Been away from home now 3 weeks. Taking care of my mom and dad. Alot of stress and so tired. Eating is totally out of control. Tried going for walks and gentle yoga. Result more pain. I’m in alot of RA pain. The meds. I take for it are not even working. I have the book BSS. Have been reading and studying it. I plan to start this program when I get home. Which is next week. I hope. I have been on line with the communities and learning alot. Have also given up diet coke while I’ve been here. Tried to reduce coffee,. I’m still trying. a little bit each day.
I want to tell you that I have had RA problems for 25 years. I used a product called Mannatech that keep it under control (sort of) for 20 years. I stopped taking it 5 years ago due to the expense. I also have osteoarthritis. All my arthritis pains and joint stiffness from sitting have disappeared. This happened during preparation week and week one. I am pretty sure it was removing all the grains. I am on the advanced plan. I removed the grains during preparation to get started. I love sweets but ate them very seldom, i have never had milk, even as a child. So I do not think it was the dairy. I had given up most processed food. Mostly I was using condiments.
It is possible that this plan will help you out as well. Also, I changed my bed to a memory foam mattress and that really helped my sleep. Much less pain at night on that mattress. Now I never wake up from pains while sleeping. For 4 years I was waking up several times a night with pain in my hips or knees.
Good luck, Margaret
Thanks for the encouragement. I too have 4 inches of memory foam on my bed. My husbands says I’m like the Princess and Pea. If anything is under me I feel it. I am looking forward to getting home this week and starting the program. Ordered some supps. today and new walking shoes they will all be there when I there. Mom is doing sooooooooooo much better I feel that I can go home and start taking better of myself.