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Starting the Best Bet Diet (for MS) Blog Early

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'm starting now, even though I haven't got all the vitamins yet, and even though I haven't entirely converted to the Best Bet Diet eating plan, I'm alarmed at my hair. It seems to have stopped growing, and I'm afraid to comb it because so much comes out every time I do.
I've had two knowledgeable people (though not doctors) suggest that I am not getting enough protein.
I don't eat meat, rarely eat fish and the Best Bet Diet deletes legumes, lentils (which includes all soy). I can't go back to meat because I con't digest it, which then leads to terrible, chronic constipation.
I'll see my GP in the new year, and email the Best Bet Diet people to see if I can switch some legumes for lean meats.
Otherwise, I feel really great. The only speed bumps I hit are how lousy my weekly interferon shot makes me feel.
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  • 1_AMAZING_WOMAN
    I've found this blog quite interesting. I have mostly stopped eating meat (eating it just for breakfast now), and I never thought my extreme constipation had to do with eating meat, but since I stopped mostly eating meat I am now getting quite regular. It isn't just the increased fiber cause even when I was eating meat regularly I ate a lot of fibrous foods. In fact I would have to cut back on the fiber cause with my slow colon I would get obstipation. My colon would literally just stop functioning. Now I don't have to worry about whether I get too much or too little fiber; I am regular and have been able to stop the daily doses of Miralax. What a miricle. And, now to think that maybe just stopping the meat had something to do with it. What an enlightenment!

    I do however eat legumes in the form of kidney beans, black beans, white beans etc. But not soy. I have had tremendous benefits also from staying (mostly) off dairy. And, I have wonderful improvements in my MS when I stay totally off gluten.

    Before I changed these things in my diet my hair was truly awful: dry, brittle, straggly (like happens in severe malnutrition), and wouldn’t grow very well. Oh, and it fell out by the handfuls. Since these changes my hair quality has changed quite a lot. It no longer falls out in abnormal amounts. And, the quality of my hair has improved a lot too.

    I also take in a LOT of greens.

    Amber
    2350 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/13/2012 5:15:15 PM
  • FRAGILEWRITER
    Hi Jodrox,
    yup, get an egg every day.
    can't do the casin in dairy.
    Thanks, and keep it coming.march
    2382 days ago
  • JODNEX
    Just a thought - how about eggs and cottage cheese for protein?
    2382 days ago
  • FRAGILEWRITER
    Hi Karen,
    Yes, I get tons of greens and have an enormous smoothy every day. But thanks for the advice. Please speak up again if something occurs to you.
    march
    2382 days ago
  • ORGANIC811LFRV
    Keep us posted. Personally I would direct you to more greens-lots more. Take a look at thegreensmoothiegirl.com or therawfamily.com From what I'm reading from leading doctors and nutritionists, ingesting tons of greens into ones diet has amazing results even with MS.

    Hugs

    Karen
    2382 days ago
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