Try acupuncture, the traditional type, for the control of MS. I was diagnosed 5 years ago with rapid progressive, turns out I was actually allergic to the medication. The first initial onset wiped me out!!! Mobility, sight, speech, dribbling, bowels, bladder, the lot! Luckily I found out that acupuncture can work for some with MS. I have come from paralyzed to completely to mobile, (with a slight limp now), I'm raising my 6 year old alone, finishing a Science degree, and have never had another flare-up since. My neurologist sent me last year for another MRI because he can't work out why I am progressively getting better not worse considering my initial attack. He was wondering if I had been misdiagnosed. HA! Acupuncture works for me plus the Swank diet. no problems. Don't believe all the pharmacutical brainwashing rhetoric that you are fed, there are lots of different ways through this one! Peace
(New York, US)
AHSCT Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant (also known as bone marrow transplant) for MS
I had AHSCT in Moscow, Russia in May, 2018. It uses your own stem cells which you then harvest and put in liquid nitrogen. Then you have 4 days of chemo which erases your immune system and the memory of MS. Then they give you back your stem cells to rebuild your immune system. You spend about a week to 10 days in isolation until you reach a safe level to re-emerge. Then you can go home.
The whole process takes 30 days. You can find out more at www.msclerosis.com. First developed by Dr Burt at Northwestern University in 1995. Stuck in FDA testing because of drug company pressure. Been doing it in Moscow for past 10+ years and at least 8 years for foreigners.
I am 2 1/2 years post treatment and have zero MS after 22 years and every treatment both medical and alternative with little success. I had an EDSS of 4.0 and had relapsing remitting but starting to go secondary progressive. There have been over 1000 patients from outside Russia and an effective rate of about 98%. I consider it a cure. They say it may be available in US in 2024, but the sooner you get it the less chance of permanent damage as if the nerves are damaged (demylienated) they cannot be fixed.
Hi! Dwan here, in Atlanta, GA who has MS and is now eating mostly alkaline rather than acidic foods - and drinking water with baking soda mixed in.
For those times I decide to eat out eat a restaurant in Atlanta, I want to eat at a restaurant that serves alkaline food.
Is there a directory online that lists restaurants that serve alkaline meals - especially in Atlanta?
There are many excellent self-help books available for people who have Multiple Sclerosis. They contain reliable information on the management of Multiple Sclerosis and do not hold out false hopes for people, but provide practical advice. There is also medical treatment available from scientists who have put their products through all the rigorous trials required for a drug to be deemed both safe and efficacious. Until the treatment described in his book goes through similar trials, I would not wish to use it.
We also have to remember the Mr. Delaney's claim of curing his MS is connected to the idea that he diagnosed himself with the disease, with only a moderate amount of medical background. He was never a Doctor of any sort. Good luck to those who are truly looking for a silver bullet. I hope a reliable one comes along soon!
(Virginia Beach, Va)
(Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland.)
Here is an excerpt about Dr. Budwig, a doctor that helped cure people of many different diseases including MS from the website http://www.cancertutor.com/Cancer/Budwig.html
Dr Budwig was born in Germany in 1908. She passed away in 2003 at the age of 95. She has been referred to as a top European Cancer Research Scientist, Biochemist, Blood Specialist, German Pharmacologist, and Physicist. Dr Budwig was a seven-time Nobel Prize nominee. In Germany in 1952 she was the Central Government's Senior Expert for fats and pharmaceutical drugs. She's considered one of the worlds leading authorities on fats and oils. Her research has shown the tremendous effects that commercially processed fats and oils have in destroying cell membranes and lowering the voltage in the cells of our bodies, which then result in chronic and terminal disease. What we have forgotten is that we are body electric.
The cells of our body fire electrically. They have a nucleus in the center of the cell which is positively charged, and the cell membrane, which is the outer lining of the cell, is negatively charged. We are all aware of how fats clog up our veins and arteries, and are the leading cause of heart attacks, but we never looked beyond the end of our noses to see how these very dangerous fats and oils are affecting the overall health of our minds and bodies at the cellular level.
