Diet Guidelines

Our Family’s Dietary Guidelines to deal with both Psoriasis & Multiple Sclerosis.

  • No Wheat ~ needs to be Gluten Free
    • Other sources of gluten & different words meaning wheat are:
      1. Bulgur, Couscous, Dinkle, Durum, Einkorn, Emmer, Farina, Fu, Gliadin, Gluten, Gluten Peptides, Glutenin, Graham, Kamut, Matza, Matzo, Matzah, MIR. (Mironvskaya), Rye, Seitan, Semolina, Spelt, Triticale, Wheat, Wheat berry, Wheat germ, Wheat grass, Wheat Gluten, Wheat nut, Wheat Starch,etc..
  • Avoid Certain Animal Protein 
    • No Red Meat – Beef, Hamburger,  bacon,  sausage
    • No Dairy Products ~ Milk, Cheese, Butter Yogurt, Ice Cream
      • Watch out – May be labeled in ingredients as the following: Whey, Whey powder, skim milk powder, milk solids, Casein, Lactose, Buttermilk, Cream, Curds, Evaporated Milk, Malted Milk, etc..
  • Avoid products with the following listed in ingredients
    • Hydrogenated Oils (even if it says partially hydrogenated, or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils)
    • Trans-Fat (trans fatty acids)  – avoid things cooked in Lard, shortening, palm oil, or butter
    • Aspartame / phenylalanine – cancer causing substance, connections to brain lesions, etc..
    • High Fructose Corn Syrup
    • Saturated Fat (saturated fatty acids)
    • Lower Sugar Consumption, limit/avoid processed sugars
    • No Carbonated or “Fizzy” Drinks (MS)
    • No White Potatoes – too easily broken down (MS)

**Not Specified by Doctor, but others to try to avoid

§ MSG – Monosodium Glutamate, Propyl Gallate, BHA and BHT, Potassium Bromate, Acesulfame-K, Olestra  aka Olean, Sodium Nitrite (Nitrate), Sodium Benzoate

§ Avoid many artificial food colorings/flavorings – too numerous to print here, but many issues including triggering ADHD episodes & loss of focus & behavioral issues, has been noted a lot in cases of ADD & Autism


Meat Good Choices ~ Dr. Recomendations

Hint: Take a cue from Mediterranean & Asain diets, Thai, Japanese, etc..

  • Meat options
    • Chicken, Turkey, Poultry
    • Fish (preferably wild not farmed)
    • occasional pork
  • Side options
    • Rice, Parboiled White Rice, Brown, Jasmine, Wild Rice, etc
    • Potatoes
    • Quinoa
    • Rice noodles
    • Oats
  • Vegetables & Fruit
    • Lots of Fresh Vegetables, Leafy green vegetables, Colorful Vegetables (raw, cooked, or frozen prepared steamed, or stir-fry)
    • 2 servings of fruit a day ~ Apple, Peach, Banana, Orange, Melon, Mango, Pineapple, grapes, cherries, berries, dried fruit, grapefruit, apricots, and many more etc..
  •  Flour/Baking ingredient options
    •  Non Wheat-Gluten flour bases: acorn, almond, amaranth, arrowroot, artichoke, beans, besan, calrose, canola, cassava (tapioca), channa, chestnut, chickpea, coconut flour, corn flour, corn malt, cornstarch, cottonseed,  dal, dasheen flour, della rice, fava bean, flaxseed, garbanzo, hominy, legumes, maize, maiz, masa, manioc, popcorn, saffron, sesame, soybean, soy, sunflower seed
    • Use Olive Oil to cook with
    • Supplement a stabilized Fish oil (Eskimo-3)

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