Subject: Re: On Twitter
Hi Patricia - how are you doing?
I am well thanks, have been away in Spain for a bit. My last proper arthritis flare for a week last Easter (after a semi-drunken binge of 200g of Cadbury's Mini-Eggs) - but just niggles since.
My problem food still at the moment is cows milk - where my skin really reacts inside my elbows then later around my eyes (makes be look about 70 instead of 50) - when we go to dinner people often make me a dairy based desert to avoid the wheat / corn.
Twitter is actually quite addictive, but a bit technical I guess - basically you join a conversation or follow people you want to see send messages - I am following 62 people now and 31 are following me.
People are defined by a name preceded with a '@'
Subjects are grouped by '#' - so for example under #AnkylosingSpondylitis there will be all the conversations tagged with this # tag. People can therefore classify there conversation with multiple #tags - and copy in different people like @David_Cameron :)
Twitter is like a mammoth forum with all subjects you can ever think of - so if you want to comment on #taxcredits and debate with people or reply and debate a newspaper article with people.
It gets heated and there are lots of idiots and nasty people - but you can block their 'tweets'.
One of the best contacts I made on Twitter was a GP called Joanne McCormack - via who I have linked out to some other people and the very best was - IQUITSUGAR - and they have a web blog which you might find interesting.
I dont think Paleo is the very best diet I have some reservations - but funnily enough the tide is turning on diets with a strong recognition that LCFH diets can help automimmune diseases especially diabetes.
There are many good doctors out there who believe advise on saturated fat has caused the obesity crisis and allowed Sugar and Carbs to flourish as our main fuel.
Another doctor I follow on Twitter is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee - who was on BBC breakfast TV last week.
It is always worth remembering that it is not just foods directly that can cause an autoimmune reaction - but gut bacteria that are fed by foods also sustain, make worse or can improve our everyday pain.