Hello readers all past and present.
Unfortunately, this website seems to have run its course and I rarely get emails to answer these days. So...we are closing up this site. Ann and I are grateful to all of you for having undertaken this diet protocol and have heard from hundreds of you how successful for you it has been over the years. We hope you all keep spreading the word and continue to be our walking ambassadors for this diet. The book is still going strong (more sales in Europe lately!) and we hope the diet continues to help stop the progress of MS and lead to recovery for many more still affected by this illness we all share.
Thank you. Judi
Good news for those of you who have eye symptoms- you can easily enlarge the font for any book you download for your Kindle. Now you can download our book as well. It will be less expensive for those who need to order the book from overseas (yes, there is the expense of the Kindle) but then you have access to many books for far less money than buying hard copy.
If you know anyone who would benefit from reading our book in this new format, please help spread the word.
Today we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. All manner of food and drink (even rivers) is dyed green to get into the spirit of celebrating the Emerald Isle- by way of a fun experiment to celebrate the people who emigrated from Ireland now living here in the US. A typical Irish dish that is eaten is (with potatoes, of course) corn beef and cabbage- and as corn beef is not recommended on the MS Recovery Diet, how about experimenting with turkey bacon to get that smoky/salty flavor into your cabbage dish?
I have been reworking collard green recipes (traditionally simmered with ham hocks) in the same way. I pull the leaves off a bunch of tough collard stems, and simmer them for a few hours with cut up turkey bacon, in a quart of chicken or vegetable broth with a few tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar. I put in a sliced onion for extra flavor and sprinkled some dry roasted red pepper spice I had on my shelves for a tad more smoky flavor and a nice warm red color.
Green dye or not, experimentation is a necessary part of the diet. If you don't try adding back in some small amount of egg, or wheat, or dairy after a few months, how can you know if they are one of your personal trigger foods? Always, it is your body that will tell you if you can tolerate a food once in a while, never, or always. There is no one way to regain your health in MS- experimentation is the key.
For some reason, the hyperlinks included in the last blog did not copy to the entry. (Our webmaster is working on it.)
Here are the actual links for both Healthline and Cathy Chester's blog. Please use them to see what they can offer you.
This is what Cathy Chester, a fellow MSer (her own blog is: An Empowered Spirit) wrote for us for Healthline. Please check it out. And thanks to Healthline and to Cathy for their good work.
Finding credible information on the web about Multiple Sclerosis can sometimes be challenging. You need to find a website that is both reputable and informative. Healthline is the first site you should turn to. Their slogan says it all - “The Internet site doctors prescribe most” - while their mission is to “improve health through information.” What more could you ask for? Healthline offers readers, “Objective, trustworthy, and accurate health information, guided by the principles of responsible journalism and publishing.” Their Facebook page is a large caring community of readers learning from Healthline’s articles, while forming relationships with one another through shared experiences.
This premier website has published their “Top 18 Multiple Sclerosis Blogs”. One of the nominated blogs is “The MS Recovery Diet” by Judi Bachrach and Ann Sawyer, based on their book of the same name. Through optimism “they want to share that there is a treatment that can stop and reverse the ravaging symptoms of MS--The MS Recovery Diet.” Read about what Healthline had to say about their blog:
“Dedicated to spreading the word about how she began recovering from crippling MS symptoms, blogger Judi Bachrach joins Ann Sawyer in the promotion of the MS Recovery Diet. Find out which food groups to avoid and how to identify other trigger foods that may be aggravating your MS symptoms.
Learn how to perform an elimination diet customized for people with MS, and through contacting Judi and Ann by email through firstname.lastname@example.org, Judi will personally discuss questions, concerns, or personal improvements from your experimentation with the MS Recovery Diet . Give it a try, and tune into this unique blog for a fresh take on battling MS—for real.”
Congratulations to Judi and Ann and The MS Recovery Diet on their nomination, and thank you for sharing your personal experiences and wisdom with us to help us live a better life of quality with MS.