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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease where the automatic immune system attacks the central nervous system because it thinks it’s a foreign substance. The Central Nervous System (CNS), brain and spinal cord, is the system of nerve tissues.  Nerve tissue controls voluntary (walking) or involuntary (breathing) activities for vertebrates, like you and I. What happens in the body? When the immune system attacks the spinal cord it damages the outer layer (myelin sheath) of the nerves and causes inflammation in small patches (plaques or lesions).  These eventually become scar tissue (sclerosis).  All these changes in the CNS can be seen on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Breaking down The myelin sheath protects and insulates nerve axons so that nerve impulses do not ‘leak out’. So if this outer layer is damaged it can cause chaos with the messages that travel along the nerve.  The damage can; …

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What causes Multiple Sclerosis?

Causes Multiple Sclerosis If you research this question using Dr. Google You’ll find the most common answer remains ‘the exact cause of MS is unknown’, however, scientists believe that there are four factors that play a role in development of the disease: immunologic; immune system attacking the body genetic; 2>5% of MS Patients environmental; lack of sunshine causing lack of vitamin D viral; past history of illnesses Other risk factors? In addition to the list above there are other risk factors for developing MS; Sex: Women are two to three times more likely to develop MS than men are. Age: According to the Mayo Clinic, MS usually strikes between the ages of 20 and 40. What can make MS symptoms worse? Stress Smoking Heat Infections Medication Lack of sleep What is MS? Read More As a reader of my Blogs, you are here to find scientific, honest truth, and education about a certain …

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Multiple Sclerosis & Gut Health

Disease Modifying Drugs (DMD) Disease modifying drugs (DMDs) are a group of treatments for people with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). They reduce the number of relapses a Patient might experience as well as reducing the severity of any relapses.  There are 12 drugs approved for use against MS by the NHS in the UK.  Each drug offers a different combination of benefits and risks.  Although relapses are rarely stopped completely, their number and impact can be decreased by taking a disease modifying drug (DMD). Why use DMD? To stop progression.  Stopping progression is important as increasing disability can have an impact on an MS Patients quality of life. This has proved a difficult area to research and, so far, the MS support groups report there isn’t anything which will stop progression completely. Some of the disease modifying drugs can slow down progression through their effect on decreasing relapses. To repair the …

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Multiple Sclerosis Building a New Brain

Disease Modifying Nutriment (DMN) First thought To build a new brain, we have to take advantage of the inherit regeneration and renewal (RnR) process we all have within our bodies.  Every cell in the human body regenerates and renewals every 5-7 years.  The central nervous system (CNS) goes through the RnR process every six weeks.  So, every six weeks every cell in the central nervous system is new.  But, are we guaranteed that the new cell has been generated in to a healthier cell than the one before?  Unfortunately not.  With diseased tissue, unless we are making improvements to the factors that support the RnR process, like nutriment to feed the cell structure and to help build a better cell than the one before, each time a cell regenerates if the framework has not been modified then the new cell will remain diseased. Building the Brain: Phase 2 So for …

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MRI Evidence of MS Improvement

Summary of improvements Often, most MS Consultants will request their patients to have per annum high contrast MRI’s to check the behaviour of their patients disease.  My wife has had three MRI’s to date 2017; November 2015 (NHS): diagnosis of MS May 2016 (NHS): to check behaviour of MS – MS had progressed and become more aggressive, more pressure to begin Lemtrada or Tysabri treatment. July 2017 (Private): For us to both be able to identify if the nutriment protocol was working Things to note: Between diagnosis, November 2015, and April 2017 no changes to lifestyle were made.  All symptoms remained the same. Nutritional programme, Healing the Gut, started April 4th 2017. An independent Radiologist was given the high contrast MRI’s from 2015, 2016, and 2017 and asked to interpret the data and report his findings.  This was his findings; Brain Spinal Cord Important Message A ‘snap-shot’ into a very complicated …

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