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Rex
Monday, March 8, 2010, 7:52pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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My Swami lists bell peppers as a diamond super food for me.  I'm wondering why... since I definitely identified myself as arthritic-prone.  I thought that bell peppers being in the nightshade family should be avoided.  I understand that Swami takes into consideration all my other identifying characteristics but still I'm puzzled.  Any ideas why this should be?  Could some nightshade veggies actually be beneficial for certain arthritic-prone individuals?  I defer to Swami as the expert but I'm just wondering why.
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Victoria
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I don't know, Rex.  My guess is that the benefits in bell pepper are good for you, while moderation might be essential because of your arthritis.  I haven't finished my swami, but bell peppers are on my superfood list also.  And I have some arthritis issues.  I can eat bell peppers without negative symptoms as long as I don't eat them several days in a row.  Maybe a couple of times a week.. ?  If I get carried away, because I love red bells, and eat them 3 days in a row, a few of my joints will begin to ache.  If I eat them 2 days in a row, I'll skip a week.  Just juggling.  



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Rex
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Victoria...thanks for your reply...I guess moderation is the key...everything that you say certainly makes sense.  I'll just try the peppers a little at a time, and pay close attention to how my joints respond.  
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what about pimentos?
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?308
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?294
how do those rate?

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I definitely identified myself as arthritic-prone.

did you check the box in your swami medical history?

if you experience no issue eating those, all is well!
the pros must outweigh the contras.....


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Rex
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Lola...yes I did check the box under the heading: Your Health History:  "Do you have a history of joint problems".  So, I guess the Swami stands as being correct.  Thanks for the link to pimento & bell peppers...that information confirms that I am on the right track.  I can always count on you to solve my problems & answer my questions...you are wonderful.  
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Rex
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Lola...and yes, I did also check all three boxes next to the same question about arthritis headed: "Your Family History".  
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There are many types of arthritis with different origins. I used to have one due to urate crystal formation. (Used to have high levels of serum uric acid). It can also be due to calcium deposits in the joints or due to autoimmune issue. The standard medical practice recommends strict avoidance of beans/legumes, cauliflower, red meat, fish, eggs and so on. But except for red meat, which I do not eat so much, I have been thriving on the other so-called "avoid stuff" for four years and without any signs of arthritis. What I suspect is that the exising medical knowledge is incomplete when it comes of understanding some of the common medical problems.

So Rex, in your case, red pepper might not agravate the arthritis at all or agravates it only when you take it too much as Victoria has indicated.



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Rex
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Kumar...thanks for your input.  I appreciate it. I agree that medical knowledge is incomplete...that's why I'm here & not there.
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More and more, we seem to be learning how to be "little naturopaths" for ourselves.  In the world today, we really need to be alert, paying attention to our bodies for the signals it gives us, responding and cooperating with what our bodies ask of us, tweaking what is not working, making adjustments.  We become very wise and healthy that way.
And thank goodness that when we need help with something, there are people like our Dr. D!  I don't know what would have become of me if I had not discovered him!  



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Rex
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Victoria...I wholeheartedly agree with you...we are a most fortunate group.
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