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What worked for me

Postby Hi123 on August 12th, 2015, 9:00 pm

Its been almost 1.5 years now since it started. Needless to say it was a very tough time.
Its been almost 6 months now without any symptoms. There have been couple of twitches here and there probably 0.1 % of what it used to be.
I even did a 10K this week !
I wanted to stop by and share what worked for me. I cant say it will work for others or not. But its just my experience.
Maybe its just passage of time but around 9 month mark i read a book called Grain Brain by Dr Perlmutter.
It kind of made sense to me. He basically said that we are eating too much Carbohydrates and Glutten. When i looked at my diet i found that was true.
My "healthy diet" was completely avoiding fats and was mostly eating carbohydrates. So i started reducing carbs and started adding good fats like Olive Oil, Salmon , Avacadoes...etc.. basically a mediterranean diet.
In few days i could see the difference. My twitches started to decline significantly. I continued and also lost some weight.
I believe it also helped with better absorption of Vitamin D supplements which was really low for me.
It could be just passage of time like many in this forums have said. But i feel this change in diet helped me a lot.
Just wanted to share it.
I know its really difficult to go through it ...Hang in there ..trust your doc and it will get better with time .... Have a good Evening ..Bye
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Re: What worked for me

Postby Xina535 on August 13th, 2015, 5:09 am

Thank you for posting. I am about to start a carb, gluten, sugar and caffeine free diet to see how I feel.

Question for you if you don't mind - you say in a "few days" you saw changes - how long did you stick to the diet? If you are still on the diet, how strict are you with your carb intake?
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Re: What worked for me

Postby misterjuanperalta on August 13th, 2015, 5:38 am

Grain Brain book can be found here:

http://www.alibris.com/Grain-Brain-The- ... matches=60 and here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... rain+brain

Sample menu for one week:

Sunday:

--Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros.

--Lunch: Nicoise Salad.

--Dinner: Grilled Sardines with Tomato, Arugula, and Pecorino Cheese.

--Dessert: 2 squares of dark chocolate dipped in 1 tablespoon almond butter.

Monday:

--Breakfast: two scrambled eggs with 1 ounce cheddar cheese and unlimited
stir- (fried veggies (e.g., onions, mushrooms, spinach, broccoli).

--Lunch: Chicken with Mustard Vinaigrette with a side of leafy greens dressed
with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

--Dinner: 3 ounces grass-fed sirloin steak, organic roasted chicken, or wild fish
with a side of greens and vegetables sautéed in butter and garlic.

--Dessert: half a cup of berries topped with a drizzle of fresh, unsweetened
cream.

Tuesday:

--Breakfast: Half an avocado drizzled with olive oil; and two poached eggs
topped (with salsa).

--Lunch: Lemon Chicken with Herb Garden Salad.

--Dinner: Quick Salmon with Mushrooms and unlimited roasted vegetables.

--Dessert: 2 Chocolate Truffles.

Wednesday:

--Breakfast: Gruyere Frittata.

--Lunch: Lemon Arugula Salad with 3 ounces diced grilled chicken.

--Dinner: Chardonnay Baked Fish with 1⁄2 cup wild rice and unlimited steamed
vegetables.

--Dessert: 1 whole apple sliced and topped with a sprinkle of stevia and
cinnamon.

Thursday:

--Breakfast: 3-4 slices of lox or smoked salmon with 1 ounce goat cheese and 1
serving of Quick Crunchy “Cereal.”

--Lunch: 1 1⁄2 cups Zucchini Yogurt Gazpacho with Saffron Marinated Chicken
Breast.

--Dinner: Balsamic-Glazed Steaks; Green Beans with Garlic Dressing.

--Dessert: 2 to 3 squares of dark chocolate.

Friday:

--Breakfast: Coconut Oil Omelet.

--Lunch: Roasted Walnut Oil Mesclun Salad and 3 ounces grilled salmon.

--Dinner: Chicken Curry with Black Pepper; unlimited green beans and broccoli.

--Dessert: Chocolate Coconut Mousse.

Saturday:

--Breakfast: No Oat “Oatmeal.”

--Lunch: Ahi Tuna Carpaccio with Red Onion, Parsley, Pink Peppercorn.

--Dinner: Akushi Beef Tenderloin with Brussels Sprouts.

--Dessert: 3⁄4 cup whole strawberries dipped in 3 squares melted dark chocolate.
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Re: What worked for me

Postby Hi123 on August 13th, 2015, 4:28 pm

Xina535 wrote:Thank you for posting. I am about to start a carb, gluten, sugar and caffeine free diet to see how I feel.

Question for you if you don't mind - you say in a "few days" you saw changes - how long did you stick to the diet? If you are still on the diet, how strict are you with your carb intake?


I think it took few weeks probably 3-4. Initially i was more strict ..I didn't eliminate carbs completely it as i don't want to go other extreme but i did reduce it quite a bit probably by 50%. Increase in good fats i think was equally important.
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Re: What worked for me

Postby Xina535 on August 14th, 2015, 5:21 am

ok great, thank you!
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