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i would like to start with a more involved nutritional regimen. currently, i do a gluten and dairy free diet with no supplementation. i would like to start supplementing but it seems like whatever the supplement is, there is information somewhere pointing to its benefit for MS. i am cautious about taking too many supplements because i understand the danger of using a concentrated source in terms of impurities and would also like to derive ...
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Vitamin D3 blocks IL17, upregulates FoxP3

More good news about vitamin D3...

1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) ameliorates Th17 autoimmunity via transcriptional modulation of interleukin-17A.
Mol Cell Biol. 2011 Sep;31(17):3653-69.

    A new class of inflammatory CD4(+) T cells that produce interleukin-17 (IL-17) (termed Th17) has been identified, which plays a critical role in numerous inflammatory conditions and autoimmune diseases. The active form of vitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) , has a direct repressive effect on the expression of IL-17A in both human and mouse T ...
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Phospatidylserine

Has anybody tried taking phosphatidylserine supplements?

Identification of naturally occurring fatty acids of the myelin sheath that resolve neuroinflammation.
Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jun 6;4(137):137ra73.

    Lipids constitute 70% of the myelin sheath, and autoantibodies against lipids may contribute to the demyelination that characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS). We used lipid antigen microarrays and lipid mass spectrometry to identify bona fide lipid targets of the autoimmune response in MS brain, and an animal model of MS to ...
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Treating Toxic and Skeletal MS "Naturally"

I believe Dr. Zamboni has discovered the problem – venous blood reflux or CCSVI – but not the sole solution. Detoxification and nutritional therapy coupled with circulation therapies and/or skeletal adjustments may suffice to cure or control MS without taking the risk of angioplasty.
I've concluded there are 5 basic MS types, all of which leading to a reflux of venous blood into the Central Nervous System.
1) CONGENITAL vein malformations. 2) DEVELOPMENTAL vein malformations. ...
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Low vitamin B12 levels associated with cognitive decline

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 102613.htm

Dec. 5, 2012 — Being mildly vitamin B-12 deficient could be an indication that some older adults are at a greater risk for accelerated cognitive decline, an observational study from researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University suggests.

Martha Savaria Morris, Ph.D., an epidemiologist in the Nutrition Epidemiology Program at the HNRCA at Tufts University, and ...
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Chen-pi as chinese natural remedy to fight MS

I have found (through a new company who seemingly is developing such remedy fom Canada) this research article from Tokyo University in 2010, showing that Chen-pi (basically dry orange skin) remyelinates powerfully the CNS in vitro, and advices for future clinical trials in vivo... anyone heard about this? It may be called Chen-pi in chinese, or Chinpi, in japanese

Here the link to the peer review... http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2011/617438/
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Hypericum

Has anybody here tried Hypericum for nerve pain from MS? I`m desperate to find some type of relief since Lyrica-600mg/day and Elavil 100 mg./day are doing nothing at all to relieve the burning, stabbing nerve pain in my entire arms and hands and around the top of my rib cage............
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Pterostilbene is neuroprotective

Low-dose pterostilbene, but not resveratrol, is a potent neuromodulator in aging and Alzheimer's disease.
Neurobiol Aging. 2012 Sep;33(9):2062-71. Epub 2011 Oct 7.

    Recent studies have implicated resveratrol and pterostilbene, a resveratrol derivative, in the protection against age-related diseases including Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the mechanism for the favorable effects of resveratrol in the brain remains unclear and information about direct cross-comparisons between these analogs is rare. As such, the purpose of this study was to ...
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Ashwaganda protects against glutamate-induced excitotoxicity

Is anyone taking ashwagandha? If so, what has been your experience with it? Has it had a noticeable effect on any MS symptoms?

Water extract from the leaves of Withania somnifera protect RA differentiated C6 and IMR-32 cells against glutamate-induced excitotoxicity.
PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37080. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037080. Epub 2012 May 14.

    Glutamate neurotoxicity has been implicated in stroke, head trauma, multiple sclerosis and neurodegenerative disorders. Search for herbal remedies that may possibly act as therapeutic agents ...
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Is too much B12 toxic? + OTHER blood test results

From following the Wahls diet for the past 7 months) and going from 130 pounds to 114 pounds - am male, 5'11" , so am concerned,
i saw my neurologist who requested the following tests:

I am from the UK so some of these tests may be called something else in the US.

the tests and results are as follows:
TEST - VALUE - RANGE
Vitamin B12 - 765 pg/mL - 191 - 663 - ...
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