Dr Budwig discovered that when unsaturated fats have been chemically treated that their unsaturated qualities are destroyed and the field of electrons removed. This Commercial Processing of fats destroys the field of electrons that the cell membranes (60-75 trillion cells) in our bodies must have to fire properly (i.e. function properly).
The fats ability to associate with protein and thereby to achieve water solubility in the fluids of the living body---all this is destroyed. As Dr Budwig put it, “the battery is dead because the electrons in these fats and oils recharge it." When the electrons are destroyed the fats are no longer active and cannot flow into the capillaries and through the fine capillary networks. This is when circulation problems arise.
Without the proper metabolism of fats in our bodies every vital function and every organ is affected. This includes the generation of new life and new cells. Our bodies produce over 500 million new cells daily. Dr Budwig points out that in growing new cells, there is a dipolarity between the electrically positive nucleus and the electrically negative cell membrane with it's high unsaturated fatty acids. During cell division the cell and new daughter cell must contain enough electron rich fatty acids in the cells surface area to divide off completely from the old cell. When this process is interrupted the body begins to die. In essence, these commercially processed fats and oils are shutting down the electrical field of the cells allowing chronic and terminal diseases to take hold of our bodies.
She pointed out that this can be reversed by providing the simple foods, cottage cheese and flax seed oil, which revises the stagnated growth processes. Dr Budwig discovered that when she combined Flaxseed oil, with its' powerful healing nature of essential electron rich unsaturated fats, and cottage cheese, which is rich in sulfur protein, the chemical reaction produced makes the oil water soluble and easily absorbed into the cell membrane.
I found testimonials of people from around the world that had been diagnosed with terminal cancer (all types of cancer), sent home to die and were now actually cured and living healthy, normal lives. Not only had Dr Budwig been using her protocol for treating cancer in Europe, but she also treated other chronic diseases such as Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Irregular Heart Beat, Psoriasis, Eczema (other skin diseases), Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Multiple Sclerosis and other Auto Immune Diseases), Diabetes, Lungs (respiratory conditions), Stomach Ulcers, Liver, Prostate, Strokes, Brain Tumors, Brain (strengthens activity), Arteriosclerosis and other chronic diseases. Dr Budwig's protocol proved successful where orthodox traditional medicine was failing. Dr Budwig pointed out in her book that she often took very sick cancer patients from the hospital with only hours or a few days left to live and had very good results with her protocol, most of the time. She pointed out that in some of these patients she would start their therapy with an enema of 500CCs of an oil mixture and “that their subjective awareness of well being increased immediately.”
Living with these neuro-muscular symptoms, esp. the shaking and 'pin & needles' sensations can be relieved with daily doses of Calcium, magnesium and vit. D, potassium and chromium. Most important of all is getting alot of SLEEP. Damaged nerve cells need extra time to repair at night. So forget what most people need, 8-10 hours or more are absolutely necessary to keep healthy and slow the progress of the disease.
If sleep is difficult, get some Kava Kava, and take that with your magnesium before bed. It really soothes the nerves.
One more important aspect is the detoxification process. Heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals are literally poisoning the body. These are neuro-toxins that can be flushed out gradually. For instance, lead which has been absorbed, will bind with the extra Calcium, instead of with the bones.
These are my daily routine and i have immediate results. In fact if i miss a dose i start getting the shakes again.
Most of the information came from the "Prescription for Nutritional Healing". No doctor ever gave me the help i needed when i was really in pain and i take no prescription medication. Hope you feel better too.
(Houston, Tx Harris County)
Here is a link to an article about how coconut oil is helpful for Alzheimers...and it also mentions that it helps for MS: http://www.tampabay.com/news/aging/article879333.ece
For Multiple Sclerosis I am writing a book on natural cures called "Christians, Health God's way"' The Lord directed me to a small booklet about bovine colostrum about a half year ago. In the book there were several testimonies about people suffering with M.S. Within about one month the one was completely cured and the other stated that 90% of her symptoms were gone. Also, I have a friend who told me about a friend of hers who had M.S. I told my friend to suggest that her friend take colostrum for her M.S. and also to stop using aspartame. About a month later her friend went from a wheelchair to back to a normal life. Praise The Lord. The reason why colostrum works with M.S. is that autoimmune diseases are started through what is called intestinal permeability. Colostrum heals this, thereby giving the body the opportunity to heal itself. Of course, its important to stop eating unhealthy foods in addition to doing the colostrum. Make sure when you purchase the solostrum that you purchase colostrum that is from no more than the first two milkings, because after these milkings the quality of the colostrum is too diluted to be very effective. The reason why you shouldn't use aspartame is because one of the side effects is that it "mimics"
(San Antonio, Tx)
Reader Question from Saint Clair Shores' asked if they could try other therapies along wtih Copaxone treatment. As Ted said, "YES". Copaxone is a complex amino acid chain that simply acts as a decoy and gives your immune system something to work on instead of attacking the myelin cover on the nerves.
