Evaluate endocrine function and replace any hormones that are low or out of balance.
It is thought that insulin resistance may exacerbate cognitive problems and inflammatory responses in MS. If your levels are elevated, work with your doctor to follow a diet designed to lower insulin levels (specifically, cut out simple carbs).
Research suggests that insulin is vital to normal brain functioning and that insulin problems are implicated in memory loss and neurodegenerative disorders....
Take a good quality vitamin and mineral supplement daily. Get levels of key vitamins and minerals measured and supplement any that are low. Adequate and balanced magnesium, calcium, and zinc are critical to symptom resolution in MS.
A controlled prospective study was conducted to determine whether thyroid disorders are present with increased frequency in patients with MS. We found that thyroid disorders were at least three times more common in women with MS than in female controls.
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