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   A suitable everyday diet

Fat         Protein       Carbohydrates   
Before you you read on this page what you should not eat we would like to give a few samples on how much healthy and tasty food you CAN eat and enjoy when living with the complex diety and metabolism treatment. Fish, fruit and vegetables are especially recommended. You will be able to enjoy delicious vegetable casseroles, tasty fruit salads and a variety of fish dishes. Season and sweeten as you wish - in a degree that is suitable for whole nutrition. Potatoes and durum wheat powder noodles (without egg) can be consumed in any quantity.
Of course there is some food that is not very much or not at all recommendable with a linoleic acid reducing diet. This food has to be chosen very carefully and must be limited in it´s quantity.

To be successfull with the linoleic acid reducing diet it is a precondition to have the comprehension that with the abandonment of linoleic acid/arachidon acid you basicly withdraw the "combustible" off the inflammation. Once you have internalized this matter of fact you will find it much easier to cope with your new nutrition habits. At the latest at the end of 3-6 months, once you have the first signs of a standstill, you will be happy to integrate this nutrition form into your everyday live - especially since this nutrition form is much healthier than anything you had before.

Nevertheless, you should not try to roll up your nutrition habits overnight. Take your time - you are not aiming to have a short spectacular success but to reach a workable form of a long-term nutrition habit.

During the first months the dietary scale will be a useful and important tool. With this tool you will learn how much linoleic/arachidon acid is contained in how many gramms of each aliment. Try to compare your nutrition situation with the logic of a carbohydrate diet for diabetics.

As mentioned before, we are there for you to accompany you with our qualified assistance in all matters of therapy and dietary questions. Most of our patients are okay with one or two personal physical examinations per year in our clinic. Further questions can usually be clarified on the phone as long as the patient has been in the clinic for a physical examination before.

The following examples will provide an insight into the variety of different linoleic acid quantums.

Example: Grease/oils
Example: Breads

As a matter of course we will provide you with detailed nutrition information in the course of a complex dietary and metabolism treatment. Also Mrs. Ingrid Hamm, our nutritionist, holds delicious recipes ready for you which will be a real treat! See "EINFACH, FETTARM, EINFACH GUT!" Recipes and more & hints for low-fat, linoleic acid reduced nutrition as of Dr. Hebener for MS and rheumatism patients as well as health-conscious people.

Even if the diet and the dietary supplement appear very complicated to you in the beginning - after having gone through a special course if instruction in the Seviton-Private Clinic you will be very well informed on what to eat in which quantities and how to integrate the therapy into your daily life. Most of the family members of our patients have long ago adjusted to the linoleic acid reduced nutrition. It does not only holdup the inflammation but also provides you with essential nutriments, leaves much space for your own creations and has a very nice side-effect: it keeps you from gaining too much weight!

               
Fat

Margarine, especially dietary margarine and vegetable oil, is extremely rich in linoleic acid! You should abstain from these products! The following examples show the problem:

Dietary Margarine

46.300 mg linoleic acid/100g

Soya Bean Oil

53.400 mg linoleic acid/100g

Wheat Germ Oil

55.800 mg linoleic acid/100g

Lard

  8.600 mg linoleic acid/100g (1.700mg Arachidon Acid)

               
Protein
For a wholesome nutrition a sufficient supply of proteins is very important. Dairy products play a role. Eat only fatless meat (no pork) and no more then every other day. Meat is part of a well-balanced nutrition. But there are also proteins of vegetable origin (e.g. all sorts of vegetables, rice, durum wheat semolina, potatoes, durum noodles) which have less biological value but are a good alternative instead of meat. Be careful with legumes - they have a high content of proteins but also a very high linoleic acid concentration.
               
Carbohydrates

Consume preferably complex carbohydrates. Potatoes, rice and durum noodles without egg are recommended. For all types of grains: the mantle around the corn is especially rich in linoleic acid.
Therefor wholemeal products should be avoided.

Choose bread very carefully. The peeled corn itself still contains a lot of linoleic acid. Rye has less linoleic acid than wheat. This is why dark bread is much more advantageous than white bread.

Type of bread (100 g) Arachidon Acid (mg) Linoleic Acid (mg)
Rye-wholemeal-bread - 385 mg
Wheatbread - 415 mg
Grahambread - 420 mg
Fruit and vegetable will still be a main part of the nutrition. Be careful with just a few types: e.g. sprouts, avocado, legumes and nuts.

The easily absorbable carbohydrates, especially sugar, should be consumed carefully - this by the way is recommended for everybody else as well. It needs to be pointed out that neither sugar nor honey or sweetener contains linoleic acids. This means that the "linoleic acid problem" for marmelade and jam is being defined by the content of fruit and can usually be neglected.
                    
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