Shared Solutions which helps patients manage their Copaxone therapy says that there's no drug or vitamin interaction with Copaxone so it's safe to take other meds and supplements. Once on Copaxone, do everything in your power to remain on the Copaxone therapy. Yeah it's a hassle with the daily injection but it's a small needle and much easier to deal with than Avaonex or Beta Seron. Usually the only problem could be an injection site reaction. I know people that took Beta Seron years ago before Copaxone came along and they had flu like symptons after taking the injection.
Even if you're not on Copaxone, go to the SharedSolutions.com web site and look at the info. Then give them a call and get signed up with them and they'll send you more info and keep you on their mailing list. Copaxone isn't cheap and you likely need insurance to offset most of the cost and Shared Solutions can possibly help with finding financial help.
But definately yes, try other natural therapies and adding supplements to your daily routine. Just as MS affects each of us differently, one thing might work for you while it doesn't work for the rest of us. Unless you're lucky enough to have an amazing Neurologist then it's up to you to educate yourself, network with group and individuals and sometimes be your own doctor to see what helps you.
And like others said here, plenty of sleep and a REGULAR schedule really helps most people suffering from MS. And here I am writing this at 4am :-) I can attest to having a mixed up sleep schedule and how it works against you.
Even though Copaxone has worked well for me and a good friend that takes it, I'd be interested in trying the Honey Bee Venon supplement. I'd seen a video years ago about people with MS getting together and doing group Honey Bee Venom therapy through actual Bee stings. It looked painful but it sure worked for many of the people.
I rambled on here quite a bit because if mentioning a single item here can point someone down the path to finding relief from MS, then I've done a good deed for the day. Be your own doctor, be your own researcher, be proactive and hopefully you too can find help.
May God Bless each of you.
EC: See Reader Q&A section.
We just posted a video on YouTube of Dave talking about how he cured his wife of MS 18 years ago. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/CJTRiSFcVLY
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
I have MS, and have been following Swanks MS Diet for the past 2 years - I have no symptoms of MS (other than brain fog - but that could just be me! ). His diet is all about reducing saturated fat intake. Dr Roy Swank did over 50 years of research on MS. There was a 20 year study completed on this with MS patients which shows remarkable results. And all it takes is changing the food you eat. Please have a look at the following 2 websites - http://www.swankmsdiet.org/ and Dr George Jelinek's site - http://www.overcomingmultiplesclerosis.org/ . These 2 websites have great forums which show that the diet can slow/reverse symptoms of this disease. Both these doctors also have books that are my bibles. Take care and please look into Swanks MS Diet.
I read this article yesterday from Dr Mercola on a Doctor who cured MS with a paleo diet and some supplements so thought I would pass it along.
I have been following the Swank diet and Terry Wahls diet for about 6 months, and I feel that has helped diminish multiple sclerosis symptoms. Current research has pointed to problems with gut bacteria in ms patients, and lack of nutrients due to this digestive issue. I added a very tiny amount of iodine through kelp supplement, about 50 mcg daily, and felt blood flow to my feet and warm hands and feet, helping blood circulation. (have to be careful taking iodine due to thyroid) I started taking biotin 8 mg daily and that has improved my energy and strength. Also take multi vitamin, vitamin d3, b complex vitamin, magnesium malate and turmeric.
