Jellen wrote: I'm using only the posted fruit, veggies on the elemination chart in the newsletter Deec. 2002. It says, all green and vegetables including:
Does this mean I can only use those on that list?
No. It means what it says, "all green and yellow vegetables, including ...." the ones he lists as examples.
Based only on my own experience, I would say don't worry about any vegetables for now. Exceptions might be the "nightshades" -- tomatoes, eggplant, and white potatoes. Some individuals say they have problems with them. I didn't and I am not convinced that others have. However, note that two of them are fruit (they contain seeds). To be cautious, you might test them later.
Trying to correlate foods with arthritic pains is very chancey. Too many other factors might be having an effect too: especially weather changes and defective posture.
Unless a change in level of pain is dramatic, and throughout your body, it is difficult to draw conclusions. But you have to try. And don't be worried if for some foods tested you get mixed or indefinite results. Just add that test food to your records under "Not Sure." Even after developing this diet for myself over a six-year period, there are still foods that I am not sure about, but avoid just to be safe. And I do my posture exercises every day. Tedious but effective.
Would I need to work that in later over 2 days just to test it?
For reasons I explained on the site, http://anti-itisdiet.blogspot.com/2007/ ... foods.html
I tested one food per week. Two days at the beginning of the seven days was for actually eating a particular test food. The rest of the week was for seeing if I had a reaction and for letting the system clear if I did have a reaction.
You will need to go through the first week without any test food, just the presumably safe foods. If you see any improvement, or at least no consistent worsening, then you could add a test food. Personally, I would add the presumably safe foods first, to build up the range of foods you are eating.
Based only on my own experience, I would avoid at first all seedy foods such as grains, legumes, nuts, and seedy fruit such as figs, tomatoes, and possibly even cucumbers and summer squash.
The process can be long and difficult. Best wishes for that journey.
P. S. -- If you haven't already, be sure to look through the titles on my site, in the archives and they key words list.