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MS Diet at Christmas: A Magnificent Main

By : | 0 Comments | On : December 15, 2014 | Category : Healing Foods

Pecan pesto salmon

TEN more sleeps until the big day! My kids are already overexcited and I’m very happy to say that I have completed the vast majority of my Christmas shopping. I’ve tried to do most things in advance this year to avoid the inevitable stress and ‘overwhelm’ that seems to be part and parcel of the festive season. But, however much prepared I am, there is always something I have left off the list or forgotten and so I end up braving the crowds on Christmas eve anyway! These are the moments that I need to seek out a quiet closet in the house, sit inside with the door firmly closed and practise being ‘Mindful’. Creating opportunities for the ‘Relaxation Response’ to kick in during such a busy time is important in order to stay on top of your game and avoid tiredness.  (more…)


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MS Diet at Christmas: The Sweet Potato

By : | 0 Comments | On : December 9, 2014 | Category : Healing Foods

Raw sweet potatoes

Over the following three weeks, I will be focusing on getting you ready for the trickiest time of the year in terms of sticking to your MS diet. At Christmas time, it’s wonderful to get caught up in the whirlwind of fun festivities. My favourites are – putting up the tree, marvelling at the lights, visiting Christmas markets and, of course, spending precious time with family and friends.  Unfortunately, these events often involve a lot of food on our ‘Avoid’ list. Food is a big part of the celebrations at this time of year and usually consist of an oversupply of sugar, gluten and fat filled goodies – everything we desperately don’t want to put in our bodies. What is scary is that it can be easy to convince ourselves that we deserve a treat at Christmas and that we will be fine if we eat ‘just a little’ here and there. However, it always ends up being more than you planned on. Like it or not, you start heading in a direction you don’t really want to go in. (more…)


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Healthy MS Diet Snacks: Raw Blueberry Bites

By : | 0 Comments | On : December 2, 2014 | Category : Healing Foods, MS Diet Tips

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Healthy snacks really are the cornerstone of the MS diet. We all need a constant supply of tasty, filling and nutritious snacks to get us through the day and keep our tummies from getting starving between meals. For me, snacks are super essential for helping me stay on track with my MS diet. It’s just too easy to reach for the wrong food when you are hungry.

Eating consistent, small meals throughout the day revs up our metabolism which gives us more energy and helps us control our weight more effectively. Our bodies like to maintain a balanced state, otherwise known as homeostasis. Keeping blood sugar levels perfectly balanced is of the utmost importance for maintaining energy, a clear mind, a stable mood and the ability to focus. It is also very important for controlling MS symptoms. We need to be grazers – eating little bits throughout the day rather than three huge meals. This is much better for our overall health. Hence we need MS diet snacks! (more…)


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Thankfulness: A Healing Ingredient in Your MS Diet

By : | 2 Comments | On : November 27, 2014 | Category : Uncategorized

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‘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

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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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