My final post on this matter:
Physical Therapist here.
I strongly suggest avoiding NSAID drugs such as ibuprofen. The potential for liver damage is too great. Over-the-counter drugs are not health-supportive.
Eliminate nightshades? Seconded! Although the potato family
offers a miniscule amount of complete protein, the inflammatory nature is probably not worth the long-term consequences for most vegantarianists.
Eliminate grain? Seconded! Grains have no place in the diet of humans or other mammals. For several hundred thousand years, our ancestors consumed a high percentage of fresh fruits and vegetables. Grains are a recent development paralleling that other abomination == civilization.
The worst consequence of a grain-based diet == cinnamon rolls, toast, bagels, pasta == is their replacing nutrient-dense foods such as yams and other vegetables. Your choice == cheap
filler, or a diet rich in vital vitamins and minerals?
A rumor == mammal brains have an area designed to instantly addict to opiate-type substances and the resultant euphoria. Heroin does this at the same level as gambling or NSA sex. Here's the kicker
== wheat activates an identical hormonal dump... eat a big plate of spaghetti or a nice bowl of oatmeal aka 'comfort food' to get that buzz you crave. Bad idea.
Then, two-hours after breakfast, it's time for coffee and donuts to re-live that blood-sugar spike. And the roller-coaster continues, adrenaline dump followed by insulin dump followed by cortisol dump... followed by adrenal fatigue, followed by what? Cancers? Dementia? Type 2 sugar diabetes?
Feed-lots use grains to increase the weight of the carcass by inducing inflammation. More weight equals higher costs to the consumer with all that delicious marbling... then we eat the inflamed meat along with the antibiotics used to keep the ill animal just this side of dead.
The most sprayed crop? Cotton. So, of course, feed-lots give cottonseed to cows and chickens to increase the weight by adding inflammation. Bad idea.
On the subject of antibiotics == each ingestion reduces subsequent effectiveness. Eat a factory turkey
or chicken, destroy your ability to recover from flu or MERSA or Ebola.
Antibiotics have the bad habit of interfering with the healthy gut biome. And as we all learned in second grade [sarc], at least 80-percent of our immune system is in our gut.
2011, I eliminated grains == wheat oats corn rice etc == and dropped 30-pounds in 30-days; it was all water
, bloat, edema from inflammation.
And what is the source of all modern disease? Inflammation.
With this success, I switch to organic. I quit consuming 'my fair share' of the millions of tons of petroleum-based chemicals we dump on crops. That change dropped an additional 30-pounds of blubber.
On a roll, I switched to pastured meats and wild game
. The simple elimination of factory-farmed and feed-lot meat is a life-saver for me.
As an extra additional bonus, these changes eliminated allergies. The terrible arthritis in my hands, wrists, neck, knees... gone.
The 'brain fog', gone.
Then I eliminated soy. Hydrogenated oils and trans-fats such as margarine and deep-fried simulated food-like substances. French fries and chicken fried in Crisco™? Bad idea for me.
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The downside? Nobody likes a smarty-pants know-it-all preaching and propagandizing about changing out of a familiar rut. Ouch.