These are some very basic recommendations which have helped those with MS.
Super Oil – 3-4 per day. (90 per bottle)
Other healthy oils such as cold pressed olive oil, coconut oil on salads and veggies are good – at least 2 Tbs. /day.
RE-X is helpful for relaxing and nourishing for nerve support. 6/day (100 per bot)
Adrenal Support – 2 per day (60 per bottle)- contains B complex, plus you need adrenal support for your thyroid and for the stress. Most with MS test better on this than Stress Formula.
Any heat conditions, red face, burning parts of body, etc. IF-C, the Chinese formula for clearing heat rising. 8 per day (100 per bottle)
With an NSP member number, you can access all the fact sheets on www.naturessunshine.ca to understand benefits. For the US, products are available at Nature’s Sunshine.com. Call our office for product equivalents. Anyone may use Account #309344 to request a discount direct account.
Other tips essential for your health:
- ensure bowels are working minimum one good movement per day, preferably 2-3 x/day
- chiropractic or physiotherapy work can help make sure no nerve impingement is going on
- massage, especially on spine to relax nerves – Helichrysum essential oil is very good for nerves; also Lavender
- drink lots of pure water for bowels, hydration and brain function
- fill yourself with healing love and light every day – take time for yourself.
This quote from Louise Haye in her book, Heal Yourself, may be helpful:
MS may relate to: mental hardness, hard-heartedness, iron will, inflexibility, f ear
So check if anything at all is going on in any area of your life where this may be affecting you.An affirmation she gives is:
“By choosing loving, joyous thoughts, I create a loving, joyous world. I am safe and free. ”
Below are references copied from well -respected health texts; according to which self care is not happening and this may need your attention.
Any comments in ( ) are mine, the others are direct quotes.
From Prescription for Nutritional Healing, p.246 – 247
“ MS is a progressive, degenerative disorder of the nervous system. Its symptoms include a staggering gait, blurred vision, dizziness, numbness, breathing difficulties, weakness, tremors, slurred speech, bladder and bowel problems, emotional problems and paralysis.
… the underlying cause is unknown, however, stress and malnutrition often proceed the onset of symptoms. As in so many degenerative disorders, a strong immune system is essential.
A well balanced diet is of great importance. All food eaten should be organically grown (no chemicals) including fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds (raw), and nuts, fertile eggs and cold-pressed oils. Plenty of raw sprouts.
Massage, exercise, especially swimming, and keeping mentally active are extremely valuable in bringing about remission of symptoms. Exercises that may increase body temperature can decrease the function of the nerves involved, and make symptoms worse. Exercises in cool water help by supporting the body’s weight.. Stretching exercises help to prevent muscle contractures.
The family (and Friends) of an MS sufferer must learn about the disease. Emotional support is essential. (But so is physically healthy support essential!)
Fibre is important for avoiding constipation. Periodically take warm, cleansing enemas with the juice of a fresh lemon.
Avoid extremely hot baths, showers, and overly warm surroundings, as these may trigger an attack.
Do not consume sugar, coffee, chocolate, salt, highly seasoned foods, processed, canned foods.” (These are all irritating to the nervous system and therefore increase stress; deplete vitamins, especially C and B complex, bind up minerals that could be used for healing.)
Short fasts are helpful. (This is also mentioned in the Breuss Cancer Cure).
From Nutritional Almanac, p. 273 – 275
The cause of the disease is still unknown, although it has been seen to follow malnutrition, emotional stress and infections. Helpful nutrients mentioned are lecithin, magnesium (50 mg /day for spasms, bladder, weakness & twitching), B6-50mg & other B Vits.( found in complex and Super Oil , Vitamins C, D, E, & Zinc. Nutrients and other natural ingredients have been found to slow or even prevent the advancement of MS.
A diet rich diet high in seed oils, fish, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, vitamin & mineral supplements and very limited in saturated fats, sugar, and processed and refined foods is beneficial.
High fiber diet is important for constipation, with adequate amounts of water and a diet high in unrefined roughage foods.
Increase in essential fatty acids..found in oils. These are important for the development and integrity of the brain and spinal cord.
“Avoid chocolate, spicy foods, coffee and salt. Alcohol and smoking should also be avoided. Alcohol interferes with unsaturated fatty acid conversion, destroys various B vitamins and worsens MS symptoms. (These are already nutitritional deficiencies which all MS people need to address.)
Smoking adversely affects a diet high in unsaturated fatty acids, lowers blood levels of Vitamin C, and temporarily worsens MS symptoms.(Smoking increases stress, not relieves it)
Both references list rest, avoiding fatigue, getting gentle exercise, such as SWIMMING.
A good reference for general suggestions…
that promote health for all people, including diet as suggested in Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.
Sugar and cancer connection is well explained in this book. Eliminating sugar, in fact, is critical to optimum health and prevention of all chronic conditions, diseases and early detection! As well, extensive dietary recommendations are given to help people understand how to eat better. Some recipes are also included.
MS – possible misdiagnosis and Lyme?
Recently there has been considerable information about Lyme disease being misdiagnosed as MS. A quick internet search seems to support this, so it may be wise to consider this. The challenge is, that in some parts of Canada, (BC for sure), the medical association is still not really recognizing the existence of Lyme, (unbelievable denial!) so definitive testing is usually done via the US. Recommend to check this site for more information: