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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) Message Board

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Hi and welcome back. We haven't heard from you in a while. I'm sorry your daughter is still having to deal with the RSD.

As far as diet, I have only found a little on the subject. Here is a summary:

Avoid the six Cís: cookies, cake, chocolate, cocktails (you probably don't have to worry about this one for your daughter-LOL), caffeine, and candy

Other foods to avoid are internal organ meats such as liver, sausage, and hot dogs.

Include the following four 'F's in your daily intake:

1. Fresh Fruit - not canned.

2. Fresh vegetables

3. Fish - baked or broiled. Use fresh lemon juice for flavor. Avoid the use of margarine.

4. Fowl - skinned! Not fried - baked, roasted or grilled is fine.

The above 'F' foods help the inhibitory nerve cells that suppress the pain input.

I've also read that you should avoid refined sugar and refined carbohydrates.

I think these eating guidelines are good for anybody, not just those fighting RSD.

I also take antioxidants every day to cleanse my body of the free radicals that are often found in areas of injury. I take vitamins A, C, and E as well as grape seed extract to do the job. I also take a Calcium, Vitamin D, Magnesium supplement to combat the osteoporosis that is also common with RSD. And finally I take flax seed oil which contains Omega 3 fatty acid which is good for the brain, joints and nerve repair. Fish oil is a better source of this, but I can't handle the flavor. I eat a lot of salmon in my diet to help with this as well.

You should probably talk to your doctor about the nutritional aspect and see what he recommends for vitamin and mineral supplements.

I hope your daughter is able to beat this thing!

Take care,

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