Information and facts on Multiple Sclerosis

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MS - Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system affecting the brain, optic nerves of the eye, and the spinal chord. MS destroys the myelin sheaths that cover the nerves leaving scar tissue and eventually killing the nerve. This process is called sclerosis. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis include: dizziness, mood changes, depression, eye problems, blurred or double vision, tingling or numbness in hands/feet, loss of balance, stiffness, slurred speech, tremors, fatigue, weakness, impotence, and difficulty breathing. Multiple Sclerosis affects people in the United States more due to their diet high in saturated fats, cholesterol, and alcohol. People suffering from MS may benefit from a colon intestinal cleansing.

As the disease MS progresses, a person with Multiple Sclerosis may even have trouble walking and develop a jerky walk. Later on in the advanced stages of the disease, movements may become more spastic, and paralysis and may be hard to breath. Bowel and bladder problems, especially chronic urinary incontinence or urgency, are not uncommon, and extreme fatigue one of the most disabling symptoms of MS may become a problem. The disease follows a pattern of periodic flare ups, whch are known as exacerbations, followed by times when symptoms reduce or even disappear. MS is variable in its rate of progression. It can be relatively benign, with only a few minor attacks spread over 5 to 20 years, or it can be quickly and completely disabling. Most commonly, it progresses slowly, disappearing for periods of time but returning intermittently, often in progressively more severe attacks.

The exact cause of MS is unknown, but it is believed to be an autoimmune disease in which white blood cells attack the myelin sheaths as if they were a foreign invader or substance. Stress and malnutrition, whether from poor absorption, poor diet, or very often a combination of both, often precede the onset of the disease. Some experts suspect that an unidentified virus may be a cause. Heredity and genetics may also be a factor. Another theory is that this disease is caused by food intolerances or allergies, especially 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. (See BotanaCleanse) Even substances that are not normally toxic to other people may be a problem for vulnerable individuals. Toxins such as those produced by bacteria and fungi in the human body are known to produce symptoms similar to those of MS. Some experts think that mercury poisoning is a cause of 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. Mercury amalgam dental fillings which is source of mercury exposure for most people in the USA, has been known to produce symptoms exactly like those of multiple sclerosis in many people. Also, the levels of mercury in people with multiple sclerosis have been found to be an average of 7 times higher than those in healthy persons.

But, diet may play the major role in the development of MS. This is suggested by the fact that MS is fairly common in the USA and almost never seen in some other countries, like as China, Korea, or Japan. The diet of saturated fats, cholesterol, and alcohol, so common in Western countries, leads to the production of a hormone like substance called prostaglandin, which promotes the inflammatory response and worsens symptoms of multiple sclerosis. People in Asian countries typically consume much less fat than people in the USA 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 essential fatty acids, which have an reducing effect on the inflammatory response.

Multiple sclerosis is normally diagnosed for people around  25 to 40 years of age.. Women are affected nearly twice as often as men are. MS is rarely diagnosed in children and in people over 60 years of age. MRI or Magnetic resonance imaging may be used to diagnose MS. However, there is no single diagnostic test for the disease, and diagnosis must be done indirectly, by ruling out other possible causes of symptoms. There is no known cure for this disease, but the supplement and dietary programs outlined on this webpage have been shown to be helpful. Long-term sufferers of MS may not benefit as much, but younger people who are just starting to exhibit symptoms may find that the correct supplements slow or even stop the progression of the disease.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Omega fatty acids 10 People with multiple sclerosis are often found to be lacking in fatty acids which can help control the symptoms of MS. Omega fatty acids come from fish oil normally, but also can be found plant sources such as flax seed oil and borage seed oil. There are supplements which contain all of these and usually get excellent results.
Inositol 10 stimulates the central nervous system and aids in protecting the myelin sheath damaged by multiple sclerosis.
B vitamins 10 B vitamins help strengthen the immune system of the person with multiple sclerosis and also help maintain healthy nerves. B6 promotes red blood cell production and B12 helps protect against nerve damage.
GLA 10 Gamma Linolenic Acid is an essential fatty acid which is often used in combination with omega fatty acids to help control and reduce the health problems caused by multiple sclerosis.
Pyridoxine 10 vitamin B6 aids red blood cell creation, and both the nervous and immune systems 
Cyanocobalamin 10 vitamin B12 protects against nerve damage and helps increase the lifespan of cells in the body
Multi-vitamin & Mineral supplement  9 contains vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A, selenium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, which all are helpful for  people suffering from multiple sclerosis. A daily supplement provides nutrients required for good general health and well being.
Magnesium 8 magnesium helps balance calcium which is beneficial to people with Multiple Sclerosis, a good source of magnesium is a quality multi-vitamin & mineral supplement especially one with calcium, magnesium, selenium.
Calcium 8 works with magnesium
Dandelion 8 herb good at detoxification used with red clover and other herbs that are found in Genesis formula
Red Clover 8 herb good for general detox of the body
Acidophilus 8 helps increase the absorption of nutrients and detoxify harmful substances as well as aid digestion.
Carotenoids 8 very important antioxidants for all aspects of health
vitamin A 8 works with carotenoids
vitamin E 8 needed for circulation, killing free radicals, and to protect the nervous system
vitamin C 8 aids in production of antiviral protein interferon in the body
Bioflavonoids 8 work with vitamin C to strengthen the immune system
vitamin K 8 aids in preventing nausea and vomiting 
Grape seed extract 8 strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
Potassium 7 required for muscle function
Lecithin 7 required for brain function and it protects the cells


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else


All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.