It's a neuromuscular disorder, where there is a tick/spasm/involuntary contraction of one side of the face. The only real treatment is injecting Botox to virtually "kill" the muscle, but that has implications and well, it's just plain bad; may I reiterate "kill" the muscle? There are other drugs for muscle relaxation, which aren't a great option either. The long term solution is brain surgery. The risks of that are pretty obvious, and apparently resulting deafness is not uncommon.
And my mum has it. I really don't want her to get the surgery, but she's kind of desperate. It's painful and stressful and one side of her face literally pulls up and down all day.
My question is does any know anything about a treatment that isn't so poisonous and dangerous? Could this lifestyle help? Has anyone had an experience with healing a damaged nerve or something similar?
There aren't any clear causes but it's often a pinched nerve that's either been injured somehow or being pressed on by a blood vessels. I wonder if it's somehow the stress of everything, she also been getting pretty frequent migraines since she was twenty or so. Maybe all the factors including diet added up?
Any advice would be really appreciated!
Because this is a preexisting medical condition and or damage, I and we cannot guarantee a raw foods diet will cure or help. However,
It will not hurt your mom to give this a 30 day trial and see what happens. Even if the diet does not help that problem, she might improve or prevent other possible issues such as cardiovascular problems, arthritis, etc.
I would recommend the following formula for her:
Diet in a Banana Peel
Eat a primate like diet where most carbohydrates and calories come from whole raw ripe sweet and juicy fruits like oranges, papaya, or mangoes, supplemented with about ½-2 heads of lettuce greens a day (not kale, chard, and spinach) and about a handful of raw nuts or seeds a day. Eat simple meals but a rainbow of foods over a period of time.
Eat enough on a daily basis with at least 2500 calories for females and at least 3000 calories for males. Drink 2-4 quarts of water a day and pee clear. Get 8-12 hours of sleep as needed. Exercise about 30 minutes a day 5-6 days a week with at least one day off for rest and repairs. Get about 30 minutes of sunshine a day on your skin for vitamin D, mental health, eye health, and healthy bones and teeth.
For more science behind how to this diet optimally for long term success:
Because of their negative effects on the nervous system, avoiding foods high in oxalate might help too. Common high oxalate foods include many animal and dairy products, most grains, legumes and beans, tubers and potatoes, some nuts and seeds, and possibly dates. Here is an article I wrote on the issue:
And on any diet, she can make low oxalate choices:
She can eat mega doses of vitamin C, that is from raw fruits like oranges and eat about a mono meal of about 5-20 oranges a day.
For pain relief, oranges, almonds, and pinenuts are high in a natural pain reliever called salacin that is similar to what is found in willow bark and or aspirin.
Here is another website that takes a few days or weeks to get through, but may have some helpful information:
Good luck and Peace, PK
Thank you so much for all the information. I'll definitely broach the topic with her. Unfortunately, she's not exactly thrilled or interested in being raw, so I had hoped there might be some success stories of healing something of this nature. Thanks for your reply!
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Thanks for replying, I appreciate it. I believe dystonia was briefly explored as a possibility, but dismissed and another diagnosis was given. I believe the causes/treatments are different too. I'm glad you've been able to do good work :)
What was the diagnosis given?
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