Kull Conquered wrote:Do you still have RA? That is something common for people to get over with diet changes. Considering your allergies and that it is clear your system is reactive to things it views as threats and overreacts. There are things that can be done to get immune systems in balance (namely not eating many things). Non-secretors are much more likely to exhibit RA at a young age as well... I wish you would entertain the idea of trying something new to get rid of RA, but... it could require eating things you would not (meat). I wouldn't ask for a lifetime commitment, but a trial would be entertaining if you wanted to be a true skeptic of an individualized lifestyle help guide (not really just a diet).
Kull Conquered wrote:RA is complicated. It doesn't sound like meat may help. It depends. The reason it can help with RA is because it balances gut flora in some people. A reduction of antibodies being created because of bad gut flora ramping up the immune system will help to dwindle, to entirely remove, the RA symptoms. A friend of mine had RA since 17 (diagnosed) but it is gone/unnoticeable now for her since she stopped eating certain things. Wheat was the biggest offender for her, then dairy. (blood type O)
Your immune system is likely over active because it doesn't know how to remove the toxins in your body very effectively (if it even can). It might make antibodies against some thing as very low levels, but may not if it was over the whole toxification. Plus just to note, not everything triggers an allergic response. You will almost never have an allergic response if antibody production is not too high. Allergic reactions are when there are too many antibodies.
I eat it, it's definitely not my favorite green but it does not taste like soap.
Kull Conquered wrote:How does cilantro taste to you? Soapy?
I just got my first one in around 20 months, and that is for someone who traveled overseas frequently and has two young kids always bringing things home.
Kull Conquered wrote:You don't get colds often do you?
Warren David wrote:
I'm not really sure why it makes it so difficult to reply to you.
At 23 you can take lot of liberties with your diet and health. The internet is full of young vegans with little experience trying to tell us old bastards where we are going wrong. Come back when your 50 and still in good health and I might take you seriously.
I have to agree that in my twenties vegans looked healthy but nearing forty all my friends who have stayed the course are either fat or super skinny and pale.
Warren David wrote:It's fairly easy to eat meat safely. Millions of people do it every day and the vast majority suffer no problems.
Though likely there is something the meat is eating,
with the right skill set can catch or grow it,
and thereby revert to a safer diet.
The lower on the food-chain,
the more there is of that food,
and the safer it is for consumption.
There is no need to be scared of food. You just need a little knowledge about food hygiene and you can probably get through life without poisoning yourself or others to death.
I get the impression that the calorie restriction scene is based on a calorie restriction experiment with mice?
I have read, slightly overweight people tend to live longer, healthier lives than anybody else so I'm really not so sure that under-eating really is best for health. Under eating certainly doesn't suit me so I would say it's not for everybody.
My health has come on leaps and bounds since cutting out all starches, limiting vegetables and virtually eliminating fruit while increasing meat and eggs. My way seems to be the best for me and from what I have read elsewhere there are other people having the same kind of benefits as me on the same kind of diet.