Multiple Sclerosis

Definition of Multiple Sclerosis:

Demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system, causing patches of sclerosis (plaques) in the brain and spinal cord, manifested by loss of normal neurological functions, e.g. muscle weakness, loss of vision, and mood alterations.

Also: MS

Topics Related to Multiple Sclerosis

Alcohol-related Problems

...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis and postpartum depression.”

Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance a treatment
“...Aspartame Disease may mimic symptoms of, or worsen: Fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, lupus, multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), diabetes and diabetic Complications, seizures, Alzheimer's disease, birth defects, chronic fatigue syndrome...”
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Autoimmune Disease

...related topic
“...Examples include multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, Bright's disease and diabetes.”

Calcium-2AEP a treatment
“...He invented Calcium EAP, which is also a neurotransmitter which may have something to do with its effectiveness in treating MS.  Some in the medical establishment consider this product worthless and cite a lack of necessary large double-blind studies to provide its efficacy...”

Chlorella a treatment
“ reduce the symptoms of numerous types of cancers, diabetes, low blood sugar, arthritis, AIDS, pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, peptic ulcers, viral and bacterial infections, anemia, and multiple sclerosis.  Chlorella is considered to be a first class detoxifying agent, capable of removing alcohol from the liver and heavy metals (such as cadmium and mercury), certain pesticides...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
“A study at the University of Bergen in Norway, reported October 28th, 2003 in the journal Neurology, found that smoking can more than double a person's chances of developing multiple sclerosis.  The risk was higher even if people had given up cigarettes...”

Coffee a treatment
“...Multiple sclerosis (MS): Studies at Cornell University have indicated that coffee blocks adenosine receptors which, in turn, prevents the body from displaying symptoms of MS...”


...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis, postpartum depression and bipolar depression...”

EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement

...our question about Postpartum depression
“Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis and postpartum depression.”


...the condition
“...Rather, the nerve cell coating (called a myelin sheath) is partially destroyed in much the same way as it is in multiple sclerosis.  Indeed, the two conditions may at first be difficult to distinguish...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...Physical factors include ... Neurogenic disorders – multiple sclerosis, spinal cord lesions, pituitary microadenoma with hyperprolactinemia, and cardiovascular accident; drugs such as hypertensives, sedatives, Proscar (finasteride), tranquilizers, and...”

Excess Animal Fat Consumption

...the condition
“...These diets also appear to protect to varying degrees against Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Crohn's disease, kidney failure, multiple sclerosis, premature aging, erectile dysfunction, prostate enlargement, and reduced male fertility...”

Excessive Yawning

...the condition
“...The majority of disorders associated with yawning are those of the central nervous system, including epilepsy, encephalitis, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis and progressive supranuclear palsy...”

Fish Oils a treatment
“...Preliminary studies suggest fish oil may help symptoms of multiple sclerosis; however, one double-blind study found no difference between people taking fish oil and those taking olive oil (used as a placebo)...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...[McDonagh MS, Whiting PF, Wilson PM, Sutton AJ, Chestnutt I, Cooper J, Misso K, Bradley M, Treasure E, Kleijnen J. Systematic review of water fluoridation...”

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) a treatment
“...Several diseases, including cancer, eczema, multiple sclerosis and diabetes, also make the conversion less efficient...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...Acid reflux / GERD / heartburn; Indigestion; Constipation; Diarrhea; Frequent nausea and or vomiting; Difficulty gaining weight; Iron deficiency anemia; Head, Brain and Nervous System Symptoms ... A Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis...”

Gout / Hyperuricemia

...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
“It has been reported that MS (possibly associated with low uric acid) and gout (associated with high uric acid) are mutually exclusive...”

Hearing Loss

...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis that affects auditory nerve pathways in the brain can cause sensorineural hearing loss.”

Hot Applications (Thermotherapy) a treatment
“...Hot applications such as hot immersion baths, full body heating treatments and hot saunas should be taken with precaution by patients with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, women who are pregnant (this exposes the fetus to prolonged heat) or anyone with abnormally high or low blood pressure...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen a treatment
“...A few supporters also claim that HBOT helps patients with AIDS, arthritis, sports injuries, multiple sclerosis, autism, stroke, cerebral palsy, senility, cirrhosis, Lyme disease, and gastrointestinal ulcers...”

