The OMS Recovery Program
Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis
Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis
The OMS recovery program is seven-step plan, the centre of which is a plant-based wholefood diet that avoids other cooking oils and all saturated fats but includes 20-40ml of cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed as it is known in North America) oil devised by Dr George Jelinek at its centre. It has a great following all round the world. It is based on extensive scientific research.
This is a simple healthy diet and can be just the thing when you need a bit of guidance to recover your health.
The wisdom of the OMS diet can be relevant to anyone with health issues or looking to follow a healthier lifestyle. Most people find it also helps regulate their weight.
The Dr George Jelinek’s OMS diet is a plant based diet The Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis diet is a plant based diet with the addition of fish; it is rich in omega-3 from linseed/flaxseed oil and avoids inflammatory omega-6 and saturated fats, For full information go to the OMS site where there is guidance for how t follow the diet.
An essential component for the OMS diet is omega-3 from 20-40ml (depends on whether you have fish) cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil per day . It can be taken as oil on a spoon, as 20-40 capsules or stirred into food. Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil is very mild and creamy and makes a great addition to a rather limited fat0free diet.
Some fish is permitted even encouraged as it provides omega-3 and avoids saturated fat
Extra virgin olive oil is permitted.
Whole grains and seeds. Some people benefit from excluding all wheat, gluten and some other related grains.
Plenty of veggies
All other oils and saturated fats are avoided. Leave out fats, oils, butter, margarine, lard, chocolate, coconut and palm oil.
No Meat and meat products
Eggs (except for egg whites)
Dairy products; food made from and milk or cream, cheese, butter,
Burgers, kebabs, fried chicken, etc
No processed foods, chips, ready meals, fast foods, takeaways, normal commercially produced biscuits, pastries, cakes, muffins, doughnuts and other baked goods
Prepared and readymade meals, dips and sauces.
Snacks like crisps, processed nuts and snacks
(Cocoa powder is OK ) Fried foods even those in any oil as they undergo deleterious chemical changes. (Frying should be done by steam-frying lightly oiling a pan with a little olive oil, adding a little hot water (or stock) not letting it get too hot and skithering the food around the oiled pan in steam.
Ensure you get enough sunlight on your skin to give you healthy vitamin D levels. Get tested to ensure you are getting enough. You will probably need to supplement vitamin D tablets.
Exercise, which in itself can be anti=inflammatory but special guidance is given by https://overcomingms.org/
Prevention in other family members
Change your diet and lifestyle, for life.
The OMS diet recommends 20-40ml of cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil per day. Both the cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) capsules and the liquid oil are recommended for the diet. On average a tub of capsules provides enough for 3-6 days; a 500ml bottle of cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil provides enough for 12-25 days.
Flax Farm makes great tasting fresh cold-pressed linseed oil which helps to make the OMS diet a pleasure.
Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil capsules are convenient for keeping up your omega-3 intake when travelling or when you don’t have time to cook.
Flax Farm recipes for delicious ways of using cold-pressed linseed oil in food the whole family can enjoy. Try our linseed oil banana ice cream recipe as a really cool way to get everyone enjoying their linseed oil and we have several other linseed – no dairy – ice cream flavours .