For 31 years of my life I never thought about what I was eating. I ate what I wanted, when I wanted, and never gave it a second thought. I wasn't a fast food junkie by any means, but did enjoy things like french fries, Doritos, ice cream, and Coca-Cola, as well as watermelon, sweet corn, Yoplait yogurt, and beer.
After my IBD diagnosis in 1998 I never ate any of these aforementioned foods again - and many, many others - at least not without serious repercussions that made me finally stop eating them.
When I realized that what I ate could make a difference in how severe my IBD symptoms were, or weren't, I began to research foods, nutrients, and diets. The number of diets available was staggering to me - the B.R.A.T. diet, the low residue diet, the rotation diet, the SCD diet - and each of them was foreign to me as well.
Eventually I found out what each diet was and how it worked. And over time I've tried or used each of them for certain situations or periods...
Continuing our discussion of MS and Diet , today’s topic surrounds the Best Bet Diet and the MS Recovery Diet . Each feature the elimination of foods which may cause allergic reactions and adhering to more Paleolithic Diet .
DIRECT-MS and Best Bet Diet DIRECT-MS, short for DI et RE search into the C ause and T reatment of M ultiple S clerosis, is a charity which was formed in 1998 by families affected by MS. After his son developed MS in 1995, Ashton Embry, Ph.D. delved into the scientific literature to find the most likely cause of MS and to develop an effective treatment for his son, the result being the Best Bet Diet .
DIRECT-MS has a large collection of Journal Articles where one could spend countless hours reading up on research and offers a downloadable Cookbook .
Best Bet Diet Nutritional Protocol: 1. Eat fruits and vegetables for carbohydrates and micro-nutrients 2. Eat fish and skinless breast of chicken and turkey, for protein 3. Eat extra virg...
Two million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. This very serious illness involves dramatic mood swings from high manic episodes to very low depressed episodes. It can be very disruptive to the lives of the people who suffer from this illness as well as their close friends and family members. Bipolar disorder typically begins in adolescence and continues throughout life. While it can not be cured, with treatment these people can lead normal lives. Omega 3 Fatty Acids Bipolar disorder is not a condition that is generally considered to have direct nutritional considerations, like diabetes or heart disease. However, recent research has found that omega 3 fatty acids may lessen the symptoms of bipolar disorder. While research is still ongoing, studies have found that they lessen stress and aid in focusing. Antidepressants and Weight Gain There are special dietary requirements for people who take many of the medications used to treat bipolar disorder. Weight...
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