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<a href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http://phoo-d.com/2011/04/28/a-diagnosis-becoming-vegan-and-gluten-free/" target="_blank">http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url...d-gluten-free/</a><br><br>
Great post!
 

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THank you for this! I have arthritis too and I'm already vegan but wanted to find out more on the gluten free bit.
 

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When I got diagnosed with arthritis the Rheumatologist said one of the best things I could do was 'avoid animal fats'... I was already Vegan at the time but it made me feel even more motivated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> My arthritis is now in 'remission'... there is not swelling or joint deformation, I only get pain in my joints from over-use (if I go hiking for 3 days + etc.).
 

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i've sent an online photographer friend info about a plant based diet for her psoriatic arthritis. She hasn't really gotten much diet help from her Dr at all. I've read a bunch online about the benefits.<br><br>
basically, it comes down to an anti inflammatory diet for most autoimmune diets, with some variations depending on the disease.
 

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I have hypothyroidism and about 5 or 6 weeks ago quit eating anything with gluten. As a hypothyroid person, this has seriously limited what I can eat as not only do I have to be aware of gluten, but also there is a substantial list of things that are not good for thyroid because they contain little goodies called goitregens, like walnuts, strawberries, brocolli, and the list goes on.<br><br>
But about three weeks after quitting gluten, I went for my annual blood test and as a result have been able to reduce the amount of thyroid meds that I take. First time it's ever been adjusted in 20 years. I'll be going back for a retest and I'm looking forward to it. They say it takes about 6 months to get the buildup of gluten out of your system so I'm really curious to see if there will be a further reduction.<br><br>
I think the food pyramid with the large 'allowance' for grains has been a disaster for our health. The gluten in most grains seems to be a potential source of all kinds of health problems.
 

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I had arthritis in my fingers about ten years ago, and I noticed that my hands hurt worse if I was eating a lot of dairy. I stopped eating it, and it really helped fast. And I'm now ten years older with much, much less arthritis pain/swelling. I don't think I have a gluten issue, but who knows.
 
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