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Treating MS Without Dangerous Drugs

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, degenerative disease of the nerves in your brain and spinal column, caused through a demyelization process. Myelin is the insulating, waxy substance around the nerves in your central nervous system.

When the myelin is damaged by an autoimmune disease or self-destructive process in your body, the function of those nerves deteriorate over time, resulting in a number of symptoms, including:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Imbalance, or loss of coordination
  • Astigmatism and vision loss
  • Tremors

MS may progress steadily, or acute attacks may be followed by a temporary remission of symptoms.

In the video below, Dr. Terry Wahls tells the inspiring story of how she reversed multiple sclerosis after seven years of deterioration on the best conventional treatments available — simply by changing her diet!

Nutrition for Your Brain and Central Nervous System

Through her research into MS, Dr. Wahls discovered that, for some unknown reason, in addition to the commonly known symptoms, MS patients’ brains also tend to shrink. This roused her curiosity, and led her to research other diseases that have similar brain shrinkage, namely Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. One common denominator is poorly functioning mitochondria. Mitochondria are like little ‘batteries’ in your cells that manage the energy supply to the cell, and unless you consume the correct nutrients, eventual mitochondrial malfunction is the obvious result.

She discovered that three nutrients in particular are essential for proper mitochondrial function:

  • Animal-based omega-3 fat
  • Creatine
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or better yet the reduced version known as Ubiquinol

Just by adding those three to her diet, her decline began to slow. But she wasn’t improving, so she continued sleuthing through the medical research in search for an answer. When she discovered the Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr. Wahl began to find more clues.

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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12:17AM PST on Dec 5, 2013

Just wondering how the menu differ for the traditional MS Shank Diet,

6:59PM PDT on Aug 24, 2013

Cannabinoids may halt the progression of certain Neurodegenerative Diseases, such as Alzheimer's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's.

5:46AM PDT on Aug 24, 2013

Thank you Dr. Mercola, for Sharing this!

5:29AM PDT on Oct 27, 2012

In 2004 I was diagnosed and hospitalized for a month - some o f that time in ICU - with myasthenia gravis. after a year of therapy and learning how to walk and coordinate my eyeys and hands and put pegs in holes etc. I continused with this weakening diagnosis (similar to MS). WWhen my second brain scarn came back back the next year is was suspect that I ha multiple sclerosis. I was treated with copaxone injections for two years and Rebif for one and just really didn't change a whole leot had good weeks and horrible days. I've been to 5 specialists on the east coast and of course have 5 diagnosis. one agrees with my 2nd and 3rd neurologist that it is early MS. but when my 3rd told me my case to complicated for him and I needed to see get in with yet another neurologist in town (it's a small town) - she said immediately upon seeing me without even looking at my medical chart or tests that done (originally by her partner who no longer lives here) that it's not MS - I'm simply weak due to Fibromyalgia. She did a nerve biopsy and it came back neuopathy and some of my tests now come back borderline for something - but she won't run any more tests or even see me in the hospital when I can't walt and can feel it starting to attack my diaphram - (that's the only time I go to the hospital any more - my ohter breakdown spells I just stay in bed for days of weeks till it passes. She says it's s stress. I had no stress till just recently - I'm on disability and live on a beauti

9:43PM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

While some MS patients who have had the liberation therapy are reporting long-term benefits from having the procedure, there are just as many for whom the ‘liberation therapy’ has failed as an effective therapeutic intervention. This doesn’t mean that these patients didn’t have some immediate benefits once the neck veins were opened; most did, but over time the veins restenosed again and their MS symptoms returned. In fact, having seen their MS symptoms almost totally disappear however briefly once their veins were cleared, patients who have restenosed want it done over again, as many times as necessary in some cases. However, there is now a new and growing subset of MS patients who have had vein widening venoplasty multiple times, usually to less beneficial effect each time, leading to the later discovery of so much intraluminal scar tissue by the second, third, or fourth attempt at re-opening the veins that the procedure cannot be performed again.For more information on the combination therapy protocol and study email to apply@ccsviclinic.ca or call 888-468-1554. http://www.ccsviclinic.ca/?p=1071
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysFiW26MHfQ&feature=player_embedded#t=0s

3:14AM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), or the pathological restriction of venous vessel discharge from the CNS has been proposed by Zamboni, et al, as having a correlative relationship to Multiple Sclerosis. From a clinical perspective, it has been demonstrated that the narrowed jugular veins in an MS patient, once widened, do affect the presenting symptoms of MS and the overall health of the patient. It has also been noted that these same veins once treated, restenose after a time in the majority of cases. Why the veins restenose is speculative. One insight, developed through practical observation, suggests that there are gaps in the therapy protocol as it is currently practiced. In general, CCSVI therapy has focused on directly treating the venous system and the stenosed veins. Several other factors that would naturally affect vein recovery have received much less consideration. As to treatment for CCSVI, it should be noted that no meaningful aftercare protocol based on evidence has been considered by the main proponents of the ‘liberation’ therapy (neck venoplasty). In fact, in all of the clinics or hospitals examined for this study, patients weren’t required to stay in the clinical setting any longer than a few hours post-procedure in most cases. Even though it has been observed to be therapeutically useful by some of the main early practitioners of the ‘liberation’ therapy, follow-up, supportive care for recovering patients post-oper

3:48AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

thank you for this article

3:56AM PDT on May 29, 2012

David Summers, a 37 year old MS patient from Murfreesboro, Tennessee was a score of 8.0 on the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) when he had the Combination Liberation Therapy and Stem Cell Transplantation at CCSVI Clinic in March of 2012. Having been diagnosed in 1996 he had been in a wheelchair for the past decade without any sensation below the waist or use of his legs.
“It was late 2011 and I didn’t have much future to look forward to” says David. “My MS was getting more progressive and ravaging my body. I was diagnosed as an 8.0 on the EDSS scale; 1 being mild symptoms, 10 being death. There were many new lesions on my optic nerves, in my brain and on my spinal cord. My neurologist just told me: ‘be prepared to deteriorate’. I knew that he was telling me I didn’t have much time left, or at least not much with any quality.” David had previously sought out the liberation therapy in 2010 and had it done in a clinic in Duluth Georgia. “The Interventional Radiologist who did it told me that 50% of all MS patients who have the jugular vein-clearing therapy eventually restenose. I didn’t believe that would happen to me if I could get it done. But I have had MS for 16 years and apparently my veins were pretty twisted up”. Within 90 days, David’s veins had narrowed again, and worse, they were now blocked in even more places than before his procedure.
“I was so happy after my original procedure in 2010. I imm

7:17AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Some intriguing ideas for consideration...
Thanks!

5:05AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Joanna, sorry to hear about your husband, I knew someone who wasn't able to take any DMD's since they were not around when they were dx'd.
It's awful for people who don't have a dx, I feel so sorry for them. You do look good even when you can't walk/swallow/have so much pain. That's why I get so angry that people who say stuff like this make those of us with it feel like they aren't doing enough or that they would be cured if they just did the treatment they propose since it took care of their "MS" symptoms.
I did have to take steroids for every serious exacerbation and they suck. I take copaxone because the interferons have hard side effects and I'm lucky copaxone was available by then.

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