• Radiculopathy and diet

    Asked by DoreenLouise on Sunday, April 3, 2016

    Radiculopathy and diet

    98% of the time I eat very well - home made, mostly organic, grass fed meat/chicken, wild fish, 70% of my diet vegetables and fruit, nearly gluten free and limited milk. I have noticed that when I have my rare binges and eat organic potatoes chips, organic gluten free pretzels, organic gluten free corn chips, etcetera I experience lots of radiculopathy in my feet. It lasts a few days and goes away until either my next food binge or if I do not drink enough water. Has anyone else been able to associate radiculopathy with their food intake or lack of water?

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    • geekling's Avatar

      Sort of. Your body needs sufficient quantities of specific nutrients (as well as liquid) each and every day.

      If your binging denies these needed items to your body, it will certainly complain and, because of your history, your body is still repairing and rebuilding itself. Dont hurt yourself, please. At minimum, these binges allow inflammation to surge.

      You may not know that just because crapola food claims to be organic doesnt mean it wont hurt you. I rarely "binge" but I did have some 'organic'chips a while back and noticed that they have both sugars and salts. I wouldnt ever, myself, think to add 'maltodextrin' to chips but it seems the manufacturers want you to binge again as soon as possible. Sugars, salts, oils .. what's it all about, Alfie?

      If it is in a bag or other packaging only 70-90% of the ingredients need to be organic or listed at all.

      Think about that and please stop hurting yourself. I make sweet potato fries and onion rings in my own kitchen. They taste good, have no added sugars, more spices than salts and I dont get the ouchies you seem to suffer.

      Next time you binge add strawberries and sprouts to your diet and you wont suffer quite so much.

      Best wishes

      almost 5 years ago
    • MollyAWelsh's Avatar

      yes, with food intake.....usually something that I am allergic too, which causes inflammation in my spinal column thus irritating my severe spinal stenosis. The chips you mentioned could cause me issues because many times they are made in peanut oil and I am allergic to the nuts.

      almost 5 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar

      I find that eating processed foods in general cause inflammation and this causes pain in my legs generally. This doesn't mean that you can't have some good snacks though. I stay away from gluten free stuff in general because it is generall higher in calories and whatever they replace the wheat product with doesn't agree with me. Unless you have celiac disease, having some wheat flour isn't that bad if you don't over do. I don't do potato chips.. just not a fan, but organic pop corn done at home is delicious and kills the cravings without the inflammation issues. I find my problem can be chocolate and I have to find the most pure or I feel it for about 3 days after! It's all like a big science experiment, isn't it! But, we've at least become aware of our bodies and most people are walking around in pain and not even knowing that their diet causes most of it!

      almost 5 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      Because of my digestive problems, a doctor told me years ago to limit fat-free products due to the ingredients they use to replace the fat in fat-free products. He said "low-fat" labels often have less replacement products. Just the awareness of that will help most people. Best wishes.

      almost 5 years ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar

      Do you mean “neuropathy?” Radiculopathy is a constellation of symptoms (pain and numbness/tingling) of the hands and arms, caused by compression of the radial nerve in the cervical (neck) spine. If it’s in your feet, it by definition can’t be “radiculopathy.”

      Gluten-free means nothing to me unless it is starch-free as well. Only 1% of people have true celiac disease and must avoid gluten. Those who claim to be gluten-sensitive or gluten-intolerant are either buying into popular dietary fads (and feeling a reverse placebo effect) or are more likely either allergic or sensitive to the grains used in gluten-free foods, or have a form of metabolic syndrome that causes insulin spikes from high-glycemic-index carbs. These insulin spikes result in headaches, faintness, or mood changes that can in turn have other physical manifestations. I know that when I eat sugar or refined starches or white potatoes I don’t feel as good as when I stick to produce and animal protein and extremely high-fiber grains, reduced-sugar dairy, and very dark chocolate.

      Our obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic was sparked by the “fat-free” diet fads of the late 1980s.

      almost 5 years ago
    • fiddler's Avatar

      Yes, the doc who started the non-fat craze almost immediately realized the REAL culprit was sugar. He said eating sugar is like scrubbing the insides of your veins and arteries with steel wool 24/7. We sandpaper surfaces to make things like paint and wallpaper attach better; imagine that with cholesterol.... Besides, sugar feeds cancer.

      almost 5 years ago
    • DoreenLouise's Avatar

      Yes, the title should be neueopathy,

      almost 5 years ago

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