The following list is edited and
from a list first made by Cyndi Olsen. Please direct your questions, comments, or
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Last update - 18 April 2008
(Asterisk) indicates "Best Choices" according to some doctors &
scientists supplying the info.
+ (Plus sign) indicates that it
available in pills or capsules, in addition to being available as a
taking supplements, herbs, alternative medications should continue with
their normal medications as prescribed unless their physician orders
- Have your physician review
proposed additions, deletions, or changes in dosages of all
supplements, herbs, alternative medications, etc
with kidney damage likely have a "renal" diet that limits their intake
of protein and potassium. This page does not apply to
renal patients. Follow your renal diet as given you by your
physician or dietician.
| * Wild
NUTS and OILS
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
|Omega-3 Fish Oils
- The whole
flaxseed can be
stored at room temperature indefinitely.
- Flaxseed can be ground an
inexpensive coffee grinder that
works very well and can be bought for about $9.
- Once flaxseed is ground, it
goes rancid quickly, so it is best to buy whole seeds and grind only as
much as you will use each day.
- Flaxseeds contain Omega-3 and
they swell up after consumption so one feels "full" sooner.
- Omega-3 fats break down the
undesirable fat in our bodies and carry it out of the body, promoting
weight loss and they reduce inflammation.
Primrose Oil (potent
anti-inflammatory, in addition to being useful for relapsing and
recurring autoimmune diseases.
- Studies show that it enables
proper functioning of T- cells.
- It contains Omega-6 oil, so
one needs to consume plenty Omega-3 oils for a healthy balance of the
- Eating whole grains do not
promote weight gain like the refined white carbohydrates do.
# Broccoli Sprouts - if
well and cook - or grow your own to avoid possible
contamination with bacteria.
| * + Garlic
||* Bok Choy
(May reduce cytoxan effectiveness)
- Gingko may
help with memory,
but it is not
- Many of the herbs are available
in pills or capsules.
- Rosehips (available as tea).
(Other than Fish and Nuts)
- Avoid grapefruit if you
cytoxan. It may interfere with other meds as well, so ask your physician.
- Cranberry capsules may help
prevent urinary tract infections.
- Acai is available at health
food stores, juice or whole fruit.
Omega 3 Fish Oil Capsules - (not cod liver oil - it must say omega-3
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
- Green Tea (over 50
anti-inflammatories- available in decaffeinated. Don't consume
within two hours of ingesting walnuts or other omega 3 oils.
SUPPLEMENTS thought to be beneficial in fighting auto-immune
diseases and vasculitis,
- Bromelain between meals cuts
down on mucus.
|Sterols and Sterolins
|Evening Primrose oil
|Systemic Enzymes that include serrapeptase
inflammatory, just some not so bad as others).
&Vitamin D (If on
prednisone or other corticosteroid, take 4 hrs away from prednisone).
acid (needed if on
Methotrexate or ordered by physician, 1-5 mg/day).
(between meals may reduce mucus).
many supplements add up at
the cash register.
- They run out at different
times, the costs are spread out over time.
- They also take up quite a bit
of cabinet or counter space.
sugars get converted to glucose for use as energy sources in
mitochondria, so virtually all sugars are somewhat inflammatory.
sugars take longer to get converted and so are slower to raise the
example, fructose (qne high fructose corn syrup, HFCS) takes longer
sucrose. It has a better glycemic index, but that's misleading as
it's only metabolized in the liver and it's negative effect on insulin
levels is greater.
MORE REFINED SUGARS
are good and not-so-good,
or perhaps bad and not so bad.
- Not all sugars are the
- Any substance that raises the blood
glucose level is inflammatory to some extent.
- Some would argue that the
body cannot distinguish between a refined and an unrefined sugar.
- Others claim important nutrients,
necessary for the digestion of the sugar, are lost in the refining
- Too much of the "wrong" sugar
can cause health problems as can too much of the "right" sugars.
- Sugar alcohols, or polyols,
occur naturally in plants and are added to foods for sweetness.
- Sugar alcohols, or polyols,
can cause stomach upset.
- ‘Compared with sugar, they are less
caloric and their effect on blood sugar is less dramatic.
- Opinions may vary, but high
fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is made through a many stage process that is
more chemical than extractive.
- In a 2007 interview, a
qualified researcher stated his opinion that
widespread use HFCS is a major contributor to obesity.
- Table sugar (sucrose)
consists of about
half-in-half glucose and fructose and is best minimized in the diet.
|• Brown sugar
| granulated (table)
|| high fructose corn syrup
REFINED SUGARS (Better)
|• Agave nectar
(sweat cactus nectar)
|| cane juice
calcium 4 hours away from
prednisone as they counteract each other if taken together.
- A study report on how
glutathione works to
combat autoimmune diseases is available on-line.
to be minimized to avoid weight gain
Pericone has developed an
anti-inflammatory diet to fight disease and premature aging.
- He discovered that his
patients were losing weight on the diet, so it is being marketed as a
weight loss and disease fighting diet.
white flour breads & cereals & pasta
(and all foods containing white flour)
(it's actually white flour)
real and imitation
& Corn cakes