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Multiple Sclerosis

MS is caused by an auto-immune, or self-allergic, reaction that eats away at the protective myelin sheaths covering nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As myelin degenerates, scar-like plaques form over the damaged areas. These plaques short-circuit, or interfere with, normal functioning of the nervous system.

Like many diseases today – believed incurable, of unknown specific cause and incurable – growing evidence suggests MS, like cancer, heart disease and diabetes, have multiple causes with a common main root – nutritional deficiencies.

Multiple sclerosis may be the quietest epidemic in the country. Today, an estimated 500,000 Americans suffer from MS and as many as 2 million people suffer worldwide.

Nutritional deficiencies are extremely common today due to ignorance and a poor quality mostly manufactured nutrient depleted food supply. Prolonged deficiencies prey first on those most genetically susceptible. As common today is most health practitioners not being trained in nor looking seriously at nutritional deficiencies and nutrient absorption problems, the two areas that must be addressed in conjunction with accepted medical intervention if we are to deal effectively with our health care cost epidemic.

The Syndrome X article by Dr. Fisel alludes to this trend of nutrient deficiency, toxicity and sedentary lifestyles in developed nations converging as the primary cause of disease based deaths.

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Researchers have found many factors associated with MS, but have been unable to find a singular cause, such as a mutant gene or a viral infection, that would logically explain the onset of MS.  Perhaps this is because MS does not have a single cause. Osteoporosis is a common finding in people with MS.  Since osteoporosis has many causes, it would be logical to consider the possibility that MS is similar to osteoporosis — a multifactorial condition with genetic tendencies, and yet highly influenced by environmental factors.

For more information visit the national MS Society website http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx

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