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a healthy diet is vital to reduce symptoms of Morgellons. Adopt the following,
along with external skin treaments.
- Limit your intake
of processed sugars
- Eat alkaline foods
more than acid forming ones. See here for further info: http://drjeffhealthcenter.com/ihpages/pages/alkalinediet.html
- Lower the amount
of sugary/simple carbohydrates in your diet eg. potatoes, bread. Eat
complex carbohydrates instead, eg. whole grain rice, oats, buckwheat,
- Proteins: Lean
meats - pork, chicken, fish, chickpeas (falafals are a good source of
- 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.
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.
plenty of water and hot drinks.
green tea daily can help restore brain function amongst other benefits
teas are helpful (liquorice, peppermint, nettle, fennel).
soda water can be helpful (check ingredients inc. bicarbonate of soda
- Many sufferers
drink apple cider vinegar or lemon juice dilluted.
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
- Occassional use
of peppermint oil capsules and oregano oil capsules can assist with
- 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.
updated: 23rd January 2012