I'm just ducking in here to sub and I have vent and a ramble of questions, if you don't mind. We are going through quite an dietary examination here with our six year old dd just diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I have been considering stopping SCD, or at least having to add more foods if we eliminate nuts because they are high in oxalates. I am worried that two of my children were too thin on SCD. You can see their ribs and their bones stick out.
Then two other children aren't thin on it, but the one is moody (preteen), and the other is the dd with arthritis. Just now three out of four of them needed to get eyeglasses. The only one who didn't need glasses has uveitis. For the youngest to get uveitis and have an arthritis flare just when we were three months or so into eating a healthy diet is frustrating. Our daughter has had this pain which we now know to be undiagnosed arthritis for fourteen months, primarily foot pain, way back when we were eating gluten and casein free. We can't just say the SCD diet caused the foot pain, because it has been there for a full year previous. I do wonder though, why we would get uveitis while on the SCD? Right now the arthritis is really bad, but that could be because its the time of year when it gets cold and arthritis gets worse. It was really bad this time last year, we just didn't know what it was.
I went about reading about the whole eastern way of getting rid inflammation by eliminating all sat fats and red meats, and I just don't know what to do at this point. Our two thin children...well, I can't imagine that taking the sat fats out of their diet could be a wise idea. We would all like a traditional diet better than the eastern one, and cooking without any oils or very little sounds so un attractive, but we are willing to do what it takes for her to get better.
So, I'm taking a new look at traditional diets, looking at, maybe we were doing the SCD wrong, yk? We were transitioning into it...maybe we didn't eat enough veggies or we were neglecting some vital nutrients because we weren't making bone broths yet...and we really haven't done the yogurt that much. We have majored on fruit, meat, & nuts. Lots of peanut butter. Maybe we aren't taking into consideration allergies.
Maybe we aren't using the right kind of oils, we'd been using coconut oil. But also refined olive oil just the regular kind from the store, maybe that is the problem? Is just regular butter from the store we were using the problem? Were we eating too much fruit and not enough veggies. Well, maybe you can eat too much meat. Could we have been eating too much bacon and eggs? We would eat bacon 3 or 4 times a week.
Is there anyone who is using SCD or NT for rheumatoid arthritis? If so, what modifications do you make? Do you combine the SCD and avoiding high oxalate foods? Do you use SCD and avoid nightshades? Could it be the nuts and orange juice being high in oxalates causing pain?
The dc with arthritis has constipation, then sometimes unloads a large amount of loose stool all at once. I read the arthritis could be leaky gut, yeast, bacteria, or viral. On her hair test, it showed Aluminum, antimony, bismuth, tin, and titanium all in the yellow. Aluminum and bismuth were mid yellow.
She showed high calcium and mag on her hair test, does that mean she's dumping those nutrients? Selineum and Germanium were low. This was last february's hair test.
I'm wondering if the arthritis would get better if she chelated. I was thinking we could get more into the SCD or NT but add in soaked grains and beans and more veggies and maybe less meat?
Since eastern medicine calls arthritis a calcic disorder should we supplement more calcium and magnesium? The weston price website even said for some conditions a vegetarian diet is better. Which conditions does weston price think does better as vegetarian? It didn't say, but it made me wonder if arthritis was one of them.
sorry for the ramble....
: I would like to know your take on it....