Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a chronic disease involving the central nervous system and demyelinating. The immune system mistakenly attacks the brain, optic nerves, spinal cord and nerves.
This is the research I did into how to help myself and thought I would share with everyone.
Make changes that can help treat Multiple sclerosis naturally.
Biotin Multiple Sclerosis
Biotin also is known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H
Food High in Biotin – Brewer’s yeast, nuts, Swiss chard
Lions Mane Mushroom
Lions Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus)
Other Names: pom pom mushroom, bearded hedgehog mushroom, monkey head mushroom, bearded tooth mushroom, satyr’s beard, bearded tooth fungus
Lion’s Mane, Hericium erinaceus and Tiger Milk, Lignosus rhinocerotis (Higher Basidiomycetes) Medicinal Mushrooms Stimulate Neurite Outgrowth in Dissociated Cells of Brain, Spinal Cord, and Retina: An In Vitro Study.
CBD - Cannabinoid Multiple Sclerosis
Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins and minerals help your body grow, survive, stay healthy and work the way it should.
Vitamin A - Retinol
Vitamin A also known as retinol.
Improving the body’s natural defence, growth and development, while maintaining the immune system, and vision.
Dietary Supplements on Controlling Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Relapses: Current Clinical Evidence and Future Perspectives. – “High prevalence of vitamin A, B12 and D3 deficiency amongst MS patients”.
Vitamin E – fat-soluble
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Low levels of vitamin E can cause nerve problems.
Foods high in Vitamin E – sunflower seeds, Almonds,
Peanuts, Beet greens, Spinach, Pumpkin, Red peppers, Asparagus, Mango and Avocado
Vitamin D / D3
Vitamin D fat-soluble
Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) – synthesized by plants and not produced by the body.
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) – which is produced in the skin when sunlight strikes it.
Combine with vitamin K2 and magnesium.
Beware Calcium Levels when taking high doses. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption.
The Coimbra Protocol is based around high doses of vitamin D.
Foods -Mushrooms, Soy, almond, and oat milks, vitamin D fortified.
Vitamin K – fat-soluble
Vitamin K1 – Green leafy vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli, kale, spinach, blueberries and figs.
Vitamin K2 – Abundant in fermented foods
Vitamin K1 – phylloquinone and phytonadione
Vitamin K2 – menaquinone-4, and menaquinone-7
Vitamin B1 – Thiamine
Converts food to energy aids in mental focus and brain function
nutritional yeast, coriander, pine nuts, Jerusalem artichokes, hibiscus tea, watermelon, whole grains, soymilk, soybeans, rice bran, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts (or butter), tahini, sesame seeds, spirulina, green peas, most beans, asparagus
Vitamin B3 – Niacin
aids in mental focus and brain function
Vitamin B9 – Folate
Merges with Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C to utilize proteins and is essential for healthy brain development
Vitamin B6 – pyridoxine
aids in maintaining homeostasis, prevents anxiety by helping the amino acid tryptophan convert to niacin and serotonin for healthy nerve function
Coenzyme Q10 – CoQ10 or Ubiquinone is fat-soluble
Antioxidant the body produces naturally.
nitrogenous organic acid
Energy for muscle contractions.
Iodine – mineral to make thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones aid proper bone and brain development.
Foods – Seaweed, kelp
Disease family trees: the possible roles of iodine in goitre, cretinism, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and cancers of the thyroid, nervous system and skin.
Selenium – mineral aids cognitive function.
Foods: Brazil Nuts, chai seeds, whole grains, cashews
Found this interesting reading “sugary foods like baked goods and sweetened beverages can actually leach minerals like selenium from the body”
Magnesium – mineral. Helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function. Regulating muscle contractions.
Foods: Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts, Spinach, Black beans, Edamame
Ayurveda Medicine – have been suggested to have beneficial effects for MS-associated symptoms, including fatigue, spasticity, anxiety, depression, and pain.
Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation
MS sufferers have elevated levels of inflammation.
Food – Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Walnuts,
Low-fat, plant-based diet have less fatigue.
Sulfur Rich food
Diet & Doctors
Dr. Terry Wahls Mitochondria Diet
Many people with MS have high inflammation in the body so this section is looking at natural anti-inflammatory.
Devils Claw - Harpagosides
Devils Claw – harpagosides – Natural anti-inflammatory
rheumatic and arthritic and digestive problems
side effects can reactivate old ulcers, powerful anti-coagulant can cause internal bleeding. Should never used with aspirin, ibuprofen, NSAIDs and anti-coagulants
Curcumin - Turmeric
White Willow Bark Extract
Willow bark is the bark of a willow tree (Salix).
Bark contains salicin, a similar compound to aspirin.
The herbal extract has been a key way to treat relieve pain, inflammation, and fever in traditional herbal medicine.
Ginger has anti inflammatory compounds and can help alleviate muscle and joint pain.
Boswellia - Frankincense
Boswellia – Frankincense believed to treat chronic inflammatory illnesses
Camphor can help to relieve muscle cramps, spasms, and stiffness.
Camphor has naturally antispasmodic and relaxant properties.
Clove has been reported as a analgesic since the 13th century and soothe muscle aches, pains and antispasmodic.
Threonine is an essential amino acid. “Essential” amino acids are not made in the body so must be obtained from food in our diet.
Foods: Soy, nuts, seeds, beans, and lentils.
Potentially useful in muscle tightness (spasticity)
Nutrition & Multiple Sclerosis
Reduce inflammation by increasing natural antioxidants and polyphenols using the power of the protective compounds found in plants.
Coffee contains polyphenols and other anti-inflammatory compounds.
Anti-inflammatory diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and healthy oils.
Inflammatory Foods to Avoid: Gluten, Sugar, Dairy, processed foods, refined carbohydrates (breads), red meats,
Anti-inflammatory foods: Tomatoes, nuts (almonds, walnuts), green leafy vegetables (spinach, kale), strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges
Books Overcoming MS
Multiple Sclerosis and (lots of) Vitamin D: My Eight-Year Treatment with The Coimbra Protocol for Autoimmune Diseases – Ana Claudia Domene
Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: The Evidence-based 7 Step Recovery Program – George Jelinek
Wahls Protocol, The : A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles – Terry L. Wahls, M.D.
Older Addition – Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Recovery – George Jelinek