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Thankfulness: A Healing Ingredient in Your MS Diet

By : | 0 Comments | On : November 27, 2014 | Category : Uncategorized


‘Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.’
Melody Beattie

Although I am not American, I love the Thanksgiving holiday and the opportunity to be thankful for everything in my life – good and not so good. It’s a special time for family and friends to gather together, enjoy each other’s company and have a truly meaningful time together. Our lives are so full of to-do lists, commitments, and appointments that we often find ourselves distracted from the important things. We often need to ‘schedule’ in those thankful moments. Whichever way we look at it, being thankful is important for stress relief and keeping our minds in a healthy place. (more…)

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Pomegranate, Olive & Walnut Salad

By : | 0 Comments | On : November 24, 2014 | Category : Healing Foods


Last weekend, we went away for a much needed break to beautiful Dorset. For those not familiar with the UK, Dorset is a county situated on the southern coast. It is dotted with quaint little towns and has some magnificent coastal features. We spent a day with good friends visiting a few of these spectacular places. One of them was called Durdle Door which features a huge rock formation, jutting out into the sea. It has an archway ‘carved’ out of it and you feel like you could just walk through it onto the vastness of the turquoise ocean. Truly spectacular! The sun was just peeking through the clouds and sending a shimmering glow onto different patches of the wide expanse of sea. It was a special moment! I felt alive, healthy and full of vitality! (more…)

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The MS Diet – Coconut Oil Controversy

By : | 7 Comments | On : November 20, 2014 | Category : Healing Foods

Coconut oil.

Who would have thought that this simple oil would be the subject of such heated debate? There are a growing number of people and health professionals who are promoting it as a superfood that can help to heal the body and protect us from disease. Then, there are those who feel it could be just as harmful as saturated fat from animals – causing and perpetuating illness. Which side is right? I realise that this is a sensitive topic and my intention, with this post, is to present the facts about coconut oil so that you can decide, for yourself whether it is ok, or not, to include in your MS diet. (more…)

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Lunch: Cucumber & Avocado Rolls

By : | 0 Comments | On : November 17, 2014 | Category : Healing Foods


This week’s recipe is a tasty and impressive looking little dish. I’m planning on using it as a starter for my MS diet christmas meal! It’s a fun dish to make and is actually quite easy. It won’t take too long before you can say ‘Luncheon is served.’

These rolls are delicious and it’s hard to stop at just one or two. As you bite into the crunchy cool cucumber and you start to taste the creamy avocado, followed by the tang of the capers – an unusual combination this is, but it works well. (more…)

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Breakfast: Gluten-free Oats with Almond Butter

By : | 0 Comments | On : November 8, 2014 | Category : Healing Foods


There is nothing as satisfying as a bowl of hot, steaming porridge on a cold winter’s morning. As the days get shorter and the weather turns increasingly chilly, porridge is a wonderful way to get your MS diet started for the day. It’s nutritious, filling and oh so tasty, especially when prepared this way.

Oats are a good source of soluble fibre which plays an important role in maintaining a healthy gut, in particular beta-glucan which research indicates may help prevent infections. Oats will keep you going for longer as they are high in complex carbohydrates. This means that blood sugars are kept stable as the sugar takes longer to break down and be absorbed. You’ll know how important this is if you have recently read my post on Sugar & MS Symptoms. Be sure to find yourself a bag of gluten-free oats so that you can be sure you’re getting no nasty gluten in your gut. (more…)

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The Effect of Mind On Body: ‘The Connection’

By : | 0 Comments | On : November 4, 2014 | Category : MS Diet Tips

mindfulness word cloud

Have you ever been through a prolonged stressful time in your life and ended up getting a nasty cold? Or, have you ever been through a season of junk food eating and found that it started to affect your emotional balance and ability to think clearly? Since university days, I have been fascinated by the psychology of health. That is, the impact of the mind on the body and vice versa. In recent years, I have come to realise that the mind and body are one integrated system and cannot be separated. They are inexplicably connected and will always have an impact on each other. This is why I was excited to hear about ‘The Connection’, a feature length documentary that explores mind-body integration.

Two weeks ago, I was privileged to attend the UK premier of the film. I was completely blown away! The film conveys groundbreaking, information to say the least. It is all backed by rigorous research studies and is highly credible. I’m blogging about it today because I feel that everyone needs to understand the exceptionally important link between mind and body and the effect they have on each other. Shannon Harvey, the film maker, has done a remarkable job of exploring how calming the mind can contribute towards healing everything from infertility to cancer and yes, MS. (more…)

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