We assume that MS improves with diet, but how does it improve? Here is an article by guest writer, Jim Marlow and comments by Dr. Mercola.
By Jim Marlow, chief nutritionist at the Optimal Wellness Center
Gwen is a 26-year-old who was diagnosed last year with Neural demyelination, associated with probable Multiple Sclerosis. Her brain MRI, done in November 2005, showed five to six spots (light gray, old ones) and a couple that were active.
The past five years were very stressful for her. She does have a history of tremors since age 13 or 14. She used to get migraines with some vision loss. She has had a severely low libido, moderate sinus problems, dry skin and fatigue.
After taking the Nutritional Typing™ test, she was assessed as a MIXED type. A review of her lab analysis from December 2005 identified that she clearly had been over-consuming carbohydrates and under-consuming protein. Also, her omega-3 fat and LDL cholesterol levels were very low -- and omega-3 fats are critical to improving MS. A review of her Hair Element Analysis identified small but significant levels of mercury, arsenic and cadmium.
For seven weeks now, Gwen has been doing her best to follow the Prime MIXED type nutrition plan, and she continues to have a very good response to it. Because of our entire program, she reports that ALL of her symptoms have improved. She is eating very well despite her difficulty in obtaining organic foods. She reports that she has experienced complete elimination of tingling and headaches, and a remarkable reduction in the occurrence of dry skin and sinus problems.
She also reports that she has not been having nightmares anymore, so she is sleeping much better, and her energy level is much improved. In fact, she stated that "my energy level is a thousand times better than it was."
Another amazing testimony as to the power of Nutritional Typing™. In this case, Gwen was a mixed type, which in the past we had not seen tremendous results with because this is very close to what many people are already eating.
However, our chief nutritionist, Jim Marlow, has modified the program so that mixed types have very precise eating combinations, and now most of our MS patients are improving just as well as the protein and carb types.
It is a simple yet amazingly effective alteration, and I am grateful that Jim developed it. I used to cringe when MS patients came into my office as we rarely were able to help them, but with Nutritional Typing™ and some of the emotional work it is very unusual when a person with MS does not improve.
As you can read in the related links below, all the drugs for MS are not addressing the underlying cause. I personally do not advise them, even though they may provide temporary relief; by not addressing the causal condition the actual disease tends to worsen while the symptoms are being masked by the drugs.
Without a doubt Nutritional Typing™ has been the most profound nutritional intervention I have ever seen.
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We have recently opened up this test to those outside of our clinic. One of our nutritional typing therapists moderates the free forum that people have access to once they complete the test, and it is amazing how many people are being helped with this system. We have thousands of posts on this forum and have had great feedback.