Healing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally
Healing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally

Healing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally

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.

“High prevalence of vitamin A, B12 and D3 deficiency amongst MS patients”

Biotin Multiple Sclerosis

Lions Mane Mushroom

CBD - Cannabinoid Multiple Sclerosis

Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamins and minerals help your body grow, survive, stay healthy and work the way it should.

A review on potential roles of vitamins in incidence, progression, and improvement of multiple sclerosis.

Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs in MS

Vitamin A - Retinol

Vitamin E

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

Research:

Alpha-tocopherol and MRI Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis – Association and Prediction

Vitamin D / D3

Vitamin K

Vitamin K – fat-soluble

Vitamin K1 – Green leafy vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli, kale, spinach, blueberries and figs.

Vitamin K2 – Abundant in fermented foods

Supplements:
Vitamin K1 – phylloquinone and phytonadione
Vitamin K2 – menaquinone-4, and menaquinone-7 

Research:

Vitamin K2 in multiple sclerosis patients.

Research progress on the anticancer effects of vitamin K2.

Article: How Vitamin K is Good for the Brain and Alzheimer’s Prevention

Article: Vitamin K2 – The new vitamin D in MS?

Vitamin B

Is there a Link between Vitamin B and Multiple Sclerosis?

 

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

High dose thiamine improves fatigue in multiple sclerosis

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 B12, folate, and homocysteine levels and multiple sclerosis: A meta-analysis

Folic acid with or without vitamin B12 for cognition and dementia.

Vitamin B6 – pyridoxine

aids in maintaining homeostasis, prevents anxiety by helping the amino acid tryptophan convert to niacin and serotonin for healthy nerve function

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, demyelination, remyelination and repair in multiple sclerosis.

Article: Vitamin B12 – Other names: cobalamin, hydroxocobalamin, Cobalin-H

 

Lipoic Acid

Lipoic acid (also known as alpha lipoic acid) is an antioxidant

Foods – lipoic acid in very low amounts. They include spinach, broccoli, yams, potatoes, yeast, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, and rice bran.

Lipoic acid in secondary progressive MS

Coenzyme Q10

Creatine

Chrysin

Luteolin

Carotenoids

Iodine

Selenium

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”

Selenium: What it does and how much you need

Is Selenium Helpful or Harmful in MS? This Antioxidant Has an Ambiguous Role in MS

Selenium in chronic neurologic diseases. Multiple sclerosis and Batten’s disease.

Magnesium

Magnesium – mineral. Helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function. Regulating muscle contractions.

Foods: Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts, Spinach, Black beans, Edamame

Article: Multiple Sclerosis: Magnesium, Selenium, Iodine and Mercury Connection

Research:

Multiple sclerosis: decreased relapse rate through dietary supplementation with calcium, magnesium and vitamin D.

Magnesium concentration in brains from multiple sclerosis patients

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha 

Ayurveda Medicine – have been suggested to have beneficial effects for MS-associated symptoms, including fatigue, spasticity, anxiety, depression, and pain.

Combinations of Ashwagandha Leaf Extracts Protect Brain-Derived Cells against Oxidative Stress and Induce Differentiation

A Potential Alternative against Neurodegenerative Diseases: Phytodrugs

Omega 3

Zinc

Neuropathic Pain

Plantbased Diet

Diet & Doctors

Roy Swank Diet – The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book

Dr. Dean Ornish – Ornish Diet

Dr. John McDougall

T Colin Campbell – Plantbased Dr

Coimbra protocol – High Doses of Vitamin D for autoimmune Diseases

Dr. Terry Wahls Mitochondria Diet

Natural anti-inflammatory

Many people with MS have high inflammation in the body so this section is looking at natural anti-inflammatory.

A Review of Various Antioxidant Compounds and their Potential Utility as Complementary Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis.

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

Harpagoside Content in Devil’s Claw Extracts.

Effects of Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) on the multidrug transporter ABCB1/P-glycoprotein.

Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) as a treatment for osteoarthritis: a review of efficacy and safety.

Curcumin - Turmeric

Curcumin active ingredient of turmeric anti inflammatory properties.

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.

A systematic review on the effectiveness of willow bark for musculoskeletal pain.

Review of Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Medicines

Ginger

Boswellia - Frankincense

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

Nutrition Facts in Multiple Sclerosis

The molecular basis of nutritional intervention in multiple sclerosis: a narrative review.

Nutrition facts in multiple sclerosis.

Diet, Gut Microbiota, and Vitamins D + A in Multiple Sclerosis.

Dopamine, T cells and multiple sclerosis (MS).

Fasting-like diet reduces multiple sclerosis symptoms

Is there a link between vitamin B and multiple sclerosis?

Latitude, Vitamin D, Melatonin, and Gut Microbiota Act in Concert to Initiate Multiple Sclerosis: A New Mechanistic Pathway.

MS Bloggers

Books Overcoming MS

Books:

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

Articles:

Natural Remedy Dos and Don’ts for Multiple Sclerosis

Additional Research

SerpinB1 controls encephalitogenic T helper cells in neuroinflammation
Targeting a rogue T cell prevents and reverses multiple sclerosis in mice

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