Meg Moore

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Recent posts by Meg Moore

Thank you Laura and Ann for your inspiring stories! It is great to hear that you have made such a difference to your lives.

Laura - do you have any information about what the changes were that you made to your diet? And I like the idea of focusing love to where it hurts - its amazing what can happen!

Ann - Do you feel that GAPS made a difference to your scoliosis? And thank you for the tip about the book, I will look into it. Is the book better than the GAPS book or is it similar information? Also, if you don't mind me asking, how old were you when you started the dietary changes?

Thanks again
8 years ago
I have heard that dandruff could be related to iodine deficiencies? Is this true?
8 years ago
Jay - like I said, the doctors have no explanation for my scoliosis - I have been through the whole rigmarole of Xrays and leg measuring etc etc etc. My scoliosis is known as idiopathic scoliosis, meaning "no known cause". For want of a better information source at hand right now, Wikipedia states - "Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis has no clear causal agent, and it is generally believed to be multifactorial, although genetics are believed to play a role. Various causes have been implicated, but none has consensus among scientists as the cause of scoliosis, though the role of genetic factors in its development is widely accepted. An estimated 65% of scoliosis cases are idiopathic."

Sarah - thanks also for your comment. Besides bone broths (I am onto these already!), are there any other foods/supplements you can recommend? I have also been told that I may eventually need a spinal rod, however I find doctors a little too quickly recommend this surgery without much investigation or consideration of other options. I can understand some people may have no other choice due to the cause and severity of their condition - I have much sympathy for your sister, it is a hard road to travel. In my case I have some time and opportunity to try and improve or at least slow down the progression of my scoliosis via other means. I don't think diet alone will help me, an integrated approach with yoga and osteo etc will have more impact (I hope). In the case of my aching shoulder, this has been in constant pain for about 5 years now, without relief. That is until 2 weeks after eliminating sugar and processed foods and suddenly the pain is gone! Co-incidence? Hmmm...

I wonder whether idiopathic scoliosis if caught at a young age, could be reversed through diet? No one has the answer to this, but it would be an interesting study!
8 years ago
Hi Jay,
Thanks for your comments. I'm aware that in the conventional view, the causes of scoliosis are attributed to the factors you mention, and I don't disagree that this would be the case for many people. Looking at your list, many of these causes could be attributed to pre-natal nutrition in the mother, or childhood deficiencies. Weston Price apparently found no evidence of scoliosis or similar deformities in any of the peoples he visited during his studies.

From what I understand scoliosis could very well be caused by diet. I believe in some cases, at certain critical stages of growth or maturation, that if the body is not adequately nourished, that the body will actually "rob" the bones of minerals and nutrients to perform the tasks it needs. This softens and weakens the bones and can cause them to bend - especially combined with muscular tension or spasms which pull the spine further out of alignment. Many people who develop scoliosis have a normal spine all through childhood and into their early teens, and it is only after a certain age that the scoliosis "mysteriously" develops for no apparent reason. This was my case - I had a normal spine (and no abnormalities in leg length) until I turned 14, when a very slight curve developed. By the time I reached my early twenties it had progressed to the point where I was getting substantial pain. The doctors had no explanation for why I would have developed this condition.

I never was able to comprehend why everyone could agree that a condition such as rickets could be caused by nutritional deficiencies, but no one seems to be willing to admit that a curved spine could be a similar condition? Leg bones and spine are both weight bearing structures in the body, and if they are weakened then surely they will either bend, or become brittle. I have been reading up on nutritional links to bone strength and have found this is the only logical explanation for my scoliosis.

Unfortunately I think because I am now over 30, that even if I changed my diet now, my curvature would probably not change much as it has been there for so long. But that is not to say I won't try!! Any small benefit I can get is better than no improvement at all! I am looking at an integrated approach that includes dietary changes and supplementation, yoga and stretching, massage, exercise, occasional osteopathy, etc.

So I guess I was just wondering if anyone else had tried this approach and had any improvement!?



8 years ago
Hello! I am wondering if anyone out there has any information or advice regarding using diet to assist with scoliosis (curvature of the spine)? Has anyone had any success using diet to help relieve the symptoms or even reduce their curvature?

I have recently discovered WAPF diet and also reading about the GAPS diet, and have been trying to eat following WAPF principles for about 8 weeks now, as well as taking fish oil and fermented cod liver oil daily. I have already noticed less tension and aching in my shoulders (which after experimenting, I think is helped by eliminating sugar).

Thanks,
MM.

8 years ago
Rosemary Morrow is holding Permaculture Teacher Training Courses in Portugal in April at the Quinta do Vale da Lama Permaculture Institute (courses are in both English and Portuguese). If anyone is interested please visit http://www.valedalama.net/ for more info.
Vale da Lama are also very interested in having more international students visit their project for courses and volunteering.
8 years ago