Posts Tagged ‘diets for MS’

Those of us with autoimmune disease (or any inflammatory condition) are told that turmeric is good for us, right? I take turmeric in capsule form as well every day as a supplement, but I figure it doesn’t hurt to consume turmeric in our food now and then, as well! I love middle Eastern flavors, and […]

A few days ago, I had a one-month follow-up with my naturopathic team. They were very pleased with my decrease in symptoms, but I attributed that to my staying the course. They seemed amazed at my dedication to the exercise, my (meager) dietary changes, etc–but as I told them, if I find minor tweaks that […]

Happy New Year! A lot of us are spending the day thinking about what we’re going to do better in the coming year… for some of us, these resolutions will last more than the first few weeks; for many of us, these resolutions will last a few days… and there are also a few of […]

You know what stuns me? (aside from, probably, a stun gun. that would probably stun me.) I’ve been trying to find people who do research on the effects of nutrition on MS, aside from the standard potential effects of vitamin D consumption. I’ve had an idea for a Fulbright research proposal (where a faculty member […]

While as this point, there is still no cure for MS, there are several disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) available. Most of them slow down the rate at which our immune system destroys our myelin (the protective layer around our nerves), as well as delay the onset of another exacerbation/flare-up. (Hence, most DMDs are targeted at the […]

I’m not usually one to jump on nutritional bandwagons. And I’ve been hearing about “gluten free” this, that, the other for what seems like eons now. I have a friend with bona fide celiac disease (gluten allergy) who must eat gluten free, or suffer the consequences, but all the others who eat gluten free? Is […]

With the link between autoimmune disease and gluten, I’ve been living an almost entirely gluten-free existence since my diagnosis. (Which I thought was going to be impossible. Not that it’s easy, but when you eat a mostly whole foods diet, it’s not so bad.) One of the issues being grain intake. The rotation of brown […]

As a professor of nutrition, I certainly preach the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. But have you ever stopped to think about why they’re vital to our health? (Image courtesy of Suat Eman, FreeDigitalPhotos) The textbooks I use still tell students to get about 5-9 servings of produce per day. I believe this information […]

You’d think that as a professor of nutrition, I’d be totally on board with the 6 servings per day of whole grains, 2.5 c of fruit, 3 c vegetables… etc etc that the USDA recommends that we get. I spend a lot of time reading nutrition and physiology news (I teach my passion) and, while […]