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Re: MS and you as my best friend


Plzchuckle is so sweet!  And welcome!  We are proud to have you as our best friend!

Below you will find information on MS and ways to naturally combat it via supplements, herbs, diet, and lifestyle changes.  Please let us know of your progress. 

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive, degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.  It is characterized by many areas of inflammation and scarring of the myelim sheaths in the brain and spinal cord. 

The underlying cause of MS is not known, but it is widely believed to be an autoimmune disease in which white blood cells attack the myelim sheaths as if they were a foreign substance.  Myelim sheaths are wrappings, composed of a fatty substance that insulate the nerve fibers throughout the body.  Stress and malnutrition, whether from poor absorption or poor diet, often precede the onset of the disease.  Heredity may also be a factor.  Another theory is that this condition may be caused by food intolerances or allergies, expecially allergies to dairy products and gluten.

Chemical poisoning of the nervous system by pesticides, industrial chemicals, and heavy metals may also play a part in the development of MS.  Environmental toxins can cause disturbances in the body's normal metabolic pathways that result in damage to the nerves' protective myelin sheaths.  Even substances that are not necessarily toxic to everyone can be a problem for susceptible individuals.  Toxins such as those produced by bacteria and fungi in the body have been known to produce symptoms like those of MS.

Many experts suspect that mercury poisoning is behind many cases of MS.  Mercury has been shown to bind to the DNA of cells and cell membranes, causing cellular distortion and inhibited cell function.  The installation of mercury amalgam dental fillings has been known to produce symptoms indistinguishable from those of multiple sclerosis in some people.  Further, the levels of mercury in people with MS have been found to be an average of seven times higher than those in healthy people.

Diet may play a key role in the development of MS.  This is suggested by the fact that MS is fairly common in the United States and Europe and almost unheard of in other countries, such as Japan, Korea, and China.  The consumption of saturated fats, cholesterol, and alcohol, so common in western countries, leads to the production of a hormonlike substance called prostaglandin 2 which promotes the inflammatory response and worsens symptoms of multiple sclerosis.  People in Asian countries typically consume much less fat than people in North America and northern Europe do.  Their diets are also rich in marine foods, seeds, and fruit oils, which are high in essential fatty acids, including the omega-3's which have an inhibitory effect on the inflammatory response.

There is no known cure for this condition.  Yet, the supplements and dietary programs outlined below have been shown to be helpful.  In some cases, people find that the correct supplements slow or even stop the progression of the disease.

Supplements:

Very Important

CoQ10:  90 mg daily.  Needed for improved circulation and tissue oxygenation.  Strengthens the immune system.

Coenzyme A from Coenzyme A Technologies:  As directed on label.  Supports the immune system's detoxification of dangerous substances.  Can ease depression and fatigue, increase energy, process fats, remove toxins, and boost the immune system.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM):  As directed on label.  Helps to keep cell walls permeable, allowing water and nutrients to freely flow into cells and allowing wastes and toxins to properly flow out.

Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA):  As directed on label 3 times daily with meals:  An essential fatty acid needed to control symptoms.  Deficiency is common in people with MS.  If GLA is not available use Omega-3 essential fatty acid complex, as directed on label 3 times a day with meals.

Garlic (Kyolic from Wakunaga):  2 capsules 3 times daily.  An excellent source of sulfur.

Oxy-5000 Forte from American Biologics:  As directed on label.  A potent nutritional antioxidant formula.

Vitamin B Complex:  100 mg of each major B vitamin 3 times daily.  Aids immune system function and maintains healthy nerves.

Choline and Inositol:  As directed on label.  To stimulate the central nervous system and aid in protecting the myelin sheaths from damage.

Important

Acidophilus (Kyo-Dophilus from Wakunaga):  1 tsp  twice daily, on an empty stomach.  Helps to detoxify harmful substances, enhances absorption of nutrients, and aids digestion.  Use a powdered nondairy form.

Amino-VIL from Carlson Labs:  1/4 tsp twice daily on an empty stomach.  A combination of the branched-chain amino acids which aid in use of nutrients by the muscles.

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L-glycine:  500 mg twice daily on an empty stomach.  Aids in supporting the myelin sheaths.

Calcium:  As directed on label.  DO NOT TAKE WITH FRUIT JUICE, as the combination produces creatinine, which is difficult for the kidneys to process.  DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE.  May help counteract muscle depletion.  Should be used in combination with a balanced diet.

