Help for Multiple Sclerosis - MS Patients
Walt asks, "Do you have any recommendations for MS patients?"
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease wherein our body attacks itself with great vigor. It starts because the endocrine system falters. We don't know the step-by-step specifics yet, just that the endo system starts the downhill slide.
While the pineal, thymus and adrenal glands are big-time suspects, nobody's sure which endo gland-or glands-should get the blame. The three suspects work especially closely, but you can bet they don't tell the whole story. They may be where it begins, but they're not where it ends.
Trouble with any endocrine gland rings a loud fire alarm for all the others to man their battle stations. By the time MS shows up, then, they're all in there, bailing for all they're worth, but losing.
Why do some people get MS and not, say, rheumatoid arthritis, another autoimmune diseases? Again, nobody knows. It looks like it may be a weakest link kind of thing where your greatest deficiencies create the greatest weakness.
So, we end up with MS and, sadly, standard medical treatment doesn't cut the mustard. Perhaps in large part because most docs will assure you MS has nothing to do with the endocrine system. So they treat the symptoms, but don't fix-or even acknowledge-the cause.
So lets talk about what the research says.
A major battlefield in MS is the hypothalamus, king of both the endocrine and nervous systems-and the way the two systems connect.
In MS, your nerve's protective myelin coating gets destroyed, and your nerves, in effect, short circuit. As the disease advances, more and more of your nerves lose their ability to function normally. Doing nothing about it means disability.
As I said, autoimmune diseases start in the endocrine system. MS is all about the nervous system. The hypothalamus is the one thing that connects these two systems.
And we're stomping and tromping all over the hypothalamus nowadays. Aspartame and glutamate (from MSG and soy, mainly) rev the hypothalamus up to toxic levels, even eat holes in it. They're poisons. So begin your climb to health by getting rid of them.
Also start working on your nutrition, both in what you eat and the supplements you take. For instance, avoid the highly touted low-fat diet. It leads to any number of diseases, perhaps because it's murder on the endocrine system. And get on a solid vitamin/mineral program.
Progressive multiple sclerosis put Terry Wahls, M.D. in a wheelchair, and she finally realized it was up to her if she ever intended to get out of it. And she did just that-in a year-and now rides her bike, goes horseback riding, works at a demanding job and plays an active role as a wife and mother. She lives and enjoys a full life.
How? She discovered the wonders of good nutrition.
Dr. Wahls doesn't seem conversant with vitamins and minerals, and her solution came via food. Lots of kale, parsley, cabbage, rutabaga, onions, garlic, asparagus, beets, carrots, berries, oranges and grass fed beef, especially organ meat.
Now, that's wonderful-and it may be the way you want to go. But add some supplements. For instance, iodine creates myelin, vitamin C fights inflammation, and so on.
Dr. Wahls accomplished amazing things in dealing with a supposedly incurable disease, but she could go even further.
As you look at her video, notice her hair-flat and lifeless, as hair tends to be for endocrine people. When I was at my lowest, my hair was absolutely flat, requiring major effort-and lots of hair products-to make presentable. Nowadays, I don't think I could get my hair to lie flat unless I put a book on my head-and it would spring back up once the book got removed.
So, while I'm thrilled for Dr. Wahls' fabulous recovery, it appears her endocrine system could use a further boost.
I don't say that to be critical, but because I truly believe good information and enough perseverance, you can achieve what Dr. Wahls did-and more.
Taking a lot of supplements let me reverse major endocrine problems. Eating a mountain of kale and such every day let Dr. Wahls reverse her MS. Either way, by food or by supplements-or, preferably, both-research proves good nutrition reverses disease.
The fact is, most diseases-autoimmune, heart, cancer, diabetes, and on and on-come from poor nutrition. One study said poor nutrition caused 70% of all diseases.
You can listen to Dr. Wahls, see pictures, read about her recovery, etc. at Terry Wahls.
I don't know Dr. Wahls, but she's an inspiration.
Start your climb out of whatever health ditch you're in and never give up. Giving up isn't an option for anybody who hopes to win.
God is good,
Copyright by Bette Dowdell. All rights reserved
P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She's a patient who's been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, "Moving to Health" about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don't, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.