The 9 cups of leafy greens and colorful vegetables and fruits, along with no processed foods, gluten free, low saturated fats and low sugar, per the above diets has helped. I lost 13 lbs on the diet. I was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis previously. I can now drive, as the vertigo and nausea is gone, and my leg strength is better. I have not been to the hospital with breathing problems from "ms hug" since starting the diets. The pain is better. I am currently excited about the biotin, as my energy has improved since taking it. There was a recent study done on biotin which had good results, so neurologists are recommending it and vitamin d3 now. If you take vitamin d3, make sure you take a calcium citrate supplement and magnesium to balance electrolytes.
I drink low sodium V8 juice to get the potassium so it all balances out. I do low salt diet, sea salt only to get the other minerals. Salt was found to aggravate ms, and I found it to be true. I drink a lot of water too, since I believe dehydration was worsening ms. You need about 9 cups water a day for a woman, about 11 cups for a man. I set timer on my phone to remind me to drink glass of water.
Pinching skin on back of hand and raising 1 cm and releasing it, skin should snap back quickly. If skin sinks back slowly, you are dehydrated. I thought I was drinking enough water, but I wasn't! Also take a good probiotic supplement. I still have good and bad days, but the improvement is definitely there!
DMSO gehÅ‘rt in jede Hausapotheke
Meine Krankheit MS musste viele Jahre mit der Schulmedizin mehr schlecht als recht zurecht kommen. Bis ich letzten Jahres von natÅ±rlichen Mittel erfuhr. Mein Weg fÅ±hrte mich zu DMSO. Seither ist dies mein tgl. Begleiter ( nehme 2-3 TL oral ein ).Ich fÅ±hle mich seither schmerzfreier, vitaler...., außerdem wird es ebenso erfolgreich bei Insektenstichen, Verbrennungen usw.eingesetzt. Kann diese Erfahrung nur weitergeben.
Google Translation from German:
DMSO belongs to every home pharmacy
My illness MS had to cope with the school medicine for many years more badly than right. Until last year I learned of natural resources. My way led me to DMSO. Since then this is my daily companion (take 2-3 Teaspoons orally). I feel since then painless, vital ...., besides, it is equally successful with insect bites, burns, etc. used. Can only pass this experience on.
Hello, I have Primary Progressive MS, and unlike most people I know what started it. I used to drink Aspartame sweetened diet soda. In 2004 I started to have significant neurological symptoms, numbness, severe word sluring, loss of muscle control and hot flashes in my left arm. I saw at least a dozen doctors and spent 4 days in the hospital, no one could figure it out. Then in May I went to a Chiropractor and he convinced me to give up Diet Coke, which I was drinking about a 6 pack a day. Immedieatly the symptoms started disappearing and within 2 weeks they were completly gone, except my right thumb and 2 adjacent fingers had some numbness, they felt like anything I touched was through cloth. A follwup MRI showed that I had lots of damage to my brain, and much of my cerebellum was gone (the nerves that control the fingers are in there). I continued to push for a real cause and in December I was diagnosed with MS by a doctor of neurology who was also a professor of Neurology at the University of Miami.
She said I had R&R MS, and I disagreed because I said that I never had a relapse or remission. In any case I did not take anything and seemed to be fine except for the numbness in my fingers. Then 5 years later I started to experience weakness in my right leg, which I attributed to Planta Fascitus which I had in my right foot. I went to a podiatrist and he fixed the foot, and I then went to a physical theripist to strengthen it, she said that the problem was neurological. I than went back to a neurogist and he proclaimed I had MS. Over the next 3 years I steadily declined, never having a relapse or a remission. I saw 3 more neurologists and they all said I had MS.
I tried the Wahles Diet, lots of supplements, the Swank Diet, and acupuncture, all to no avail. Then last week I got a prescription for Low Dose Naltrexon (LDN). I initially got my Doctor to write it for 4.5 mg, but the pharmacist at Skip's Pharmacy in Boca Raton told me to start with 1.5 mg, then after 30days up it to 3 then after 30 more days go to 4.5mg.
Although it has only been a few days already I do not get fatigued by midmorning and my right leg does not cramp up or shake a lot in the morning, like it was. My disease progresses slowly, but I am hopeful that it will now stablize.
I have now retired to Costa Rica, where I got a Doctor to write the prescription for LDN. Since I go back to Florida to visit frequently I hope to be able to keep up the LDN.