My 6 year old son has a rare disease called a Leukodystropy that is in the same family as MS. Unfortunately his is progressive with no cure. I was wondering if anyone knew if a vegan diet would be benefical for him since a vegan diet helps people with MS. If anyone knows of any tips on how i can start introducing a vegan diet to a 6 year old picky eater, that would be wonderful! He already eats mostly vegeterian. Thank you
Hello Jenn - so sorry to hear about your son's disease. I would try and find a support group as other parents may have found something that works. When I was 9 yrs old, my younger brother died from leukaemia - I know it's not the same disease as your son has, but my instincts say that it is worth it to change his diet, even add in some supplements like the green superfoods, ie spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass or barley greens; there is also info out there on growing your wheatgrass! Also, books, info on macrobiotics may help your son have a more balanced diet in terms of yin/yang foods; in the meantime, try and make sure he eats different type of vegetables, root vegies, round ones, and green leafy or broccoli! plus whole grains like short or medium grain brown rice - he may like gomazio (a condiment) sprinkled on top of veg and rice, and some alkalazing grains like quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat or millet. Avoid extreme yang foods like eggs, cheese, chicken and red meats. Avoid extreme yin (weakening) foods such as cows' milk, processed refined food and grains, sugar, honey, tropical fruits and nuts. These tropical foods also include chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cane and other tropical sugars. they weaken the cells of the body. Some sesame seeds/ tahini are good. Have you tried making home-made almond milk yet? it's easy, and one can add some raisins for sweetness, plus some spice like cardamom or cinnamon powder. Almond nuts are great for brain/nervous system and health in general, plus are alkalazing once in the body - almonds also have protein, iron, vitamins etc. Cook up some adzuki beans for hims too - those little red beans - nice and sweet and strengthening for the whole system and kidney energy! Keep searching for info, and log in as other readers of this site may offer you helpful hints/tips!! Keep positive, I wish you and your son the best! Keep us informed! regards.
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