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Nutrition and Multiple Sclerosis

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What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects one’s brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis is said to be a progressive disorder of the nervous system. Multiple sclerosis can affect an individual in so many ways. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects the nerves.

It can slow down your thinking, it can blur your vision, it can make you feel just a little bit dizzy, lightheaded, usually associated with bladder problems, and it can be a painful disease. You can have numbness and tingling and burning, and yet look beautifully healthy. It is important for people with MS to follow a healthy, well-balanced diet, to supplement well and to reduce ALL exposures to toxins.

The 2012 WHO report summary “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals” has verified that exposure to EDC’s during early development causes a variety of immune distinctions, including many autoimmune diseases. “The mechanisms by which EDC exposure during development can alter the development of specific issues, leading to increased susceptibility to diseases in later ion life, are just beginning to be understood. It is clear that hormones play an important role in cell differentiation, the process that leads to the development of tissues (nerves) and organs.” [page 12 of the report] 

The report goes on to say [page 13] that “some EDCs produce effects that can cross generations (transgenerational effects), such that exposure of a pregnant woman may affect not only the development of her offspring, but also their offspring over several generations. This means that the increase in disease rates we are seeing today could in part be due to exposures of our grandparents to EDCs, and these effects could increase over each generation …”

While it’s hard to pin down exactly the role epigenetic plays in our health, it’s clear our genes do not contain our entire disease and other physical destiny. Diet and other external environmental influences can potentially play a role in controlling our inherited epigenetic processes. As Nova Australia reported, it’s not ALL in the genes. External and environmental factors can influence the way an organism’s genes are regulated. This is just part of a field of genetics known as epigenetics – ‘epi’ coming from the Greek for ‘over, on top of’. Epigenetics is an additional layer of instructions that lies ‘on top of’ DNA, controlling how the genes are read and expressed.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

While Multiple Sclerosis (MS) was previously thought to be a condition caused in utero or a result of chemical toxic exposure of the mother before the baby’s birth (which still could be the case), according to research there are a multiple of combined factors. What is known for sure is that MS is an auto -immune disorder.

The EDC Report states “It is increasingly clear that EDCs likely play a role in the rise ion immune-related disorders in both humans and wildlife. Many immune-disorders have well-established tie to the endocrine system, such that disruption of select endocrine pathways may disturb the immune response, potentially causing allergies, endometriosis, bone-disorders, autoimmune and thyroid diseases and immune cancers. This is because the immune and endocrine systems are intricately connected through cross-talk between certain hormonal receptors and immune signalling pathways.” The report goes on to detail studies showing immune-endocrine interference by specific toxins, many of which are in your everyday personal care products.

There are several types of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), some more aggressive than others. The most frequent type of MS is Relapsing MS. People with Relapsing MS will experience periods of relapses followed by complete or partial recoveries. This type of MS affects 85% of all MS patients. 50% of these patients will eventually experience progressive MS with or without periods of recovery.  A type of progressive MS affects the other 15% of the MS patients. Research seems to indicate that that this is either a result of more toxic exposure in utero and/or in early life, or as a result of a severe depletion of nutrients, or continual toxic exposure in their day to day life.

Most MS sufferers find they will only vary in the degree or extent their condition affects the Central Nervous System (CNS), however the chemical issue looms large, and so it would be wise to look at reducing chemical exposure wherever possible throughout the home. Indeed the WHO report lists the home environment as potentially the most dangerous with regards to exposure, and this includes the furnishings, the cleaning products, the products you clean yourself with in the bathroom, and even cosmetics.

How is the Myelin Affected?

With MS, your immune system attacks your CNS, specifically, a fatty tissue of the CNS called myelin. Sometimes, in the more severe cases the nerve fibers themselves will be affected, and not only the myelin. Myelin helps nerve cells conduct electrical impulses and operate properly. The damage to the myelin causes the CNS to operate improperly and thus, the various MS symptoms, which include bladder and bowel dysfunction, cognitive dysfunction, vision problems, fatigue, walking difficulty, loss of balance and coordination, pain, numbness, dizziness, swallowing disorders, muscle stiffness, paralysis, tremors, extreme fatigue, impaired thinking, concentration, memory and judgment, difficulty speaking, slurred speech etc.

Because research shows that MS is a progressive disorder of the nervous system, supplements that support nerve health, nerve damage and the myelin sheath  could be of great benefit, and do it without causing any harm whats-so-ever to the body.

