Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a label mired in confusion and mystery, can be an earth-shattering diagnosis for many. MS sufferers experience a range of painful symptoms that can completely alter the life they once lived. Fortunately, this condition is not an incurable disease in which your immune system is attacking sections of the nerve sheath, as many well-intentioned medical experts believe. Rather, the truth is that aggressive viruses and their cofactors are often what trigger off many of the MS symptoms. To better understand how this disease came to be, it is important that we delve into the history behind MS. Once I share the true historical information, you will have a deeper understanding of how this diagnosis has come to be tethered to so much damaging misinformation. This will also give you the freedom to release any misinformation you’ve been told and take hold of the truths about multiple sclerosis so you can truly begin to heal.
The History of Multiple Sclerosis
After World War II, a shift in science took place as people began to explore new ideas and dive into novel projects. During this time, the beginnings of the hormone movement appeared as researchers began to manipulate hormones through pharmaceutical synthesis and knowledge acquired from research on animals.
Prior to 1940, people did not view perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause as related to the negative symptoms that many women now tend to associate with this phase of their life. Up until this point, women who stopped menstruating typically felt better, had increased energy, and a higher libido— outcomes that women rarely have the fortune of experiencing today. Medical science and research and medical and alternative health communities aren’t aware that there was a number of reasons for this shift, one of which was an escalation in viral issues.
Around the late 1940s, doctors' offices began to fill with women experiencing a range of symptoms like never before in women’s health history. Professionals did not know how to diagnose these mystery symptoms. Some of the symptoms women were experiencing included fatigue, feeling out of sorts, weakness in the legs, numbness, depression, fatigue, and anxiety. In that day in history it wasn’t unusual for a doctor to typically tell a wealthy woman that she was bored or unhappy and would encourage her to take on a new venture or charity project. A poor woman would be told she was lazy, crazy, attention seeking, or being dishonest. Sadly, most women, regardless of their socioeconomic status, were handed a completely inaccurate diagnosis.
The Viral Explosion
Many people picked up viruses around the turn of the 20th century, but these initially docile viruses needed time to root and strengthen themselves. By mid century in the 1940s and 1950s, for the first time people were not only feeling the effects of rooted viruses that were ready to make an appearance, but they likely felt the effects of increased exposure to radiation and DDT combined. This is information I brought to light in my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods.
You may never link World War II and menopause in your head, but they actually have a connection worth noting. During the war, the atomic bomb released a tremendous amount of radioactive dust into the atmosphere. This dust began to fall out of the sky heavily by 1950 and has continued ever since. This increased radiation exposure around mid century was another unseen factor doctors and other health practitioners were unaware of and thus didn’t consider a factor when it came to diagnosing and supporting their patients and clients.
At this time in history, the use of DDT was rampant. It was being sprayed in parks, neighborhoods, and on the food people consumed. This damaging chemical quickly began affecting the health of those who were exposed and was just another piece of the puzzle contributing to the boom of hundreds of mystery illnesses, many of which I addressed in my book, Medical Medium. I share the truth about many more mystery illnesses in my book, Thyroid Healing, which contains a wealth of essential health information that can help and protect you and your loved ones.
Near the end of the 1950s, many doctors stopped calling their patients lazy, crazy, or bored. Instead, women’s hormones were blamed for these symptoms. Prescriptions were offered as a solution, but sadly, this supposed cure actually made many women much more sick.
True Birth of the MS Diagnosis
In the past, neurological conditions were often only taken seriously by medical professionals if the condition was able to be perceived by the doctor’s own eyes. For example, a doctor could easily see if someone was suffering from tremors or involuntary autonomic spasms and would deem these neurological issues. However, if a woman’s neurological problems, such as severe fatigue or increased blindness, were not visible, their symptoms were often not believed or taken seriously.
