Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Supplement Guide Multiple Sclerosis results from the gradual destruction of myelin, a fatty substance that forms a protective sheath on nerve fibers (axons). The myelin coating of axons permits normal nerve transmissions. As myelin in the brain and spinal cord is replaced by plaques and scar tissue, nerve transmission is slowed and disrupted. Initially this degenerative process affects primarily motor nerves; as the disease progresses, sensory and other types of neurons are increasingly affected. Most impressive is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is promising. Researchers theorize that oxygen delivery to nerve tissues can relieve symptoms without serious side effects. HBOT delivers oxygen to every cell in the body; this stabilizes the disease and stops the progressive deterioration. Low pressure HBO of 1.3–1.5 atmospheres produces the best results. Experts say that the chamber’s atmospheric pressure increases the number of molecules of oxygen dissolved in the blood.

Dietary Recommendations

• Consume low-fat, unprocessed whole grains, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and fruits —preferably organically grown. • Eat fiber-rich foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and bran, apple pectin, psyllium seed husk or ground fl ax seeds. Eliminate refined sugars and processed foods. Use only a small amount of pure maple syrup, honey, or molasses if you must; xylitol or stevia are better sweeteners. Drink pure water. Avoid margarine, all trans-fatty acids, and minimize saturated fats. Recommended Supplements: Natural Joint Integrity, Brain Food, GTF Chromium, Vitamin B-1 (thiamine is best absorbed with Enzymes, Super, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12 (chewable tablets), Brain Igniter, EDTA-O (one capsule a day), Multiple for Every Man, Multiple for Every Woman,  Royal Jelly, Healthy Eyes with Lutein, Grape Seed Extract. Some have been helped by daily injections of Vitamin B-1 and liver extract presently available at two compounding pharmacies with a prescription: Optioncare Pharmacy, Aurora, Illinois – 630-859-0333 or 800-679-4667; College Pharmacy, Colorado Springs, Colorado – 800-888-9358. Prices at last quote: Thiamine 200mg per ml. 30cc $15.00; Liver Extract 10cc $25.00. Immune Enhancer I and Immune Enhancer III (if catching frequent colds, slow to heal, repeated instances of infection, and the immune system is too weak)), Flush-Free Niacin. If you need to take antibiotics, Vibramycin seems to be the best choice. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may be useful. Seek an experienced holistic physician to recommend further supplementation and other natural interventions. Note: You don’t have to order all the supplements listed for each health condition. Start with the first one to three products, based on your needs. Take supplements for a minimum of one month (in severe cases longer) until relieved of the symptoms. Then take supplements on and off for maintenance.

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