Advice and Inspiration For Those With Myasthenia Gravis
Thank you for inquiring about Myasthenia Gravis. It is often referred to as the "snowflake disease," as the symptoms vary with each individual. If you or someone you care about has this dreaded disease, I am so sorry. It is my hope the following information, based on my personal journey, helps.
I had MG for 14 years and it was very bad. The many doctors I saw along the way prescribed various medications, but none worked for me. But that does not mean that meds will not help you. Not one doctor ever mentioned anything about nutrition or diet!
It wasn't until I did a lot of science-based research that I switched to a strict whole food plant-based eating regimen that the tide turned for me. My husband, Bob, got on board, too.
The meals we enjoy are nutritious and delicious! We only eat whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. We love pasta dishes, rice dishes, and so much more. We LOVE to eat, but ... No meat. No dairy foods, No eggs. No highly processed foods. We also choose not to consume any added cooking oils, as well. To some of you, this may sound daunting, but it is not ... especially when the quality of your life is on the line. This diet provides plenty of fiber and protein and can strengthen the immune system.
I cannot stress enough how important it was for me to switch to this Whole Food Plant-Based diet. It was the key to my reversing MG! I am now 83 years young, take no meds, and have been symptom-free for 17 years!
Along with this diet regimen, I exercise every day. Walking is best for me. Additionally, we believe that reducing the stress that comes with MG is important. So we added daily Qigong (click "Qigong" tab above) plus a mindfulness practice (meditation) which has been very helpful to our overall well-being.
I am not a medical professional, but I strongly believe there is healing power in the food we choose to eat. A WFPB diet can help prevent and even reverse chronic diseases. My husband and I personally experienced this, as have so many others whom we have coached and know.
So, here are some ideas to get you on track to transition to this healthy and delicious way of eating.
First, you can get a lot of resources on this website, including my favorite books (including the ones we wrote by clicking the "Our Books" tab above), online doctors we like, links to our videos, a variety of my recipes, and lots more.
Second, we encourage you to start watching all the following videos ... maybe one or two a day.
INTRODUCTION TO A WHOLE FOOD PLANT-BASED DIET BY RENOWNED PHYSICIAN, DR. ANTHONY LIM: CLICK HERE! (This is the longest video, but well worth watching)
HOW TO BEGIN A WHOLE FOOD PLANT-BASED LIFESTYLE: CLICK HERE!
PLANT-BASED COOKING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS: CLICK HERE!
WHAT'S IN FRAN'S PANTRY: CLICK HERE!
Third, get even more insights by checking out these MOVIES TO WATCH ONLINE: "What the Health" is our favorite on Netflix, and also the "Forks Over Knives" documentary.
ONE MORE video you will learn from is an interview with us about our health success stories. CLICK HERE and let us know what you think!
Finally, maybe the best idea for you to consider is a private face-to-face Zoom coaching session with us. To learn more about our interactive personalized Coaching Program, CLICK HERE!
Remember, Myasthenia Gravis can be reversed! YOU CAN DO IT! We are here to help you! Feel free to ask any specific questions HERE!
Please GET STARTED NOW and "Let Food Be Thy Medicine!"
Bob and Fran German are not licensed medical professionals.
They advise you to get your doctor's approval when starting
a new lifestyle regimen, including diet and exercise.