Whole Wheat Bread

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by shari1677, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. shari1677

    shari1677 New Member

    I did some reading on the internet and found multiple websites that state that whole wheat bread causes pain and inflammation in people with arthritis.

    I've been living with my sister for the past few weeks and my pain has been quadrupled. I have also been eating loads of whole wheat bread because thats all she eats.

    Do any of you have a problem with it?
  2. jasminetee

    jasminetee Member

    I recently read that grains cause PWME and maybe FMS too problems because we lack all the enzyme action needed to break them down. Personally, it seems that grain breads set me off. I also get fevers if I eat oatmeal now. I didn't used to be that way, I ate lots of grains before and I had CFS then but it was mild.

    Now my body really likes sourdough bread and I've read that that's the best bread for people with Candida which I have as well. I know people with Candida shouldn't eat bread at all but I've read and heard from specialists that sourdough is best if you are going to eat bread and some believe it's even helpful.
  3. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    I always thought whole wheat meant that you got the whole grain, until I learned watching Oprah that it actually isn't so. I think it is very misleading when something is labelled as being 100% when infact it isn't. I now know to look for the words "100% whole grain".

    I'm betting that there are a lot of people who don't know that.
  4. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    Tea is another item than can increase the pain of arthritis. It is the tannin in the tea that is the culprit.
  5. jasminetee

    jasminetee Member

    I didn't know that about tea Tiger, that's interesting. I'm pretty sure herbal teas that I drink don't have it but I just read that Green Tea does and that "Tannin in tea can cause constipation" as well.

    Jamin: I don't think your description is gross and hopefully you won't think this is gross either: (lol) I rely on bread at times to soak up the acid in my stomach and make my bowels more puffy. I think for some of us, this is action is a good one, in moderation.

    But I can only handle health food store bread or from bakeries that specialize in breads.

    [This Message was Edited on 07/28/2009]
  6. isiselixir

    isiselixir New Member

    I read once that cultures that don't eat bread have a lower rate of cancer. (Too bad I looked for the article and couldn't find it, sorry).
  7. LadyEowyn

    LadyEowyn New Member

    I am new to the board. I noticed your posts regarding being "gluten free". I switched to "gluten free" about 9 months ago. I shop for my gluten free crackers, granola, cereal, noodles, etc. on line(although my cousin is visually impaired, so she just calls and talks with the nice staff. I have great difficulty in shopping "out there"...and I'm saving about 40% less than at a local well known whole foods store. And it's delivered to my door with a flat shipping rate of $4.99. I am not connected to the company. They carry alot of organic products. And yes, we can do without bread!!...but, a gluten free cracker is nice from time to time....www.vitacost.com

    ps---there are lots of products for "regular" folks, too
  8. LadyEowyn

    LadyEowyn New Member

    shari1677...I have fibro/cfs...I went "gluten free" last year. It has helped with the whole IBS, digestive problems alot of fibro'ers have....So, maybe you could just try not to eat any of your sister's products for a while and see if that helps. You can decide if you want to try "gluten free". I bought one of those "Idiot Guides for Gluten Free"..and it was simple, easy to understand, and teaches you how to read product labels. Or you might check out a web-site that gives more information. Hope this gives you some ideas, LadyEowyn

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