Friday, May 18, 2012

White Rice Blues

I didn't want to believe it, but it seems to be true.

When I eat white rice, the next day I have pain in knee joints.

Ok, cut out the bread and now cut out the rice?!

I seriously need to change my staple.

Quinoa is an option. Millet is not so appealing to me. Brown rice is also an option.

Soaking quinoa and brown rice shouldn't be a drag. This is what people use to do in 'dem old days. Today, it seems like such a burden to think ahead to soak the grains to remove phytic acid. (which otherwise can carry away minerals like calcium)

I don't need to panic. I just need to keep it simple and let things flow.

This is the key.

I want to try 2 weeks of no white rice.

To increase herbal tea of Horsetail/(equisetum arvense), which contain silica. It's known to repair bony tissues and help form stronger bones and tendons.  Eat more oatmeal and hunt around for some oat straw/avena sativa which is known to be calcium rich. Oatmeal and almonds make a powerful punch! Definitely incorporate more fish and more greens into my week's diet.

 Bones love exercise. So, I'm going to make it my biz to walk more-during the hours before and after 11am- 2pm. Y'know gotta get  some o' that vitamin D on my side!!

And then see how I feel...

The challenge is on...

G-d bless!!

There are lots more info on bone health!
check it out:
http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-horsetail.html

http://www.food4healthybones.com/blog/bone-strength-3-daily-tips-dancing-into-your-90s/

http://www.naturalnews.com/034830_oat_straw_calcium_bone_health.html

http://www.food4healthybones.com/blog/bone-strength-3-daily-tips-dancing-into-your-90s/

http://www.naturalnews.com/030756_joint_health_foods.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/029245_joint_pain_remedies.html

3 comments:

Fiberartchic said...

Oddly enough white rice is the only grain I eat. Sounds funny right? Well for people in bad digestive states white rice is the only tolerable grain many times. You should check out Chris Kresser's blog... he talks about it there.

Fiberartchic said...

Also you should have bone broth made with chicken feet, which is good for the joins all that glucosamine from the gelatin.

Chaya said...

Yeah, i didn't think it was true about the rice, but it just doesn't go with me. And I really really like white rice. Now , I just eat it occassionally...

actually that makes sense, the chicken feet. I read that in Chinese medicine that to build blood it helps to eat "red" things like beets, cherries, so it makes sense about eating chicken feet/bones to help bones. Thanks for the tip!