Wanted to bump this thread for new folks.
Jeff's now 6 years after his MS diagnosis, and for whatever reasons or combination of reasons, he's still stable with no MS progression.
We do not take this for granted. Every day is a gift.
This program I put together to help him (with much assistance from posters on this site, like Jimmylegs, Gibbs, Cure, Dim, and NHE)--is diet, lifestyle and supplements. He still follows it, eats a whole food, mainly plant based Mediterranean diet, exercises everyday, has reduced stress, and takes supplements like vitamin D, omega 3, EGCG, quercetin/bromelain, and essential minerals. (Thanks, JL!!!)
He also has remained on copaxone, which never gave him many problems, aside from site reactions at times.
His fatigue, spasms, heat intolerence and cog fog were greatly reduced after venoplasty to correct his jugular flow.
The inflammatory serum markers which presented at his first flare have never returned.
His gray matter atrophy at diagnosis is now reversed, and his thalamus, brain stem and third ventricle are all "normal."
I still believe our modern lifestyle is contributing to higher levels of oxidative stress, depleting our bodies and weakening the endothelium, leaving us vulnerable to many illnesses. Many factors contribute to this state- including processed food, less time outdoors in the sun, more stress, less physical exercise, more toxins in our air and water....etc, etc.
But hopefully some of this injury to the endothelium can be reversed. Here's the program, based on the research of cardiovascular/endothelial expert Dr. John Cooke--http://www.ccsvi.org/index.php/helping- ... ial-health
hope it might help others,
cheer (aka A.C., the aging cheerleader!)
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS