Knees and Nightshades
Nightshades are a plant genus which includes tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplants, deadly nightshade, and more. All contain some amount of a certain toxin. In India in the 90’s sometime I was told by a kinesiologist that I was allergic to all of these except eggplant. Cessation of potato-eating led to cessation of scalp exzema at that time….
But of course later I ate them again – though not every day. And I ate tomatoes, because who can imagine not eating tomatoes?
But I discovered over time, and with experimentation, that tomatoes, even sun-warm and fresh from the garden, badly exacerbated my (agh erg) herpes.
So. No more tomatoes, potatoes, or peppers – or, of course, deadly nightshade, not that that had ever passed my lips.
And – wow zowie – after a while of being nightshade-free, my knees felt free! And my elbows/wrists/ankles! The aging joints stopped letting me know they were aging, altogether. No aches/pains/creaks! No more perpetuation of small strains into months of discomfort!
I don’t know if this would work for you – but stopping sugar and nightshades helped my joints absolutely.
I have read that it is known medically that arthritis can be increased by nightshades….
Good luck! That’s all I’m going to write on this Christmas Eve as we get ready to prepare an Indian feast with potatoes in it I won’t eat; and no tomatoes anyway!
Let potato-eaters eat potatoes! Everybody’s different.
I’d love a nightshade-free cookbook – somebody must have written one, in our new creative age where everybody gets to sing into her computer without let or hindrance.