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Hi!I suffer from bloating big-time - look 7 months pregnant!Menopausal and suffer from MS plus I had a brain tumour removed in 1998 - successfully!!!!!Constipated but take super-cleanse which helps but no matter what I eat, I swell!I admit to often eating a biscuit or cake but my GP tells me I've lost muscle control through MS - which is feasible!What on earth can I eat?Motivation to do an elimination diet is nil plus I think I would starve as everything makes me swell!HELP!!!!!!!!Sandie.
 

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Can you not ask your doctor or a nutrition specialist to give you a healthy diet sheet to follow? I am sure that this could only be a good thing because they could also give you foods that were rich in vitamins/minerals that helped your MS, IBS. Just a suggestion.Wishing you well.
 

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Thanks!I am seeing my Physio who works from a therapy centre and there is a Nutritionist there - I saw one referred by my GP and she just gave me a regular pack of info. which included a fair bit of physical activity - a bit difficult when your legs are doing their own thing! A bit of sensitivity and thought would have been useful and appreciated!Can I come back to you on here and keep motivated?Sandie.
 

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Yes, of course, but I would just let you know that I am not very tactful! lol and have got myself into some scrapes here, telling people they are overweight and eating too much! Yipes. There are lots of people who are very touchy on this subject, which is surprising because diet and exercise affect the way we feel.Anyway, I have heard that fish oils are really good for MS, IBS, depression, heart disease.
It is known that people with MS lack certain essential fatty acids, especially linoleic acid and is thought to be an important factor in the degenerative nature of the disease. Studies using evening primrose oil have found its high levels of gla useful in preventing the immune systems white blood cellls from attacking the myelin sheath and destroying the vulnerable nerve cells underneath. Nutritional therapy is often helpful for those with MS with high doses of antioxidant vitamins as well as the herbal remedy ginkgo biloba to help improve blood circulation. Several EFAs are also recommended, including 10ml (2 teaspoons) of fish oil a day to supply 2g of omega-3 fats. It is suggested that this is combined with 1000mg of evening primrose oil taken three times daily.
from New Vital Oils, by Liz Earle.Excuse please, any spelling errors coz I haven't read it back to check.I believe that you can help yourself with a positive attitude and exercise helps to achieve this as does a good diet.Good luck and hope this is of some help
 
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