Eggs and joint pain…could it be the eggs…oh no!
I love eggs…as an adult, that is. As a child, not so much. I liked the white, but the yolk was too heavy and strong tasting for my liking.
With this journey of changing how I eat, one of the biggest challenges has been what kind of protein to have for breakfast to keep everything balanced. How much smoked salmon can one person eat? And I haven’t eaten meat in almost 30 years.
And now for a side story. Back in the middle of September I had to have surgery on my left middle finger. Yes it was in a splint, and yes, there were jokes, or for this blog…yokes… That finger is still painful around the top joint which I guess is not that surprising. Funny thing was, I noticed in the past couple of weeks that my other finger joints are also stiff and more than a little achy. This struck me as odd, as I’ve never had issues with joint pain before.
I thought it would pass, but it’s just been hanging in there. So…yesterday, I did “the google” about eggs and joint pain. I love the internet! It turns out that eggs are associated with joint pain! I think what I did was push my egg tolerance over the top as they have not bothered me in the past; but I also haven’t eaten at least two eggs almost every single day!
As an experiment, I had smoked salmon for breakfast yesterday; no eggs at all. By last night I noticed my finger joints, except for the one that had the surgery were not bothering me nearly as much. I have a hard time believing that 24 hours could make such a difference, but there you have it.
I know JJ Virgin has eggs on her list of 7 things to eliminate immediately from your diet. I pooh-poohed it, but maybe she’s right. Her book is very interesting, and we’ve used a lot of the tips, information and recipes we found there. In fact, the book would make a great holiday gift for someone you love or, for goodness sake, treat yourself!
More about my adventure with eggs as I try to figure out if I am over-doing it and if there is a connection for me between eggs and joint discomfort. It would be good to know, and I will pass it on as soon as I am a little farther into my eggless journey.
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