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I have been strictly following the OMS program since my diagnosis in July. I'm so thankful that I found it as well as this site! Yes, there are some foods that I miss, and I am working hard to try to find satisfying substitutions. My question is, is it acceptable to use Earth Balance in baking? Is anyone familiar with this product? I have used this product for several years (before diagnosis). I'm thinking it may be ok because it is non-hydrogenated and dairy-free. Would love to get some feedback!
I looked up the nutrition facts and it doesn't look good. It contains 3 grams of saturated fat per 14 gram serving, and listed among the ingredients of the 'natural oil blend' are palm fruit, canola, soybean and other oils.
http://www.earthbalancenatural.com/prod ... ry-spread/

Margerine and palm oil are on the list of foods not to eat.
http://www.overcomingmultiplesclerosis. ... ot-to-Eat/

Extra virgin olive oil is the only oil we should be using in baking.
http://www.overcomingmultiplesclerosis. ... -and-Oils/

Diagnosis Dec 1998 OMS Feb 2010 Retreat Feb 2012
My mum got me a low fat cookbook that recommends handy substitutes like using fruit puree in baking: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Fat-fr ... 1859673554
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