Has anyone removed gluten and artificial sweeteners?

Has anyone removed gluten and artificial sweeteners to reduce fibro pain?


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  • betharooski author
    3 months ago

    Someone told me Aldis carried some gluten free items. I’m not promoting any store— but FYI. My store had a small selection that was just right for me!

  • Monica Y. Sengupta moderator
    2 months ago

    Thanks @betharooski!! I actually forgot about this brand but their products are pretty good (in my opinion). Much appreciated 🙂 ~Monica

  • Erin Rush moderator
    3 months ago

    Thanks for the tip, betharooski! You are correct — many (if not all) Aldi’s do have some gluten free options and reasonable prices. Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.

  • pearson0501
    3 months ago

    Nell that’s great.

  • Nell
    3 months ago

    I have cut gluten and almost all the aggrevating food from my diet. I basically just eat green vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, herbs,..) and Fish. Occasionally other meet. And I only use Olive oil or coconut oil in abundance. I also drink a lot herbal tea and occasionally wine. I have never felt so healthy. I am on medication too, so I guess that also helps. But all my pain is almost gone. I never feel tired and I even have more energy for exercise. I will gradually add other food back except gluten. I hope I will stay gluten free for the rest of my life.

  • betharooski author
    3 months ago

    Oh wow! That is awesome for you!!!

  • Monica Y. Sengupta moderator
    3 months ago

    Hey! Thanks so much for reaching out. I hope more community members chime in with their experiences.

    I thought I would leave this article here, it’s not necessarily about gluten and sugar but does contain information on other natural supplements: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/natural-remedies/

    I also thought you might like this article on 10 foods that might aggravate symptoms: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/nutrition/revealed-10-aggravating-foods-avoid-ra/ and this one: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/sugar-season/

    I know from personal experience that reducing my sugar intake helps me but not enough that I would cut it out completely..

    I hope you continue to trend upwards! Please update us on whether you notice any difference with your fibro! ~Monica

  • betharooski author
    3 months ago

    Thanks for your info! I’m glad the changes helped you. So far I stopped sweet soda and tea and noticed that I am way less drowsy. The highs and lows of blood sugars affected me more than I thought. I also removed gluten and have less diarrhea and gas. I blamed that on my RA meds. I am looking forward to see if my fibro calms down. My rheum. said it can help some people. I have been eating too much junk food anyway. I wil keep trying and start again if I mess up. It isn’t easy to stick with new changes—for sure!

  • Piano14
    3 months ago

    I’m working on it. I have gone 3 weeks without any diet soda (my big weakness) and the sudden twitching when I try to fall asleep has stopped. I thought I might have Parkensens, but now I am gaining hope that I don’t.. Some people are sensative to preservatives in addition to the artificial sweetners. Alot of foods/drinks contain both. It’s hard to tell what’s causing your bad reactions.

  • Monica Y. Sengupta moderator
    3 months ago

    Hey @Piano14! That’s so great! I am glad you’re noticing a good difference from cutting out the sugars. I hope you continue to feel better. Please update me (if you feel comfortable) on your progress. I would love to hear about it!! ~Monica

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