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Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disorder that affects the central nervous system. The brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve are all affected by this disease. It is an autoimmune disease, which means that the body is attacking itself. No cure has been found for MS, but good dietary and supplemental programs have been helpful in controlling some of the symptoms.

Notes


·  After childbirth the next 6 months are more flare ups.

·  Always talk with your doctor about all medications that are available and the possible side effects.

·  Bee Venom performs as an anti-inflammatory and boosts the immune system.

·  Chlamydia pneumonia might be the cause of MS, researchers are still studying.

·  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is not used by most doctors in the US but has had success in other countries.

·  If you have a Gluten intolerance this can make you more susceptible.

·  Keep a your immune system strong to aid preventing multiple sclerosis.

·  Lyme disease my have the same symptoms as MS.

·  Over time bladder and bowel problems, chronic fatigue, depression, headaches, impotence, problems with vision and hearing loss, urinary tract infections, and vertigo can be caused by MS.

·  Radiation can depress the immune system.

·  Research shows that there may be a link between Candida Infection and MS.

·  Vitamin C gives the body the ability to produce natural interferon in the body.

Helpful nutrients for this condition.


Coenzyme Q10
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances circulation. Promotes flow of oxygen to tissues. Fortifies the immune system.

Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
Importance: High
Comments: Essential fatty acid. Helps manage symptoms of MS. Lack of GLA is often found in people with MS.

Flaxseed oil or Primrose oil or Omega-3 essential fatty acids
Importance: High
Comments: Helps manage symptoms of MS. Take if GLA is unavailable.

Sulfur
Importance: High
Comments: Prevents damage from toxic substances.

Garlic
Importance: High
Comments: Provides sulfur.

Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances immune system. Keeps nerves healthy. Hypoallergenic formula is recommended.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Helps produce red blood cells. Boosts nervous system. Enhances immune system. Lack of vitamin B6 can contribute to MS. Hypoallergenic formula is recommended.

Vitamin B12
Importance: High
Comments: Improves cell life. Protects against nerve damage. Keeps myelin sheaths healthy. Hypoallergenic formula in lozenge or sublingual form is recommended.

Choline and Inositol
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances central nervous system. Prevents damage to myelin sheaths.

L-Glycine
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps maintain myelin sheaths.

Acidophilus
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Removes toxins from harmful substances. Improves nutrient absorption. Helps with digestion. Powdered form is recommended.

Calcium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Lack of calcium may contribute to MS. Chelate form is recommended.

Magnesium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Boosts calcium absorption. Promotes healthy muscle coordination.

Free-form amino acid complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances nutrient absorption. Improves brain function.

Grape seed
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Potent antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory.

Multienzyme complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with digestion of foods.

Multiglandular complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with endocrine, enzyme, and hormone systems.

Potassium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Promotes healthy muscle function.

Raw thymus glandular
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Boosts immune system.

Selenium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Boosts immune system.

Vitamin A
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Emulsion form is recommended.

Beta carotene
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Emulsion form is recommended.

Carotenoid complex (Betatene)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Emulsion form is recommended.

Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Boosts production of interferon, an antiviral protein. Antioxidant. Boosts immune system. Buffered ascorbic acid or esterified form (like Ester C Plus Bioflavonoids from Natrol) is recommended.

Vitamin D
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Boosts calcium absorption.

Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances circulation. Kills free radicals. Keeps the nervous system safe and healthy. Use emulsion form when using in high doses.

Vitamin K
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Inhibits nausea and vomiting.

Alfalfa
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides vitamin K.

Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.


Alfalfa
Type: Internal
Purposes: For Vitamin K
Dosage: Liquid or tablet form

Burdock, dandelion, Echinacea, goldenseal, pau d'arco, red clover, St. Johns Wort, sarsaparilla, and yarrow
Type: Internal
Purposes: Detoxifiers
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant, allergic to ragweed or internally for more than a week.

Cordyceps
Type: Internal
Purposes: Increases memory and energy.

Lobelia, skullcap, and valerian root
Type: Internal
Purposes: Relaxes the nerves good for insomnia.
Cautions: Lobelia is not recommended for an ongoing basis.

Advice**


·  2 days of bed rest can stop attacks.

·  Avoid frozen foods, canned or processed foods, refined foods, rye, alcohol, barley, chocolate, coffee, fried foods, and dairy products.

·  Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

·  Eat organic foods.

·  Exercise regularly and get massages regularly.

·  Keep cool do not take hot showers or baths, sunbathe, or become over heated.

·  Need chlorophyll and raw sprouts, alfalfa, leaky greens, and lactic acid.

·  Need to take a fiber supplement.

·  Reduce Stress

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