My knee arthritis is feeling so much better. I can walk without wincing. I can do more than one errand at a time. Stairs are still a bit of a challenge but I think I just need to build up some muscles.
The miracle cure? I stopped eating gluten. Yep, my medical doctor listened patiently and explained how to combine Alleve AND Tylenol to help with the pain. Then he quietly mentioned gluten.
I have several (LOTS) of friends who have given up gluten (two have celiac disease) and they all feel their lives are much better now. Dr. V said just try it for two weeks, if it helps ... great. If not, no worries. Consider me a HUGE skeptic. But he is such a down to earth medical man who is now including alternative therapies that are worth a try.
Within a week, my knees were no longer painful. Noticeable, but not hurting. I remained off gluten (as much as possible). Last weekend, Kate and family spent the long weekend here at the condo (they had an ant infestation!). I thought I'd test this gluten thing and I enjoyed toast, pizza, pasta, cereal and crackers.
My knees hurt again.
I Googled foods that fight inflammation and now using more of those. Maybe this Forks Over Knives philosophy is real!