Although women vocalized their health struggles, it wasn’t until men began to complain of similar neurological issues that medical professionals began to take serious note of these symptoms. Women were wrongfully seen as liars and manipulators, so their cries that something was wrong were met with scorn and disbelief. Once men, who were deemed honest and trustworthy within the patriarchal society, complained of experiencing similar symptoms to women, doctors began to take these health issues seriously and invested into the label of multiple sclerosis. In the late 1800s an extremely rare sclerosis illness was discovered but it had no true resemblance to what we call multiple sclerosis today. It was a different brain illness that had a very different cause to what we know as multiple sclerosis. If someone was suffering from tingles and numbness, aches and pains, fatigue, neuropathy-like sensations in their hands and feet, blurry eyes, or constant, mild headaches, the medical world would now be able to give them a label that wasn’t an old, obscure theoretical discovery that only a few people were given for very different reasons back in the late 1800s.
When the first true MS diagnoses were delivered, suggested treatment options were limited and even inappropriate and led many people to suffer unnecessarily. It is important that you know what is actually happening inside the body when a MS label is given and how you can work to heal the true root cause.
The truth, which is unknown to medical science and research, is that almost every neurological symptom stems from one group of viruses— the herpes family. There are certain types of bacteria that can cause instant swelling and inflammation in the brain, but the problem that arises is strikingly different than the neurological symptoms that people with MS, ALS, lyme disease and more have to endure. To learn more about the various viruses that fall within the herpes family check out my herpes radio show and blog post. And, to learn more about the true unknown cause of Lyme disease and how to begin recovering your health, read the chapter on Lyme disease in my book, Medical Medium.
Although a variety of the Epstein-Barr virus is often responsible for MS, other cofactors usually play a role also. The presence of toxic heavy metals such as mercury, copper, aluminum, lead, nickel, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, alloys, and steels, or dangerous chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, or DDT can help fuel and support the many strains of Epstein-Barr and other herpetic viruses that are triggering off neurological symptoms. Medical science and research aren’t yet aware that there are over 60 strains of Epstein-Barr viruses alone, a truth I discuss in detail in my book, Thyroid Healing.
Instead of handing people a MS label, doctors and health practitioners would be providing a better diagnosis if they told MS sufferers they have a variation of Guillain-Barré Syndrome since their neurological issues stem from a viral infection. It would be even better still to tell a patient that their condition and symptoms are viral so they can address the viral issue and allow the central nervous system to heal.
Oftentimes a brain lesion will be seen on the MRI or CAT scans of someone who has been diagnosed with MS. A lesion could be a number of things including a crystallization, calcification, or scar tissue from a knock on the head many years ago that may not be causing you any issues. It is important to note that millions of people who aren’t diagnosed with MS live their lives with harmless markings inside their brains that they are completely unaware of. However, if you’re struggling with stiffness, weakness, or numbness in various areas of the body, have started suffering from blurry vision, or have developed any other symptom associated with MS and a brain scan reveals a visible deposit in your brain, you may be given an inaccurate MS diagnosis. It is common to have unharmful markings on your brain and current MRIs are not even able to pick up on all of the markings that you may have. It will be twenty to thirty years before these machines will be able to scan the brain with the accuracy needed. If you ever have an MRI or CT scan with contrast make sure to stay hydrated and add a little bit more lemon or lime water into your routine for a period of time. The contrast contains heavy metals and it is important that you flush these toxins out of your bloodstream and organs. You may also wish to consider including the daily heavy metal detox smoothie for a while.
Even if you aren’t exhibiting symptoms, you may be incorrectly told that you have MS if a scan reveals noticeable markings on the brain. These markings, which you may have had from birth or childhood and could be deposits of heavy metals or MSG are seldom connected to MS. Although there are unique cases where viral inflammation leads to the creation of severe pockets and lesions in the brain along with damaged nerve sheaths and nerve endings that may trigger MS-related symptoms, these instances are rare. If you are suffering from MS symptoms what is much more likely to be happening is that a variety of the Epstein-Barr virus in your system is releasing an abundance of neurotoxins from the liver which are floating through the body, harming the nervous system, and triggering off MS-related symptoms. This can occur whether or not you have lesions or markings on your brain.
