Healing Nutrition for Myasthenia Gravis

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Dear Friends,

Included below is some excellent information for improving your diet and eliminating some common foods that cause problems. This information was supplied by Laura Philemonof, who has helped many people with MG with her nutritional plan. It is a very detailed list of foods to avoid and others to switch to or include in your diet. Approach this in a gentle manner and do not be overwhelmed.

Artificial Sweeteners: Sweet and Low; Equal
Eat Stevia, herbal sugar or date sugar or avoid all
All caffeine including coffee, pop, chocolate
Avoid all 'diet' foods; eat less of the real thing
Avoid the hydrogenated oils which is toxic to your body
and which is indicated by the 'low fat' words; they are not better
All condiments made with vinegar
All dairy including cheese, yogurt, ice cream, milk, creams
If you must have butter, DO NOT use margarine, use butter
hydrogenated oils in margarine
Drink WESTSOY vanilla Soy or Rice Drink; good
All eggs in the supermarket
Eat range fed eggs without animal proteins
and hormones

All Food dyes in candy, kool-aid, Tang, punch, cookies, ice cream, MM's, etc.
Avoid these Fruits and try to stick with the berries as much as possible:
Melons like peach, cantaloupe, watermelon especially during the winter
Coconut, Grapefruit, Lemons, (Citric fruits), Tomatoes, Strawberries,
Pineapple. Lots of reasons like genetically altered or inflame joints or
just respond (-) to MG'ers

Eat Fugi or Pear apples, unsweetened, natural applesauce,
bananas, apricots, blueberries, blackberries, cherries (great for joints)
cranberries, dates, red grapes, kiwi (yes) , mango's, pears, plus, raisins,


barley, buckwheat, wheat (read labels, as wheat is in many foods items)
oats, no corn in veggie's, fresh or canned, corn syrups, popcorn, etc
Use instead but only if you crave breads: later you may add a little when you are better
Amaranth flour, millet, quinoa, brown rice (not white), spelt,
Ezekiel bread (sprouted grains)

Garbanzo, ALL LENTILS, kidney, lima, and pinto beans, and split peas
Eat Anasazi, Adsuki, Black, Red (for kidney), and navy beans

Corn Beef, smoked meats, bottom fish shellfish, lunch meats (nitrates)
Pork including Ham and Turkey
Eat lean beef, hormone and chemical free
Fish, cold-water
Veal, Rabbit, Venison, Lamb

Avoid All Nuts if trouble with digestion, if not; avoid only:
Brazil, Pecans, Peanuts, Poppy, Pistachio, Pumpkin, Sunflower
Eat almonds, cashews, pine, sesame, soy, or walnuts

Canola, Corn, Safflower, and Vegetable Oils
Eat flaxseed and virgin olive oils only

Table salt
Eat sea salt which has not been over processed, so it is not sodium chloride

Use sea salt crystal or a natural type for deodorant
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% for cleaning floors and bathroom
3/4 cup Hydrogen Peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, 4T sea salt for washing clothes
natural soaps for bathing without chemicals
toothpaste without flouride Tom's of Maine: some still have lots of other toxic ingredients; read the label
use natural shampoo's
forget the dye if you use it at least for a while
Boxed or Ready-To-Go Soups
Eat homemade bean soups, vegetable soups, etc.
Health Valley has no salt, no MSG, no preservatives
Soy sauce, A-1 sauce, etc
Eat Mustard Only
Baking Powder Use Arrowroot
Bay Leaves Use Basil and Parsley
Cinnamon Use Nutmeg, cloves (restrict)
CornStarch Use Arrowroot
Curry Use Natural Chicken sauce
Paprika Avoid
Artificial Vanilla Real Vanilla
Black Tea Herbal Tea's; read for caffeine
Corn, mushrooms, peppers, white potatoes, pumpkin,
Eat every other vegetable there is; red potatoes are
the most nutritious and have smaller amounts of
salinese acid to inflame the joint tissue
USE ONLY PURIFIED AND OXYGENATED (if you can get it) from WATER treatment places. There is Dasani at the grocery store and some Safeway brands are purifed and oxygenated. You should drink 1 gallon a day, so purchasing it from a store may be temporary because of cost.

Laura Philemonof (Fil-uh-mahn-off)