Hypercoagulation (Thickened Blood)

...the condition
“...This list currently includes CFS/FMS, myofascial pain syndrome, osteonecrosis of the jaw, fetal loss, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, Sjogren's syndrome, IBS, Lyme disease, autism, gulf war illness and ADD...”

Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut

...the condition
“...This is how autoimmune diseases – such as MS or arthritis – 'work'...”
...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
“The leakage of toxic waste from the gut into the bloodstream is believed to be a primary cause of Multiple Sclerosis.”

LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone a treatment
“...The following diseases have been benefited by LDN use according to Dr. Bernard Bihari, MD.  ... Multiple Sclerosis (MS)...”

Lymphatic Congestion

...the condition
“...improved lymphatic drainage: Allergies, prostatitis, chronic sinusitis, heart disease, eczema and other skin conditions, fibrocystic disease, chronic fatigue, repetitive parasitic infections, MS, edema, lupus erythematosis, inflammation, high blood pressure, bacterial infections, viral infections, puffy eyes, low back pain, cancer, ear or balance problems, arthritis, headaches, cellulite...”

Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)

...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
“A 1987 study showed that the levels of mercury in the spinal fluid of MS patients was 8 times higher than normal...”

MRI Scan a treatment
“...It is currently the best method for examining the brain for signs of stroke, tumors, and multiple sclerosis.  MRI is useful for detecting herniated discs, arthritis, deteriorating joint surfaces, ligament and tendon tears and injury, spinal cord trauma, infections, plaques in blood...”

Multiple Sclerosis

...the condition
“Alternative names: MS Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the body's own immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers, causing communication problems between the brain and the...”
...our question about Difficulty with speaking
“Difficulty speaking may result from a variety of neurological disturbances, including Multiple Sclerosis.  Weakness, stiffness, or uncoordinated movement of the muscles controlling the lips, tongue, jaw, soft palate, vocal cords and diaphragm can all cause speech problems.”
...relationship to Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance
“...In the early and mid-1980s, several doctors observed that MS patients had fewer symptoms during pregnancy and post-partum recovery...”
...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis and postpartum depression...”
...relationship to Lyme Disease
“...The two diseases share so many symptoms that Lyme disease should be ruled out if multiple sclerosis diagnosis is in question.”
...recommendation Test for B12 Levels
“The first step when you receive a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is to determine if you really have it...”
...recommendation Calcium-2AEP
“...Dr. Nieper believes that MS is initiated by a viral attack on the nervous system, followed by an error in programming the immune system to defend it...”
...recommendation against Chocolate
“Epidemiology studies have documented a correlation between high cocoa consumption and high MS incidence...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“A vegan/vegetarian diet satisfies several of the requirements set out in the Swank Diet for Multiple Sclerosis.”
...recommendation Ginkgo Biloba
“...treatment with a Ginkgo biloba product (240mg per day) maintained attention, memory and functioning – without adverse effects – in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 23 patients with mild multiple sclerosis.  Deterioration of function was observed in patients who had received a placebo...”
...recommendation Histamine Therapy
“Dr. George Gillson, M.D., Ph.D., reports that after six weeks of treatment with histamine in 19 individuals with multiple sclerosis...”
...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“...This is part of the Swank Diet for Multiple Sclerosis sufferers.”
...recommendation Monounsaturated Oils
“A minimum of 20gm (4 teaspoons) and a maximum of 50gm (10 teaspoons) per day is recommended as part of the Swank Diet for Multiple Sclerosis sufferers...”
...recommendation Pregnenolone
“Animal studies indicate that pregnenolone may aid in repairing the degeneration of the myelin sheath, the cause of Multiple Sclerosis.  Further studies are required to determine if there is any benefit for humans with MS.”
...recommendation Thymic Factors
“Through his clinical experiences with thymic supplementation, Dr. Burgstiner said he observed 10 cases of multiple sclerosis go into remission.”
...recommendation Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
“Dr. Fred Klenner, MD pioneered the use of injectable thiamine (vitamin B1) and injectable liver extract for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.  His experience and that of others is that early treatment is important in producing symptomatic relief and a state of well-being.”
...recommendation Animal/Saturated Fats Avoidance
“This is part of the Swank Diet for Multiple Sclerosis sufferers.”
...recommendation Test Serum Uric Acid Levels
“Reports from researchers suggest that low uric acid levels are associated with increased frequency and longer bouts of multiple sclerosis.  Uric acid levels should be monitored and, if low, raised by supplemental molybdenum and reducing any copper toxicity.”
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Muscle Cramps / Twitching