There are a number of reasons you may be suffering from MS symptoms, but a lesion in the brain is not the true culprit. It is far more likely that your symptoms are arising from a B-12 deficiency and methylation issue, along with one or more viruses releases a tremendous amount of neurotoxins into the body. Maybe you’re battling an Epstein-Barr virus and a shingles virus or you have an Epstein-Barr strain, shingles strain, and a HHV-6 variety. Regardless of the specific mix of viruses you are up against, it is likely that an abundance of neurotoxins are floating through your system and wreaking havoc. You can learn more about how viruses affect the body and create many mystery illnesses in my book, Thyroid Healing.
The Lyme Trend
Fewer people are being given an MS diagnosis today, or if they have been given an MS diagnosis in the past, it’s now getting changed to a different diagnosis. This is largely due to the fact that a wide array of symptoms are now being wrongfully funneled into a lyme disease diagnosis. The number of new MS diagnoses are falling as the number of lyme disease diagnoses continue to skyrocket, and this trend will continue for some time. Some doctors quickly place patients in the lyme disease category without even having blood work completed. Many people who have been labeled with MS for some time are now being handed a lyme disease label as well. As this wildly inaccurate lyme trend continues to grow, the MS label will become more obscure and outdated with each passing year. At this point in time, I would actually prefer someone to be diagnosed with MS over lyme because the information and confusion surrounding lyme is disastrously wrong. If you’re sensitive about the topic of lyme disease, please keep an open mind as you continue to read the rest of this article. There is so much misinformation around lyme disease that needs to be cleared up so it’s no longer holding back the many people who are wrongfully given this diagnosis.
Around the birth of the lyme disease diagnosis, a number of incredible doctors who were analyzing cases of this disease unanimously and accurately recognized it to be viral. However, In the early 1970s, there were no antiviral pharmaceuticals that could treat viruses. There were steroids and antibiotics available at this time, and once professionals latched onto the mistaken notion that lyme was bacterial, which I explain in detail in my book Medical Medium, patients began to receive prescriptions that weren't actually supporting the true cause behind this disease— viruses. The brilliant doctors who told their patients the truth— that lyme was viral— didn’t have any medications to offer them. If a patient had suggested to one of these doctors to treat their virus-based disease with antibiotics, the doctor would have most likely objected to this suggestion, asserting that treating a viral infection with an antibiotic would make the patient worse. This piece of information is still true today and is one reason why close to 85% of people suffering with lyme grow worse as they treat their viral condition with antibiotics. The other 15% of those suffering may improve, but this is likely due to alternative treatments they incorporate into their protocol such as IV vitamin C therapy and certain beneficial supplements like cat’s claw. I've espoused the value of supplements like cat’s claw to numerous lyme doctors over the past three decades, and finally this information is starting to circulate within the field. I’ve worked with numerous lyme sufferers whose lives were changed once they discontinued antibiotics and began a true anti-viral protocol. Because MS, like lyme disease, is caused by viruses wreaking havoc in the body, antibiotics should be avoided and an anti-viral protocol should be implemented instead.
The reason I am addressing lyme disease here is because of the complete lack of understanding surrounding this condition. Also, you may have received a lyme diagnosis if you have MS symptoms or you may in the future. Now you know there is much more to understand about lyme than what your doctor or health practitioner may tell you if you or a loved one receive a lyme disease diagnosis. If you want to read more of the truth about lyme disease, read through the “Lyme Disease” chapter in Medical Medium.
Steps to Take
A tremendous amount of neurotoxins in your system, can lead to such severe nerve inflammation that the nerves can dry and crack. If someone’s nervous system is in a state of complete disarray and they aren’t providing their body with the foods and supplements that can help their body fight against the invaders and toxins causing the problems, they may sadly find themselves struggling and being prescribed immunosuppressive drugs by a doctor. Because immunosuppressive drugs break down the immune system, if they are taking certain medications it is critical that they bring in certain foods and supplements that serve to fortify the immune system. If they suffer from acute attacks, their doctor is likely to prescribe them a steroid to reduce inflammation, but he or she won’t be able to tell them the information that will allow them to overcome these attacks indefinitely. Medicine is behind and patients need to know the steps they can take to battle their disease today.
