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Why I am so passionate about what I do

Since I was 18 years old, I struggled with joint pains and inflammation in various parts of my body – ribs, eyes, sacro-ileac, etc.  In my early 20’s, it was sometimes so debilitating, that I could barely move my leg without being in excruciating pain.  I lived on and off...

Why I am so passionate about what I do

Since I was 18 years old, I struggled with joint pains and inflammation in various parts of my body – ribs, eyes, sacro-ileac, etc.  In my early 20’s, it was sometimes so debilitating, that I could barely move my leg without being in excruciating pain.  I lived on and off Prednisone (a steroid used to treat inflammation) all through my adult years and then in later years, I had to take more significant medications to further surpress my immune system.

I never slept right through the night and often had to take sleeping tablets.  Irrespective of what I did, the first words I uttered every day when I woke up were “ I am so exhausted.”

Since changing the way I eat (based on training I did via America through Dietitians working successfully with clients with auto-immune diseases), I have not had to take any medication for joint flare-ups at all (not even anti-inflammatories or Panadol).  This has been for 6 months!  I have had no pain in that time, other than when I did my food challenges.  This is the first time I have ever been pain free for more than a few days.

In addition, I never need sleeping tablets, as I now don’t have issues with sleeping, and I wake up feeling refreshed every day.

Diet doesn’t cure the disease, but it may be one of the triggers.  It is exciting for me to be able to share this knowledge with others and to see if I can give other people freedom from living with joint pains.

Diane Stride