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post #62 of 72
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Phlogiston.....I'm keenly interested in the details of your 'anti-inflammatory' diet. What foods are you eating, and how?

I'm following the published opinions of 3 different doctors, concerning anti inflammatory foods.
Drs Roizen and Oz, who you may have seen on Oprah; or on their PBS Specials.
And Dr Andrew Weill.
I am eating brown rice; tofu; beans; salads with olive oil and walnuts; goats milk cheese; tuna packed in olive oil; fruit such as apples, red grapes, bananas, oranges and avocados.
I gave up coffee a while ago. Now I drink green tea with honey for my caffeine fix.
I still sometimes eat whole grain bread (with my tuna); bran cereal with skim milk; and the occasional bagel or muffin.
I'm laying off the booze for a while, so I'm skipping the red wine that some doctors recommend. I do cook tofu in white wine.
I got all of these foods from lists published by Roizen, Oz, and Weill in their books; and from the web, by Googling 'anti inflammatory foods'.
post #63 of 72
If I had that diet, I'd have to live in the bathroom.

I can't deal with tofu at all, the goats milk cheese seems like a wash (even if I could find it here), ditto the tuna in olive oil (what's wrong with water packed?), and I'm a firm believer in variety. Each food has nutritional value and is needed for good health.

Do you eat vegetables.....broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, olives, nuts, etc?
post #64 of 72
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I only posted about this diet so that other people can know how great I feel, and why. Anyone can read books by the doctors I cited and decide for themselves. Most of their patients eat various kinds of meat, and have adjusted the diet to suit their own tastes.

The point of eating tuna packed in olive oil is to get the benefit of the tuna, with the benefit of the olive oil. Specifically, Omega-3 fatty acids.
The goats milk cheese is Peccorino Romano, available in many stores. Drs Roizen and Oz specifically recommended it in their program about people who live to an age 100 or more. it's part of the 'Medterranean Diet' which is known to prolong life, and I like it.
Tofu with brown rice is my main source of protein; if someone doestn't like it, they shouldn't eat it.
I eat plenty of vegetables.

This is simply the diet that I follow, and I feel wonderful. Strict vegetarianism wasn't working very well for me; so I decided to add the fish that those doctors recommend, and make a few other changes.
I wanted to believe that vegetarianism was good for me; that all I had to do was stick with it, my body would adjust, and I'd feel wonderful. That seems to have been a mistake.
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post #66 of 72
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The doctors I've referred to here have decades of experience seeing how diet has caused the serious medical conditions which bring patients to their offices for treatment.
Though they come from different backgrounds, they agree on the basics facts concerning chronic inflammation, and an anti-inflammatory diet.
I wonder if anyone here has even bothered to look at the writings of Roizen, Oz, and Weill. All of their recommendations are backed by solid research; no one should just take my word for it.
Anyway, I don't care if people refuse to look into it, or have personal reasons not to eat certain foods; I just wanted to share how happy I am with it.
If I tell you all how happy I am skiing on ice with cheap old skis, I'm not recommending that anyone do that - or explain in length why they can't or won't ski on ice on cheap old skis - I'm just telling you what I enjoy.
The socks I was wearing when my feet got so cold are about 4 years old. The Surefoot garbage liners are about the same age. I'll replace the socks first; and as soon as it stops raining I'll go skiing. If it ever stops raining.
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Originally Posted by Phlogiston View Post
The doctors I've referred to here have decades of experience seeing how diet has caused the serious medical conditions which bring patients to their offices for treatment.
Though they come from different backgrounds, they agree on the basics facts concerning chronic inflammation, and an anti-inflammatory diet.
I wonder if anyone here has even bothered to look at the writings of Roizen, Oz, and Weill. All of their recommendations are backed by solid research; no one should just take my word for it.
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post #68 of 72
Inflammation = heat. Maybe you need more of it. "Yang" foods like tobacco, coffee, whiskey to balance that weak tea and tofu.

If you prefer a topical application, try cayenne pepper applied directly to the toes.
post #69 of 72
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Skied Thursday, used different socks from my first day out, my feet were fine, temps in 20s.
Skied again Friday, same socks as Thursday, temp 12 degrees with wind and falling snow. Feet weren't cold.
post #70 of 72
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Resolution of a few matters...
Socks.
Using black wool ski socks now, maker unknown, thicker than the Smartwool I was wearing.
Temp at Hunter today was 18 degrees, same as my first day out. My feet were not cold, and I skied longer. Same packed out, but comfortable, Surefoot garbage liners in my boots.
Food.
Ate a bowl of granola and a handful of walnuts before leaving. One cheese sandwich and cup of tea while driving. Nothing else; Drove 2 1/2 hours, and skied for 5 hours without stopping.
My hands and feet did not get cold, and I wasn't especially tired at the end of the day. My vice? Potato chips and Mountain Dew on the drive home.
Getting on the quad at 3:50 PM for the last run, I was satisfied. Could have skied for an hour more, but also felt that I'd done enough.
Drove back to Queens with no cramps, went directly to the home of some friends for an hour. No exhaustion, no tiredness, no problems.
No cramps in my legs overnight.
It's the day after, 6:15 AM. I'm a bit sore.
I'm heading outside as soon as it gets light, to climb a ladder and finish putting up my Xmas lights.
post #71 of 72
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Skied hard all day on Jan 9th. Temp 8 degrees F. Heavy winds. No problem with cold feet.
Some leg cramps while driving (stick shift). Got out and stretched for a few minutes, they went away (did this twice).
No cramps overnight. A little sore the next day - not bad enough to interfere with regular chores, stairs, etc.
post #72 of 72
It sounds like you've hit on a magical style that works for you. Everyone is different. Whee!
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