Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Recipes - Home

Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Health Support Groups > General Health/Medical Issues
FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Forum Jump
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
Junior LCF Member
coffeeluver1's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vermont
Posts: 30
Gallery: coffeeluver1
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: January 2014
Low Carb and Inflammation?

Hope you all do not think I 'am crazy. I have been reading so much on anti-inflammatory foods. Does anyone know if eating the low carb way causes so much inflammation? Thanks,susan
coffeeluver1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 11-28-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
ravenrose's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: California
Posts: 3,566
Gallery: ravenrose
Stats: lost 130 lb so far, and miles to go before I sleep
WOE: low carb controlled calorie
Start Date: June, 2009
I think it significantly reduces inflammation.
Often I don't come back to read threads where I've posted. If you want me to see something, please send me a private message. Thanks!
ravenrose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 12:39 AM   #3
Senior LCF Member
hollyoak's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 68
Gallery: hollyoak
WOE: Atkins
I was sick and sore all over with high levels of inflammation. After a lot of experimentation cutting out tomatoes,potatoes and peppers,wheat and other grains I finally found that egg yolks were the culprit.
When I was eating very low carb diet I was using up to 18 eggs a week. My overall health improved a lot after I made this discovery.
Of course we are all different so you need to work through this yourself. Maybe keeping a diary might help.
I don't think Low Carb eating causes the inflammation except as in my case I was eating so many eggs which itself caused the inflammation. Good luck with finding your cause because it is well worth the effort.
hollyoak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 06:14 AM   #4
Senior LCF Member
girondet's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern US
Posts: 508
Gallery: girondet
Stats: Maintaining 125-128, 5'5"
WOE: Bernstein/paleo
Start Date: May 2009
Gluten grains caused mine, and dairy. Keeping a food diary is a great idea, and you may want to start with a couple of very simple foods for a few days to help eliminate the culprit(s). There is something called the GAPS diet that is for this purpose. It's very strict, and I never had to use it myself, but nice to know I have the option if I need to.

There is not always agreement on what foods generally cause inflammation. Veggies
mostly aren't considered inflammatory, but some can be for some people, especially with arthritis.
If I'd only known earlier
I couldn’t see the forest for the trees
girondet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 08:12 AM   #5
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 222
Gallery: Bamboozled
Stats: 297/285/210
WOE: Blood Type Diet/SB Phase 2
Start Date: Sept.23/12 and restarted Mar.18/13
Try an elimination diet. We all react to foods differently so it would be best to do that and find out what specifically YOU are intolerant to.
Bamboozled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 10:21 AM   #6
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
cfine's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,853
Gallery: cfine
Stats: 280/207
WOE: eating from the animal kingdom
Start Date: April 2012
I wish so bad I could figure this out for myself. Even after six months of being strict on a LC diet, my cardiac inflammation markers are still through the roof. I am so lost as to what to do to get it down
cfine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 10:37 AM   #7
Major LCF Poster!
Abigale's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2,434
Gallery: Abigale
WOE: low carb
Start Date: January 2008
Art Ayers has a very interesting blog called "cooling inflammation". He is a biomedical researcher. Maybe he has some information on his blog that can help you.
Abigale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #8
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 222
Gallery: Bamboozled
Stats: 297/285/210
WOE: Blood Type Diet/SB Phase 2
Start Date: Sept.23/12 and restarted Mar.18/13
You need to do a strict elimination diet to find out what YOUR food triggers are. My food trigger for inflammation is MILK. I can eat cheese and other dairy products but NEVER Milk.

We are all different but the first thing you should do when dealing with inflammation is an elimination diet.

It could be nuts, it could be eggs, it could be anything!

I spent a year trying to get allergists and my rheumatologist and GP to get me the testing for food allergies and they all brushed me off. I was right and I am now off meds just by finding out what foods I couldn't tolerate.
Bamboozled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #9
Big Yapper!!!!
shelby'snana's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: middle of nowhere, Tx
Posts: 9,535
Gallery: shelby'snana
Stats: 5'2"
WOE: healthy / from scratch
Start Date: LC 7/28/2011
I have a lot of pain and inflammation when I'm NOT on a LC diet. A few days back on and the pain is so much better !
"To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals" Ben Franklin

I have to remember that the person I want so desperately to become is already in me. That person has never gone away.

shelby'snana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
Key Tones
Major LCF Poster!
Key Tones's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,451
Gallery: Key Tones
Start Date: LC 2004, gastric sleeve 9/15
The most common inflammatory foods I see on the board are the bad fats - processed oils. Mayo, salad dressings, margarine, etc.

Please google inflammatory oils and you will see what I mean.

Salad dressings with olive oil are better

I have given up mayo because it is too hard to make and doesn't keep.

Butter, avocado, coconut oil are better. Butter and coconut oil are best for cooking to avoid oxidation. Olive oil better for salads and cool dishes.

I hope this helps!

"Obesity is a hypothalamic/hormonal issue. Using calorie-based weapons to fight a hormonal issue is like bringing a snorkel to a bicycle race." --Jason Fung
Key Tones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 07:14 AM   #11
Senior LCF Member
Emmaline's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 139
Gallery: Emmaline
How are your Omega 3 levels? If there is an imbalance of Omega 3 to Omega 6's that can set up an inflammatory response.

How too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 is making us sick
Emmaline is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:26 AM.

Copyright ©1999-2017 Netrition, Inc. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Netrition, Inc.