Here’s 6 Helpful Ideas to Support the Body

  1. Reduce direct chemical exposure. Changing products such as bathroom and home care products to safer brands – becomes urgent in the case of MS for the reasons explained in the WHO Report. Making sure you are not exposing yourself to harmful chemicals and EDCs goes a long way to helping your body get back on track. Then the key is to offer adequate immune system protection with as many regenerative products and supplements as you can afford, as these all go a long way to providing solutions for the various aspect of the condition.
  2. Include supplements with immune boosting properties. For instance products that boost a healthy functioning of the immune system could provide the extra support required in supporting a failing immune system.
  3. Start on a multi-vitamin nutritional regime. Food supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. They are rather, merely supplementing the foods eaten, which are lacking in nutrients. Using a wide range of additional supplementation has proven successful in MS patients, because it helps provide a healthier immune system – one that does not destroy itself. So t’s been shown that even taking basic supplements helps fight the onslaught of this disease.
  4. Take regular doses of colloidal minerals. Getting adequate  absorbable minerals into ones system is a crucial step towards health no matter what the body suffers with, because every function in your body depends on these critically essential elements. Any lack of any one mineral can cause a domino effect of ill health.
  5. Support and protect the myelin sheath in whatever way possible. As MS is an auto-immune disorder in which your immune system attacks your own CNS, to be more specific a fatty tissue of the CNS called myelin, this would indicate that products containing ingredients that have supportive or healing benefits to the myelin sheath could help. Make sure you talk to your Savvy support team member. Supporting the central nervous system variety of ways can help reverse the immune system attack by rebuilding /rebooting the immune system.
  6. Take an abundance of antioxidants. Several particular supplements have been used for many years by many Savvy Team members to help with the pain of nerve damage. Ensuring an adequate supply to the body could possibly go a long way to both protecting the nerves and repairing damage.

Any herbal or nutritional immune boosting product that can assist are certainly worth a three months trial, because many have found they get tremendous benefit from specific yam creams, from essential fatty acids, from minerals and antioxidants. In fact we recommend a ninety nutrient program for everyone, not just people with MS, and like everyone else MS sufferers have found it to be of great benefit. Some even say their symptoms have completely gone – it depends on one’s commitment to remaining well. If you want to help yourself, we can assist you in that process, good health is a life time affair for us all.

Looking after the aches and pains of everyday life is also a continual problem for those with MS and our team have repeatedly reported the benefits people have received from using a particular formulation containing about 15 ingredients including panes ginseng, arnica, willow bark. While most types of medical treatments only treat the MS symptoms, others suppress the immune system, to try to avoid its attack over the CNS. Alternative treatments that go directly to the heart of the problem. They help to regulates the immune system without the need of suppressing it.

It is our belief that people with MS need to be continually using the regenerative nutrients that assist with what can be a continual degeneration of tissue. One major issue with this tissue loss with MS is that people often begin noticing, and have trouble halting any nerve and thus muscle degeneration. With MS you most likely have numbness and tingling and burning as your symptoms progress, and any product with high antioxidant properties may be of benefit, because they powerfully protect the body …  and remember, protection in this instance, is of vital importance.

The first thing we recommend for anyone who is experiencing symptoms of multiple sclerosis or myelin sheath degeneration, is to have a bio-influence hair analysis done. A hair analysis can determine which heavy metals, chemicals or other toxins are overloading your body and measure the levels of each nutrient your body currency has available. This gives a great starting point.

Heavy metals like arsenic, aluminum, mercury, lead and cadmium are neurotoxins, which can often be one of the causes of autoimmune symptoms. Heavy metals greatly affect the body’s ability to absorb important, life-sustaining nutrients. Taking care to reduce all avoidable toxic exposure is vital in helping support a healthy immune function, and the Savvy Team lead the way in providing solutions in every area of the home. The Savvy Team are a support group who work together to bring support and wellness solutions to your door. If you would like more information on any of these products, please don’t hesitate to ask.

TESTIMONIALS:

  • Here is a testimony of a 27 year old woman who was diagnosed with MS. For the first five years she followed the medical route with little success, having bouts of blindness, times of being unable to walk and a period of paralysis. She then decided to fight for her life. She has now been symptom free for over eight years.
  • Here’s a testimonial of someone with MS for years before she decided to try a natural approach, and what she suggests.
  • Here’s a link to a woman who has had MS for 25 years, and has been virtually symptom free for over nine. If you have MS, don;t give up, we can help you recover vital health, just contact the person who sent you to this site, or email [email protected],com

Disclaimer: All information provided is not to be used to replace any proper Medical Advise and/or Prescription. All products are not to be used to replace any medication or treatment. All Information and Products are to be used in the context of research and study.

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