Carlaccini Posted March 25, 2014 Share Posted March 25, 2014 Hi There I'm a year and a half + from my first Whole 30 back in Aug/Sept 2012. I've seen and felt how good the whole 30 feels, and how my body reacts to it. I have encouraged countless friends/family members to give it a try. (Some have gone all out and followed and some are still thinking about it - their choice) but one that is really hitting home for me right now is my Mom. She just turned 70 last October, and within the last couple of years I have seen her go down hill a lot. Right now she is suffering a terrible RA flare that has been lasting weeks/months. She has read that RA symtoms are generally things that start in your gut. (As I have been telling this her for months now) And that she should consider an elimination diet. That same book that she is reading is also saying that she should be avoiding read meat and eating grains! (Book is 20+ years old I might add) I have pointed out that she is going by old information and things have changed. But she is stubbronly holding onto this idea. Because her flare is so bad she is starting to heed a bit on what I am saying. She is drinking bone broth and she is considering adding gelatin to her food. I consider this a win. However she is still eating a pretty grain and fruit heavy diet. Her way has always been trying to find a "quick fix" through vitamins and supplements (she takes at least 10 +different ones). She is avoiding night shades and eggs too - she knows these cause her inflamation to be worse. I have encouraged her to read my copy of ISWF - so far she's not terribly interested. I have recently bought her "The Paleo Approach" in hopes because of the AIP nature of it, it will grab her attention. We shall see. Right now I am trying to encourage her to give "paleo" a try. But I'm not sure how to do this. She seems mildly interested. (She is no longer just humouring me, because she is asking for advice) But she is clearly a "baby steps" type of person. So I'm not sure if I should introduce "paleoized" food such as muffins. Because she is such a cereal person I suggested she give soup a try for breakfast - that one was not openly recieved. So if anyone has any suggestions on how to be encouraging without overwhelming - please let me know. She has me really worried this week because she is calling me on the phone upset and depressed because she is in such pain. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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