A couple days ago I had the chance to catch up with my cousin, of whom I had not gotten the chance to sit down and talk with in years. I enjoyed our time immensely. My cousin is very interested in food health. Somewhere in that conversation Arthur popped up. You can see where I am going with this.
My cousin very much believes I could cure my arthritis by eating a raw diet, with plenty of white foods like garlic to support immune health. And I agree. I might be able to. I genuinely believe that people are able to cure themselves or go into remission through diet. I've seen it happen and it makes sense that if we put good things in our bodies, only good can come. But, of course, it doesn't work for everyone. I've seen it fail numerous times as well. Everyone's body is different, and it will react differently to different things.
Let me say now that I've never really tried diet changes. Do I believe it could work? Yes, I do. I believe it can work for lots of people. But it doesn't mean that's the best or only way to achieve remission.
Our lifestyle is very important to the people we are inside. We must do what is most comfortable and practical to us. I admit it, I am selfish. I really don't want to do a raw diet or anything. I like the food I eat now. My lifestyle probably wouldn't really allow for change, and I don't mind. The Enbrel has been working beautifully (Update- it came early on Saturday, thank goodness) and I don't mind taking it. I have busy days where I barely eat. I have days where I am a guest and I don't have many options for food (which isn't a problem, I'm treated very well). I travel a lot, and when I travel I don't cook or bring more food than is needed for the journey. I like how I live, and since Arthur has been under control, I don't see much need for change. That doesn't mean I'm not open to arthritis friendly recipes, it means I'm not closed to all other food. It's my life after all, and there are no guarantees one path is better than another.
Of course, if you are interested in controlling your health through diet, I encourage you to do so. It has benefit many people and eating right is always good for you. Do your homework and talk to your doctor. Many times you can try these diets whilst still taking your medicines. Be very careful, listen to your body and your doctor. Remember, 'all natural remedies' like herbs are still medicine and ask before you take it. Be careful and take care.