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by lyndacarol
Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulin--Could This Be the Key?
Replies: 228
Views: 56674

Still on the insulin kick

I am hesitant to post my continued thoughts on the insulin angle due to the recent empassioned discussions of abx; I hope getting through the problem and finding consensus will forge stronger relationships and feeling of community at this website. But although I appear to be the lone believer in tha...
by lyndacarol
Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Reading Nook
Topic: Thank goodness for books to keep you busy!
Replies: 7
Views: 4736

Diet changes diabetic status

With my insulin level moderately high and fasting glucose at 109, I qualified for "pre-diabetic." Another troublesome symptom was frequent urination, especially at night. After reading Diabesity by Francine Kaufman, M.D., I tried the ExtendBar she developed, but I noticed an increase in tingling in ...
by lyndacarol
Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: New information on bacteria
Replies: 3
Views: 3406

Diet and autoimmune diseases

Chris55--If I recall correctly, interstitial cystitis is listed as one of the more than 80 autoimmune diseases by the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (www.aarda.org). Since it is generally accepted that autoimmunity (not necessarily the very same disease) runs in families, your situ...
by lyndacarol
Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B cells
Replies: 1
Views: 1724

Beta cells

Ian--Insulin is produced in the Beta cells of the pancreas. Are these different from the B cells being examined here? I believe that within the immune system antibodies are produced by Beta cells. Could Rituximab work to deplete both if they have common elements? Remember that I am the "insulin-is-i...
by lyndacarol
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I removed my post
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Symptoms

As the resident believer in the insulin-is-involved angle, I feel strong enough right now to endure the negative criticism that is bound to come, I think. And so I will just throw this out--in some material I have on the state of excess insulin, symptoms are listed. These include: pounding heartbbea...
by lyndacarol
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Stem Cells
Topic: Book about stem cells
Replies: 1
Views: 1931

Stem cells for type 1 diabetes

Harvard researcher Denise Faustman has found that the human body replaces insulin-producing cells in the pancreas with its own source of stem cells in the spleen. This might lead to a real cure! Using your own cells would avoid rejection and the need to take anti-rejection drugs your whole life long...
by lyndacarol
Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, i was diagnosed in 1998
Replies: 4
Views: 2250

Welcome, Laura!

Welcome, Laura ("Slumby").

You have found the way to fit right in here--you seek info and you contribute info to others. I have terrible stiffness in the mornings, too, and will consider Baclofen, based on your experience. Thank you.
by lyndacarol
Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, Could We All Introduce Ourselves on this thread?
Replies: 316
Views: 67041

To Casey

I welcome you, too, Casey. Although I'm fairly new here, I think this group is understanding, encouraging, and intelligently searching the information out there for the answer.

And I just bet someone here finds it!!!
by lyndacarol
Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Reading Nook
Topic: Thank goodness for books to keep you busy!
Replies: 7
Views: 4736

More titles

I know I am influenced by what I read; and latest reading was The Inflammation Cure by William Joel Meggs, M.D., Ph.D. Perhaps this explains my posting under General Discussion. I also found the special report, Insulin: Our Silent Killer, (through the website: www.healingmatters.com ) to be very int...
by lyndacarol
Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulin--Could This Be the Key?
Replies: 228
Views: 56674

Could inflammation be linked?

The last week or so has not been good. I didn't even get to the computer to check online. Now I find here lots more reading to do. I have been convinced that nothing can be given to lower insulin levels directly. But I think the insulin level is somehow connected to inflammation. That may be the way...
by lyndacarol
Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Reading Nook
Topic: Thank goodness for books to keep you busy!
Replies: 7
Views: 4736

Thank goodness for books to keep you busy!

I have always enjoyed fiction; but since my diagnosis of MS, I seem to gravitate to nonfiction. In recent years I have read and recommend John Adams by David McCullough, April 1865 by Jay Winik, too. I found The Autoimmune Connection by Rita Baron-Faust and Jill Buyon, M.D. to be educational, but la...
by lyndacarol
Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulin--Could This Be the Key?
Replies: 228
Views: 56674

Insulin question

Thank you all for the responses I found today. I appreciate your encouragement and understanding; this is what I expected from what I had read earlier. I do think we need to examine all the angles. In my own humble way, I am trying. I hope NEVER to offend anyone with my questions! I am "old" to MS (...
by lyndacarol
Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulin--Could This Be the Key?
Replies: 228
Views: 56674

Insulin--Could This Be the Key?

Without a background in science, nevertheless, I try to read material in this area: One source is InFocus , the quarterly publication of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (website: http://www.aarda.org); another is the Multiple Sclerosis Quarterly Report (or MSQR ) available free ...
by lyndacarol
Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from central Illinois
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Greetings from central Illinois

To introduce myself, I will explain that I can't remember how I found this site, but I feel it will be comfortable and accepting of me as a person with multiple sclerosis. The community members, seem to be open to ideas and willing to share and help each other. I am a 56 year old female living in Ce...