Clean Eating Is The Best Diet For Myasthenia Gravis Patients


The Myasthenia Gravis Diet: Health, Remission and Weight Loss

Getting into remission and staying there can be challenging at times. The Myasthenia Gravis Diet will get you back to health and keep you there while you will also enjoying the benefits of weight loss. With these diet tips and guidelines backed by Dr. Andrew Thomas Weil, a holistic health doctor, you will be back to yourself once again.

The best diet for people with Myasthenia Gravis is an adapted clean eating diet. Eating a clean diet that is full of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, wild fish and organic grass fed meats that are unprocessed and chemical-free, is one of the best possible things you can do to start healing your body and getting your health back again. I truly believe an adapted clean eating plan is the best diet for patients with Myasthenia Gravis.  I say adapted, because for us, there are some foods that are better left out of our diet, such as milk and dairy.


The Clean Eating Approach

Nourishing your body with whole, natural foods is crucial for patients with Myasthenia Gravis. These include a wide variety of natural, unprocessed, chemical-free, hormone-free and preservative-free foods. Think fresh. As suggested by Dr. Weil, patients who suffer from Myasthenia Gravis (and all other autoimmune disorders) must eat a diet full of fresh organic fruits and vegetables while making sure to incorporate fruits and vegetables that are rich in potassium.

Dr. Weil also recommends eliminating polyunsaturated vegetable oils, margarine, vegetable shortening, all partially hydrogenated oils, and all foods (such as deep-fried foods) that might contain trans-fatty acids. “Use extra-virgin olive oil as your main fat. Reduce protein intake to 10 percent of total calories; replace animal protein as much as possible with plant protein. Eliminate milk and milk products (substitute other calcium sources)”.

Did you know? 

80% of our immune system is located in our stomach. If our immune system is in our stomach, we should be fueling our stomach and body with clean, healthy, chemical-free foods that promote healing while nourishing the body. When you eat whole, unprocessed foods, you can suddenly eat more while having more energy, feel better, look better and even an added bonus…you will weigh less.

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 To Get You Started

Here is the basic breakdown and my personal food list for the diet that is the best for Myasthenia Gravis. This is the plan I’ve used to get myself where I am today!

  • Eat a clean diet (real foods, whole foods)
  • Eliminate dairy
  • Eliminate grains
  • Reduce your packaged/canned food intake to ultimately eliminate excess sodium (frozen is great and fresh is best)
  • Eat plenty of healthy fats


Foods to include:


  • black beans
  • cannelini beans
  • pinto beans
  • chickpeas
  • wild caught tuna (pouches, no salt added)
  • organic free-range turkey and chicken
  • organic grass-fed beef
  • wild-caught salmon
  • raw almonds
  • raw macadamia nuts
  • sunflower seeds
  • walnuts
  • almond butter/raw almond butter


  • kale
  • spinach
  • lettuces
  • watercress
  • cucumber
  • celery
  • onions
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • ginger root
  • turmeric root
  • tomatoes
  • zucchini
  • squash (butternut, spaghetti, kabocha)
  • root vegetables (beet root, parsnip, carrot, rutabaga, turnip, sweet potato)


  • extra virgin olive oil
  • extra virgin coconut oil
  • pepper
  • pink himalayan salt
  • turmeric
  • ginger
  • cinnamon
  • stevia
  • apple cider vinegar
  • miso
  • hummus


  • lemons/limes
  • mango
  • papaya
  • apples
  • bananas
  • nectarines
  • peaches
  • avocado
  • all fresh berries
  • melons
  • pineapple


  • coconut water
  • spring water/filtered water
  • teas (unsweetened or use stevia if you must)
  • almond milk
  • hemp milk
  • coconut milk


  • Flax seed
  • Hemp seed
  • Chia seed
  • goji berries

Foods to avoid:

  • all white stuff
  • refined sugar (not natural)
  • alcohol
  • fast food
  • fried food
  • junk food
  • soda
  • dairy/milk products
  • corn
  • grains

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My Clean Eating Experience

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading here for more info on Myasthenia Gravis and diet. This is the first place (on the web) I ever came across that offered real guidance on a diet for Myasthenia Gravis. It gave me a starting point and helped me to gain strength again. I followed the dietary suggestions along with a few other adjustments (mentioned above) and here I am today. I am doing amazing and want to share this knowledge with others whom have MG too.

By eating this way and including green smoothies into my diet, I have been able to nourish my body enough that I was able to stop IVIG therapy, go off of (after consulting with my doctor of course) all immune suppressant medication and really live a full and active life again. I am even strong enough to visit the gym 2-3 times a week! If you have Myasthenia Gravis, you know how big of a deal that is.


