Hi Dave, I read your long blog on why you think you ended up with MS several months ago, and I remember it. In fact, I took your recommendation and bought some Garden of Life Primal Defense for my husband who has SPMS. Since then, we have switched to Probiotic Defense by Now Foods which is cheaper and works as well or better. I agree with you that the too frequent use of antibiotics in your early life may have contributed to your illness, but I have noticed that you seem to place the blame on the antibiotics. It seems to me that the blame lies with the doctors who prescribed the antibiotics too frequently and not with the antibiotics themselves. What was worse than the over-prescribing of the antibiotics, though, was that those doctors did not also pass on the instruction to follow the short antibiotic courses with yogurt, buttermilk, or some other probiotic food or supplement. Antibiotics are not in and of themselves evil. Unfortunately, the incomplete treatment by your childhood doctors is the norm. Until finding the Wheldon and Vanderbilt CAPs, the only other source of correct abx use I encountered was from my wise old Dutch doctor who advised to always followup antibiotics with probiotic foods.
About the oregano oil...I have read on the web pages of some of the distributors that taking a break now and then is a good idea. You mentioned that "there is evidence to show that taking these strong albeit helpful aids every day consecutively can really cause a locking of the system and shut-down effect, and could pose long term damage if care is not taken." Dave, when someone makes a statement like that, the source should be given, not just mentioned. That's far too vague to be taken seriously. When my husband takes his short breaks from oregano oil, he sticks with the olive leaf extract, caprylic acid, circumin, and Lauricidin. We will keep it up too, because antifungal measures are a necessary and integral part of the Wheldon CAP. I'm aware of your views on the CAP, but I can tell you that since last August when he started the CAP, my husband's MS has reversed to where it was about 4 years ago. What if he has to supplement antifungals and probiotics the rest of his life? That's a bargain!
Last year I gave up evening television for Lent. That gave me the opportunity to spend more time on the internet searching for an effective treatment for my husband...and I found it. While God does enact miracles directly, I believe that most of His miracles are enacted indirectly through us. From that perspective, most healing work is wrought through the healing efforts of human beings that have been empowered by God in a multitude of ways, from a fascination with grasshoppers or worms that leads to the study of biology that leads to a medical career, to what seem to be chance connections of diverse bits of information at just the right moment in the psyche of just the right individual. God guides us and uses us in ways that are imperceptible unless we choose to see His hand at work in our lives. On the subject of God's role in MS...here are my thoughts. God does not cause someone to get MS, but he let's it happen that a greater good will come from it. In the case of Sarah (sorry Sarah for talking about you), perhaps Sarah's MS was allowed to happen so that her husband would take the actions he has taken which have helped so many more than Sarah. That work is still in motion and will be far-reaching. In your case Dave, you have exposed the mistakes your childhood doctors made in over-prescribing antibiotics without probiotic followup. Who knows how many will be helped by the fact that you exposed that misuse?...And you wouldn't have done it if you didn't have MS.