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fasting/autoimmune disease

Postby Selmahope » Sun May 23, 2010 10:44 am

http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis ... -starve-ms

this is old-- but has anyone tried this/ fasting --?
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Postby hwebb » Sun May 23, 2010 2:30 pm

I do the Jelinek diet (a stricter form of the Swank diet). This is an ultra-low saturated fat diet. I liken it to a lifestyle of fasting! Indeed, I did lose 20% of my body weight in a very short amount of time. Also notable, properties of my blood changed. I had a bood test just before the diet. My blood looked viscose, and clumpy. Now, it runs like water. This property will definitely help the blood to flow through narrow veins. My chronic hayfever also went away when I started this diet.
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Postby Bethr » Sun May 23, 2010 3:11 pm

That's interesting hwebb. What figures changed on your blood tests to show this? I've looked at the Jelinek Diet recently.
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Postby hwebb » Sun May 23, 2010 6:42 pm

Hi there,
my initial blood test was to check my vitamin D level. It was v.low, but the rest of the readings (cholesterol etc) were within a "normal" range. I merely observed that my blood was clumpy in the vial ...clumps falling to the vial wall..I had never seen it like before.
My latter observations are based on the blood which I see when I do my daily copaxone injections. Initially, when i started these, there was generally no blood at the injection point. If I hit a vein, I'd get a little blood which would coagulate immediately.
Now I'm on a low saturated fat, high omega 3 diet, I have turned into a bleeder. I always get bleeding at my injection point (even if I avoid veins) - and the blood runs like water. It's not syrupy at all. I will get the fat levels in my blood checked in a month or two, and see if now they are below "normal". I suspect the normal range isn't one that's particularly health-ful to an MSer.
Anyway - there's a bunch of published evidence that a low sat fat, high omega 3, diet is good for MSers. I'm just following the recommendations that have been well and truly proven by various scientific teams (summarised in the Jelinek book). Nothing groundbreaking in this....just wish the neuro's would advise their patients of this approach.
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