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PMR Diet: Foods to eat and avoid

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) | Last Active: Aug 26 4:58am | Replies (93)

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Hi Alan @alanbruce, thank you for starting this new discussion. It is a great topic. Notice I changed the title of your discussion a little to give it a little emphasis. I started looking at diet and lifestyle changes for helping with my autoimmune diseases after reading Dr. Terry Wahls book – The Wahls Protocol. She has an amazing story about how diet helped her MS symptoms – https://terrywahls.com/about/about-terry-wahls/

Here is a good article on Medical News Today that offers some suggestions.
What to eat if you have polymyalgia rheumatica: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321683

I've mostly focused on reducing or eliminating processed meats, sugar, fast food, and fried foods. Have you found anything that helps you?

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I bought an air fryer to use instead of frying food.

I don't believe diet can cure PMR, since I haven't eaten meat for 15 years, and poultry in about 5 years. I eat very little sugar and rarely have a drink. However, I have noticed something recently. My husband (physician) sent me research about a month ago about the benefit of eating 3 to 5 prunes daily. There is evidence they reduce inflamation. I believe I may have posted a link somewhere recently. I am on 3 mg. of Prednisone which is is my second taper. Coincidentally, I am almost pain free and ready to go down another 1/2 mg. I will continue with the prunes and will see what happens as I taper. Coincidences are possible and this journey has been up and down for 3 years.

Hi John, recently diagnosed w PMR and have begun a more strict following of Mediterranean Diet, without salt, sugar and alcohol. As a wine drinker, I’m wondering if one glass of w dinner will ever be ok? Any thoughts.