocked.com/cure-art... ), have a look-see.

Whoโ€™s right? ๐Ÿค” Whoโ€™s wrong? ๐Ÿค” Whose to say? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ โ˜บ๏ธ

Infinitely fascinating & head scratching. ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿคฏ ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Best wishes to you, Scottishlad, in finding what works best for you. ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ€ ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒž



Grains, onions and garlic are problematic for me. Rarely eat meat as I'm not keen. When I say problematic i mean for my gut. But if my gut hurts, generally the rest of me feels rubbish too.


I don't like you feeling rubbish at all. "Dislike" button needed please



Aw thanks Gnarli.

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