If you are suffering with MS, It is important to know that you can heal. There are countless neurological symptoms you may be battling, but hold on to the faith that you can move past them with the proper healing measures. If you are handed an MS label, you must recognize it for what it truly is. Being given this label does not mean it will be life-threatening. Over the past decades I’ve helped numerous people heal after they were given a MS diagnosis, and with the correct supplements and food choices you can move towards conquering MS too.
Supportive Supplements & Teas
When it comes to healing MS, there are a few supplements that are critical for every sufferer, two of which are B-12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin and a high-quality zinc. Supplements that help fight back and eradicate the viruses in your system are crucial. Some recommended supplements include cat’s claw, lemon balm, silica, a little licorice, and a little olive leaf. Vitamin C is an essential supplement to add to your protocol and a little ALA can be beneficial as well. For neurological symptoms methylfolate and a b-complex can be valuable. Glutamine is incredible for supporting nerves in your brain and for helping break down pockets of MSG, calcium deposits, or other toxins in the brain that leave markings.
Additional supplements to consider are elderberry, lomatium root, propolis, nettle leaf, and a plant-based omega-3. Although vitamin D does not fix the problem and should not be taken in large doses, a certain amount of this supplement can be supportive. If you’re looking for additional healing ideas, try bringing rose hips tea into your daily routine. This drink is fantastic for helping combat Epstein-Barr related neurological symptoms. If you’re interested in the specific supplements and teas I recommend, check out my preferred supplements page.
Bringing in supplements can be an incredibly powerful piece of the healing puzzle, but making sure your diet includes a plethora of life-giving, disease-fighting foods is another critical component.
Wild blueberries are a critical food to consume while healing from MS. They contain a number of health benefits including restoring and calming the nerves. Wild blueberries alongside spirulina and barley grass juice extract powder are three out of the five most powerful foods to help draw heavy metals out of the system. Regularly incorporating all five of the heavy metal detox foods can be unbelievably beneficial for anyone recovering from MS. If you are interested in bringing these foods into your life, check out my heavy metal detox plan.
Other helpful foods to incorporate include dandelion greens, spinach, mâche, and collard greens. Turmeric and burdock root can be helpful as well. Additional foods to incorporate include avocado, hemp seeds, and walnuts. Try munching on a handful of shelled, dried watermelon seeds ever so often for some powerful healing support. One tasty, nourishing meal might be guacamole wrapped up in collard greens, another simple, supportive option is potato or sweet potato soup. Add carrot, onion, garlic, celery, and any other tasty veggie or herbs you might like. You could receive an abundance of benefits from dining on this soup daily.
Start bringing juices into your day when you can. Some great drinks to start with include celery juice, turmeric ginger shots, and wheatgrass juice. It would be very helpful to follow the Liver Rescue Morning I describe in Liver Rescue every day.
Foods to Avoid
Removing foods from your diet that feed viruses like Epstein-Barr can be a critical piece of fully healing from MS. Some of the most important foods to avoid include eggs, dairy products, and corn.
If you have been diagnosed with MS, your practitioner may recommend an abundance of protein to help support muscle strength. But it’s carbohydrates, not protein, that are more important and will actually help you build muscle. As you work to recover from MS, bring in an abundance of carbohydrate-rich fruits and veggies, as well as plenty of leafy greens, for healing and to help maintain strength. At the same time, keep your animal protein to once per day or less when possible. During a period where you're working to heal severe neurological symptoms, lowering animal protein and bringing in more of the healing fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables is ideal.
Throughout the years I’ve helped many people overcome multiple sclerosis and neurological symptoms of all kinds. If you have been suffering, even if it has been for many, many years, it is critical that you hold onto faith in your body’s ability to heal. You can move past the chronic pain, the tremors, the weakness, the fatigue or whatever symptoms you are battling on a daily basis. As you take one day at a time and implement a protocol of healing, antiviral supplements and nourishing juices and meals, try your best to keep a light heart. Celebrate as each symptom lightens and heals and know that this information is always here for you to return to and find encouragement in. Healing is not always a straight path and it’s naturally full of twists and turns— it’s what I call three steps forward and two steps back. Even though healing is not linear, you will be moving forward as you learn and apply the information shared here and I know you can find true victory in the end!
This item posted: 30-Aug-2017
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