Don’t ever get discouraged, you are not alone

Changing the way you eat and feeling better doesn’t happen over night. It takes a little time to get to know the best healthy foods for your body, to learn which foods are secretly zapping you of energy, to git rid of them and then to stick with it. It took me about 5 years of trial and error to really figure this out which is exactly why I want so badly to share what I have learned with anyone else diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. I want to share anything and everything I’ve learned throughout my years of being diagnosed with MG.




14 thoughts on “Clean Eating Is The Best Diet For Myasthenia Gravis Patients

    • Hi there! One important tip I have for you if you are trying to gain weight is to try and increase your healthy fat intake! Eat plenty of Coconut oil, olive oil, almond butter, avocado, nuts and seeds! All of those things are still healthy and unprocessed (just make sure to buy natural almond butter (just read the label on the back – natural almond butter will only contain almonds and salt). Coconut oil is great too…it’s an anti-viral, anti-fungal, and very healthy for the immune system ! A tablespoon can easily be added into hot drinks, smoothies and used to cook veggies and it’s a great substitute for butter. This should really help you gain a little. Much love to you xx

  1. I have IBS and was told years ago I also had mg and just now in the process of actual testing now as I have become extremely worse. It’s so hard knowing what to do, I refuse to take all the meds out there but find diets from the extreme of Paleo to raw vegan, both of which I can’t do, I love some meat. This sounds more reasonable and makes sense and I’m definitely going to start. I’ve already been doing smoothies each morning and love them. Actually raised my blood pressure the healthy way without all the salt I was told to take. It is a relief to find guidance along this path in life.

  2. Chanced upon this site today. Infact, it is after many years that i gathered courage today to do a google on MG. The site is really helpful. Infact, I just started having spinach and all other fruit juices+garlic+ginger juice in the mornings. Should continue the same.
    I am from India. My name is Pallavi and have had MG for 7 years now. I have had 2 thymoma episodes and 2 major surgeries. I lost my voice and that was bizarre because I was a Radio Jock!!! And a good one at that!
    Glad to have read this. Great that u wrote this!!!
    Strength be with us!

  3. I have had so many different people (medical) say to eat this, take this, avoid this and then the other would say to eat, avoid, do, and don’t do that is totally opposite. I am at a loss. This website has come the closest of anything I have found to answer my many unanswered questions. Thank you for working so hard and sharing this info with others. I have had MG for several years and I know food is a biggy with MG, but I have been pulled in so many different directions, I just as soon quit the whole thing. This, however, has given me an incentive to begin again.

  4. Love your website! This makes so much sense, I have tried so many diets and suffered as a result..
    are eggs ok to eat, and in what quantity?

  5. Hi!! my name is Hope i am from Mexico an i have MG since i was 17 now i am 20 and i just love your site i really think that im going to try this because i reallly love live and if this diet is what it takes to be alright im going for it also im going to start doing excersise THANKS so much !!!

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  7. I appreciate what you are putting out there, I just don’t think I could do it. I have had MG for over 15 years, diagnosed for over 12. I am lucky I’ve not had to go the IVIG, plasmapheresis, or immunosuppressive route. I lead my life to the best of my abilities. I’ve tried implementing something like this, and I got as far as cutting out alcohol. As I only drink one per day tops, this wasn’t difficult, nor has it made a difference. I have too many health issues to give up things that make me happy, even if they are bad for me. Life is just too short not to eat well.

  8. Hi guys! I’ve had mg for like 6 yrs and been seriously struggling. Until about a month ago I’ve had no idea what to do about it until this website gave me some hope :) and sparked an idea to do some research. I started also started to experiment with all the weird things in the grocery store (I live in East Asia now btw) and found this amazing little herb?! Their called CORDYCEPS. I don’t know what it is but it’s suppose to work wonders! I also found a mg Chinese medicine treatment center! And in their list of what the treatment is they listed these little guy! Maybe it can help you guys like its helping me! I hope you can find it in the USA fresh! Btw a bunch of marathon runners started winning in the us and turned out it was due to a tonic made from it! Here’s a link to the hospital in china that list their treatment type!

  9. I just shared your site in a Facebook group for alternative MG therapies/treatments and it was met with harsh criticism due to a lack of information about you (the author) or your sources. I tried to explain the source is personal experience, but they didn’t want to hear it. PLEASE post an “About the Author” section and address the question of sources. I am sad to see people potentially missing out on amazing information because of this issue.

  10. On my goodness, where have you been?! I am three years into the exact same journey (since my diagnosis). I have reached extraordinarily similar conclusions to yours. I will check out the rest of your findings, but based on the information on this page, it would appear great minds think alike. I seriously could cry because you’re the very first person I have encountered doing anything even close to what I am (for MG).

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to post this information. I have been grappling with the idea of doing the same thing myself because I too have found no other information (until now) related to what I’m doing. There are some key differences between your plan and mine (as far as I can tell), but overall we seem to be doing remarkably similar things.

    I will keep reading and checking back, so thank you again for such great information!

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