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Adrienne

07/10/05
05 : 48 PM
Re: Hashimoto's thyroiditis disease  

Is there any information regarding any possible changes to the diet for those suffering from autoimmune hypothyroid disease? Has Dr. K had success with his diet and such people?
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S. Popis

12/10/05
6 : 00 PM

Re: Re: Hashimoto's thyroiditis disease  

Some hypothyroidism, clinically diagnosed as thyroid deficiency syndrome, may be caused by a condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune defenses turn on the thyroid gland, causing an inflammatory process that eventually destroy it. Immunosenesence, immune decline with aging, is associated with increased autoimmune reactions. This progressive destructive process is a major reason why thyroid function commonly declines with age. (Nine out of ten cases of Hasimoto's syndrome occur in women.)
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is commonly seen in people who have other autoimmune disease, including insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, pernicious anemia, or myasthenia gravis. It may also occur with greater frequency in people who are left-handed or who have prematurely gray hair.

Hypothyroidism can also be caused by certain drug treatments (e.g., alpha-interferon, used to treat hepatitis C) or destruction of thyroid tissue by radioactive iodine treatment or surgery for conditions such as Grave's disease or thyroid cancer. It can also have a genetic origin, in which case it may manifest shortly after birth.

And, finally, there is simply the frequent slowdown in thyroid function that accompanies the general aging of the endocrine system. This is a problem often missed by conventional doctors.

Thyroid hormone helps regulate virtually every cell in the body, including those in the brain, heart, liver, kidney, skin and bone. Among its most important functions in our cells is to control the rate of metabolism, altering thermogenesis and oxygen consumption. If cellular metabolism drops too low, the result is widespread dysfunction that can manifest in a variety of ways, including depression; anxiety; cognition, learning, and/or memory impairment; loss of hair, hearing and muscle tone; weight gain; heart disease; hypoventilation; psychosis; and, in extreme cases, death.

Dr. J. Kwasniewski says that the disease is “unpredictable”. There are some cases when the disease progress stops but also unexpectedly big improvements can take place. All depends how strong the patient immune system is.

It is advisable to use nutrient CoQ10 called Ubiquinone and also “Miracle of 20th Century” this nutrient not only strengthens the immune system but also is an important player in the health of the heart.

Stan

 

Cathalijne Zoete

08/10/05
11 :06 PM

 

Re: Multiple Sclerosis  

My question is; is the diet really safe for people with M.S. At home I have tried to increase the use of eggs/ proteins, and increase also the fat-content of my diet, but had severe adverse reaction to it. Normally, because of my M.S. I use very little amounts of fat, no saturated fat, and no milk products.
Have there been other M.S-patients in the clinic who reacted adversely to the diet?
Almost all my life (I am 42) I have been vegetarian, and nowadays, I do eat some chicken and fish, but the thought of eating pork makes me feel horrible. I react allergic to milk and wheat, is this homo optimus diet suitable for me?
My bloodgroup is A, and in the dietbook for A, it is mentioned that red meat is not good for us. SO?


 

Stan Popis

13/10/05
8.55 PM

Re: Re: Multiple Sclerosis

 


I think that the main problem you have to observe Optimal Diet is psychological problem. For long time you have been vegetarian and your attitude to meat and fat was extremely negative, now you have to change this attitude.
You should go straight into the OD, without trying to gradually phase in fats and phase out carbohydrates. Such a transitional eating habit could even be dangerous especially for older and sick people.
MS is a type of auto-aggression disease caused exclusively by inappropriate nutrition. It belongs to a group of anti-atherosclerotic syndromes; it is a typical "poor_pasture" disease.
Optimal nutrition is the causal treatment in MS
Benefits of the optimal nutrition bring for an MS sufferer:

  1. A full cure from the disease, which often happens provided the disease has not been of long duration. On occasion, a cure has been possible in individuals suffering for as long as 5 years.
  2. A halt in the progression of the disease (always).
  3. An improvement in the physical condition and a reduction of disease symptoms (to a varied extent).
  4. An elimination (practically total) of new attacks of the disease provided the optimal nutrition is continued indefinitely.
  5. Achievement of the highest degree of resistance to all sorts of infection.

Important! The patients with MS and ALS should be fed, especially in the first weeks of the treatment, a diet containing animal brains and spinal cords. Initially, the required amount is 150 grams per week, later it can be reduced. Recently, sausages made partly using animal brains have been used with good results in the treatment of MS in the USA. Let us hope, that in the future, a diet containing appropriate constituents will be recognised as the treatment for a variety of diseases.

Giblets are a particularly valuable source of protein. The biological value of giblets and processed meats made from animal organs is considerably higher than the value of steak, joints and lean ham.
All kinds and types of cheeses and other dairy products, especially cream, also contain high-nutrient protein. They should take their place just behind eggs as the major protein source for humans.
The best meat from a nutritional point of view is the one whose chemical composition is closest to the composition of the human body. This means pork is the best meat for us.

 

 

Sigmund Holstad

10/19/05
12.37 PM

Re: Carbohydrates Amount  
I have just started using the OD.
My question is regarding the amount of carbohydrates.
Do you only count the net carbohydrates on food, or do you also count the fibres in order to calculate the total amount of carbohydrates allowed pr. day?
The reason for my question,is that our body does not digest the fibres, and therefore will our body not absorb the energy contained in the fibres.
My consern is that if I dont count just the net carbohydrates, but also include the fibres in my carbohydratecount, my body will get too little carbohydrates... and my body will go into ketose in order to produce enough glukose for the white and red blood cells, as well as for my brain tissue....
What is your adwise in this matter??


 

Stan Popis

25/10/05
6.50 PM

Re: Re: Carbohydrates Amount  

What Dr. J. Kwasniewski is saying in his book "Optimal Nutrition" on the above questions.

The best amount of carbohydrates for an adult is 0.8 (or even 0.5) grams per kilogram of proper body weight, which works out to around 50 grams daily. If those are going to be compound carbohydrates, that is starch, the maximum allowable is 100 grams per day. Consumption of more than 150 grams per day is dangerous to an eater's health.

The body of someone who eats a lot of carbohydrates must reprocess 50-90% of them into fats. Why force your body to convert them into fat? That process requires the use of a lot of protein, vitamins, mineral salts and energy as well as construction of whole sets of essential enzymes. That is why it is quite wiser and better to consume "ready-made" fats. Carbohydrates cannot be made from fats, but fats quickly arise from carbohydrates.

Fiber? It is indigestible by humans. English has a special verb, to ruminate, that describes what some animals do when they eat and digest hay and straw. Only ruminating animals have a stomach and whole digestive system adapted to that assimilating fiber, but humans do not! The fiber that goes into a human comes out unchanged. What good does it do? Fiber is, literally, a load of crap that results in a weakening of the system.

Very trendy people in many countries, even rich ones like the United States, consume a lot of vegetables, juices, fruits and artificially produced vitamins and very often are overweight, and suffer "civilization" and other diseases almost epidemically. People who begin to nourish themselves optimally quickly become slim and quit getting sick. That is a documented fact.

 

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