Fair warning to anyone who likes to put on blinders---I'm the oddball who has sought out comprehensive treatment for my husband who has SPMS. For background see http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-3055.html
. And yes, if you're curious, he is improving very nicely on the Wheldon combined antibiotic protocol, antivirals, heavy metal chelation, LDN, and a slew of carefully selected supplements.
Some interesting information has recently crossed my path that I want to share with gibbledygook and those others who are interested to expedite CNS repair once the causes of their MS have been addressed (see http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-3061.html
). During my husband's appointment with his neurotologist (neurologist + otologist) this week, we told him that my husband's father had just been diagnosed with a very rare and advanced form of the rare disease mycosis fungoides (another "incurable" one where the immune system appears to go whacko). The doctor sees several patients with this illness, a few of whom have reached cured status. The reason he sees these patients is because dementia goes along with the skin symptoms; his treatment for these patients is very much like my husbands's treatment. He verified my suspicion that it was a polymicrobial illness, but he stretched the causal musings even further.
The doctor indicated that since my husband and his father are both affected with these types of illnesses, since he knows my husband has elevated heavy metals, and since the other mycosis fungoides cases he treats involve elevated heavy metals, Dad's illness most likely also involves elevated heavy metals. He went on to explain that there is probably a genetic predisposition to produce too little metallothionine. That metallothionine deficit affects some critical bodily processes, not the least of which is glutathione production. Those with a metallothionine deficit end up with glutathione depletion. Ahhh, glutathione depletion, one of my favorite topics. This is an area where it pays to look into MS's commonalities with other chronic inflammatory illnesses. If you google "multiple sclerosis glutathione depletion," mostly what you get are articles that indicate that it exists in MS. Folks, the chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia communities are way ahead of us on this---check out this paper at http://phoenix-cfs.org/GluAACFS04.htm
. This paper will give you a good idea of how people with glutathione depletion are vulnerable to chronic infections of multiple microbes. So now the good doctor takes us to the root of the root of the root.
Before I go any further, I should say that what is being discussed here are subsets of chronic inflammatory illnesses, not a blanket application. Anyway, gibbledygook et al, this is where your interest lies. When I googled "metallothionine," I found a webpage at http://www.heartfixer.com/AMRI-Outcomes-Non-CV-Autism.htm
that piqued my interest, because my husband also has dyslexia, one of the autism spectrum disorders, and because the doctor treats autistiic kids in a similar fashion to the way he treats adults with neurodegenerative illnesses (like MS). That webpage tied alot of these ideas together, but I wondered if there was treatment information for MS discussed on that website. Oh yes, there is, and that was interesting. Then I navigated back to the home page and "fact sheet" of heartfixer.com
to find out more about this treatment. This "Magnetic Molecular Energizer" may be science fiction, but maybe not. The practitioners using it claim that it increases the velocity and wobble of the electrons of molecules in the area of focus, thereby increasing chemical reactions, thereby accelerating biological functions, thereby possibly enhancing healing and regeneration...even nerves. Enjoy the journey!
, all that being said (and read), if MME is for real, I have a concern. Your own cells are not the only living things in one of those areas of treatment. Every human being is sharing his or her body with billions of microorganisms. If the biological processes of the host are being revved-up by MME, the same surely holds true for the microorganisms. For the subset of MSers (and others) who are afflicted with chronic infections that have not been addressed
, the overpopulation of the microbes might be unintentionally boosted. Who wins?