I attended the Gawler Foundation, Overcoming MS retreat in may this year. I’m sure many of you are wondering what this is or what it means. The Gawler Foundation was set up by a man names Ian Gawler who was diagnosed with cancer and turned his life around with simple lifestyle changes. This encouraged Dr. George Jelinek to jump on board as he had lost his mother to Multiple Sclerosis and had been diagnosed not long after himself. He had done a lot of research into the effect of saturated fats, good fats, dairy, fish, vitamin d, meditation/mind and body relationship on MS. The results were unbelievable, well I think so and anyone that has an open mind WILL agree too.
This is not just a lifestyle for MS or CANCER sufferers, because the typical western diet is slowly killing us all, it just attacks us quicker. Hence why a lot of people end up with chronic disease in later life… it does catch up to you.
I really encourage you to visit the website: www.overcomingms.org
Also to understand his research and what it is all about this is very helpful: http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/an-ms-diagnosis-led-professor-george-jelineks-quest-to-stop-history-repeating-20170118-gttpo7.html
A week into coming back from this retreat and I have made the following changes:
(and feel amazing, skin is so much better and hydrated, lost weight, more energy)
DO NOT EAT:
Meat, ANY foods that have any type of oil in the ingredients list, Dairy, Foods high in saturated fat, peanuts.
Oil: ONLY flaxseed oil 20-40mls daily (never heated) and Extra Virgin Olive Oil (if heated, ONLY to 180 degrees as anything above starts to turn it into BAD fats)
Bread/Wraps: Either home made or bread that does NOT contain and oil in ingredients list.
Fish: White fish 3x a week. Salmon only good quality (wild caught Alaskan Salmon) http://www.thecanadianway.com.au
ANY and ALL Vegetables. Avocado no more than 1 per day
ANY and ALL Fruit.
Nuts: except peanuts as these are high in saturated fat
Flours, Sugar, Any foods that do not have any type of oil in ingredients list and low in saturated fat (which they will be if you avoid oils anyway)
Through this diet so far I have come up with some pretty amazing, yummy food either working off the cookbooks I have from this program and coming up with my own. I would love to share these with people who are interested in a new recipe page I will start soon and add recipes regularly. Most of these are very easy to make and really are worth it. For people that struggle eating better these recipes are PERFECT. There is even a CHOCOLATE CAKE that tastes NO different if not BETTER than dairy filled cakes… this one is entirely VEGAN and OMS friendly, you wont know the difference trust me and you’re doing your body and immune system a whole lot better by choosing these options than traditional food filled with sugar, dairy and bad oils (BAD fats).