Free-form amino acid complex:  As directed on label 3 times daily between meals.  Helps to maintain good absorption of nutrients needed for proper brain function.

Grape Seed Extract:  As directed on label.  A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Multienzyme complex:  As directed on label.  For proper breakdown of foods.

Multiglandular complex:  As directed on label.  Needed for the endocrine, hormonal, and enzyme systems.

Nicotinamide adenine:  As directed on label.  Important in the creation and transfer of chemical energy, especially during breathing.

Parasitin+ from Vaxa International:  As directed on label.  To detoxify the body of parasites.

Raw thymus glandular:  500 mg twice daily.  Enhances immune function.

Selenium:  150-300 mcg daily.  An antioxidant and immune system stimulant.

7-Keto DHEA:  As directed on label.  Slows overall body deterioration.  Enhances fat loss and lean muscle mass development.  Preferable to ordinary DHEA becuse it is not converted into sex hormones.

Ultra Osteo Synergy from American Biologics:  As directed on label.  To provide nutritional support for bone renewal.

Vitamin C with bioflavonoids:  3,000-5,000 mg daily.  Promotes production  of the antiviral protein interferon.  Also an antioxidant and immune stimulant .  Use buffered ascorbic acid or an esterified form such as Ester C Plus Bioflavonoids from Natrol.

Vitamin E:  200 IU daily or 400 IU every other day.  Important for circulation.  Destroys free radicals and protects the nervous system.  Use d-alphatocopherol form.  Emulsion form is recommended for easier assimilation and greater safety at high doses.

Alfalfa:  200 mcg 3 times daily with meals.  Helps to prevent nausea and vomiting.

Helpful

Brewer's Yeast:  Start with 1/3 tsp daily and slowly increase to 2 tsp daily.  Improves blood sugar metabolism when taken with chromium.  Aids in lowering cholesterol and improving HDL/LDL ratio.

Kyo-Green from Wakunaga:  1 tsp in liquid 3 times daily.  A good source of organic chlorophyll, live enzymes, vitamins, and minerals plus amino acids.

Lecithin granules or capsules:  1 tbsp 3 times daily before meals or if capsules 1,200 mg 3-4 times daily before meals.  Protects the cells.  Needed for normal brain function.

Manganese:  5-10 mg dily.  Take separately from calcium.  An important mineral often deficient in people with MS.

Multimineral complex:  As directed on label.  Needed for all enzyme systems in the body and to supply needed nutrients.  Use a high potency formula.

Phosphorus:  900 mg daily.  Needed for transfer of energy within cells

Herbs:

Alfalfa is a good source of Vitamin K.  It can be taken in liquid or tablet form.

Burdock, dandelion, echinacea, pau d'arco, red clover, St. John's wort, sarsaparilla, and yarrow are effective detoxifiers.

Cordyceps is a Chinese herb that improves memory, helps you assimilate nutrients more efficiently, and increases energy.

Lobelia, skullcap, and valerian root relax the nervous system.  Taken at bedtime, they aid in preventing insomnia.  Lobelia is good for daytime use also.

Caution:  Do not take loelia internally on an ongoing basis.

Diet:

Eat only organically grown foods with no chemical treatments or additives.

Eat plenty of raw sprouts and alfalfa, plus foods that contain lactic acid, such as sauerkraut and dill pickles.

Eat plenty of dark leafy greens.

Drink at least ten 8 ounce glasses of quality water each day to prevent toxic buildup in the muscles.

Do not consume any alcohol, barley, chocolate, coffee, dairy products, fried foods, highly seasoned foods, meat, oats, refined foods, rye, salt, spices, sugar, tobacco, wheat, or pr4ocessed, canned, or frozen foods.

Take  fiber supplement in order to avoid constipation.

Never consume saturated fats, processed oils, oils that have been subjected to heat, or oils that have been stored without refrigeration.

Have yourself tested for food allergies

Avoid stress and anxiety.

Avoid exposure to heat, such as hot baths, showers, sunbathing, and overly warm surroundings.  Avoid becoming overheated when working or exercising.  Avoid exhaustion and viral infections.  To avoid viral infections, we suggest you take colloidal silver from Utopia Silver

Get periodic massages and regular exercise.  Swimming is the best exercise.  Keep mentally active.

When an excerbation begins, take at least two days of complete bed rest.

We hope you find this information useful and wish you the very best.

Hugs,
Luella
 

 
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