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by jackD
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: Omega-3 fatty acids lower matrix metalloproteinases
Replies: 4
Views: 2566

Re: Omega-3 fatty acids lower matrix metalloproteinases

There is a dark side for men with taking omega-3 fatty acids/fish oils and fish oil supplements. The findings (derived from a large randomized controlled trial called SELECT that assesses the impact of several supplements and vitamins on prostate cancer risk) found men with high levels of fish oil ...
by jackD
Thu May 12, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Coimbra High-Dose Vitamin D Protocol
Topic: Vitamin D: Scientific Studies & News
Replies: 115
Views: 16556

Re: Vitamin D: Scientific Studies & News

This is simple to explain. DIET - DIET - DIET They eat LOTS of fish and therefore get LOTS of Vitamin D3. jackD p.s. Of course those Eskimos who do not eat a native fish diet are at risk for health problems related to low Vitamin D3 levels. Also there are some concerns of excess Vitamin A toxicity i...
by jackD
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lipoic acid may provide ‘inexpensive’ MS treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 5065

Re: Lipoic acid may provide ‘inexpensive’ MS treatment

That Lipoic acid helps MSers has been known for a long time. I have posted a lot on this in the past. The best version is R-Lipoic Acid. You need to take only 50% of the normal Alpha-Lipoic Acid amount to get the same effect. I take the LEF product. This link explains why R-Lipoic may be better. I t...
by jackD
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: B12 insufficiency/MS
Replies: 55
Views: 15798

Re: B12 insufficiency/MS

I had an interesting experience directly related to the B-12/MS problem. My doctor an Internist/cardiologist had one of his patients who had suspected she had MS call me to talk about MS. She had severe TN Trigeminal Neuralgia facial pain for many months and had seen lots of doctors and had all kind...
by jackD
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Just got my brain MRI results
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Re: Just got my brain MRI results

When it comes to MS lesions three important considerations are LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. MS lesions are found in the CORPUS CALLOSUM and PERIVENTRIICULAR most often. Vascular lesions are uncommon in these locations. jackD http://www.radiologyassistant.nl/en/p4556dea65db62/multiple-sclerosis.html
by jackD
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to the site - MRI results
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

Re: New to the site - MRI results

I think you are correct in suspecting possible early stage MS. I base this up on the locations of the " T2/FLAIR hyperintensity" ...... periventricular location and corpus callosum. See the below link. The fact that there are no enhancing areas is very good. One key thing is there must be some progr...
by jackD
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Lupus vs. MS
Replies: 3
Views: 2139

Re: Lupus vs. MS- ANA

When MS is active ANA is elevated. Many neurologist do not seem to know this!

jackD
by jackD
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: The GOOD side of GREEN TEA extracts on health
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Re: The GOOD side of GREEN TEA extracts on health

Another good use for green tea's EGCG + STATN for MS problem. http://home.ix.netcom.com/~jdalton/egcg-neorond-ms.pdf J Neuroimmunol. 2007 Mar;184(1-2):17-26. Epub 2007 Jan 10. Neurodegeneration in autoimmune demyelination: recent mechanistic insights reveal novel therapeutic targets. Aktas O1, Waicz...
by jackD
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: The GOOD side of GREEN TEA extracts on health
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Re: The GOOD side of GREEN TEA extracts on health

The GREEN STUFF is the real GOOD stuff. Shows why GREEN TEA is better than BLACK TEA.

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by jackD
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: Maximizing INTERFERON-Beta effectiveness
Replies: 24
Views: 18484

Re: Maximizing INTERFERON-Beta effectiveness

One BIG caution about Zocor------

http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consume ... 257884.htm

http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm256581.htm


Taking 80 mgs of ZOCOR is BAD BAD BAD.

jackD
by jackD
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: Maximizing INTERFERON-Beta effectiveness
Replies: 24
Views: 18484

Re: Maximizing INTERFERON-Beta effectiveness

My posting relates to the PREVENTION of getting Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease as summarized from the study below. ONLY ONE STATIN *ZOCOR* WAS FOUND TO BE TRUELY EFFECTIVE. Quote: "In patients over age 64, those who took Zocor were 54% less likely to get Alzheimer's disease and 49% less ...
by jackD
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: Maximizing INTERFERON-Beta effectiveness
Replies: 24
Views: 18484

I really like ZOCOR (Simvastatin) and here is why-

I switched from Lipitor to Zocor because... (as stated below) "In patients over age 64, those who took Zocor were 54% less likely to get Alzheimer's disease and 49% less likely to get Parkinson's disease than were matched patients not taking statin drugs. Those who took Lipitor were 9% less likely t...
by jackD
Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: Phosphatidylserine?
Replies: 13
Views: 4034

Re: Phosphatidylserine?

I would also like to mention that I take Clonidine (.2 mg Transdermal Patch) to control my blood pressure which is also being researched to help control MS spasticity. It also helps control atrial fibrillation. A problem which I also have. Am Heart J. 2001 Aug;142(2):E3. Clinical assessment of cloni...
by jackD
Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: Phosphatidylserine?
Replies: 13
Views: 4034

Re: Phosphatidylserine?

PubMed has some good abstracts on why vinpocetine may help MS folks. I take it to prevent strokes. I have had a minor one 1 Jan 2015 and do not want another. jackD Molecules. 2014 Dec 26;20(1):335-47. doi: 10.3390/molecules20010335. Anti-inflammatory effects of vinpocetine in atherosclerosis and isc...