Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Natto wearing off again (and Jun Scoby)

I haven't eaten my neighbours homemade Natto in about 2 or 3 weeks (sorry, I should've made a note about the date), and I'm finding that some of the inflammation from Ankylosing Spondylitis is starting to creep back up on me. First my neck started to be a bit stiff from time to time. Now I'm starting to notice a bit of stiffness in my ribs too.

So then..Time to have some more Natto! First I will try some commercially made Natto and see how that goes. Then if that fails I will return to my neighbours homemade variety, which has been safely stored in my freezer for future emergencies. 

In the meantime I have been making Jun Scoby, which is very similar to Kombucha. A very yummy drink it is, but more than that, it also helps relieve inflammation and fatigue. These two go together you see.. Inflammation and fatigue. This Jun Scoby gives me so much energy! I sip it throughout the day and the effects last maybe an hour or two. And it is when it wears off that a little inflammation has been returning. 

UPDATE - 2014.12.01
Immediately after my initial post (Thu 27 Nov) I ate some commercial Natto that I had brought with me to work. The next morning I awoke and had no stiffness in my ribs or neck. So then yes, it seems that commercial Natto also works well at clearing my starch sensitivity!

UPDATE - 2015.08.26
I continue to be able to eat starch without Ankylosing Spondylitis inflammation returning. I don't need to keep eating Natto in order to maintain remission (despite what I may have thought when writing earlier posts). The change has been quite permanent.. except that mixtures of starch and fat are still an issue.

1 comment:

  1. After following your posts I've tried commercial Natto. It acted like an ant-inflammatory medicine: in a few hours the pain was decreasing. The problem is that after that the pain was sharper, so now I've stopped taking Natto. I will try to stick to NSD for a while until no more pain then maybe I will try again with Natto.