Saturday, October 23, 2004

Diet recommendations for auto immune disorders

Dr Weil lists diet recommendations for auto immune disorders.

Decrease protein toward 10 percent of daily caloric intake. Replace animal protein as much as possible with plant protein.
Eliminate milk and milk products, substituting other calcium sources.
Eat organically grown fruits and vegetables as much as possible as well as organic products made from wheat and soy.
Eliminate polyunsaturated vegetable oils, margarine, vegetable shortening, all partially hydrogenated oils, all foods (such as deep-fried foods) that might contain trans-fatty acids. Use extra-virgin olive oil as your main fat.
Increase intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Eat ginger and turmeric regularly.
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Tip of the Day

Live in the present. Illness presents limits and limitations for right now, not necessarily forever. You are not facing total, irrevocable deprivation. Life's only constant is its unpredictability, and most things are temporary. Your health may improve with self-care, treatment, and the passage of time. Examine and modify unrealistic notions to create a "new normal" based on how things are now. Slow down, live in the moment, and enjoy the ride when you can. Give yourself time to just be.

(Source: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Other Invisible Illnesses - The Comprehensive Guide, by Katrina Berne, Ph.D. Published by Hunter House books and available at

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