Living with MS

The Best Diet For Multiple Sclerosis

You probably came here looking for a definitive answer about what specific diet is the very best diet to follow when you have multiple sclerosis. From vegetarian to vegan, to raw vegan to paleo - I’ve known people who have tried them all, including myself! One thing I would say is this. Be cautious of… Continue reading The Best Diet For Multiple Sclerosis

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A Holistic Approach to Living With MS

Multiple Sclerosis is a complex, multifaceted disease with many possible outcomes. Nutrition should never be considered an alternative, but rather a very important part of managing any health condition. Taking a holistic, nutritional approach to managing MS involves addressing the body as a whole in order to modulate the immune system and stop your body from initiating an autoimmune attack against itself.

Living with MS, Recipes, Soups & Stews

This Soup Can Help Get Rid of Inflammation Fast

Last week I did another talk for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and I mentioned this delicious anti-inflammatory soup that I use to help reduce inflammation in my body whenever I start to feel an MS flare-up coming on. * Knock on wood* no major relapse in 9 years now! You can read that story here.… Continue reading This Soup Can Help Get Rid of Inflammation Fast

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Are You Getting Enough Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids?

Every living cell in the body requires essential fatty acids (EFAs). They are found in high concentrations in the brain, aid in the transmission of nerve impulses, control blood clotting and are essential for rebuilding and producing new cells. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats found naturally in a wide variety of nuts, seeds, leafy… Continue reading Are You Getting Enough Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids?

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B Vitamin Guide For Those With Multiple Sclerosis

Why is it that we only ever hear about B12? All B vitamins are needed for the synthesis of neurotransmitters, formation of the myelin sheath, neuromuscular health and regulation of the nervous system!

Soups & Stews

Dairy-Free Cream of Broccoli Soup

I love being able to enjoy some of my favourite comfort foods that I grew up with, yet most of the time they don’t fit in with the anti-inflammatory, hypoallergenic diet that keeps me healthy. That’s why it thrills me to pieces to be able to adapt these kind of homemade family recipes, using ingredients… Continue reading Dairy-Free Cream of Broccoli Soup

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Banana Mango Star Fruit Smoothie

Star Fruit, also known as carambola, is a tropical fruit high in vitamin C, potassium, folate, beta-carotene, quercetin, and loaded with antioxidants! One medium sized star fruit has 35 calories and 4g of sugar making it low on the glycemic index, a good choice for those with diabetes. It also contains 26 mg of the amino… Continue reading Banana Mango Star Fruit Smoothie

Recipes

Brown Rice/Hemp Seed Breakfast Cereal

This is a great dish to serve for breakfast on a cold winter day, or have as dessert or a snack! Rich in protein, fiber and essential fatty acids, what a great way to start your day by promoting stable blood sugar levels and providing long lasting energy throughout your morning. Served with chopped walnuts,… Continue reading Brown Rice/Hemp Seed Breakfast Cereal

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Kale: 5 ways/5 days Recipe #5

Curried Lentil Kale Soup  Ingredients: 4 cups of kale, chopped 1 cup dried lentils 2 cups water 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium tomato, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped ¼  tsp cumin Pinch of cloves 1 tsp turmeric ½  tsp curry power ½  tsp sea salt ½ tsp… Continue reading Kale: 5 ways/5 days Recipe #5

Soups & Stews

Curried Lentil Kale Soup

Curried Lentil Kale Soup Ingredients: 4 cups of kale, chopped 1 cup dried lentils 2 cups water 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium tomato, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped ¼  tsp cumin Pinch of cloves 1 tsp turmeric ½  tsp curry power ½  tsp sea salt ½ tsp… Continue reading Curried Lentil Kale Soup