Thank you for getting my post to the right place!
I was diagnosed as having Giant Cell Arteritis last week, and my doctor has suggested I change my diet. The health issues I have had, and still have, are osteoporosis, and wet macular degeneration (well controlled by Eyelea). I am not overweight, need no drugs for cholesterol. I did increase the amount of fat & protein in my diet over the past 12 months and then wanted less sugar. My Doctor has suggested a Mediterranean diet with less meat and fat, which I will attempt. I have always eaten a lot of fish, chicken and vegetables, dislike deep fried food. I will miss the fat – especially since I have been reading that possibly elderly brains need more fat. I am 88. I am curious if other people with different diets, including vegetarians, have adjusted their diets when diagnosed with this type of arteritis, and if so, what results.