Nerve fibers inside and outside the brain are wrapped with many layers of insulation called the myelin sheath. Much like the insulation around an electrical wire, the myelin sheath permits electrical impulses to be conducted along the nerve fiber with speed and accuracy. When myelin is damaged, nerves don't conduct impulses properly.
Multiple sclerosis is a disorder in which the nerves of the eye, brain, and spinal cord lose patches of myelin. IgG antibodies to the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein appear to participate in the more severe type of multiple sclerosis.
Children who spend more time in the sun have a lower risk for developing multiple sclerosis as adults. Something in relation to sunlight and/or vitamin D exposure during childhood may play a protective role. High-salt diets could speed the onset and progression of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis in individuals already genetically predisposed to develop such conditions.
Vitamin D supplementation may be of benefit. There appears to be an association between vitamin D levels and MS relapse rate. It may be possible that supplementation could have an impact on the course of this disease. Perhaps increased sun exposure may help to protect against the risk of developing this condition. Pregnant women with higher levels are less likely to develop MS in the years after giving birth.
Harmful Foods to Avoid
Eliminate poly-unsaturated vegetable oils. Use coconut oil as your primary source of fat.Replace animal protein with plant protein. Eliminate all dairy products.Avoid wheat and soy products. Reduce or eliminate refined sugars, processed foods, and other highly toxic foods. Only drink fluoride-free water (filtered through the process of reverse osmosis). Most bottled water contains fluoride as it is not regulated to place on the label.
Multiple Sclerosis could be caused by mercury poisoning. It is important to remove any dental fillings that may contain mercury. Foods that are great removers of mercury in our bodies are cilantro, chlorella, spirulina, and wheatgrass.
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) has been helpful in a mouse study and recently showed biochemical marker improvement in a human trial. Dark green, leafy produce are excellent sources of alpha lipoic acid, among other key vitamins and nutrients. Kale, spinach and broccoli are among the most prominent of suppliers in the vegetable family.
Carnitine has been found helpful in reducing fatigue. Carnitine is bio-synthesized naturally by the kidneys and liver from the amino acids and methionine.
Chamomile and Catnip tea. This will have a very calming effect on you. Take 1/2-1 tsp of fresh leaves from each and place into filtered hot water. Let set for about 10 minutes then drink.
Curcumin blocks the progression of multiple sclerosis in a laboratory study. Foods high in curcumin include ginger and turmeric. Consume freshly sliced raw organic ginger and turmeric daily.
Flaxseed oil supplementation was associated with over 66% lower relapse rate over the previous 12 months. Increase the daily amount of omega 3 fatty acids through walnuts, flax, chia, and hemp seeds.
Flavonoids may be very helpful in eliminating side effects. A plant compound found in abundance in celery and green peppers can disrupt a key component of the inflammatory response in the brain. The findings have implications for research on aging and diseases such as Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.
Ginkgo biloba has shown intriguing preliminary evidence of efficacy.
Nicotinamide has been studied in rodents. Nicotinamide is made from vitamin B3, also called niacin, in your body. You can get nicotinamide by eating niacin-rich foods such as avocado, mushroom, peas, sunflower seeds, mango, sweet potato, and asparagus. Nicotinamide plays an essential role in energy production and nutrient synthesis. It may also play a role in preventing type 1 diabetes and some cancers.
Yoga is helpful in improving muscle and neural function. 25-30 minutes of daily yoga is sufficient in healing the body and leading the charge to rid the body of this disorder.
Warmer temperatures might reduce the ability of people with MS to complete mental tasks and process information.