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...
Introduction The goals of a heart-healthy diet are to eat foods that help obtain or maintain healthy levels of cholesterol and fatty molecules called lipids. You can achieve this by: Reducing overall cholesterol levels and low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which are harmful to the heart Increasing high-density lipoproteins (HDL), which are beneficial for the heart Reducing other harmful lipids (fatty molecules), such as triglycerides and lipoprotein(a) Any diet should also help keep blood pressure and weight under control. General Recommendations The American Heart Associations (AHA) current dietary and lifestyle guidelines recommend: Balance calorie intake and physical activity to achieve or maintain a healthy body weight. (Controlling weight, quitting smoking, and exercising regularly are essential companions of any diet program. Try to get at least 30 minutes, and preferably 60 - 90 minutes, of daily exercise.) Eat a diet rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits. Vegetables and fruits that ...
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