...recommendation Marijuana
“Some people claim that cannabis is effective for relieving muscle spasms in general, not just those that result from multiple sclerosis or paralysis...”

Neurostructural Therapy a treatment
“...Other conditions that usually respond favorably to treatment include: Parkinson's Disease; Multiple Sclerosis ; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder; Fibromyalgia; TMJ Syndrome; Herniated Disks; Seizures”

Pregnenolone a treatment
“...Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Spinal Cord Injury Pregnenolone has a strong proven history as a widely used, side-effect free arthritis treatment...”

Seizure Disorder

...recommendation Marijuana
“...There have been trials of cannabis compounds in MS and cancer patients, as well as reports dating back to the 15th century of the use of cannabis to ease the symptoms of epilepsy...”

Senile Dementia

...the condition
“...Causes include ... Multiple sclerosis, a disorder of the sheath that lines the brain and spinal cord...”

Sunlight Exposure a treatment
“...It has been estimated that half of those with multiple sclerosis in the U.S. would not have MS if they had as much UVB exposure as those living in the southern states...”

Tendency Toward Postpartum Depression

...the condition
“...Long chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis and postpartum depression...”

Test Serum Uric Acid Levels a treatment
“...Multiple Sclerosis Lower serum values of uric acid have been associated with Multiple Sclerosis...”

Trigeminal Neuralgia / Facial Pain

...the condition
“...These include post-herpetic neuralgia, atypical facial pain (ATFP), and TN resulting from multiple sclerosis (MS)...”
...recommendation Acupuncture
“...Anecdotal information also suggests that acupuncture has been used for TN connected with multiple sclerosis with some success, but reliable statistics cannot be found...”

Uric Acid Levels Low

...the condition
“...Low uric acid levels may be associated with a molybdenum deficiency, copper toxicity, and a worsening of multiple sclerosis.  Low dietary zinc intakes cause lower uric acid levels...”
...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
“It has been proposed – and research is supporting the idea – that low uric acid levels are associated with increased frequency and longer bouts of multiple sclerosis.  Uric acid works by inactivating peroxynitrite, a toxic compound that may cause damage to the central nervous system in MS patients...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Pernicious Anemia, Poliomyelitis, Spinal cord injury, Syphilitic infection of the spinal cord; Conditions affecting the brain, including Cardiovascular Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Tumor, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Parkinson's Disease; Conditions affecting the spinal cord, including Intervertebral Disc Disease, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis...”


...the condition
“...Anterior uveitis is often caused by rheumatologic, skin, gastrointestinal, lung or infectious disease; Intermediate uveitis has been associated with various diseases, including sarcoidosis and multiple sclerosis; Posterior uveitis has many possible causes...”


...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
“Vertigo is a fairly common symptom of multiple sclerosis, occurring in about 20% of sufferers at some point...”

Vitamin B1 Requirement

...the condition
“...Deficiency symptoms include ... multiple sclerosis...”

Vocal Cord Paresis / Paralysis

...the condition
“...Vocal cord paresis can be caused by ... Neurological disease such as Parkinson's Disease or Multiple Sclerosis...”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...Such conditions include, but are not limited to, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders in general, primary chronic polyarthritis, chronic candidiasis, cancer, neurodermatitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, food and other...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Emotional and Mental ... MS...”

Zeolites a treatment
“...Persons who have serious health problems such as malignancies, advanced arteriosclerosis, neurologic diseases (Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease), severe reflux esophagitis etc...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...It has been observed that those suffering with any of the auto-immune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis); atopic problems (allergy, eczema, asthma or migraine); or many of the inflammatory diseases (such as osteoarthritis, ME or irritable bowel...”
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