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Healthy Diet

Following a healthy diet is vital to reduce symptoms of Morgellons. Adopt the following, along with external skin treaments.

Food types

  • Limit your intake of processed sugars
  • Eat alkaline foods more than acid forming ones. See here for further info:
  • Lower the amount of sugary/simple carbohydrates in your diet eg. potatoes, bread. Eat complex carbohydrates instead, eg. whole grain rice, oats, buckwheat, couscous.
  • Proteins: Lean meats - pork, chicken, fish, chickpeas (falafals are a good source of protein)
  • Eat plenty of green vegetables, and salads (including lettuce), citrus and red/black fruits.
  • Eat foods high in sulphur, such as eggs, raw garlic and onion.
  • Limit your intake of processed food, high in saturated fats. Coconut, olive or bran rice oils are good alternatives to butter.
  • Try to limit the amount of dairy products, such as cheese, especially if you are having digestion difficulties. Bio or natural yoghurts are helpful.
  • A variety of herbs and spices maybe helpful including; black pepper, cloves, corriander, chilli, cayenne, turmeric, cumin.


  • Drink plenty of water and hot drinks.
  • Drinking green tea daily can help restore brain function amongst other benefits for sufferers.
  • Herbal teas are helpful (liquorice, peppermint, nettle, fennel).
  • Drinking soda water can be helpful (check ingredients inc. bicarbonate of soda and salt).
  • Many sufferers drink apple cider vinegar or lemon juice dilluted.
  • Avoid lager, beer and cider.


  • Vitamins and Minerals are imperative. In particular you may be deficient in Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, Zinc, Magnesium, Coenzyme Q-10 and amino acids.
  • N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) helps with detoxing and protecting internal organs.
  • Omega oils, MSM, Glucosamine sulphate, calcium and vitamin D may help maintain healthy joints.
  • Occassional use of peppermint oil capsules and oregano oil capsules can assist with healthy digestion.
  • Prebiotics and probiotics are important in restoring gut flora and helping with digestion and maintenance of the gastrointestinal system. Supplements of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis may help.

All of these can be purchased from Holland and Barrett or online suppliers. Since some vitamins can interfere with uptake and action of certain drugs, they should not be taken at the same time of day as other medications, such as antibiotics or other prescribed drugs.

Page updated: 23rd January 2012