I have been wondering if there is a diet that might help alleviate TOS symptoms, so I decided to find out!!
I committed to a pain reducing, anti-inflammation diet for five weeks. I call it 'My TOS Diet'.
I did my best to cut out food and beverage that purportedly cause inflammation and eat only food and drink that are supposed to reduce dreaded inflammatory pain.
I gleaned from two books -
Diet for a Pain Free Life, A Revolutionay way to Lose Weight, Stop Pain, Sleep Better, and Feel Great in 21 Days by Harris H. McIlwain, M.D. and Debra Fulghum Bruce, Ph.D.
Main premise of the book is excess weight = increased inflammation and thereby increased pain. I disagree with his recommendation to use sugar substitutes and consume moderate amounts of soy. However, I found some helpful, encouraging anti-inflammation information in this book.
To summarize My TOS Diet- cut out refined foods, sugar, junk/ fast foods and eat a whole foods diet-lots of fruit and veggies, clean protein, whole grains. Drink more water. I supplement with vitamin D, and magnesium. Simple.
Check out my Pinterest board--Down with Inflamation and Pain!
I have a few things on my to try list: Tumeric or curcumin supplements, malic acid (found in green apples), increasing water intake, doubling D supplement to 4000 i.u., B12 supplements, ALA or lipoic acid supplements, I'll keep you posted!
And as always, if you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to email me.