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by tzootsi
Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: Conflicting opinions on some suppliments.
Replies: 0
Views: 1574

Conflicting opinions on some suppliments.

Sometimes it gets very frustrating - Vitamin C - lots of people feel it's helpful for MS. Now people are saying keep away, as it helps absorb iron. Zinc - many positive posts on zinc. However Dr. Hans Neiper ( calcium EAP promoter) recommends avoiding zinc. Cherries - Good anti-oxidant - however I b...
by tzootsi
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: Supplements and Vitamins?
Replies: 24
Views: 8424

Have you tried
http://www.puritansale.com/
Very inexpensive, good quality vitamins.
by tzootsi
Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Inclined Bed Therapy
Replies: 832
Views: 196552

Just an update - we have been on IBT for close to 4 weeks now. No noticeable changes in my wife's mild ms symptoms, but she tells me that my occasional snoring has stopped, and late night bathroom visits for both of us have dropped from 2-3 to 0-1. Adjusting to sleeping on the tilt was very easy - t...
by tzootsi
Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: your bibliography suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 2902

Multiple Sclerosis: A Self-Help Guide to Its Management - Judy Graham is also a good one
Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book - Roy Swank - the classic diet book.
Ann and Judi's MS Recovery Diet is still the best (IMHO) diet related MS book.
by tzootsi
Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Wow, has this forum gone everywhere lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 6515

I agree with Fiddler - yes this forum has gone off on a few tangents in the past few months, but it's still the best reading on the web. Yes it's a little frustrating when newbies who don't quite have the feel for this forum, post questions in inappropriate topics, but that's life, and I love seeing...
by tzootsi
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: The wait is killing me.....so lets kill some time
Replies: 7
Views: 2230

Yikes - don't get me going on music - I'm a musaholic - been playing, collecting and listening to music since the late 50's. Some of my favorite artists: James Taylor, Asleep at the Wheel, BB King, Gipsy Kings, Miles Davis, Laura Nyro, Carol King, The Moonglows, Billie Holiday, Manhattan Transfer, I...
by tzootsi
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: CCSVI: My Widely Respected Neurologists' Suggestion
Replies: 35
Views: 6901

I've read this letter on another thread. So I'll ask the question I wanted to ask then: Who is Dr. Ashton Embry and why do we care? Thanks Ashton Embry is not a medical doctor (he is a Canadian research geologist) who's son was dx'd with MS several years ago. Embry spent many many hours pouring thr...
by tzootsi
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Best Bet Diet discussion
Replies: 161
Views: 48440

True that goats milk is more digestible than cow's milk, but I believe that ALL dairy is off limits with the BBD.
by tzootsi
Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Who are the BIG names in CCSVI ?
Replies: 138
Views: 116283

I agree with cheerleader, you need to be proactive and contact interventional radiologists in your area. You will be surprised how many might be interested in hearing you out, and possibly getting involved.
by tzootsi
Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Best Bet Diet discussion
Replies: 161
Views: 48440

You can start the BBD (or ms recovery diet) in stages. My wife eliminated dairy for two weeks, then gluten and legumes. She also had a good diet, but with lots of pasta and cheese! After a while the diet is not that difficult. There is a very good rice pasta (Tinkyada), reasonably ok rice breads, bu...
by tzootsi
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)-
Replies: 1009
Views: 293414

Cheer, thanks so much for all the work you've put into this, it's been quite a year. Hopefully by this time next year, CCSVI will be a mainstream treatment!
by tzootsi
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Dr Simka (Poland)
Replies: 436
Views: 113364

Edser, thanks for keeping us up to date. CCSVI patient updates are the most interesting posts on this site! Just curious - what was your edss prior to the procedure?
by tzootsi
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Vegetables are good for your brain
Replies: 3
Views: 3664

Amen! A good diet is key to controlling MS and many other conditions. A dinner of wild salmon with ginger, kale, sweet potato and a green salad is about as perfect as you can get. Terry Wahls website gets into the veggies for MS issue in great depth.
by tzootsi
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Diet and CCSVI
Replies: 31
Views: 7438

according to the latest research, D3 is preferable to D2. I believe it is more readily utilized by our bodies.
by tzootsi
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Diet and CCSVI
Replies: 31
Views: 7438

I think diet is a definite factor. Dr Swank was on the right track 50 years ago when he developed his low saturated fat diet. He knew there was a vascular element to MS. Ashton Embry and Ann Sawyer also recommend eliminating dairy, gluten and legumes, mainly because they can upset the immune system ...