Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.
MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks (relapsing forms) or building up over time (progressive forms). Between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely; however, permanent neurological problems often occur, especially as the disease advances. (Reference – Wikipedia)
Cause of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
While the cause is not clear, the underlying mechanism is thought to be either destruction by the immune system or failure of the myelin-producing cells. Proposed causes for this include genetics and environmental factors such as infections. MS is usually diagnosed based on the presenting signs and symptoms and the results of supporting medical tests.
There is no known cure for multiple sclerosis. Treatments attempt to improve function after an attack and prevent new attacks.Medications used to treat MS, while modestly effective, can have adverse effects and be poorly tolerated. Many people pursue alternative treatments, despite a lack of evidence. The long-term outcome is difficult to predict, with good outcomes more often seen in women, those who develop the disease early in life, those with a relapsing course, and those who initially experienced few attacks. Life expectancy is on average 5 to 10 years lower than that of an unaffected population
Multiple sclerosis is the most common autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system. As of 2008, between 2 and 2.5 million people are affected globally with rates varying widely in different regions of the world and among different populations. In 2013, 20,000 people died from MS, up from 12,000 in 1990. The disease usually begins between the ages of 20 and 50 and is twice as common in women as in men. The name multiple sclerosis refers to scars (sclerae—better known as plaques or lesions) in particular in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. MS was first described in 1868 by Jean-Martin Charcot.
Take Multiple Sclerosis Drugs with caution
Multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs are some of the most toxic drugs used in the field of medicine, and while it is my strong recommendation not to use them, conventional physicians often offer them as a first-line treatment.
When you take drugs for multiple sclerosis, you may very well be trading MS for another set of potentially deadly drug-related symptoms. In the case of Gilenya, which is one of the newer MS drugs approved in September 2010, the FDA states:
“Gilenya may cause serious side effects, such as slow heart rate (bradycardia), which may be related to slowed conduction of electrical impulses from the upper chambers of the heart to the lower chambers of the heart. These effects usually do not cause symptoms, but they can cause dizziness, fatigue, and palpitations.” (Reference: Gilenya.com)
Other popular medications for MS such as Tysabri may increase the risk of infection in the brain and spinal cord (encephalitis or meningitis) caused by herpes viruses. Their website also says that it may cause liver damage. (Reference: Tysabri.com)
Food instead of drugs?
Dr. Terry Wahls, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine had multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. She was able to overcome the disease by what she calls “Wahls Protocol™ and Wahls Paleo™ diet.
According to Dr. Terry Wahls [B] a simple change in diet can help. She began to notice significant improvement in just three months, and at the nine-month mark of her new diet, she was able to go on an 18-mile bike ride! This is astounding when you consider that over the past seven years her condition had deteriorated to the point that she had to sit in a reclined zero-gravity chair and could only walk short distances using two canes.
What was the diet?
Dr. Wahls looked into a number of diseases that cause brain shrinkage, including not only MS but also Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. One common denominator in these conditions is poorly functioning mitochondria, and Dr. Wahls discovered that three nutrients in particular are essential for proper mitochondrial function:
Important nutrients you should eat
1. Animal-based Omega-3 fat
3. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
Just by adding those three to her diet, her decline began to slow. But it wasn’t until she adjusted her diet for optimal mitochondrial and neurotransmitter function that she began to improve. She also eliminated processed foods, grains, and starches (which includes potatoes and corn), and within a matter of months experienced astounding improvements.
The diet includes:
● 3 cups daily (equal to one dinner plate, piled high) of green leaves, such as kale, which are high in vitamins in the B group, A, C, K, and minerals.
● 3 cups daily of sulfur-rich vegetables from the cabbage- and onion- families, mushrooms and asparagus.
● 3 cups daily of brightly colored vegetables, fruits and/or berries, which are a good source of antioxidants.
● Wild fish for animal-based omega-3’s.
● Grass-fed meat.
● Organ meats for vitamins, minerals and CoQ10.
● Seaweed for iodine and selenium.
How Laminine food supplementation can help
Laminine is a unique blend of amino acids or AA (proteins) which can produce the kind of AA repair our body needs. For example, if we need nerve repair, Alpha-Lipoic Acid supplementation can be used for certain types of nerve damage, which help manages Multiple sclerosis (MS) or Crohn’s and also type 2 diabetes or dementia. While Laminine is not intended to replace drugs such as Tysabri, Laminine can be an ideal supplement for repair of nerve (high dosage) without the side effects. Since Tysabri may cause some side effects such as viral infection of the brain.
A combination of Laminine (original formula) and Laminine Omega+++ can help a lot on MS cases. Laminine Omega contains high quality Omega fatty acids (or 3s) and coenzyme Q10 from organic sources. Both Laminine and Laminine Omega contains amino acids or proteins which is the base ingredient for creatine. Both supplements are high in amino acids but also has FGF, which signals these amino acids or proteins to go where it is needed.
Drugs for MS is controversial, “Unfortunately, many MS patients take drugs because they are not aware that alternatives exist, and this can be a deadly decision” said Dr. Mercola. Laminine is simply food which helps your body produce the kind of repair material it needs. Laminine can also help address other cell degeneration a person with MS may be having.
[B] Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa, U.S.A. She was also a patient with a chronic progressive neurological disorder, secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. She was able to overcome the disease by what she calls “Wahls Protocol™ and Wahls Paleo™ diet.
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