DIET

The Wahl’s Protocol –
Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day.

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The Swank Diet –
We are about to show you a sensible plan for balanced nutrition developed over a 50-year period of research with hundreds of MS patients. The quick reference is also available as a downloadable, printable PDF. To learn even more, read Dr. Swank’s groundbreaking book.

Take a look at our Swank-friendly recipe blog for ideas on how to make the Swank MS Diet a part of your life.

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MS Recovery Diet –
While the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be a terrifying one there is a continuing development of information, research and insight into how to manage the symptoms of MS through lifestyle modification. In the book The MS Recovery Diet, authors and advocates Ann Sawyer and Judi Bachrach share how they have managed to curb their own symptoms of MS through diet and nutrition.

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MOVEMENT AND EXERCISES

MS: Exercises for Better Balance and Coordination –
Exercise and physical activity are important to your health and well-being. If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may find that exercise isn’t as easy as it once was. Consider using these stretches and exercises to increase your fitness levels and to improve your balance and coordination.

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OTHER TREATMENT

The Cryosauna Cryotherapy is Used to Treat Auto-Immune Diseases –
WBC treatments work by subjecting the patient‟s skin to controlled levels of gasiform liquid nitrogen. The treatment is conducted in a device called a cryochamber. Before treatment, the cryochamber is pre-cooled and dried, and the patient is given informed consent. Next, the patient disrobes inside the chamber, keeping on socks to protect their toes.

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Herbs at a Glance –
Herbs at a Glance is a series of brief fact sheets that provides basic information about specific herbs or botanicals—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.

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MS International Federation –
Complementary and alternative therapies in MS. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in MS is a topic of truly international relevance. Around the world, CAM is widely used by those with MS. However, despite this widespread use, there are significant challenges for people with MS who are interested in CAM. Specifically, in many countries, conventional medical practitioners,including MS specialists, may not be able to provide CAM information to people with MS because they lack knowledge and experience in this area. Furthermore, other common sources of health information, such as books and the internet, may provide CAM information that is inaccurate or potentially dangerous for those with MS. This issue of MS in focus is devoted to providing objective, practical, MS-relevant CAM information.

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Science Notes 2014 –

As Amy Stamm’s flight descended into San Diego, she was more excited than nervous. Ineffective treatments for multiple sclerosis had scarred her legs and hips with permanent craters. Now, an enticing new option lured her to cross the border into Mexico. A man picked her up from the airport, and together they zoomed to Tijuana. At a stripped-down medical office, a Mexican doctor sucked a clear liquid out of a vial, squirted it onto gauze, and taped it to the inside of her arm. Within a few minutes, her skin began to itch.

When Stamm removed the bandage that evening, she counted 35 red dots. Now all she had to do was wait five days for the 35 hookworms to circulate through the chambers of her heart and break into her lungs. Then she’d cough them up and swallow them into her gut.

Stamm is just one of possibly thousands of U.S. citizens who have infected themselves with parasitic worms, or helminths, in desperate attempts to restore their health—a therapy illegal in this country. Several studies hint that these worms may help calm allergies and other conditions, but the medical establishment isn’t yet sold. Even so, success stories—fueled by online chat groups and a few charismatic adherents—keep driving more people to become helminth hosts.

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The Conversation –

There is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS) yet. As a complex neurodegenerative disease of the brain, it is incredibly difficult to treat. Despite the development of new and sophisticated therapies to control the inflammation and physical symptoms of the disease, these treatments don’t work for everyone. This is because MS comes in many guises and one treatment does not fit all. Perhaps for this reason people with MS are turning to alternative means of controlling their condition.

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