Medical doctors say they do not know the cause of Multiple Sclerosis. When it comes to nutritional balancing, our combined experience is that mercury and copper toxicity are always involved, and sometimes Iron toxicity. An infection that affects the thyroid and possibly the nervous system may be involved as well.
There are so many important functions of copper in the body. Copper is mainly required to form the myelin sheath on the nerves. In MS, this sheath is not maintained correctly, and this is the cause of many, if not all, of the symptoms. When copper is toxic in the body, it builds up in an unusable form.
Another possible cause of symptoms is often infection which may affect the myelin sheath as well. An infection would explain why the disease flares up at times, and then goes into remission, at other times. If the cause were purely toxic metals, this would not likely occur, as these do not come and go so easily.
Other possible contributing causes in some cases may be other toxic metals such as manganese, aluminum, nickel or perhaps aluminum toxicity. Any of these can accumulate in the brain and affect delicate structures in the brain and other parts of the central nervous system. In a few cases, gluten sensitivity and vitamin D deficiency may play a role, according to some researchers. Going off all gluten-containing foods is often very helpful, for example. Some MS clients are also very sensitive to casein and dairy products, and feel much better off them all, even raw dairy products.
Nutritional balancing has been introduced to a number of MS cases over the last 30 years. Our experience is that early cases respond excellently to nutritional balancing methods of correction. Longstanding cases in which a person is in a wheelchair, for example, may not do as well, probably because the vitality of the body is lower and so there is less energy with which to respond to the nutritional balancing program. Some people with MS become very depressed and just want to die. This, of course, also slows or can stop their progress on a nutritional balancing program.
Immediate steps that anyone with MS should take are:
1. Remove all silver amalgam dental fillings as soon as possible.
Don’t be afraid to have this conversation with your dentist. To just drill out a mercury amalgam filling puts you at risk. Mercury is a toxic metal, even if your regular dentist wants to argue the point. The ramifications of not using proper equipment to remove them are significant. More mercury in your system is the opposite of what we’re looking for. Read this article to see how dentists are being retrained to deal with this problem and find a local mercury-free dentist near you.
2. Take extra vitamin D3, 5000 IU daily, and vitamin C 1800 mg extra and vitamin A 18,000-20,000 IU extra daily. Also add garlic capsules, 6 per day.
These help fight infections of all kinds, boosts the immune system and can give you better sleep, which in turn, helps with rejuvenation.
3. Go gluten and sugar-free.
These, in particular, are very irritating to the intestinal tract and other parts of the body, even if a person has no symptoms showing gluten sensitivity whatsoever. To help with the sugar cravings that usually come with going sugar-free, try cutting the cravings off at the pass by using CraveCrush or something like it to get you through. Sweet cravings are often more prevalent in those who are Slow Oxidizers, a pattern that shows up on about 90% of the individual’s whose hair we test for mineral imbalances.
Drink at least 3 quarts of spring water daily, between meals. This rules out dehydration. Be sure to drink spring or carbon filtered water. Reverse Osmosis (RO), Alkaline, and distilled waters are not recommended for human consumption. RO tends to not hydrate as well. Alkaline, can trick the body into dumping crucial electrolyte minerals that keep the body in proper pH balance throughout, and distilled waters can, over time, also strip your body of nutrients.
5. Begin a complete nutritional balancing program with us.
We are aware that some MS sufferers often have trouble with the product called Paramin, and you may need to substitute a different brand of calcium and magnesium. These minerals are needed, but for some unknown reason, Paramin may not be well-tolerated. Otherwise, the program often works very well, especially on early cases.
We strongly recommend meditation exercises, coffee enemas, and near infrared saunas. If the heat of the sauna is intolerable, then just shining a red heat lamp on the abdomen and back for an hour a day may be very helpful.
7. Go to bed by 9 PM each night.
This is helpful to avoid stimulating the sympathetic nervous system. If you’re having trouble falling to sleep or staying asleep, the brain is trained to do what you’ve been doing your entire life up until this point. If you’re used to running on auto-pilot through life, you may find it difficult to regain control. Sleep is a tricky mistress, and she’ll need to be retrained. This can take some time, just like changing any other habit.
On a nutritional balancing program, there are a number of mineral patterns that help us design a personalized program. Often with MS, there is a specific pattern which shows up called sympathetic dominance which shares a number of important qualities with the symptoms of MS. It may not be revealed on early mineral analyses because it can be masked by other imbalances, but it often shows up quickly.
If you suffer from MS or know someone who does, do what is recommended, include meditation daily, slow down, rest more, relax more, think more coherently with positive expectation, and the other suggestions listed. Try to understand the pattern in yourself, if you think it describes you. This may really be helpful, along with a complete nutritional balancing program, which is also very helpful when designed properly. To obtain a good program, contact us today. The ultimate goal for you may to be symptom-free, and if nutritional balancing can get you there, isn’t that worth a try?
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Traits seen in some MS patients that are also associated with sympathetic dominance pattern include:
1) Sensitivity to heat.
2) A relentless type of mental efforting. This quality is seen with many, though not all MS patients. This particular type of mental drive may be associated with greater intelligence mixed with a strong will, and a desire to overcome situations using the will. This trait, unfortunately, causes this illness to be more difficult to heal since excessive sympathetic nervous system activity severely impairs healing. If, however, a person who has MS learns about the qualities of sympathetic dominance pattern, this may assist a process of letting go mentally that is often extremely helpful in these cases to relax the nervous system and allow full healing to occur.
3) Thyroid problems. This is also common in patients with MS.
4) Heat sensitivity. Those with MS usually do not do well in the heat. It tends to weaken them. This may occur because being in the heat tends to turn off the sympathetic nervous system. This will make those with sympathetic dominance very tired, although it is really a good thing for them.
5) Feel worse if they go to bed early. This, also, tends to rest the sympathetic nervous system, which those in sympathetic dominance do not like. They are used to being “keyed up” and feel very tired without the “whip” the sympathetic nervous system provides.
6) Food Sensitivities. Sympathetic dominance reduces the nerve energy going to the digestive organs. This may cause or predispose one to a leaky gut condition and/or food sensitivities.
7) Craving for wheat or other slightly stimulating foods. This will tend to keep the sympathetic nervous system active but is not good for overall health. Eliminating wheat may cause one to feel very tired, although this can be beneficial.