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MS and Fats - A Balancing Act

MS and Fats - A Balancing Act, by Ashton Embry PhD.

This article featured in New Pathways magazine, Nov/Dec edition 2005.

The Swank Research & Diet

The role of fats in MS has been passionately debated for over 50 years. It all began over 50 years ago when Dr Roy Swank published a paper in 1950 claiming that saturated fat was an important factor in MS.

Saturated fat is one of four main types of ...
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Go ahead and sin-Gluten-Free Quiche recipe

I got this from the 300+ recipe book I bought for a total of $2.99 from Marilyn, on eBay


2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 large onion, diced

2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms

4 eggs

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup water

1/8 cup hot water

1 tsp chicken soup mix

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/8 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat ...
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Prospects for Vitamin D Nutrition

DIRECT-MS would like to offer their latest presentation, Prospects for Vitamin D Nutrition. The format is a Voiced PowerPoint presentation (‘Webcast’) and the discussion is narrated by Reinhold Vieth of the departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto.

Dr. Vieth addresses the topics of:
Vitamin D and Human Evolution
Clinical relevance of higher vitamin D intakes
Toxicology of Vitamin D

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I have MS

Hi all, I was diagnosed with MS in April. After reading up on the disease I discovered I probably had my first symptom 4 years ago in 2001. Numbness in the finger tips. In 2004 before going o/s and feeling rather stressed I noticed I wasn't exactly walking in a straight line - thought I was tired!. Then in 2005 - hey Bingo! I woke up with Diplopia! Off to the neurologist, MRI and VER. ...
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Pain Management assisted through diet


John G. Connor, M.Ac., L.Ac.

Updated Feb. 2005


Chinese Medical View of Pain

Useful Foods, Herbs and Nutrients

Relaxation Techniques

Side Effects of NSAIDs and Migraine Drugs


It is known that acupuncture relieves pain by stimulating the production of endorphins, the body’s own painkillers. For a detailed description on how acupuncture works in relieving pain we refer you to our article entitled How Acupuncture Works on our ...
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Inflammation Fighters

Inflammation. CRP. Statins.

These are the new buzz-words in the world of heart health. These terms aren't replacements for your old heart vocabulary words, so don't forget about your LDL, HDL, triglycerides, and blood pressure yet; just add these words to your heart glossary. Read on to learn more about what these words mean and how to put your new knowledge into action.

Glossary of New Heart Terms

Inflammation is one of our body's key ...
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High purine diet might be helpful for MS?

I'm new to the website and I'm not sure this topic has been covered in any detail - if it has, please excuse!

This is about the research on serum uric acid levels in MS and the experimental animal MS models, the epidemiology of gout and MS, and (possibly) that a diet that is bad for people with gout might be good for people with MS. I am working off abstracts in PubMed ...
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Which is the best diet?

Okay, so I've been reading a little about the potential role of diet in the pathophysiological processes of MS. It does sound interesting particularly since there seem to be so many testimonies to the positive affects of adopting a new diet which is low in fat and cuts out potential allergic foods. I understand that ideally one would have Elisa tests to check for his or her own food allergies thereby determining which foods to ...
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Preventing Multiple Sclerosis

I would like to bring to your collective attention the latest webcast by DIRECT-MS. It is entitled Preventing Multiple Sclerosis and is the second in a series of web casts regarding nutrition and Multiple Sclerosis. The focus of the Prevention presentation is how MS can be easily, safely and inexpensively prevented by focusing on protective factors. This is a must see for those people with MS who have children.

Our previous webcast, Nutritional Strategies for ...
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food cravings and Swank diet - junk food junkie rehab?

Hi. Was going to post this under the Diet header but that's an awful sleepy zone there, didn't want to disturb any nappers. So to those of you who stray to general discussion, here's a topic thats probably been chewed and spat out already (ugh that was kinda disgusting 8O ) but am asking anyway.

So here's the thing, the Swank diet kinda sucks. Uh, did I ...
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