Savor Helpful Foods
- Follow a ketogenic diet. (See what’s written above: a clinical trial found 43% symptom reduction in 28 days on this diet.) My weight loss diet is essentially a ketogenic diet, although I recommend working with an experienced health care practitioner if this is far afield from your normal diet: some of the changes can be quite dramatic, both uncomfortable (usually temporary) and pleasing.
- Choose organic meats, fats, and vegetables.
- Cold water fish offer protective omega 3 fatty acids.
Avoid Problematic Foods
- Avoid sugars and grains that stimulate insulin and might be neurotoxic, working in a way opposite to the ketogenic effect.
- Avoid those foods that concentrate pesticides when applied. Be particularly careful, even outside the home, to avoid inorganic servings of the following:
- Fruits: apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, imported nectarines and grapes,
- Vegetables: celery, spinach, sweet bell peppers, potatoes, blueberries, lettuce, kale, collard greens;
- All meats and dairy. Find restaurants that offer pasture-raised meat or wild salmon.
Supplements Can Help
- Pure Encapsulations Cod Liver Oil or Barlean’s Fish Oil. Take 1 tsp of CLO or 1 Tbsp of fish oil, at a minimum, for brain cell protection and the most natural and comprehensive form of the omega-3 fatty acids to be found in cold water fish.
- Vitamins C and E. Take vitamins C and E for anti-oxidant effect. Start with Innate Response Vitamin C and Thorne Research Ultimate E, 1 capsule each taken four times daily, doubling the doses if symptoms increase. In an uncontrolled clinical trial the combined vitamins seemed to delay the need for pharmaceutical treatment by 2.5 years.