South Beach Diet - Has anybody REad Diet for a Pain Free Life?

09-24-2009, 11:47 AM
Hi Ladies:
I thought I'd check in with My discerning Beachies. as most of you all know I have fibromyalgia and Cerebral Palsy The fibro keeps me in some form of pain Most days worse in the winter. I really want to build a WOE that reduces inflammation. I saw this book haven't bought it yet. But also wondered of you all had some suggestions for books/etc

09-30-2009, 10:51 AM
KO, I haven't read this one, but I know some people who've found natural ways of controlling their fibromyalgia or CFS through diet and exercise, especially the latter. A friend of mine was cured of her CFS through swimming. :) Of course, CP is another thing.

Hopefully we can find some more Beachies who have better advice by bumping this up...

09-30-2009, 11:30 AM
The CP is just there unless there's food that loosens muscles (I'd be so in) for the fibromyalgia/inflammation I'd love to get into from people I know versus disembodied experts!

09-30-2009, 01:39 PM
I had absolutely no idea that food could impact the pain in my body until I read Ultra Metabolism and started following it- most of the things are acceptable on SBD as well and now I do a combo. I was aboslutely amazed at the fact my back stopped hurting as did my limbs. I am sure it was from the inflammation. My parents also have been doing it and my DF has psoriasis and its calmed that down as well. I think its a great book and would recommend it. I don't know where my mom found them but they were cheap, of course the library is a good option too! :)

Also, I just got back from vaca and ate crappy- this morning when I woke up I couldn't think anything other than how rediculous I am bc i felt miserable when I woke up. no energy, my back was killing me, and I just felt like a beached whale. so, fasting today and back OP tomorrow~

The book explains a lot on food alleries- and the way your body handles different foods and how it communicates with itself depending on what we are eating and doing!

09-30-2009, 02:19 PM
Thanks Rikki I'll check it out on amazon!

09-30-2009, 02:47 PM
I am pretty sure there are some of his patients cited in the book with fibro- but its been a lil while since I read it so I could be mistaken... I need to go back and re-read myself! :)

09-30-2009, 04:57 PM
Rikki, that's a great suggestion! It's amazing how food affects us, eh?

One of the mods said something that hit me like a ton of bricks this weekend. It's not really anything new, but for some reason it just really made an impact. She was talking about avoiding a trigger food and said, "I make it easier on myself by not eating it." I never thought about how avoding things could be a way of making things easier for myself. That's exactly what it does, eh, whether it's making things hurt less or making it easier to stay on plan. :idea:

09-30-2009, 11:59 PM
Dr Andrew Weil talks a lot about an anti-inflammatory diet. He suggests eating lots of fruits, veggies, seafood, healthy fats and avoiding red meats. I love Dr. Weil's holistic approach to wellness. Here's a link to his web site.