I have started a nightshade elimination diet a week ago, and despite some painful days after being active, there seemed to be a positive change. A week doesn't give me any sure conclusions, but had less heartburn, fog, and arthritis. Last night a roommate made oxtail soup, and I asked him if it had any nightshades and he said no. After eating a good bit of it he mentioned the peppers he used and I realized my diet regimen was blown
Today my back is completely stiff and arthritic and… read more
Your food intolerances may ease up and allow you to add nightshade at some point. Good luck!
I notice in the summer when I eat too much sugars, caffeine, tomatoes, foods that are too spicy, too many carbs at once, etc my pain comes back. But in the winter I have to be even more strict about my diet if not my pain that is permanently there gets even worse. So I try to enjoy my food in the warm months and totally give them up in cold months.
I truly wish you luck and please, keep us posted. It's an interesting idea.
I do avoid nightshades because of stomach pain and GERD. Didn't realize those could bother my fibro until after I had suffered and had tests done for GERD. Helps some, and every little thing we can do helps to overcome.
so whats nightshade??