Thank you for any suggestions!
might be worth dropping the wheat for a couple weeks to see what happens.
I think this might be a wheat sensitivity, but I'm worried I might just be jumping on the "wheat is evil" bandwagon.
Devil's Club cambium tea and poultice were used traditionally for rheumatism, arthritis, among many other things. Some Permie from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. maybe could send you some.
I do seem to have a problem with wheat and find my joints noticeably more inflamed if I have significant amounts.
Other interventions I've found helpful include curcumin and high-dose MSM (up to 6g daily).
Also, since the joints are lubricated, I'd add more water to my diet, and/or reduce things like caffeine and diuretics that are antagonistic to water.
Then the third thing would be an anti-inflammatory diet, in case the joints hurt because tissues are swelling and pushing the joints out of place. Wheat, and dairy seem to me to be the most common acute inflammatory foods. Soybean oil and canola oils seem to be the most common chronic inflammatory foods. In my own life, i replaced soybean and canola oil with coconut oil. And added lots of turmeric, ginger, and garlic.
Though not nearly as common, Sesame Seeds, particularly the paste (tahini) or the oil is a very inflammatory food as well.
Soybean oil and canola oils seem to be the most common chronic inflammatory foods.
I highly recommend the coconut oil, as well as high quality organic virgin olive oil.
In my own life, i replaced soybean and canola oil with coconut oil. And added lots of turmeric, ginger, and garlic.
Some have problems with the nightshade family for joint problems.
I bet once you get your inflammation under control, you could eat organic sourdough. But until then, staying away from it is probably prudent.
I have many plates & screws in my body that cause pain at night so I drink the tea for that. A friend was depressed for some time & didn't want to take pharmacy drugs so I gave him turmeric & he made tea every few days (it keeps for a few days or you can keep some in the fridge) and when I saw him a few weeks later he Was smiling again! Powdered turmeric is great as well....with the powdered it will be 2000 X's more effective if taken with black pepper.
Look at this site. turmericforhealth.com
If you're already vegan, "an assumption because this post in the vegan forum", then you may find it quite easy to adopt a detoxifying diet for a couple of months which will remove those acids.
Dr. Morse would be my suggestion for someone to study to learn about detoxifying the body. He's helped hundreds of thousands of people achieve health via detoxification.
Otherwise the bone broths are really good for you - vegans often feel very good after starting being vegan but develop severe deficiencies later.
You might have to have some blood tests done to find out what's wrong.