If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, can you reach scleroderma the same way? Support group, member, Rob Tomkies thinks you can.
First, he had to convince his wife.
“I have been researching food relationship with scleroderma.
I think a change in food regime for 4 weeks will give some relief.”
“Ok, good idea to try anything that will help”
“The regime is basically a Paleo diet with some additions. I will list them for you:
- No dairy which includes cheese, yoghurt, milk and the like.
- No gluten: Bread or anything made with wheat or barley.
- No sugar. Limit juice intake to maybe 1 glass per day.
- No alcohol.
- No nightshade plants – potato, tomato, chilli, eggplant, tobacco and capsicum.
- No processed meat.
- Only one coffee per day.
- Add fermented food, such as gherkins, olives and pickled cabbage.”
“You know what the outcome of this restrictive diet will be … no wife! Also, why no nightshade they are recognised as good antioxidants?”
“Antioxidants in normal people but toxic to auto-immune-affected people.”
So, we did it and I think it is a huge success, so much so that we are basically sticking to the regime. I lost the steroid fat and we both trimmed down. Our energy levels picked up, we slept better and funny as it might seem our memory improved.
On the web the diet is referred to as a kidney and liver detox regime.
Yes, still got the same wife.