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smirkymonkey

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28. I started the Keto diet about 2 months ago, and one thing I noticed after about a week or two is
Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:30 PM
Jun 2019

that all my pain went away (which I just assumed was arthritic joints and was a result of getting older), however my knee pain, low back pain, shoulder, neck and upper back pain, tension headaches and constant stomach aches just went away completely!

The things I cut out entirely were processed carbs (bread, pizza, crackers, baked goods), sweets and diet soda. I never really ate a lot of processed things (except for the above mentioned) mostly whole foods - veggies, meat, dairy, etc. but it seemed by eliminating those things, almost all of my inflammation went away, and therefore the pain. I was pleasantly shocked.

I never let it stop me from getting around, but it was just really eye opening as to how much what we eat affects how we feel. I have slacked off a little lately and bought a loaf of ciabatta bread at Whole Foods the other day (not too processed) with some cheese and olive tapenade, but the next day I had a terrible stomach-ache, low back pain and knee pain. I may keep to this diet just because of the way I feel by cutting out processed carbs.

You think!!!! Wellstone ruled Jun 2019 #1
then you must know about the book, "Food, inc"... Javaman Jun 2019 #2
It is a tough one to get your head around Wellstone ruled Jun 2019 #5
I have thought this for a long time. Ohiogal Jun 2019 #3
For many years I have thought all these happybird Jun 2019 #8
I started the Keto diet about 2 months ago, and one thing I noticed after about a week or two is smirkymonkey Jun 2019 #28
Which is why I do not buy that JUNK FOOD shit. ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2019 #4
I recently got back from Europe. OliverQ Jun 2019 #6
Living in Europe all these years has probably saved my life. DFW Jun 2019 #7
We've been to Europe several times and I agree with you. kimbutgar Jun 2019 #21
Interesting customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #32
Just say no to GMO-glyphosate-processed chemical crud, Inc. (R) Achilleaze Jun 2019 #9
High Fructose Corn Syrup would be banned if our government cared even a little about our health Calculating Jun 2019 #10
I worked in Quality Control for a major Pharmaceutical company for over 35 years patphil Jun 2019 #20
If I see high frutctose corn syrup on the label I will not buy that food. kimbutgar Jun 2019 #23
We can thank the Iowa caucuses for that. customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #33
Duh - KT2000 Jun 2019 #11
I was in Ireland last summer and dropped about 7 pounds. LisaM Jun 2019 #12
I was in Ireland last Sept.. The food was great!! mitch96 Jun 2019 #14
I can't eat fish or seafood, but my SO ate fish and chips 8 times! LisaM Jun 2019 #25
"my SO ate fish and chips 8 times!" mitch96 Jun 2019 #29
Try Savannah. LisaM Jun 2019 #36
Saw a scientist on tv (60 Minutes or something). He had worked in the chips industry. Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #13
"I think salt and sugar have a quality that makes you want more" mitch96 Jun 2019 #15
Yes! I used to buy nonfat flavored Yogurt. Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #38
My doctor talks about processed foods, meats in particular, Mr.Bill Jun 2019 #16
A lot of it is, to me. Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #39
Here's the problem. Organic, pesticide free whole foods cost more. Way more. YOHABLO Jun 2019 #17
"Organic, pesticide free whole foods cost more" mitch96 Jun 2019 #30
Have you not heard of Glyphosate? It's in all of our food staples. YOHABLO Jun 2019 #31
Glyphosate is in all our food, but it's usually in smaller amts in organic food womanofthehills Jun 2019 #34
"Glyphosate?" mitch96 Jun 2019 #37
I don't put much stock in "organic." Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #40
What ever you can do to increase your health is a benefit.. mitch96 Jun 2019 #41
I read that book, The Blue Zones. Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #42
The Blue Zones., yup that's the book.. mitch96 Jun 2019 #43
Good on you! Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #44
"get flack for not eating beef." mitch96 Jun 2019 #45
Everyone should read this malaise Jun 2019 #18
From the BMJOpen article (original study) erronis Jun 2019 #19
Maybe a mental health problem also... rwsanders Jun 2019 #22
there is a strong link between the gut and the brain. mopinko Jun 2019 #24
Been doing for 30 yrs. I think I know how it works with Obesity & article obliquely confirms Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2019 #26
Can you say duh? Doreen Jun 2019 #27
I remember in University studying Agriculture(which is a STEM program dammit!) GulfCoast66 Jun 2019 #35
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