Going Plant-Based to Fight Pain

radishes
Giant radishes in my Full Circle order last week.

I thought Dr. Michael Greger’s blog on Thursday was interesting about Fibromyalgia and diet. In it he writes:

The vegan “Hallelujah diet” appeared to perform the best. When the study was reviewed in the journal Current Rheumatology Reports, the editor noted that it had the most impressive results of any recent fibromyalgia treatment study—three times the improvement that the Mayo Clinic was reporting for their fibromyalgia program. True, it was not a double-blind placebo controlled study, but it’s difficult to design such a study when it comes to diet, since people tend to notice when they’ve been switched to a vegan diet!

You can check out the “Hallelujah diet” on the link above. Though that’s not my program, the longer I do my own thing, the more I see not only the benefits but I am reminded of why I do it. And this link about rheumatoid arthritis complications shows how important it is to keep inflammation to the lowest level as possible, and how plant-based dietary habits with a focus on heart health can be extremely beneficial for RA patients.

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