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  • #16
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    Since going primal the pain and discomfort from OA has been reduced significantly.


    I stop all grains and sugars in Jan. 2010 and have never felt better.


    I use to eat mostly chicken and fish and egg whites and veggies. I still do but give me some red meat, pork bacon, whole eggs, butter and veggies...talk about a happy camper.

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    • #17
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      Avocado, the PH urine test is a good marker for the overall acid vs alkalinity in one's body. It may not be exact, but it's the best way to tell the balance or inbalance of your body.

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      • #18
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        I'm not sure what "overall acidity" means. Serum and cellular pH is very tightly regulated.

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        • #19
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          I have severe osteoarthritis and took NSAIDs for about 30 years until I eliminated all meds with diet and exercise.


          For a long time, I avoided red meat and egg yolks because they are considered inflammatory. However, I now eat both (although only grass-fed beef or bison) and have found that eliminating grains and all sweeteners (artificial as well as natural) has resulted in the biggest improvement in terms of eliminating pain. I was eating low carb for a long time, but the total elimination of all grains and sweeteners with primal has made a significant difference.


          I've noticed that sugar is a BIG issue, so I have no problem avoiding that, but I was amazed that whole eggs are not a problem. I really think that grains and sweeteners are the key.


          I also do water exercise on a regular basis to strengthen my leg muscles, as I'm trying to avoid any replacement surgery.

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          • #20
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            Emmie, you and I sound very alike as far as how bad the arthritis is/was. I was wondering how you do on coffee, decaff or otherwise..if you do at all? I keep reading to stay away from coffee.

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            • #21
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              The OA in my knees is more tolerable than it has been for a while. I can even do short sprints. There's pain, but I don't suffer from it as long. Whether this improvement is from some bio-chemical process, or simply from dropping weight, I can't say.

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