• 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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    • 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.

      about 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.

      about 5 years ago
    • DoreenLouise's Avatar

      Yes, the title should be neueopathy,

      about 5 years ago

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