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Dietary Articles

The optimal diet for most people is an alkalyzing diet of veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, while limiting meat and dairy and avoiding anything processed... especially refined carbs (to help control the fungal component of coinfections).

While all of that is basically true, it is also true that there is no one right diet to fit all people. There are several excellent articles on the Logos website that address this issue in detail, such as One Man's Meat is Another Man's Poison, Metabolic Typing and its Role in Weight Loss, and You are What you Eat.

It is wise to start educating yourself and to start learning from your own experiences as well. Soda is a huge no-no. not just for Morgellons sufferers, but for general health.

Read labels, or better yet, make it from scratch.

Stay away from unhealthy fats (they are in most processed foods). Olive oil, coconut oil and organic butter are great. No canola, soy, safflower, etc. - Vegetable oils have actually been linked with the rise of heart disease over the last century, not-saturated fat as we were lead to believe. Good quality (grass fed, organic) beef and buffalo are great for you (in moderation).

And exercise!!! Super important.

Remember, there is no one diet that is right for everyone... we are all different. Some are fast oxidizers; they do well with a higher percentage of protein in their diet. Slow oxidizers need more carbs.

The science behind it gets complicated, but it all boils down to taking control of your food intake - quality and quantity - and listen to your body to see how it responds to different foods. Then make changes accordingly.

Start with the foods God provided for us and leave all the boxed and artificial stuff alone. All it does is feed the sickness industry.

For additional information on diet, take a look at the following threads:

Mad Mel and His Kosher Meat

On the Subject of Diet

Diet Suggestions

Acid vs Alkaline Food

Same story from a different angle

Diet and Doctor

More Recommended Reading:

Dr. Brasco's Article on Diet

While it does get rather technical, this article is by far the best article on diet we have read in a long time. What a rare and wonderful thing it is to see a gifted physician with such an obvious grasp of the role of diet and nutrition in health.

Not only does he expose some very common misbeliefs such as the unsubstantiated vilification of saturated fats and the cholesterol propaganda used to promote dangerous drugs such as statins, he really does a good job of capturing the diversity of factors that affect how we metabolize our food.

He points out a chilling fact that explains why the U.S. leads the world in degenerative illness; not only is the Standard American Diet grossly imbalanced emphasizing all the wrong things, but we have allowed even the truly good health promoting foods to be adulterated so they are no longer healthy (such as grain fed animals, genetically modified crops, or farm raised fish).

He also points out that although there is no such thing as a perfect diet (we are all different), most humans respond best to an evolutionary (paleo) diet that combines small quantities of high quality animal protein (fish and wild game or free range livestock)with larger quantities of vegetables, raw nuts and seeds and low glycemic fruit.

Another excellent resource to help understand many of these same issues is a great book by Sylvia Zook PhD called Eatin After Eden.