Since I believe that excess insulin initiates my MS cascade and I am trying to lower that level with diet, I have been reading Dr. Atkins again. Each time I re-read material, I pick up things that hadn't registered earlier.
This time his comment that "arterial passageways are damaged by insulin itself" has special meaning for me.
And he has positive things to say about EECP:
From Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution (by Robert C. Atkins, M.D.)
Page 312. "Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP). If you have diagnosed heart problems and a positive stress test, EECP is used to create collateral blood vessels supplying the heart muscle. Sometimes called a "natural bypass," EECP uses blood pressure cuffs applied to the patient's legs, which are repeatedly inflated and deflated, to force blood up from the legs to the heart. It has been government tested and funded, is currently being administered at four hundred sites in the United States and is reimbursed by health insurers. I strongly recommend it for our heart patients, so much so that the cardiology unit at the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine provides about one hundred EECP treatments weekly."
I wonder if this wouldn't help those with MS who just CAN'T exercise.