I have to confess being disappointed by the lot of you. With all the whining about the nefarious motives of the pharma industry no one has mentioned DIRECT-MS
I have posted twice in the past month about our initiatives to identify the cause of MS here
and to determine the levels of toxicity for the potent immunomodulator vitamin D in this post
Not only are these potential therapies safe, of very low cost and available to everyone but our organisation is a charity with no affiliations. Do we purport a cure? Well cure is a four letter word. Suffice to say I claim that MS can effectively and easily be prevented. And we all know that is worth a pound of cure.
Where were all of you well intentioned critics when these were posted? They have a total of 7 replies and 396 views compared to the 55 replies and 1037 views of this thread. Shame on you and a pox upon your loved ones
You're not alone in your hypocrisy. This site states...
This is MS is an unbiased, unaffiliated site dedicated to eradicating Multiple Sclerosis. We offer an open-minded approach to *all* potentially viable treatments, ranging from the FDA-approved disease-modifying drugs such as Copaxone to alternative treatments such as Low Dose Naltrexone.
Our only purpose is to serve YOU.
I see plenty of drug related news on the first page but there is no mention of the efforts conducted by DIRECT-MS. Maybe we need to notify Omnicom, Interpublic and WPP to get a honorable mention by ThisIsMS.
Direct-MS produces information booklets on various aspects of multiple sclerosis. These booklets are listed below and a PDF of each one can be opened and downloaded by clicking on the title.
Alternately we can mail you a hard copy of any of the booklets. Just [url="http://www.direct-ms.org/contactus.html"]write[/url]or [email="info@DIRECT-MS.org"]email[/email]us and let us know which ones you would like sent to you. Don’t forget to include your mailing address. There is no charge for this service.
[url="http://www.direct-ms.org/booklets/TakeControlOfMS.pdf"]Booklet #1[/url] [I]Take Control of Multiple Sclerosis
This booklet discusses the main causal factors of MS and, with this information as a guide, it lays out our recommendations for nutritional strategies to help control MS.
[url="http://www.direct-ms.org/booklets/ProtectYourFamilyFromMS.pdf"]Booklet #2[/url] Protect Your Family from Multiple Sclerosis
This booklet emphasizes the high risk for contracting MS of first-degree relatives of persons with MS. It discusses the causal factors of MS with special emphasis on vitamin D deficiency as a primary cause. Finally it demonstrates that adequate vitamin D can likely prevent MS in most cases and provides a recommended supplementation regime.
[url="http://www.direct-ms.org/booklets/AlbertaDisadvantage.pdf"]Booklet # 3[/url] Multiple Sclerosis: The Alberta Disadvantage
This booklet demonstrates that the province of Alberta, the home of DIRECT-MS, has by far the highest rates of MS in the world: Prevalence 340/1000,000; Incidence 20/100,000.
Data and arguments are provided to support the argument that the main reason for the “MS Epidemic” is that all the main causal factors are present in Alberta, with low vitamin D supply being especially problematic.
We have found that a Voiced PowerPoint presentation (‘Webcast’) is an effective way to communicate the science and the recommendations for nutritional strategies for controlling MS and preventing it in the first place.
The latest presentation is Prospects for Vitamin D Nutrition
. The discussion is narrated by Reinhold Vieth of the departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto.
Dr. Vieth addresses the topics of:
Vitamin D and Human Evolution
Clinical relevance of higher vitamin D intakes
Toxicology of Vitamin D
The second webcast is entitled Preventing Multiple Sclerosis
and is the second in a series of web casts regarding nutrition and Multiple Sclerosis. The focus of the Prevention presentation is how MS can be easily, safely and inexpensively prevented by focusing on protective factors. This is a must see for those people with MS who have children.
Our first webcast, Nutritional Strategies for Controlling Multiple Sclerosis,
addresses similar issues. It presents the probable causes of MS and how to effectively control those elements. A review of the protective factors and how to incorporate them into your lifestyle is also covered.