When it comes to Multiple
Sclerosis nervous system dysfunctions contribute to the
majority of the
symptoms of MS.
Sclerosis is an autoimmune
disorder, where the body attacks itself as if it is a foreign invader
needs to defend itself against.
Sclerosis is known for attacking the central nervous system and causing
scarring or lesions that can be seen on mri tests, which are used for
determining if Multiple Sclerosis is the culprit for the set of
the patient is experiencing.
Sclerosis is most often seen
to cause scarring or damage to the myelin sheath along the spinal cord
scarring or lesions through out the brain.
to MS research, there are more ways
that are being discovered that work more with the body to help work
with our natural mechanisms to reverse more of the Multiple Sclerosis
nervous system effects, than were previously thought to be possible.
More doctors are
also turning to alternative and natural ways for working with the body
to help reverse more of the Multiple
Sclerosis nervous system effects.
We have found
that in our own case of Multiple Sclerosis that
there are alternative and natural ways that can help to reduce both how
and how frequently the symptoms of MS can become.
Changes that help
with reducing the over reactive nerve response of Multiple Sclerosis
Changing our diets
a few different types of diets have been recommended for reducing the
symptoms and effects of Multiple Sclerosis, the main points of most
diets appear to:
-- cut out overly process fats
(hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated or trans fats)
-- add more leafy
greens, berries and other fruits and vegetable diets
-- reduce the amount
of red meats that are eaten (as a percentage of the amount of food
-- reducing or maybe
even cutting out dairy products
-- add more plant based
proteins like nuts, seeds and legumes to your diet
eating more of the unsaturated or good fats (like
extra virgin olive
oil, nut oils and most plant based oils that are liquid at room
* Restoring vitamin deficiencies
and nutrient imbalances
through out the body through juicing, grinding whole foods or eating
more nutrient dense foods more often, like eating extra greens like
chard and other green leafy vegetables and berries, that are high in
antioxidants (like blueberries).
* Reducing MS stress
are many ways to reduce stress, but meditation, yoga, tai chi and chi
gong tend to be more effective ways to reduce stress.
breathing, deep relaxing breathing and focusing on slowing down your
breathing can help to relax your nervous system and reduce stress and
it doesn't cost anything to do either.
* Exercising to help strengthen
and help redevelop nerve pathways to help our bodies start
to function again.
Exercise, done with people with
Multiple Sclerosis, helps to rebuild muscle, retrain the
brain, redevelop nerve pathways, increase stamina, boost the immune
increase oxygen and blood flow to the brain and the rest of the body.
* Detoxifying our bodies
chemicals from what we eat or drink, as well as taking chlorella and
other herbs to help remove the toxins in our bodies makes a huge
difference in reducing the over reaction of nerves in MS.
* Reducing internal and external
stress that you feel
Over reactions to stress (both
internal and external stress) have
been found to trigger relapses, attacks and exacerbations in MS.
Unfortunately Multiple Sclerosis
tends to set us up for an over reaction of our nervous systems to most
Finding ways to
over reaction to stress can make a very big difference in how severe or
how frequent MS attacks and the
symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis can become.
* Start interacting socially again
Finding ways to be around people
be involved in doing more things with other people can help to keep you
from getting depressed and giving up on yourself with you recovering
more from each MS attack.
research has shown that in the majority of cases of Multiple Sclerosis
that after each MS attack, that the body produces more repair cells
that get busy starting to repair some or most of the damage that is a
result of each MS attack.
can work with our bodies to speed up this process by getting more rest,
since when we rest when we sleep, this helps our bodies to produce more
stem cells naturally, which are the repair cells for the nervous system.
sleep disorders can also be a consideration, since more people are
being diagnosed with sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, and Multiple
Sclerosis can set you up for sleep apnea, because of the Multiple Sclerosis nervous system
can become so confused and even damaged from the MS attacks.
sent, by your doctor, for an overnight sleep study can determine if
there is a sleep disorder, like sleep apnea, or some other type of
sleep disorder that may be interfering with you being able to rest at
insomnia is also another consideration, but is becoming seen more often
that there is some type of sleep disorder present that is contributing
to the Multiple Sclerosis insomnia.
stress by being more involved with people
can help with boosting our stem cell production too by helping to
reduce the stress that we feel and help to reduce anxiety and
depression, which taxes our nervous system even more.
can we be more actively involved socially if we are not able to walk
well or if we can't walk and use a wheelchair to get around?
Try the following (whatever you can
find that you can do):
* volunteer somewhere
It can be at a hospital, at a
nursing home, at a research center.
* Join a social group
Get involved in your church,
synagogue, mosque or where ever you would enjoy getting together with
* Join a support group
can help you with being able to talk out anything you want to talk
about, when it comes to dealing with what you are going through because
of Multiple Sclerosis.
Talking things out can help.
* Join an on line social group
can help with talking things out, but sometimes it helps more when you
see people face to face when you are talking with them.
the face to face helps more for helping to relate to other people, who
are also dealing with Multiple Sclerosis and sometimes others with MS
can give you some tips that helped reduce some of their symptoms that
can help you too.
good thing about joining an on line social group is that you can
with people in other countries that have been through something similar
to what you have been through because of Multiple Sclerosis and you
don't have to be able to travel there to talk with them.
social groups are also good if you are more disabled from Multiple
Sclerosis and traveling is too difficult for you to do.
* Help Others
Helping other people, where you
can, can make a big difference for you too.
Somehow, when you help lift someone
else's spirit, this helps you tremendously too.
It is often too easy for us to
become focused on what we can't do, rather than focus on what we can do.
Our point of view makes huge
difference on helping our bodies to recover from Multiple Sclerosis nervous system
look on the positive side can be difficult at times, but find someway
that you can do this, whenever you can, because this makes a big
difference on helping your body and your nervous system to repair from
the damage Multiple Sclerosis can cause.
has been discuss on this page can't be done all at once, but you should
add once thing at a time, as you can do it, to increase how well your
body and your nervous system can recover from the effects of the MS
It will take some time for you to
see things reversing, but as you add more and more of the
things, listed in here, these
things can help to reduce the stress on the nervous system and
work with your body to start to heal itself and help you to recover
more of your abilities to function again.