FOODS THAT ARE SAFE FOR MOST PEOPLE
You will notice this is the seventh article in this series. Now that we have talked about all of the things that can hurt you, we are now going to talk about the foods that you should be able to eat. Some of the foods that seldom cause negative reactions are salmon and lamb. Later I will talk about another book by a doctor and he says no meat or fish. Again everyone is different and you will have to see what works for you. My wife has found that any animal that is range fed, such as some longhorn beef, bison, and other wild game that eat grass only are OK for her. It takes some getting used to the lack of fat in these meats, so you add either olive oil or safflower oil when cooking. Who doesn't need less fat and red meat in their diet anyway. But she only eats them occasionally, and when she starts feeling bad, she goes back to more vegetables and less meat, even completely eliminating meat completely for a few days.
Other foods that are "safe" for most are honey, sea salt, and olive oil. It may take a while to get used to these and stop using the oils, sweeteners and salt you have been used to having. But remember the ultimate goal, we want to find what is causing the pain and inflammation. Most people know these are better for all of us anyway. My wife uses these for seasoning and sweetening. Some fruits on this list are grapes, apricots, peaches, cranberries, and plums. Vegetables on this list include sweet potatoes, yams, squash, beets, and cauliflower. Different sources will list different foods on these lists. Ms. Allan listed dried beans as a food that often causes pain and yet my wife eats them every day as a major part of her diet. Her lunch nearly every day is boiled cabbage and one of the many dried beans. I wish I could give you a definitive list that would work for you. You can not go by what you have eaten in the past, unless a food has caused you problems in the past. A good example from my wife was eating Chinese from a place we have eaten three to four times a month for twenty years. After she developed R.A. she was eating the same hot and sour soup that she ate every time she felt a cold coming on. But this time she could feel the pain in her legs as soon as she started eating it. I had to help her up the stairs that night. As I said before, it usually takes much longer for your body to react.